Lapu-Lapu to kick-off activities tonight leading to Nov. 21 fiesta

Futch Anthony Inso 11/04/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The religious and fiesta activities of Lapu-Lapu City for the upcoming fiesta celebration of the image of Nuestra Señora de Regla, which is the city’s patroness, are already set. The kick-off night for…

Cebu City takes multi-sectoral approach against dengue

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is going beyond the households in its fight against the deadly dengue disease. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, the head of the City Health Department (CHD), said they have met with different sectors…

The historical and religious significance of pusô 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Most of us know of hanging rice being a regular item during outings such as trips to the beach. It goes well with local favorites like Cebu lechon, barbecue, grilled pork, grilled fish or even…

Duterte says he’s a ‘deeply religious person’

07/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he is a “deeply religious person,” even after his previous tirades and scathing remarks against the Catholic Church, religion and God. “You might think that just because I…

Religious debate ends with hacking

Rene Alima 04/18/2017

A HEATED debate on religion between two churchgoers ended with one of them landing in a hospital due to hack wounds inflicted by the other in Barangay Libho, Tabogon town in northern Cebu. Tabogon police identified the…

Magpale says music fest should play religious songs

Izobelle T. Pulgo 04/03/2017

  If the Isla Music Festival in Santa Fe town, Bantayan Island pushes through, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said the participants should play religious songs to avoid offending the sensibilities of the residents there. Magpale said she…

MAO BA?

Editorial 03/30/2017

GOD, NOT SELF Does God need human beings? Not so, a priest said. “God does not need us for Him to be happy or to be complete. He created human beings out of love. He created us,…

Reflecting on religious practice

Sofia Aliño Logarta 02/22/2017

Moving forward spiritually requires a regular reflection of our religious practice. We did this in the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Visayas Congress. In “Looking at the Novena Texts,” several provocative questions were raised by Fr. Ramon…

Duterte’s quarrel with the church

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 01/23/2017

A day after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte denounced the Catholic Church for criticizing extrajudicial killings related to the antidrugs war, Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella suggested that church leaders hold a dialogue with the President to open possible…

About a million join the fluvial and foot processions

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Nestle L. Semilla 01/14/2017

Under overcast skies and incessant drizzle, close to a million people — with fervor burning — lined the streets of Cebu City or joined the solemn foot procession in honor of the Sto. Niño de Cebu. A…

Traffic, security plans for Traslacion

Dominic D. Yasay 01/05/2017

MANDAUE City Hall is finalizing traffic management and police security plans for the Jan. 13 Traslacion. “We’re serious about your security. Let’s make this Traslacion the best one yet,” said Mandaue City Mayor Gabriel Luis “Luigi” Quisumbing…

All about Christmas

Philip S. Chua 12/19/2016

AS THE happiest season of the year, religious and secular, comes around, we present some interesting facts about Christmas. The Philippines, most likely the country with the greatest Christmas spirit, celebrates Christmas the longest and most festive,…

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