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…

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…

Buhing Kalbaryo will be streamed online again

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The yearly Buhing Kalbaryo play organized by Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama will take another year off the streets due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The Buhing Kalbaryo is…

Cebu City awaits IATF’s decision on Lent guidelines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will wait for the decision on the Interagency Task Force (IATF) with regards to Lenten season activities this year. Mayor Edgardo Labella said the city will need the decision of the…

Labella’s first order back at City Hall: Secure markets during Lent

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is finally working back at the City Hall after a month of working from home while recuperating from an ear infection. Labella said he has chosen to work…

As Lenten season starts, Palma reminds Catholics not to forget its ‘essence and tradition’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—As the season of Lent began, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded devotees here of its real essence and tradition.  Palma officiated a virtual Ash Wednesday Mass last February 17, 2021, which was attended only by…

Must-visit churches in the north

Marc Cosep 04/10/2020

To the Catholic faithful, Visita Iglesia is an important religious tradition, especially during the Holy Week. This is a form of pilgrimage and penance that is usually done days before or until Easter Sunday. Devotees visit at…

Other ways you can fast during Lent

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 04/09/2020

As we celebrate the season of Lent, many Christians will begin their fasting traditions. But not everyone is familiar with the practices and traditions that Christians follow during Lent. There are still people that are aware of…

Cebu Cathedral’s Siete Palabras to be streamed online

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral will broadcast live the traditional Siete Palabras or Seven Last Words on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. In an announcement posted on their Facebook Page, the Cathedral revealed that…

CCPO to religious groups: No Holy Week gatherings

Alven Marie A. Timtim 04/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is appealing to people, who are involved in religious groups and who have to hold activities for the Holy Week, to cancel these activities if it would…

How Lent is observed around the world

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 04/01/2020

Being a predominantly Catholic nation, Filipinos regard the Lenten season as one of the most important religious events observed in the country. It is during this time where Filipino Catholics focus on growing closer to God through…

Palma reminds faithful: Lent is not time for vacation

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 03/28/2018

Instead of traveling for vacation or leisure, the Holy Week should be a period for Catholics to engage in a spiritual journey with Christ, the Church leader said. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded the Catholic faithful that…

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.