Sto. Niño Chapel: A story of Cebuanos’ firm faith and hope

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rising from downtown Cebu City is the grandest image of Holy Child Jesus that Cebu has ever seen, a 30-foot Sto. Niño standing on top of a chapel designed to resemble the waves…

4 sitios in Labangon get relief from 2-year flood

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four sitios in Labangon have finally seen relief after suffering over two years of flooding, with the building of a drainage system in the area. Resident of sitios Sto. Niño, La Tressas, Osmeña…

Celebrate Sinulog weekend at bai Hotel Cebu

PR 01/13/2022

Are you prititit ready? Experience one of the grandest festivals in the country at Your Host In The South, bai Hotel Cebu. Gear up as they’ve prepared not only the traditional Sinulog dance but also a banquet…

Cebu City conducts dry run for Jan. 15 Fiesta Señor mobile procession 

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 01/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Five vehicles, one of them designated to carry the Sto. Niño, simulated the mobile procession today, January 8, for the coming Fiesta Señor on January 15, 2022. The dry run for the mobile…

Things to remember for the start of the Fiesta Señor novena on Jan. 7

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The virtual novena masses for the Fiesta Señor 2022,  the nine-day celebration leading to the feast day of the Sto. Niño, will begin Friday, January 7, 2022. Here are important reminders to take…

Drug affectation in Cebu City drops

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The drug affectation in Cebu City is now at 91 percent or nine percent lower compared to last March the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) said. Leia Alcantara, PDEA-7 spokesperson, said that they…

Steffi Aberasturi highlights Sto. Niño, rattan in national costume

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Steffi Rose Aberasturi, Cebu’s ‘Queendera’, showcased Cebu’s own rattan in her Sto. Niño-inspired national costume for the Miss Universe Philippines. Queen maker and designer Malayka Yamas shared the materials used in the making of Aberasturi’s national…

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…

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