What’s in binignit?

Doris C. Bongcac 04/11/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – It’s that time of year again wherein most, if not all, of the Cebuano families get to prepare binignit (sweet stew). Binignit is often associated with the Good Friday celebration because it is…

Preparing binignit? Read on

Doris C. Bongcac 04/10/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—It’s just a few more days before Good Friday and for sure, binignit is again on top of your meat-less day menu ideas.  But before you head out to buy some ingredients, make sure you…

Cebu City Disaster, Markets prepare for Holy Week

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will be on red alert starting Holy Monday, April 11, 2022, for the Holy Week celebrations. Lawyer Gerry Carillo, the chairperson of the Disaster Council said that the City Disaster Risk…

Normal crowd for Carbon Market this Holy Thursday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There were no more binignit riot for this year’s Holy Week as the Cebu City Market Operations Division (MOD) said they had controlled the crowd entering the Carbon Market. MOD Head Irvin Cabales…

When fishermen in an island in northern Cebu take a break from catching fish

Doris C. Bongac 03/31/2021

MALAPASCUA ISLAND, Daanbantayan — Fishermen in Malapascua Island  also take a break to celebrate the Holy Week. Starting on Maunday Thursday, they would no longer go out to sea, said fisherman Guillermo Baman. Baman, 61, said they…

Mayor Chan issues guidelines for Holy Week 2021

Futch Anthony Inso 03/24/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippine – Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has issued an Executive Order (E.O.) detailing the guidelines for the observance of the upcoming Holy Week from March 29 to April 4, 2021. E.O. No. 2021-014…

Buy your binignit ingredients at satellite, mobile markets –Mandaue Market Authority

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/17/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City Market Authority is now inspecting satellite markets and other places where ingredients for binignit can be sold to spread out the crowd of buyers during the Holy Week Edgar Seno,…

No private vehicles allowed in Carbon starting Mar. 22

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Beginning this March 22, authorities and police in Cebu City will temporarily prohibit private vehicles from entering Carbon Public Market, the city’s largest public wet market. The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), Market…

Cortes orders regulation of ‘binignit’ buyers at city public market

Doris C. Bongcac 03/17/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes do not want to see people crowding the city’s public market on Holy Week to buy ingredients for their “binignit.” To prevent this from happening, Cortes directed City…

Labella’s first order back at City Hall: Secure markets during Lent

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is finally working back at the City Hall after a month of working from home while recuperating from an ear infection. Labella said he has chosen to work…

Cebu City eyes community service for social distancing violators

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Government is eyeing to impose community service as a consequence for those caught violating social distancing protocols. At a press conference on Monday, April 13, 2020, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo…

Why binignit is the ultimate ‘Lent food’ for Cebuanos

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On April 9, 2020, Cebu City residents made headlines over breaking the social distancing protocol of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) at the Carbon Market to buy ingredients for the popular dish, binignit.…

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