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…

Buhing Kalbaryo: The return of the Cebuano street play

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A “Pasyon” play of passionate Cebuano creativity and ingenuity. This is the Buhing Kalbaryo, a Lenten Season modern classic in Cebu City made for the streets which has become a staple every Good…

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…

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…

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…

Lesser crowd, empty roads in Cebu Province this Good Friday—Collado

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Lesser crowd and empty roads were observed this Good Friday, April 2, in Cebu province, says Cebu Provincial Police Office director Police Colonel Alladin Collado. Collado said the situation was manageable as of today,…

Police to man Holy Week crowd at Carbon Public Market

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Carbon Public Market will be opened to all buyers during the Holy Week celebration. However, crowd control measures will have to be complied with to avoid overcrowding and the possible spread of the…

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…

Archdiocese of Cebu modifies, suspends Lenten activities

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Only parish priests and their respective ministers in Cebu will be allowed to conduct activities and celebrations for the Lenten season. This as the Archdiocese of Cebu issued a new set of circulars…

Pope observes usual Ash Wednesday customs in time of virus

Associated Press 02/27/2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis celebrated the Ash Wednesday ritual that marks the opening of the Catholic Church’s Lenten season in traditional fashion while greeting the public in Rome as other Masses were canceled in northern Italy…

Police remind residents to secure houses on Holy Week vacation

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Cebu City advised residents to ensure that their houses are locked and secured from any unwanted elements if they plan to spend the Holy Week and summer vacation outside the city.…

Catholics to make start of Lenten Season

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/13/2018

Catholics all over the world on Wednesday begin the season of Lent with the imposition of ashes on the foreheads of the faithful who attend Mass. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said ashes remind people of the penitential…

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