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Cebu mayor wants Capitol police, barriers removed for Sinulog

January 4, 2013


Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he wants the police to remove metal barriers from the Provincial Capitol and pull out uniformed policemen before the Jan. 11 kickoff of the annual Sinulog Festival. “I do not want (people) to be seeing the Capitol like a garrison or to have the impression that the city is […]

Lady of Fort San Pedro marks feast

December 19, 2012


Hundreds attended last night’s celebration of the feast of Nuestra Señora de la Cotta of Cebu also known as Our Lady of the Fort and Our Lady of Remedies. Msgr. Carlito Puno celebrated Mass at 6 p.m. followed by a 20 minute procession of the Marian image considered the patroness of Fort San Pedro, the […]

Church tells Lapu fiesta goers to fight RH bill

November 22, 2012


THE feast of the Birhen sa Regla in Lapu-Lapu City was generally peaceful. The event also gave the Catholic Church the venue to highlight its opposition to the Reproductive Health bill being tackled in Congress. This was the assessment of Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, director of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office, and parish priest […]

Kadaugan to honor Lapu-Lapu’s heroism

April 27, 2012


The epic battle between Lapu-Lapu and the Portuguese-Spanish conquistador Ferdinand Magellan 491 years ago will be reenacted today in the Liberty Shrine in barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City. A Mass will be held at 7 a.m. followed by the flag raising and floral wreath laying at the monument of Datu Lapu-Lapu. The Philippine Air Force will […]

Kaplag to honor Sto. Niño

April 25, 2012


The image of the Sto.Niño will make its first visit to the Señora dela Regla Parish in Lapu-Lapu City as part of the 447th Kaplag Festival and the celebration of the Kadaugan sa Mactan on Saturday. Fr. Tito Soquiño, executive director of Santo Niño de Cebu Augustinian Social Development Foundation Inc. (SNAF), said this year’s […]

Sto. Nino to visit Lapu on Saturday

April 24, 2012


  by Fe Marie Dumaboc, Correspondent The pilgrim image of Sr. Sto. Nino will make its first visit the Senora dela Regla Parish in Lapu-Lapu City as part of the 447th anniversary of “Kaplag” and the celebration of the Kadaugan sa Mactan. Fr. Tito Soquiño, Executive director of Santo Nino De Cebu Augustinian Social Development […]

Kadaugan fest TV actors, party in Lapu streets

April 17, 2012


TV actors will lead this year’s cast of the “Kadaugan sa Mactan” on April 27 at the Liberty Shrine also known as the Mactan Shrine. The Kadaugan reenactment will also kick off the two-day Kadaugan street party. Actor Richard Quan will play Datu Lapu-Lapu, a role played by world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao in 2008 […]

Swim, frolic in Mactan, Mandaue

April 9, 2012


Thousands of people flocked to Lapu-Lapu City’s beaches including Mandaue City’s coastal areas to celebrate Easter Sunday. Upscale beach resorts like Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort and Spa in barangay Punta Engaño were fully booked. “We are filled to capacity, that’s 407 rooms occupied.” said Cassandra Cuevas, Shangri-La Mactan’s communications officer. Eric Monsanto, communications officer of […]

Vidal – Venerate, don’t idolize Calungsod

April 2, 2012


A SENIOR prelate of Cebu called on the faithful Saturday to venerate Blessed Pedro Calungsod, but should not resort to the practice of idolatry. “Conviction like courage is contagious. His young age did not stop Blessed Pedro from being holy,” said Msgr. Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, archbishop Emeritus of Cebu, in his homily at the Blessed […]

Follow Calungsod’s values, faithful urged

April 1, 2012


A CLOSE relationship with Blessed Pedro Calungsod is what Dina Pastor, aspires for her son. The 36-year-old Pastor held her son’s hand as they joined the faithful in celebration of the last feast of Blessed Pedro Calungsod before his canonization this October. “Calungsod exemplifies the attitude I want my son to have,” Pastor said as […]