Rama on casting vote: It is historic, memorable, spiritual

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Michael Rama said his casting the vote today, May 9, 2022, was historic, memorable, and spiritual.  Rama cast his vote around 9 a.m. on Monday, at the Guadalupe Elementary School in his usual…

Art, music therapy among interventions in Cebu City jail amid rising COVID-19 cases

Alven Maria A. Timtim 04/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Central Visayas (BJMP-7) has set up physical, mental, and spiritual intervention inside the Cebu City Jail amid the rising positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019…

Spiritual renewal with relic of Padre Pio

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/05/2018

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma calls on Cebuano faithful to welcome the visit of the heart relic of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, a Capuchin monk, this coming October 11 as a form of spiritual renewal amidst the spate…

Spiritual address

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 09/14/2018

A spiritual address is established when we created a sacred spiritual space where God could enter and grace us with his presence. The dramatic advances offered by technology have radically changed the different functions of man’s life,…

French official: Cebu good market for spiritual tourism

Irene Sino-Cruz 04/25/2018

Cebu and the rest of the Philippines remain a good market for France’s spiritual tourism, according to Morad Tayebi, Atout France regional director for Southeast Asia. Atout France is the country’s tourism development authority tasked with promoting…

Spiritual awakening

Fr. Randy Figuracion 02/24/2018

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Punta Princesa re-staged the Musical: Song of Bernadette last February 16-19 in celebration of the 160th anniversary of the apparitions and the closing of the Year of…

How many nails?

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 08/25/2017

Father, what’s the difference between Jesus in Calvary and a painting of Jesus in Calvary?” Chuck snappily asked before the class started. “Obviously, one is historical and the other is a representation!” I confidently answered. “Nope,” he…

‘Sanctophobia’

Francis B. Ongkingco 11/04/2016

Man has a strange reaction towards fear. It naturally is something he avoids and flees from, but at the same time, he looks for it in many forms of entertainment (i.e., movies, novels and long-running TV series).…

Pepsi-s

Loreen Sarmiento 10/22/2016

  It’s my favorite soda. But no, I’m not going to talk about why I like to drink it. Fr. Alfonso “Alsed” Sedurifa of the Augustinian Order gave me the acronym PEPSI. I met him last week…

Praying our Boredom

Francis B. Ongkingco 10/21/2016

The little boy was practicing his three-point shots. His shoulder tensed, his arm perpendicular to his elbow. He focused for a few seconds, snapped his wrist and made the shot. The ball soared through the air in…

Pagara to battle tough Ghanaian in PP39 card

Glendale G. Rosal 10/21/2016

After a painful defeat last July in the United States, ALA Boxing Gym’s stalwart, “Prince” Albert Pagara returns to the ring against a tough foe in the undercard of Pinoy Pride 39: IBF World Jr. Flyweight championships…

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