Former PBA player Eric Suguitan passes away

Lance Agcaoili 04/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines —  Eric Suguitan, a former member of NLEX’s championship squad in the PBA D-League, passed away on Good Friday. The Road Warriors announced the untimely death of the 36-year-old Suguitan on their social media pages. “The…

Lenten activities in Cebu City successful so far

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Lenten activities held in Cebu City were successful so far. This was the initial assessment of Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementor of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), on the peaceful…

Santo Entierro processions return in Cebu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuanos finally got to hold the traditional Santo Entierro processions after two years of not being able to celebrate traditional Lent. Carrozas with Holy Images of saints and depicted scenes of the Passion…

2 notorious swindlers arrested on Good Friday in Catmon

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 04/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two notorious swindlers who are reportedly operating nationwide were arrested past 2 a.m. on Good Friday, April 15, in Barangay Binongkalan, Catmon, northern Cebu. The arrest of couple Velbeth Fernandez, 44, and Warren…

Buhing Kalbaryo: The return of the Cebuano street play

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A “Pasyon” play of passionate Cebuano creativity and ingenuity. This is the Buhing Kalbaryo, a Lenten Season modern classic in Cebu City made for the streets which has become a staple every Good…

No campaigning on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Comelec reminds bets

Catherine Gonzales 04/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday reminded political candidates of the ban on campaigning during Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, saying it is an election offense that could warrant disqualification. Comelec Commissioner George…

Good Friday graffitti, 1895

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 04/13/2022

April 12, 1895 is a date found in the dustbin of history. It is not familiar to many Filipinos as: June 12 (1898), Independence Day; Nov. 30 (1863), Andres Bonifacio’s birthday; or Dec. 30 (1896), Jose Rizal’s…

Palma for Good Friday: Our sufferings are the sufferings of Christ

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid the sufferings that the Filipino people are facing for over a year, the faithful are reminded that Jesus Christ is in their midst. This was the homily of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma…

Good Friday in the eye of a Carcaranon

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — No traffic, no jampacked churchgoers, no massive gatherings, just plain observance of faith and repentance in this Good Friday amidst the pandemic. That is how Good Friday was today in Carcar—limited crowd, soulful…

Siete Palabras 2021: Remembering history and sacrifice in Christ’s Last Words

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Siete Palabras 2021 of the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral took a new twist this 2021 as they mixed testimonials of religious clergy on the Seven Last Words of Jesus with the historical arrival…

What to expect in this year’s Holy Week in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The entire island of Cebu remained under the most lenient classification of community quarantine this April. With this, devotees are allowed to go to churches, albeit in limited capacity, in observance of this year’s Holy…

When fishermen in an island in northern Cebu take a break from catching fish

Doris C. Bongac 03/31/2021

MALAPASCUA ISLAND, Daanbantayan — Fishermen in Malapascua Island  also take a break to celebrate the Holy Week. Starting on Maunday Thursday, they would no longer go out to sea, said fisherman Guillermo Baman. Baman, 61, said they…

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