‘Penitensya talaga ito’: Good Friday fire inflicts pain on QC residents amid Catholic reflections

Jean Mangaluz - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ 04/07/2023

MANILA, Philippines — On a solemn Good Friday, as Catholics reflected on Jesus Christ’s suffering, residents in Barangay Tatalon, Quezon City, endured their own pain when a sudden fire ravaged their homes. The swift-moving blaze engulfed the…

Buhing Kalbaryo 2023 draws thousands of devotees

Wenilyn Sabalo 04/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Thousands of devotees braved the scorching weather and the sudden downpour on Friday, April 7, 2023, as they witnessed the two acts of the Cebu City’s iconic Lenten street play “Buhing Kalbaryo,” including…

Bantayan Parish Museum: Fighting centuries-old ‘fake news’

Morexette Marie Erram 04/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Bantayan Parish Museum in Bantayan town, Cebu not only houses relics and artifacts of significant religious value. It also aims to debunk centuries-old “fake news” involving how the locality observes the Holy…

IN PHOTOS: The 26th ‘Buhing Kalbaryo’ street play of Cebu City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 04/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hundreds of devotees and spectators braved the heat as they witnessed the iconic Lenten street play “Buhing Kalbaryo.” The first act of the play was held at the grounds of the San Nicolas…

Organizers of Bantayan’s Santo Entierro reminds devotees: ‘This is not a parade, dress properly’

Morexette Marie Erram 04/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – This is not the Sinulog. This is a solemn event remembering Christ’s death. Locals in Bantayan town in Cebu had this to say as they brace for thousands of devotees to flock to…

Celebrities reflect on faith, life this Holy Week

Anne Pasajol 04/06/2023

Celebrities may have different ways of spending the Holy Week but it has been a routine for most to use this time not only to enjoy vacations, but also to pause and reflect. While taking a breather…

Holy Week in Bantayan is about solemnity, faith – not fiesta

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With COVID-19 restrictions virtually gone, celebration of the Holy Week in Bantayan, Cebu have returned to normal.  However, its local government as well as parishioners and organizers of its Lenten activities have some…

DOLE to employers: Workers entitled to Holy Week holiday pay

Zacarian Sarao 04/06/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday reminded employers on the proper payment of wages for work rendered during the Holy Week from April 6 to  10. April 6, 7 and 10 were declared regular…

Violence erupts again at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque

Reuters 04/06/2023

GAZA, JERUSALEM—Israeli police clashed with Palestinians at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque a second time on Wednesday, witnesses said, hours after the arrest and removal of more than 350 people in a police raid at the compound and despite…

At Birhen sa Regla Parish National Shrine, kissing of Holy Cross not allowed this Holy Week

Futch Anthony Inso 04/05/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – The Nuestra Señora de Regla Parish National Shrine in Lapu-Lapu City will continue to implement some Covid-19 restrictions this Holy Week. This would include the prohibition on the kissing of the Holy Cross…

Gov. Garcia to visit 21 churches for Visita Iglesia

Wenilyn Sabalo 04/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia will once again join tens of thousands of Catholic Cebuanos in devotion as she is set to visit 21 towns and churches for her annual “Visita Iglesia” on Maundy…

Gov. Garcia asks LTFRB 7 to provide additional buses for Holy Week passengers

Wenilyn Sabalo 04/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has requested the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) to issue special permits to some tourist buses to transport and ferry passengers traveling to and…

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