Who is this Medellin artist behind the viral Sto. Niño painting?

Immae Lachica 05/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— What makes a painting come to life? Is it the choice of color, the size, the subject, or the details? This artist from Medellin, Cebu combined all those details and created a masterpiece with…

Capitol asks LGUs to ‘join hands in prayer’ against COVID-19

Rosalie Abatayo 04/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol is asking local government units (LGUs) here to “join hands in prayer” that the cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection here will not spike amid intensified testings. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said…

Why San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish’s Santo Nino is the Teniente de la Guardia

Immae Lachica 02/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Fiesta Señor is one of the most awaited events here in Cebu. This grand mayhem is all for the Balaang Bata, Señor Santo Niño. People from different walks of life come to Cebu…

CCPO: 2.3M Santo Niño devotees joined Solemn Foot Procession

Alven Marie A. Timtim - CDN Digital 01/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The heat of the sun, the dust on parts of the road and the six kilometer walk of the Solemn Foot Procession of the image of the Señor Santo Niño did not bother…

Ships’ sirens wail as 42K people praise Santo Niño in fluvial procession

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Channel was filled with the unending sound of sirens from more than 200 ships who sailed with the Galleon carrying the Holy Image of the Señor Santo Niño and the ships,…

Traslacion: 5K devotees welcome Santo Niño, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Lapu-Lapu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/18/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — At midnight of January 18, 2020, when most are supposedly asleep, the streets of the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu were filled with balloons, altars, and people with eager smiles on their faces.…

Devotees urged: Let your devotion be the foundation of change

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/18/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Devotees of the Señor Santo Niño and the Virgin Mary filled the National Shrine of Saint Joseph on Friday evening, January 17, 2020. Inside the church, the seats, aisle and even the front…

Basak San Nicolas contingent wins all Sinulog Tribu sa Kabataan categories

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Basak San Nicolas has won big in its 31st year of joining Sinulog. Composed of 100 dancers dressed in green and brown, Barangay Basak San Nicolas danced their way to the top…

Loving Santo Niño, a Christmas tree maker’s devotion

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Year after year, at least 20 construction workers including carpenters, electricians, and carvers cross the Tañon Strait from Bais, Negros Oriental to Cebu City to build the 30-foot Christmas tree in the center…

Pomarejos: 2K people now at Basilica for 500 year celebrations of arrival of Santo Niño

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 2,000 people are estimated to be inside the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño as of 4 p.m. for the start 500 year celebrations of the arrival of Christianity in the country…

NHCP prepares Cebu for 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) is already preparing Cebu for its “huge” role as hosts for the 500th anniversary of the Roman Catholic Church in the country. NHCP Commissioner Rene Escalante was…

Sr. Sto. Niño: Team Cebu City’s source of strength, motivation

Mars G. Alison 03/04/2019

  ILOILO CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Niños sent a 390-strong team to the Batang Pinoy Visayas Qualifiers in Iloilo last week.  Part of the team was its leader who never fails to inspire and motivate…

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