Browsing All posts tagged under »Holy Week«

Holiday crowds come for whale sharks; tour groups buck rate hike

April 5, 2012


  Oslob town is bracing for more visitors coming to the seaside barangay of Tan-awan to “interact” with whale sharks during the long Holy Week holiday. At least 20 additional job-order workers were hired by the municipal government to collect visitor fees and do security task starting today, said Mayor Ronald Guaren. There will be […]

Random drug tests expose 18 PUV drivers

April 4, 2012


  AT least 18 public utility drivers initially tested positive for drug use in random roadside tests done by the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) since last week. They were found positive for shabu use. Roadside tests were done at the national highway along Minglanilla town and in Basak, Mandaue City, yesterday afternoon […]

Palma Remember Christ’s sacrifice on Palm Sunday

April 2, 2012


Thirty-year-old Aileen Impas sells palm fronds formed into crosses every Palm Sunday for twenty years already as part of her devotion during the Holy Week. This may be the epitome of the Christian meaning of Palm Sunday. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma emphasized the important message of the Palm Sunday in his homily yesterday, saying that […]

No crucifixions, only prayers for Holy Week, Palma says

April 1, 2012


In lieu of nails, Filipino Catholics should use prayers to show repentance during the Holy Week, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said yesterday. The Cebu prelate, who’s also president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said he would rather have people undergo spiritual renewal than resort to crucifixion to demonstrate their faith in […]


April 17, 2011


Palm leaves, Passion Sunday usher in Holy Week by Candeze Mongaya and Ador Vincent Mayol Reporters Palm branches blessed in church today mark the start of the Holy Week, the most somber period of the year nationwide. Church activities and a two-day work break ahead provide thousands of Cebuanos a slower pace, a time for […]