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…

Lapu-Lapu mayor issues EO on guidelines for Misa de Gallo, Simbang Gabi 

Futch Anthony Inso 12/07/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan issued on Monday, December 7, 2020, Executive Order (EO) no. 2020-091, that officially allows the conduct of the Misa de Gallo and Simbang Gabi masses here from December 15…

Capitol ‘OK’ with Misa de Gallo but will seek Church advice first

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu Provincial Government is inclined to allow Misa de Gallo (dawn Masses) amid threats of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she would have to consult and discuss how…

Ahong backs holding of Misa de Gallo, police say they’re ready

Futch Anthony Inso 11/25/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines– Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said he is in favor of holding the traditional Misa de Gallo starting on December 16, 2020, despite the threat of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). According to…

Priest reminds public: ‘Honor the sanctity of life’

Rosalie Abatayo 12/19/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Thursday morning’s homily on the fourth day of Misa de Gallo here centered on the Catholic Church’s teachings against suicide, abortion, and euthanasia or mercy killing. Fr. Prudencio Operiano of the National Shrine…

Talisay City assures safe and ‘traffic-free’ Simbang Gabi

Rosalie Abatayo 12/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The city government of Talisay assured a safe and “traffic-free” observance of the Misa de Gallo, the Dawn Masses leading to Christmas, which will start on Monday, December 16, 2019. Mayor Gerald Anthony…

Police gear up for dawn Masses

Chito O. Aragon 12/12/2014

To ensure the safety of churchgoers during the traditional Simbang Gabi or Misa de Gallo, the regional police will put up assistance desks  in all churches in Cebu City. The security measure was discussed in a conference…

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