Attend dawn Masses in style with these OOTD picks

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 12/17/2020

As part of the celebration before Christmas, every Catholic is expected to come to churches at dawn as a tradition. This is called Misa de Gallo or dawn Masses. So as you make the effort of waking…

Crowds continue to swell on 2nd day of dawn Masses, police eye road closures near churches

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – While the first two days of Misa de Gallo in Cebu City were generally peaceful, the crowd, particularly outside churches, did not seem to wane despite threats of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

Lapu churches to celebrate two dawn masses per day 

Futch Anthony Inso 12/17/2020

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu—Starting Friday, December 18, 2020, churches here will celebrate two dawn masses (Misa de Gallo) per day.  The Lapu-Lapu City Public Information Office confirmed the approval of this development on Thursday, December 17. The first…

Cebu City mulls checkpoints for minors near churches for second day of Misa de Gallo

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Learning from the lessons of the first day of the Misa de Gallo in the 35 parishes of Cebu City, Mayor Edgardo Labella is mulling the putting up of checkpoints at roads leading…

Cortes to Mandaue parishioners: Go home if churches are already full

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/16/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government will no longer allow people outside churches during the celebration of Misa de Gallo and Simbang Gabi especially at the National Shrine of Saint Joseph. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas…

EOC: Still no Misa de Gallo allowed in gyms

Delta Letigio 12/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will not reconsider its decision to prohibit the holding of dawn masses inside gymnasiums. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC, said that the decision…

Rainy weather expected over Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebuanos planning to attend Simbang Gabi tonight, December 16, and Misa de Gallo tomorrow, December 17 are advised to bring rain protective gears. This as the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in Mactan…

‘More security personnel, venues needed for Misa de Gallo’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Too many people wanted to attend the mass, but there were too few security personnel to help maintain health protocols and too few venues celebrating Misa de Gallo. This was the assessment of…

Mandaue City may still change Misa de Gallo guidelines

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/15/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government may still make changes in its guidelines for the Misa de Gallo depending on the assessment to be made after the first day of its conduct. Lawyer Lizer Malate,…

Sto. Niño vendors given 10 hours to sell during Misa de Gallo period

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vendors selling statues of the Holy Child and offering cleaning and painting services around the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño here will be given only 10 hours a day to sell during the…

Labella: Qpass suspension is not a reason to go strolling

Delta Dyrecka Leritio 12/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that the suspension for the quarantine passes during the Christmas season is not an excuse to go strolling.  Labella said the purpose of the suspension is only for those…

Cebu City gets ready for start of Simbang Gabi season

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) and Cebu City government is deploying over 700 personnel to watch over churches where Simbang Gabi and Misa De Gallo will be celebrated starting on Tuesday evening, December 15,…

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