Cebu City logs 46 new cases on Jan. 8

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s active cases of the coronavirus disease increased by 46 on Friday, January 8, data released by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) show. With the addition of the new cases, the total…

Additional security forces to augment CCPO for last day of Misa de Gallo

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) will be augmented for the last day of the Misa de Gallo to ensure a smooth end to the nine-day dawn novena masses. Police Colonel Josefino Ligan,…

Labella: Qpasses will be back after Christmas

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents will have to greet the New Year inside their homes as the quarantine passes will be reinforced immediately after Christmas. The suspension of the use of the quarantine passes is…

Cebu City to deploy more security personnel on last day of Misa de Gallo

Morexette Marie Erram 12/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Anticipating the gathering of a bigger crowd outside of churches on the last day of the Misa de Gallo on Thursday, December 24, the Cebu City government said it deploy additional security personnel…

Active cases in Cebu City drop to 87, but rise in cases feared

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City greeted the penultimate week of 2020 with less than 100 active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While this is a welcoming development, local officials here, however, feared the possibility…

Police to deploy Kaohsiung buses in churches

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City officials noted a decrease and the presence of a ‘more manageable’ crowd gathering outside churches this Sunday, the fifth day of Misa de Gallo (dawn Masses). But the presence of minors…

Rains reduced Misa De Gallo attendees — EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) found a silver lining amid the raging storm on Saturday dawn brought by Tropical Depression (TD) Vicky. According to Councilor Joel Garganera, EOC deputy chief implementor, there…

No umbrellas, no entry for churchgoers in Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/18/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Churchgoers without umbrellas will not be allowed to enter the National Shrine of St. Joseph and the Mandaue City Plaza located in front of the City Hall during Misa de Gallo. This after…

Follow IATF policies for Dawn Masses, Palma tells faithful

Futch Anthony Inso 12/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has urged churchgoers to always observe the policies that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and the government have implemented concerning Dawn Masses…

Bring raincoats, umbrellas for Misa de Gallo — Labella

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is urging parishioners to bring umbrellas and raincoats when attending the Simbang Gabii and Misa de Gallo in the next few nights as the Tropical Depression (TD) Vicky…

Chan: Barricades in front of church gates to limit Misa de Gallo crowd

Futch Anthony Inso 12/17/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Barricades will also be placed in front of gates of churches in Lapu-Lapu City as a way to limit the crowd attending the dawn Masses or the Misa de Gallo. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor…

Mandaue City sets up perimeter fences to control Misa de Gallo crowds

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/17/2020

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — To avoid overcrowding outside the churches and satellite Simbang Gabi and Misa de Gallo venues in Mandaue City, the city government has set up perimeter fences meters away from these venues. Lawyer…

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