CCPO suggests ‘One Entrance, One Exit’ in Carbon Public Market

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/18/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) suggests the re-implementation of the ‘One Entrance, One Exit’ policy in the Carbon Public Market, particularly in the afternoon to avoid overcrowding. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert…

Aftermath of Holy Week: EOC expects rise in COVID-19 cases starting Friday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is expecting a rise in the number of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases here due to the movement of the public from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday.  If the movement…

Cebu City police say Holy Week observance ‘peaceful’

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Despite 83 illegal gambling violators apprehended during the Lenten season, Cebu City’s observance of the Holy Week was still peaceful, according to the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO). Police Lieutenant Ryan Devaras, Deputy City Director…

Meat-free food for the Holy Week

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/01/2021

  Filipino Catholics observe the discipline of fasting and abstinence as a form of penance during Lent. Giving up meat is commonly observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and on all Fridays during the 40-day Lent. Eating…

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…

EOC to public: Eat separately, travel safely this Holy Week

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has encouraged the public to avoid eating together with family and friends this Holy Week. EOC deputy chief implementer, Councilor Joel Garganera, said that mealtimes are…

Waterfront offers a perfect Lenten getaway in the city

PR 03/31/2021

The Holy Week is here! Take advantage of enjoying a well-deserved break from the daily grind and make your way to Waterfront Cebu as the premier city hotel offers special room packages that will definitely make your…

Half-day work at Cebu City Hall this Holy Wednesday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents are advised to postpone their trips to City Hall after the Holy Week. The city’s Public Information Office (PIO) announced that operation in all government offices will only be until…

Five Fun-tastic Easter Events

PR 03/31/2021

Easter Egg Hunting has been a fun tradition that many families always look forward to. Get everything you need to create new, meaningful memories for the kids this year at AyalaMalls Central Bloc as they release an…

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…

Meat-free meals from Cebu’s first favorite this Holy Week

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 03/29/2021

Part of the traditions of the Roman Catholic religion is to be mindful of the meals they eat during Lent — a time for three spiritual practices: fasting, prayer and almsgiving. Abstaining from meat on Holy Week,…

Thoughts on a Lenten lockdown

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 03/29/2021

For many Metro Manilans, Lent has always been a time for leaving the city and heading for the cool mountains in the north, or the beaches in nearby Batangas, or Bohol, and for the affluent, perhaps Hong…

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