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…

San Fernando allots P1.1 M budget for ‘simpler’ town Fiesta in May

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/24/2019

SAN FERNANDO, Cebu — The local government unit (LGU) of San Fernando town has set aside at least P1.1 million for the celebration of the town’s 161st fiesta this May 2019 in honor of their patron saint,…

Cebu City gov’t urged: Address garbage collection issue for safety of public celebrating Sinulog

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 01/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government should address the issue of garbage collection for the Sinulog activities because this could be a possible security threat to the public. Senior Superintendent Royina Garma, Cebu City Police…

NTC-7 clarifies signal shutoff for Fiesta Señor, Sinulog celebrations

Futch Anthony Inso 01/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission in Central Visayas (NTC-7) clarifies that telecommunication companies (Telco’s) will only shutoff several cell sites in Cebu and Bohol and will not totally shutdown their signals on January 19…

300K join annual ‘Walk With Jesus,’  first  Mass to kick off Fiesta Señor

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/10/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A sea of candlelight illumined the length of Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City as the image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu was brought in a procession on Thursday dawn to mark…

Devotees urged: No selfies, but take photos of Fiesta Señor events

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/09/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — While Augustinian friars from the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño have discouraged the public from taking selfies within the vicinity of the centuries-old church, organizers of the Sinulog Festival, however, are encouraging…

PRO-7 to implement stricter security measures in 2019 fiesta celebration

Nestle L. Semilla 11/23/2018

Only one entry point will be opened at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño during the 2019 fiesta señor celebration. Chief Supt. Debold Sinas said that police desks will also be set up a few meters away…

CTMS gear up for Lapu-Lapu fiesta traffic

Norman V. Mendoza and Jessa Mae O. Sotto 11/19/2018

MOTORISTS, who will attend the fiesta celebrations of Lapu-Lapu City are encouraged to leave their vehicles behind if they are the only one aboard the vehicle, to ease the expected heavy volume of incoming traffic from Mandaue…

A prayerful, somber fiesta for Naga City

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/01/2018

After the tragedy the city experienced, it will be a more prayerful fiesta celebration for Naga City this year as devotees to the town’s patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi started novena prayers yesterday, to culminate in…

Stop-and-go scheme to be implemented at Minglanilla fiesta

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 08/20/2018

Traffic managers in Minglanilla will implement a “stop-and-go” scheme along the national highway during the town’s fiesta procession on Tuesday afternoon (August 21). Capitol’s Focal Person on Traffic Management Jonathan Tumulak advised motorist to plan ahead their…

Digong attends Tabogon fiesta, meets doppelgänger

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/20/2018

They stood beside each other at the Tabogon Sports Complex stage. President Rodrigo Duterte wore a plain white polo while his doppelgänger and Tabogon Mayor Zigfred Duterte wore a black and white-colored checkered polo. Zigfred was at…

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