LOOK: Holy Week in Bantayan: Solemn, not fiesta

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/08/2023

BANTAYAN, Philippines — Like most Catholics around the globe, folks in Bantayan town in Bantayan Island, Cebu observe the Holy Week in solemnity, contrary to a popular misconception that locals here celebrate it like it’s a fiesta.…

Visita Iglesia: The Archdiocesan Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Minglanilla

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Every Holy Week, thousands of Catholic faithful congregate in the town of Minglanilla to celebrate Easter. The municipality’s Sugat Kabanhawan Festival, which depicts Christ’s resurrection and reuniting with His mother, the Virgin Mary,…

Semana Santa 2023: Thousands hit Cebu ports on Palm Sunday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The holidays are still a few days away but as early as Palm Sunday, thousands of passengers have started hitting ports in Cebu. Data from the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) showed that passenger…

LOOK: Santa Fe officials start preparations for Holy Week 2023

Doris C. Bongcac 03/26/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — This early, the local government of Sta Fe in Bantayan Island has already started its preparations for the arrival of tourists who wanted to enjoy its white sand beaches and bask in the…

Preparing binignit? Read on

Doris C. Bongcac 04/10/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—It’s just a few more days before Good Friday and for sure, binignit is again on top of your meat-less day menu ideas.  But before you head out to buy some ingredients, make sure you…

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…

Reenactment in Tuburan: Bargayo’s 27th year of sacrifice

Rosalie Abatayo 04/19/2019

Developing story TUBURAN, Cebu, Philippines – – There is no stopping Gilbert Bargayo, 59, from carrying out his annual penitential promise during the Lenten season. Bargayo, who will be crucified for the 27th time this 2019, will…

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Portion of San Fernando road will be closed for Good Friday procession

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – – A portion of San Fernando town’s road will be closed at 6 p.m. today, April 19, 2019 for the observance of the Good Friday procession. Jonathan Tumulak, focal person on traffic management…

Palace orders suspension of gov’t work from noon onwards on Holy Wednesday

/INQ.net 04/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Wednesday suspended work in government offices starting 12 p.m. onwards. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea issued and signed Memorandum No. 60 suspending government work.   “To provide government employees full opportunity to properly…

Holy Week boat passengers urged: Buy tickets early, be ready for tight port security

Gresheen Gift M. Libby and Isabella Kristianne M. Angan 04/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Passengers are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance for their boat trips and to be at their assigned terminals three hours before their scheduled trip as authorities tighten security in Cebu ports…

Mamalandong kitang tanan

Lloyd Suarez 03/22/2016

Super Hirit Niining mga balaang mga adlaw sa Semana Santa, nindot gyud nga kita’ng tanan makapangompisal sa mga pari agig pag-angkon sa atong mga sala ug makigsuod kita pagbalik sa Diyos. Nindot kaayong puy-an ang kinabuhi kung…

Board early, vessel passengers asked

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/31/2015

THE Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) called on shipping lines to remind their passengers to board early in order to decongest the port area. Chief Insp. Felix Quianzon, officer-in-charge of port security said there’s a high turnout of…

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