Gwen to hold ‘personal’ Sinulog dance this Sunday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia will be continuing her tradition of doing a Sinulog dance this year amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Garcia, in a press conference on Thursday, January 14, announced…

Rama to IATF: Allow Misa de Gallo to push through

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama will be asking the Inter-Agency Task Force to allow the Misa de Gallo to push through this year especially in Cebu City. Rama said that the traditional…

Ferro satisfied with preparation for Kalag-kalag 2020

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) said he was satisfied with how the security preparation went for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, locally known…

Faithful urged: Preserve Holy Week’s solemnity, celebrate traditions with family

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is encouraging the faithful to keep the next days solemn through prayer and sacrifice as they celebrate the Holy Week. The prelate said in a press conference on Holy…

Sinulog dance as faith tradition

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 01/15/2018

The first month of the New Year is always a hectic period for the Church in Cebu because of the annual religious festivities in honor of the Santo Niño. But this year, the Cebu Archdiocese will have…

Continuing tradition

Madrileña de la Cerna 12/23/2017

As a child it was always a big struggle to wake up early for the Misa de Gallo. But I always went to sleep during the Misa de Gallo and this was because of the lengthy homily…

Thousands in Madrid demand end to Spain’s bullfighting

AP 05/15/2017

MADRID — Thousands of animal rights activists protested Saturday in Madrid to demand an end to Spain’s long tradition of bullfighting. The march went through the Spanish capital’s city center, with several groups united under one clear-cut…

Slain Sayaff bandits to be buried in Bohol

Leo Udtohan 04/23/2017

CLARIN, Bohol—The three Abu Sayyaf members killed during the ongoing clash in this 5th class municipality would be buried at a public cemetery here. But the remains of Joselito Melloria would be claimed by their relatives in…

MAO BA?

Editorial 04/12/2017

ST. PAUL’S ROLE A church in Luzon is lucky to have several pasos images to depict the passion and death of Jesus Christ and the personalities who witnessed the final hours of the Lord. Although the apostles,…

The rich tradition of pasos

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/10/2017

Images of Christ’s passion and death (Conclusion) Aside from the tableaux of Jesus’ passion and death, key personalities who accompanied Jesus in His final hours are also presented in the pasos, or the religious images that portray…

The rich tradition of pasos

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/09/2017

Images of Christ’s passion and death For centuries, the procession of the pasos in the Philippines has become part of the rich tradition of Holy Week. From a tableaux of Jesus’ last supper with His apostles to…

MAO BA!

Editorial 04/05/2017

TOURISM OVER TRADITION NEWS about Santa Fe Mayor Jose Esgana’s insistence to hold a music festival on Black Saturday drew disapproval from several Cebu residents. One broadcaster was stunned to learn that the mayor wanted to sue…

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