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[IN PHOTOS] Sinulog amid the pandemic: Just another day in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Streets in Cebu City usually erupt in colors every third Sunday of January as millions visit here to celebrate the Sinulog Festival, the secular celebration in honor of the Señor Sto. Niño. They have witnessed the lively performances from contingents around the country competing for the Ritual Showdown; intricately adorned floats, […] The post [IN PHOTOS] Sinulog amid the pandemic: Just another day in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 18th, 2021

IN PHOTOS: 1st day of Fiesta Señor 2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Amid threats of the pandemic, and health protocols imposed, thousands attended the first day of Novena Mass for the Fiesta Señor at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu. Around 3,000 individuals gathered inside and outside the centuries-old church to pay honor to Snr. Sto. Niño, with face masks and […] The post IN PHOTOS: 1st day of Fiesta Señor 2021 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

In Photos (Part 2): A glimpse of Cebu amid the pandemic

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced most countries to adapt to changes to protect each one’s well-being from an infectious virus that has ravaged and infected millions in the world. In Cebu Island — Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu cities and Cebu province — Cebuanos have also adapted to the […] The post In Photos (Part 2): A glimpse of Cebu amid the pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2021

In photos (Part 1): A glimpse at Cebu amid the COVID-19 pandemic

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in a matter of months this year. In Cebu island – Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City and Cebu province – like most parts of the world, face masks and now face shields have become a must for Cebuanos going outside their homes. Community […] The post In photos (Part 1): A glimpse at Cebu amid the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Sinulog 2021: Out-of-town, int’l groups may join event

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Out-of-town and international contingents have expressed their desire to join the Sinulog 2021 grand parade amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said that the contingents were willing to push through joining the Sinulog 2021 because the local government units or even their country would […] The post Sinulog 2021: Out-of-town, int’l groups may join event appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2020

IN PHOTOS: Cebu capitol celebrates 451st founding anniversary

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Observing its 451st charter anniversary amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Cebu capitol skipped the usual merriments and month-long activities that used to mark the previous year’s celebrations of the country’s oldest province. On Thursday, August 6, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and other Capitol officials lead the flag-raising in front of the Capitol […] The post IN PHOTOS: Cebu capitol celebrates 451st founding anniversary appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2020

Cebu City collects P7.3B in taxes amid pandemic

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City collected a total of P7.347 billion in taxes for 2020 amid an economically devastating Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Mayor Edgardo Labella said in a press conference on Tuesday morning, March 9, 2021, that this collection during a pandemic proves the economic strength of Cebu City to withstand a […] The post Cebu City collects P7.3B in taxes amid pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2021

Cebu City to Commemorate 84th Charter Day Virtually

Cebu City will commemorate her 84th Charter Day on February 24, 2021 with the theme “Interwoven by faith; strengthen by unity; celebrating the Cebuano resiliency”, will hold various activities virtually amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Activities for the charter day include performances by renowned Cebuano artists, and the recognition of individuals who have […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Zero-waste store Amgu moves into a new eco hub

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Zero-waste store Amgu has moved from a boutique style store into a garage store. Amgu, a Cebuano word that means awareness, continues its #wayplastikay lifestyle advocacy amid the challenges of the pandemic. One of the owners, Ranji Madarang, told CDN Digital that aside from being cost-efficient, the new place is now bigger, allowing […] The post Zero-waste store Amgu moves into a new eco hub appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

Cebu Medical Society to doctors: Always show proper decorum

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A Cebu-based group of doctors reminded their colleagues to always display good behavior amid challenges they face due to the ongoing public health crisis. “Doctors are not immune to the frustration and anxiety brought about by the pandemic. We are crushed by the passing of our colleagues. Inappropriate conduct cannot be […] The post Cebu Medical Society to doctors: Always show proper decorum appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2021

Mandaue City eases restrictions on market days amid COVID-19 pandemic

CEBU, Jan. 25 (PIA) -- In a bid to help the hundreds of market vendors badly affected by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Mandaue City Government expanded the number of market days for its res.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

Palma to devotees: Keep your faith in the Holy Child strong

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Amid uncertainties brought by the pandemic, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged faithfuls to keep their faith in the Señor Sto. Niño strong. Palma on Sunday, January 17, 2021, officiated the first-ever virtual Pontifical Mass in celebration of the 456th Fiesta Señor at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu. “Many […] The post Palma to devotees: Keep your faith in the Holy Child strong appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Sinulog 2021 contingents to get P150K assistance after festival postponement

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sinulog 2021 contingents will get P150,000 each as reimbursement or financial aid after the festival was canceled to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Vice Mayor Michael Rama said that the choreographers and their contingents will receive the aid amid the postponement of Cebu’s premier festival. The […] The post Sinulog 2021 contingents to get P150K assistance after festival postponement appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Labella still awaits IATF approval of Sinulog 2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Interagency Task Force (IATF) for the coronavirus pandemic has not yet communicated its decision on the Sinulog 2021. This was the update of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, who is awaiting the agency’s decision as to whether the Sinulog 2021 can push through with its new virtual arena. “I am […] The post Labella still awaits IATF approval of Sinulog 2021 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

‘Pandemic cannot change faith to Snr. Sto. Niño’

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Amid threats of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), devotees flocked to the the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu on Friday, January 8, 2021, to attend the opening salvo of the 456th Fiesta Señor.  But unlike before, there was no overflowing crowd as social distancing, part of the church’s health protocols being […] The post ‘Pandemic cannot change faith to Snr. Sto. Niño’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

IN PHOTOS: Eve of Fiesta Señor 2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Religious celebration in honor of Snr. Sto. Niño will push through this year with huge changes made due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This year’s Fiesta Señor will be completely different from what Cebuanos usually experience. as there will be no external events, and all efforts will be focused […] The post IN PHOTOS: Eve of Fiesta Señor 2021 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Delegation from Wonju in South Korea to skip Sinulog 2021

Mandaue City, Cebu–A delegation from the Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival in South Korea that has been sending performers to Cebu City in the last three years has opted to skip this year’s festival because of the pandemic. Ricky Ballesteros, former SFI executive director, said that the SFI extended an invitation for Wonju Dymanic to join […] The post Delegation from Wonju in South Korea to skip Sinulog 2021 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Rama: We will not cancel Sinulog 2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Organizers of this year’s Sinulog Festival will not back down amid recommendations from police officials to cancel the event entirely.  Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama on Monday, January 4, said they had no intention to cancel the Sinulog Festival 2021. This despite recent suggestions that the Police Regional Office in […] The post Rama: We will not cancel Sinulog 2021 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

ML Christmas tree in Fuente: A beacon of hope amid today’s pandemic

The Fuente Christmas tree, which has been set up and has stood every holiday season for the last 23 years in the heart of the city, symbolized hope for a better day ahead despite the global pandemic. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said this during the lighting ceremony of the MLhuillier’s Christmas tree dubbed “The […] The post ML Christmas tree in Fuente: A beacon of hope amid today’s pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

Bayanihan spirit shines like Christmas star for this elderly living alone in Minglanilla

  CEBU CITY, Philippines– The “Bayanihan” spirit is very much alive even in this modern age and amid a pandemic. Just like this story of an elderly man living alone in Barangay Manduwang, Minglanilla, who got a little help from strangers and neighbors. Jay-r de la Calzada was the one who opened the floodgates of […] The post Bayanihan spirit shines like Christmas star for this elderly living alone in Minglanilla appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

‘Pasko sa V. Rama’ to push through amid pandemic

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—Saying that it is a symbol of hope amid the pandemic, Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said the annual “Pasko sa V. Rama” will push through this year. The Pasko sa V. Rama is a yearly Christmas celebration featuring a belen and lantern making contest along V. Rama Avenue, which is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020