Abra residents camp out in fear of more earthquakes

Reuters 07/28/2022

VIGAN CITY, Philippines — Fearful residents in Abra spent the night sleeping outdoors after a powerful earthquake struck the northern island of Luzon, killing four people and injuring more than 130. Some people in the area said…

DOT-7 eyes more pilgrimage routes in Cebu, rest of Central Visayas

Doris C. Bongcac 04/18/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) is eyeing the development of more pilgrimage tours in Cebu and the rest of the region in the coming days. “We have a lot of…

CATO asking for ‘template’ of Cebu’s pilgrimage tours

Doris C. Bongcac 04/09/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — With plans still unclear on how pilgrimage tours should be conducted, Alice Quiblatin of the Cebu Association of Tour Operators (CATO), is asking the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) and the…

Kisses Delavin, this beauty rides horses like an astute cowgirl

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 09/09/2021

DALAGUETE, Cebu –Kisses Delavin shares some behind-the-scenes in the making of her tourism video for Miss Universe Philippines 2021 competition.  The 22-year-old actress can be seen carefully listening to instructions as she tames her horse on a…

Labella welcomes offers to use churches, school gym as vaccination sites

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella welcomed the offer of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to use the churches as vaccination sites in the city. Since there are at least 19…

After CBCP’s offer, NITAG proposes use of churches as vaccination hubs

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 05/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) has taken up the Catholic Church’s offer to use its churches as vaccination hubs amid the expected delivery of more COVID-19 vaccine doses, the Department of Health…

Chan: Barricades in front of church gates to limit Misa de Gallo crowd

Futch Anthony Inso 12/17/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Barricades will also be placed in front of gates of churches in Lapu-Lapu City as a way to limit the crowd attending the dawn Masses or the Misa de Gallo. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor…

Churches, mosques, temples can now conduct services within 10% capacity in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Religious establishments in Cebu City may now hold services with more than 10 people present as the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has heeded the request of Mayor Edgardo Labella to increase the number…

In Photos: Social Distancing in Cebu Cathedral

Gerard Vincent Francisco, Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Holy Masses in Cebu have not been suspended yet despite threats of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). But the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, one of the most popular churches in Cebu City, is implementing…

Faith-based tourism in Cebu mulled

Rosalie Abatayo 01/08/2019

The Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) has started working on developing faith-based tourism in Cebu, home to several centuries-old churches and Spanish structures.…

Cebuanos told to observe traffic rules to avoid congestion near churches during dawn Masses

Morexette B. Erram 12/10/2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) will deploy at least four traffic enforcers near churches during the Misa de Gallo that will start on December 16. Francisco Ouano, CCTO operations officer, said that…

Palma tells priests to open churches to TD Samuel evacuees

Futch Anthony Inso 11/20/2018

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has directed priests in the archdiocese to open the doors of their churches to evacuees who may be forced to flee their homes to escape the wrath of Tropical Depression Samuel. He said…

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