Millions are suffering this Christmas

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 12/26/2020

Reader, how was your Christmas celebration? How did COVID-19 make it different from your previous Christmases? I am almost ashamed to say that for me and mine, there wasn’t that much difference. Simbang Gabi, for example, I…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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 ‘ready’ for Simbang Gabi, Misa de Gallo 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Except for several ‘minor’ concerns, churches and local officials here are ready to hold Simbang Gabi and Misa de Gallo (dawn Mass).  Councilor Dave Tumulak, in a press interview on Monday, December 14,…

It’s first come first served for Misa de Gallo entry in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu reminds the faithful who will be attending the Misa de Gallo that entry to the churches will be on a first come first served basis. Reverend Father Japeth Geonzon,…

Palma to Cebu City gov’t: Allow holding of Dawn Masses, Simbang Gabi in gyms

Futch Anthony Inso 12/10/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma will ask the Cebu City government to allow Misa de Gallo and Simbang Gabi to be held in gymnasium and auditoriums. Palma said that instead of holding Dawn Masses…

Palma: Anticipated mass will be celebrated as Misa De Gallo

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma announced on Monday night, December 7, 2020, that the Archdiocese of Cebu will adapt the mandate of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to celebrate the Misa…

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