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…

Heightened alert in all ports in Cebu starts April 10

Doris C. Bongcac 04/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Health and safety protocols will be strictly enforced in the different ports in Cebu as the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) anticipates the surge of travelers who may want to go home to their…

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.…

Cebu Holy Week guidelines out

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu has released the guidelines for the celebration of the upcoming Holy Week from April 10 to 16, 2022. The guidelines have already been approved by the Regional Interagency Task…

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…

Cebu province mulls easing restrictions for Holy Week

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Officials in Cebu are now considering easing restrictions in observing the Holy Week this 2022 as the COVID-19 outbreak in the province is becoming more manageable. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she will be…

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…

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