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…

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…

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