Basilica, image of Snr. Sto. Niño declared as National Cultural Treasures

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu makes history again as two of its most precious historical icons were given the highest recognition in terms of heritage value. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Wednesday, April…

GSK webinar to trace Santo Niño’s journey from Europe to Cebu

PR 01/28/2021

Cebuanos’ faith and devotion to the Santo Nino has come a long way since the image arrived on our shores five centuries ago. Since then, the devotion has spread across the country and the world, and it…

Online Masses show stronger faith to Señor Sto. Niño

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu was hardly full on the last day of the 456th Fiesta Señor celebration on Friday, January 22.  But Augustinian friars running this centuries-old church said…

Sto. Nino and the religiosity of Filipino seafarers

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 01/19/2021

Viva Sto. Nino! The Sto. Niño is venerated all over the country with annual festivals celebrated every last two weekends of January through special masses, dances and processions attracting millions of devotees and tourists. The main religious festivals…

Higante maker looks forward to the day Sinulog parade will again bring back the fun, the crowd, and the giants

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/17/2021

CEBU, Philippines — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the way people celebrate occasions and special events such as birthdays, holidays, festivals among others. Following the health protocols and risk against COVID-19, the government has…

Ayala Center Cebu honors feast of Sto. Niño with two exhibits

Marc Cosep 01/13/2021

Let us celebrate our faith by paying tribute to the Holy Child Jesus at the Ayala Center Cebu. To kick off the festivities, Ayala Center Cebu opened two exhibits last January 8, 2021 in honor of our…

Road closures to stay despite no Basilica masses — EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The barriers around the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño will remain for at least the next two days even if there will no longer be physical Masses at the church. Cebu City Emergency…

Chan’s petition to Sto. Niño: An end to COVID-19 pandemic

Futch Anthony Inso 01/11/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has only one prayer petition to the Señor Sto. Niño: An end to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic so that the city’s economy can already recover.…

Physical novena masses for Fiesta Señor 2021 cancelled

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/11/2021

  Cebu City, Philippines—Augustinian friars from the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu announced on Monday afternoon, January 11, 2021, that they will be cancelling physical Novena Masses of the Fiesta Señor 2021 due to health…

The Southern Devotion Exhibit is now open in SM Seaside City Cebu

PR 01/11/2021

Together with Msgr. Jan Limchua, Chaplain of His Holiness and a member of the Papal Household, Msgr. Agustin Ancajas, Director of The San Pedro Calungsod Chapel and Fr. Ric Reyes, OSA from the Fiesta Señor Execom, SM…

How to attend the Novena Mass online

Marc Cosep 01/08/2021

NOTE: This article was originally published on April 09, 2020 under the headline “Steps to follow at home when religious services are suspended“ As many cities open up and loosen their restrictions especially to non-essential workers and…

‘Pandemic cannot change faith to Snr. Sto. Niño’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Amid threats of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), devotees flocked to the the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu on Friday, January 8, 2021, to attend the opening salvo of the 456th Fiesta Señor. …

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