Cebu City government prepares buses, washing areas for Fiesta Señor devotees

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has prepared buses for devotees attending the Fiesta Señor 2021 novena masses at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño from January 8 to 16, 2021. The buses will ferry…

Lapu officials mull incorporating motorcade in future Virgen dela Regla fiestas

Futch Anthony Inso 11/12/2020

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- The Lapu-Lapu City Government wants to continue holding the motorcade in future fiesta celebrations of the Virgen Dela Regla. Lapu-Lapu City Tourism Cultural and Historical Affairs chairperson Cindi Chan said this after the…

Lapu mayor plans on cancelling some fiesta activities

Futch Anthony Inso 10/23/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu–The Lapu-Lapu City Government might cancel some of its activities for the upcoming fiesta celebration in honor of its patron, Our Lady of the Rule (Virgen dela Regla), on November 20-21, 2020.  Lapu-Lapu City Mayor…

Several sporting events lined up for Lapu fiesta 

Mars G. Alison 10/20/2020

Talisay City, Cebu—A lineup of sporting events will be part of the activities leading up to the feast of the Virgin of Rule, Lapu-Lapu City’s patron. Spearheaded by the Lapu-Lapu City Sports Commission with the support of…

Lechon stall owners in Talisay City notice fewer sales during Halad Inasal festival 2020

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lechon houses in Talisay City are urging the public to drop by and buy their lechon (roasted pig) today, October 15, 2020, for the Halad Inasal Festival and the feast of the city’s…

Talisay City mayor expresses hope in fiesta message

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2020

TALISAY CITY, Cebu—Talisay City should have been adorned in colorful banners and flowers with the smell of lechon (roasted pig) permeating throughout the city today, October 15, 2020.  The Halad Inasal festival for the feast day of…

PRO-7 chief pleads for cooperation of the community in fight against COVID-19

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  “It is the cooperation of the community that we ask.” This was the appeal of Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), to the residents…

IN PHOTOS: Aftermath of Sitio Panagdait fire

Raul Constantine Tabanao 01/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For six hours, over 500 residents were left homeless and one person, who was believed to be mentally ill, died after a fire suddenly broke in Sitio Panagdait, Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City in the…

Sinulog: A testament of Cebuano faith and devotion

PR 01/20/2020

Shortly after Cebuanos welcome the new year, the festive vibe in this part of the Philippine archipelago does not simmer down with leftover round fruits and Christmas decor.  The streets of Cebu City take on a palpable…

Lapu-Lapu celebrates fiesta: No work on November 20, no classes on November 20 and 21

Norman V. Mendoza 11/20/2019

LAPU-LAPU City, Cebu — Students in Lapu-Lapu public schools will have a two-day break after Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan declared a suspension of classes on November 20 and 21 as the city celebrates its fiesta on…

Lapu-Lapu fluvial procession: Devotees on colorful boats brave rough seas to escort Virgin Mary home to her shrine

Norman V. Mendoza 11/13/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The weather cooperated and the rough seas at the tip of Punta Engaño was not a hindrance as the fluvial procession of the image of the Virgin of the Rule from the Hilutungan…

Devotees told to emulate the virtues of St. Joseph

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/08/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines— Stay humble and be obedient. Archbishop Osvald Padilla, the Papal Nuncio Emeritus to South Korea, asked Mandauehanons to emulate the virtues of St. Joseph the worker, who is celebrating his annual feast today, May…

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