FACES OF CEBU: Cliff Racuya, kamarero

Delta Letigio 04/17/2022

Cebu City, Philippines—Kamareros were busy once again this year as Holy Week activities such as processions were allowed again after a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the kamareros who wad his hands full…

Only estimated 1K tourists visited Bantayan Is. for Holy Week — CPPO chief

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tropical Depression Agaton was one of the factors why there were only a thousand tourists visiting Bantayan Island for this year’s Holy Week. Unlike the pre-pandemic days where several thousands would usually visit…

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…

Visita Iglesia: Here are seven churches worth visiting in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are many ways to do a ‘Visita Iglesia,’ or the traditional visiting of at least seven different churches during Holy Thursday and Good Friday to commemorate the 14 stations of the cross.…

Pagasa: Fair, hot and humid Good Friday weather

Cathrine Gonzales 04/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Hot and humid weather will prevail on Good Friday, April 15, 2022, as Typhoon Malakas (formerly Basyang) continues to move away from the Philippine area of responsibility, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and…

Kamareros return for processions this Holy Week

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The designing and caring of carros that carry Holy Images of saints has been a long tradition among devoted Catholics in Cebu. Following a two-year hiatus of religious processions and Holy Week activities due…

Thousands flock to Cebu ports for Semana Santa

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – With restrictions eased and improving weather, thousands of passengers traveling to their hometowns flocked to various ports in Cebu for the Holy Week.  The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) already accommodated a total of…

Rama urges public to follow proper health protocols during Holy Week activities

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama reminds the public to be vigilant during Holy Week activities from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday. Rama said that the Holy Week is a time for reflection and…

Buhing Kalbaryo expects hundreds to join Via Crucis street play

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/13/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 25th edition of the Buhing Kalbaryo expects hundreds or even thousands of people to join the street play. The Buhing Kalbaryo is a form of Pasyon or Senakulo that incorporates the…

More relaxed guidelines expected in Mandaue City Public Market

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/12/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The Mandaue City Public Market will be implementing more relaxed guidelines for the upcoming holy week. Cris Tero, head of the security and sanitation division of the city’s public market, said the vendors will remain…

Cebu City eyes changes for Holy Week preps due to bad weather

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government on Monday, April 11 said they were open to making any changes to the guidelines for the observance of Holy Week.  Mayor Michael Rama, during Monday’s press conference, said…

What’s in binignit?

Doris C. Bongcac 04/11/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – It’s that time of year again wherein most, if not all, of the Cebuano families get to prepare binignit (sweet stew). Binignit is often associated with the Good Friday celebration because it is…

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