Looking beyond the first Mass in Limasawa

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 03/31/2021

The spoiler for today’s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the first Easter Mass in Limasawa are the advocates who stubbornly insist that it was actually held in Butuan. It seems we are far from closure after…

1521: Encounter or discovery?

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 03/12/2021

March 16, 1521, is a date seared into my memory by textbook history and Yoyoy Villame’s 1972 hit song “Magellan.” Classroom history has come a long way since my childhood, and the “discovery of the Philippines” is…

DOT exec welcomes NHCP ruling on Limasawa as 1st Mass site

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 08/24/2020

TACLOBAN CITY—The head of the Eastern Visayas office of the Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the decision of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) supporting earlier findings that Limasawa in Southern Leyte was the site…

Limasawa or Butuan? Debates continue on where first Mass was held

Rosalie Abatayo 11/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —— With the quincentennial celebration approaching, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) hopes the debates on the true location of the first Mass will finally be resolved. Fr. Marvin Mejia, secretary-general of…

Intensity 3 earthquake felt in Cebu City; no damage reported

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ground movement was felt in Cebu City and parts of Cebu province while most of us were still asleep at 3 a.m. today, June 30. An intensity 3 earthquake was felt in Cebu…

Ben&Ben brings Limasawa Street Tour to Cebu

PR 06/26/2019

Indie folk-pop band Ben&Ben will serenade fans and mall-goers on Saturday, June 29, 7 p.m. at The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu as part of their multi-city tour to promote their debut album, Limasawa Street. The much-awaited album…

Limasawa Mass: PH Navy provides transportation to Sto. Niño image, pilgrims

PR 04/02/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- BRP Salvador Abcede (PC 114) of the Naval Forces Central’s (NFC) provided transportation to the image of the Sto. Niño and pilgrims during the 498th commemoration of the First Easter Mass in the country held…

Going for more

Glendale G. Rosal 03/19/2017

Ingemar Macarine’s successful swim from Limasawa Island to Padre Burgos port in Southern Leyte yesterday was just the beginning of what is expected to be a busy year for the lawyer and environmentalist dubbed the “Pinoy Aquaman.”…

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