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80,000 join first Sto. Niño procession despite rain

January 5, 2012

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A cold drizzle at dawn didn’t deter 25-year-old Mark Jason Saraw and his 83-year-old wheelchair-bound grandmother from joining yesterday’s novena procession. “This is an annual tradition that Lola Rose handed down to us,” Saraw said. The foot procession stretched 2.5 kilometers from Fuente Osmeña to the Basilica del Sto. Niño. Lola Rose, a retired public […]

‘Sto. Niño is magnet of love for devotees’

January 4, 2012

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Basilica discourages practice of releasing ‘prayer baloons’ By Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Reporter   What draws millions of devotees to the Sto. Niño? Fr. Tito Soquiño, OSA, said it’s because each devotee has a story to tell about how the Child Jesus touched and changed their lives. “The attractiveness to the Sto. Niño grows over […]

Shorter, wider procession route for Sto. Niño

January 3, 2012

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A SHORTER route with more room to move is planned for the annual religious procession of the Sto. Niño de Cebu on the vesperas of the feast day on Saturday, Jan. 14. “The devotees are disciplined. There is no need to tell people what to do,” said Rev. Fr. Tito Soquino. He said the 5.8-kilometer […]