The devil in Philippine life

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 10/29/2021

What does the devil look like? For me, he is an adult male with horns and bat-like wings. As a child, I was terrified of illustrations of the devil and hell in a pre-Vatican II catechism owned…

Elcano arrival in Cebu: A commemoration of circumnavigation, not celebration of Spanish conquest

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Spanish naval training ship, Juan Sebastian Elcano has arrived to visit Cebu City in a Goodwill Port Call in commemoration of the Quincentennial celebrations of the arrival of Christianity in Cebu City.…

500 years of Christianity and the  ships of faith

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 03/16/2021

My early grasp of the history of Christianity in the Philippines at a young age perhaps can be traced to the “Magellan” parody song of fellow Boholano Yoyoy Villame. “On March 16, 1521. When Philippines was discovered…

Pope Francis to preside Mass for 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines

Daphne Galvez 03/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis will lead the Filipino community in Italy to celebrate 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said Wednesday. The CBCP, quoting Fr. Ricky Gente…

Kaplag celebration goes online, too

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Roman Catholic church in Cebu will proceed with an online celebration of the 455th Anniversary of Kaplag for the image of Snr. Sto. Niño as the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) here is…

These historical Cebu churches stay remarkable over time

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 04/10/2020

As the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines, Cebu is home to some of the most remarkable and historic churches. Cebu’s heritage churches offer a glimpse of the country’s colorful past with stunning life-sized statues, awesome stonework,…

Papal Nuncio to Santo Niño devotees: Be childlike but be an adult in faith

Rosalie O. Abatayo 11/13/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, has encouraged Santo Niño devotees to be kind and innocent like a child, but to live their faith like an adult. This…

In Photos: Santo Niño @ 500 launch

Gerard Vincent Francisco 11/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, presided the concelebrated Mass this afternoon, November 13, 2019, to formally open the celebration of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines. The…

Pomarejos: 2K people now at Basilica for 500 year celebrations of arrival of Santo Niño

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 2,000 people are estimated to be inside the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño as of 4 p.m. for the start 500 year celebrations of the arrival of Christianity in the country…

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…

500 policemen to be deployed for the launching of 500 years of Christianity 

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is preparing its security measure for the launching of the 500 years of Christianity event this Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu…

Tourism Commission told: Prepare for 500th year of arrival of Christianity in the country

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The new officers of the Cebu City Tourism Commission will have to accomplish a lot of work in their hands in the incoming years as the 500th anniversary of Catholicism in the Philippines…

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