Carmen police ready to secure St. Benedict’s Monastery this Holy Week

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the easing of restrictions, at least 2, 000 Cebuanos are expected to visit the St. Benedict’s Monastery in Barangay Corte in Carmen town this Holy Week. And to prepare for this, policemen…

Cebu City Disaster, Markets prepare for Holy Week

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will be on red alert starting Holy Monday, April 11, 2022, for the Holy Week celebrations. Lawyer Gerry Carillo, the chairperson of the Disaster Council said that the City Disaster Risk…

Mandaue City braces for busy Holy Week

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/06/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government has already coordinated with church officials for the schedule of Holy Week activities. Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes, said since Mandaue is already under…

As Holy Week nears, DOH advises against kissing of religious statues, crucifixions

Daniza Fernandez 04/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — As Holy Week approaches, the Department of Health (DOH) advised churches and the public on Tuesday to do away with kissing religious statues and crucifixions to avoid the spread of diseases. Health Undersecretary Maria…

CCPO on full alert status starting today, April 1

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City policemen will be on full alert status starting today, April 1, 2022, to ensure public safety not only during Holy Week but also for the entire summer and the upcoming elections.…

Police expect increase of pickpockets, snatchers during Holy Week

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police here anticipate an increase in pickpockets and snatchers during the Holy Week as lawless individuals may take advantage of the expected influx of people. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for…

Capitol to allow Holy Week activities

Morexette Marie Erram 03/17/2022

Alegria, Cebu—The Cebu Provincial Government will now allow the return of Lenten activities and events, two years since they were suspended due to the pandemic. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Wednesday, March 16, 2021, issued Executive Order…

Bantayan eyes return of Holy Week activities

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The local government of Bantayan is hoping that they can resume holding religious activities and other Lenten traditions, two years since the pandemic hit.  Mayor Arthur Despi announced that the municipal government has…

Cebu City Police readies for convergence during Holy Week

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City police anticipate and prepare for crowd influx during the Holy Week as the city plans to allow religious activities this year. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of…

Rama inclined to say yes on return of Lent traditions

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Why not? This was the statement of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama on the recommendations of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for the return of traditional Lenten activities this year. The EOC will…

Cebu City EOC to recommend the return of traditional Lenten activities

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be recommending to Mayor Michael Rama to allow the traditional Lenten activities to be held this Holy Week. This is after the mayor has lifted…

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