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‘NBI to take lead in ivory icon inspection’

October 3, 2012

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  IT’S up to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to take  legal action necessary to inspect the ivory religious icons kept  in the compound of the Society of the Angel of Peace (SAP), environment officials said yesterday. “We already turned over the investigation to  the NBI after we provided technical assistance  to launch an […]

Sto. Niño icons – Garcia’s devotion since childhood

September 26, 2012

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  Msgr. Cristobal Garcia’s collection of religious icons and paintings are a familiar sight during Cebu’s biggest fiesta honoring the Sto. Niño, of which he has been a devotee since childhood. These would be displayed in exhibits to celebrate the feast day of the Holy Child Jesus every third Sunday of January. Icons of different […]

‘No ivory trade in Cebu, article exaggerated’

September 26, 2012

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MSGR. Brian Brigoli, curator of the Cebu Cathedral Museum, said he felt sorry for Msgr. Cris Garcia for how he was depicted in the NatGeo article. He said Garcia should not be blamed because what he had in his possession was not raw material of ivory—elephant’s tusks—but carved images that had been passed on several […]

Msgr. Garcia’s religious icons under scrutiny after NatGeo article

September 26, 2012

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Cebu priest Msgr. Cristobal Garcia will have to explain to environment authorities how he acquired religious icons carved from ivory. “He has to be able to show that he has a CITES permit from us,” said Mundita Lim, director of the DENR- Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau in Manila. She was referring to the Convention […]

Cebu linked to ivory trade; Priest’s role cited in Nat’l Geographic

September 25, 2012

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A decades-long struggle in faraway Africa to stop the killing of elephants  for their ivory tusks can be partly traced to Cebu as a source of demand and blackmarket trading. The role of Cebu and one of its promi- nent priests is highlighted in the October issue of National Geographic Magazine in its cover story […]

Humble buwad shares stage with Sto. Niño in 447th Kaplag

April 27, 2012

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THE humble dried fish or buwad is sharing center stage with the 447th year of the discovery of the Sto. Niño, Philippine Christianity’s most important icon. “We are celebrating our discovery of faith,” said Msgr. Trinidad Silva, team moderator of the San Nicholas Parish for the Kaplag Festival. Buwad, a major product of Cebu, will […]

Kaplag to honor Sto. Niño

April 25, 2012

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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

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  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 […]

Palma We need unity

January 16, 2012

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma called for unity in Cebu and among all Filipinos in a mass celebrating the feast of the Sto. Niño yesterday. His homily in the 6 a.m. pontifical mass at the Pilgrim Center of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño also touched on the need to preserve the family and protect the […]

VP Binay joins Sinulog 2012

January 15, 2012

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By Edison Delos Angeles, correspondent Vice President Jejomar Binay only uttered ‘Pit Senyor’ when he went up stage of the Cebu City Sports Center to greet the Sinulog revelers. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama instructed Sinulog Foundation not to cut any performance for a political speech. According to Rene Mercado, Rama’s consultant, Binay may have […]