Visitors carrying non-transparent bags may still enter basilica but…

Morexette Marie Erram 01/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As long as they are not bulky bags and backpacks, visitors carrying non-transparent bags will still be allowed to enter the Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño de Cebu during the Sinulog season. However,…

Fr. Reyes on clear bag policy uproar: We have no say on police decisions on Basilica’s security

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The priests of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño said that they had no say on the clear bag policy of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO)  Fr. Ric Anthony Reyes, OSA, spokesperson…

Netizens slam Basilica’s new ‘Clear Bag’ policy for Sinulog

Alven Marie Timtim, Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Wala ko kasabot nganong ing-ani ilang policy, sobraan ra sad.” (I don’t understand their policy. I think it’s just too much.) This was the statement of netizen, Ayee Sha, on the Facebook post…

Heritage groups urge City Council: Protect intangible heritage

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Heritage groups in Cebu City has asked the City Council to help protect not only the tangible heritage sites in the city but also its intangible treasures. Florencio Moreno, Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated (RAFI)…

Augustinians hope Pope Francis, Duterte will attend quincentennial celebrations in 2021

Rosalie Abatayo 11/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Order of Saint Augustine (OSA) is hoping to bring together the leaders of the Catholic Church and the Philippines as the country commemorates the 500th year since the arrival of Christianity in…

CCTO to close Basilica roads during Santo Niño at 500 launch on Nov. 13

Doris C. Bongcac 11/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Roads located close to the Basilica will be closed to vehicular traffic on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, to give way to Cebuanos who may want to join the launching of the “Santo Niño…

Papal Nuncio to PH to officiate Mass during quincentennial anniversary celebration launch on Nov. 13

PR 11/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Order of St. Augustine Province of Santo Niño de Cebu – Philippines will lead the launching of the 500 years celebration of the arrival of the image of the Señor Santo Niño…

Sto. Niño basilica close to public for youth day event on April 24

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño will be closed to the public for at least eight hours starting at 4 p.m of April 24 until 5 a.m. of April 25. Fr. Genesis Labana,…

Garma: No throwing of giveaways, no umbrellas along parade route for next year’s Sinulog

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/21/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — No throwing of giveaways to spectators and no umbrellas for the public along the Sinulog Grand Parade route. These are among the recommendations of Senior Superintendent Royina Garma to the Cebu City…

Photo gallery: Images from the Sto. Niño fluvial procession in Cebu, reenactment of first Mass in PH

CDN Digital TEAM 01/19/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – The images of Sto. Niño de Cebu and Our Lady of Guadalupe sailed down the Mactan Channel on board a “galleon” early Saturday morning, January 19, 2019, for the annual fluvial procession.  …

Sunglasses case causes bomb alarm in Sto. Niño basilica

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Paul Lauro 01/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A sunglasses case left unattended along the P. Burgos street entrance of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, caused an alarm among the security personnel of the church.  According to Chief Inspector Joemar…

Part of D. Jakosalem St now open for easier access to Sto Niño vendors

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —People can now reach the Sto. Niño vendors with ease as part of the D. Jakosalem Street where the stores are lined has been opened today, January 14. Senior Superintendent Royina Garma, the director…

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