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Cebu City, Archdiocese form ‘overseeing group’ for Christianity’s quincentenary celebration

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only a few people will be allowed to physically attend events in line with one of the country’s most awaited celebrations this 2021. This as the Archdiocese of Cebu and the Cebu City government agreed to set up crowd control and limits for the quincentenary celebration of Christianity here. Mayor Edgardo […] The post Cebu City, Archdiocese form ‘overseeing group’ for Christianity’s quincentenary celebration appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 24th, 2020

Basilica assures Sinulog 2021 will push through

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Augustinian friars, who are among the lead organizers for the annual Sinulog celebration, assured the public that the much-awaited event will push through in 2021. This was announced last Saturday, September 26, 2020 in an online briefing for the 500 Years of Christianity Celebration of the Archdiocese of Cebu. Fr. Ric […] The post Basilica assures Sinulog 2021 will push through appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Quincentennial celebrations for 2021 is a chance to boost Cebu’s tourism – Garcia

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Quincentennial celebration for the arrival of Christianity in the country is a chance for Cebu to boost its tourism industry. This was the statement of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on the ongoing plans for the Quincentennial Anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines to be celebrated in 2021. Garcia recently met […] The post Quincentennial celebrations for 2021 is a chance to boost Cebu’s tourism – Garcia appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Answering letters

Last week, I wrote about the up and coming partnership with the Archdiocese of Cebu with PLDT-SMART for the celebration of 500 years of Christianity next year in the Philippines. As a result, I got this email from an unknown source questioning the holding of this historic occasion......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

Cebu archdiocese partners with PLDT-Smart

Here is one big breaking news from Cebu. Last week, the Archdiocese of Cebu joined hands with PLDT-Smart for the Philippine celebration of 500 Years of Christianity next year. The celebration, spanning a period of two years, would feature a series of online and on-ground activities, mostly in Cebu, officially recognized as the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

EOC defends stay-at-home order for senior citizens: We’re keeping them safe

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Cebu City said the stay-at-home order for senior citizen was not a form of discrimination, but instead a form of protection to the most vulnerable age group against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This is in response to the call of Vice Mayor Michael Rama […] The post EOC defends stay-at-home order for senior citizens: We’re keeping them safe appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

500 years of Christianity celebration pushed back due to COVID-19

PARAnAQUE CITY, Aug 8 (PIA) -- The Celebration of the 500 years of Christianity will be moved by one year, according Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma.Palma, during a Network Briefing News intervie.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

Historians unveil Lapulapu Shrine and Museum project

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Historians have unveiled a new infrastructural project in line with the quincentenary anniversary of the Victory of Mactan and the world’s first circumnavigation. The Lapu-Lapu City Government, in a press release, announced that the National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) will be embarking on three flagship projects for the celebration. These are the […] The post Historians unveil Lapulapu Shrine and Museum project appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2020

How Pinoy athletes kept winning during the lockdown

Sporting events may be suspended or canceled, but that won't stop your favorite Filipino athletes from inspiring or entertaining people as they spend their extra time off doing worthwhile activities during the lockdown period. From reaching out to affected communities to learning a new skill, here are what your idols are up to during the community quarantine. 1)  Proudly serving the nation as frontliners Some athletes have taken their in-game dedication off the court, as they proudly serve the country as frontliners during the COVID-19 pandemic. MPBL players such as Bacoor City's Eric Acuña and Bacolod-Master Sardines' Jopher Custodio are currently heeding the call as frontliners for the Philippine Army, as well as their fellow soldiers UST women’s volleyball coach Kung Fu Reyes and volleyball star Jovelyn Gonzaga. Pasay Voyager's Dhon Reverente also suited up for the Philippine Navy while his teammate Jesse Bustos is serving in the frontlines in another way, using his camera as a photojournalist for a daily newspaper.  2)  Raising funds and holding donation drives Your beloved players continue to exemplify teamwork in these challenging times as they help the dedicated frontliners and affected households in different parts of the country. UST student-athletes joined former Golden Tigresses star Sisi Rondina in auctioning their jerseys for a cause to donate supplies to the frontliners of Barangay Luz in Cebu City. Meanwhile, volleyball legends Alyssa Valdez and Charo Soriano led a fundraiser called "Volleyball Community Gives Back PH," which aims to supply frontliners in the country with PPEs and other essentials—with celebrities like Kathryn Bernardo and Pia Wurtzbach joining their cause. Former DLSU Lady Spikers standout and Creamline utility spiker Michele Gumabao also provided relief packs and gave them personally to the affected communities in Pampanga with the help of the group Your 200 Pesos. 3)  No days off for training and getting the gains Leagues and competitions may have been put on hold, but athletes won't be stopped from keeping themselves in tiptop shape. Observing quarantine, ONE Championship's heavyweight champion Brandon Vera took his workout to the forest, preparing for his upcoming bout against Arjan Bhullar, while Team Lakay fighters, such as Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, and Joshua Pacio improvised household materials as gym equipment. National athletes, such as karateka Junna Tsukii, wushu artist Agatha Wong, and Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz, did rigorous training sessions at home to keep themselves in form for upcoming tournaments. High-flyer Ricci Rivero also taught his fans some basic dribbling drills to improve basketball handles—as seen in an episode of "Upfront" on LIGA cable sports channel. 4) Unlocking new skills and focusing on fave hobbies Your fave sports idols also overcame boredom by learning new skills and focusing on their favorite hobbies. For instance, DLSU Green Archers guard Aljun Melecio learned to cook scrumptious lechon while taking a time-out from the hardwood. UAAP volleyball champion and national team player Rex Intal also reminded us that he is a dedicated painter with his mixed portrait of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, channeling his passion for sports and art into one. And did you know that top local setter Jia Morado is a talented photographer? Check out her Instagram and be amazed by her works. 5)  Taking their talents to TikTok Athletes joined the trending TikTok craze as a source of entertainment during the lockdown. Former UAAP stars Kim Kianna Dy and Jema Galanza posted their dance covers of Young Thug's "Relationship," and Deanna Wong took on "The Weekend" dance challenge. UST Golden Tigresses' rookie Imee Fernandez also wowed the TikTok crowd with a pre-workout dance video, which garnered over 600,000 views online. For Ateneo Blue Eagles guard SJ Belangel, TikTok has also been his avenue to overcome his shyness, doing hilarious skits online.   6)  Becoming stars online No live sports to entertain the audiences? It's not a problem for these athletes who continue to provide fun content to every sports fan, with the help of ABS-CBN Sports. Catch Shaun Ildefonso as he does an entertaining commentary about everything sports on "SRSLY." Also watch Cherry Nunag’s wacky chikahan with famous athletes in "Kalye Confessions: Stay-at-Home Edition." Lastly, the lockdown won't stop the basketball conversation as Beau Belga chats with your favorite hoop idols online, while still chowing down on their fave treats on "Extra Rice with Beau Belga." Watch all of these on ABS-CBN Sports' Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and YouTube channel. Also stay tuned for more new offerings from the sports arm of ABS-CBN.  These athletes have proven they are truly winners in and out of the court. While waiting for live sports to return, you can rewatch the best games of these athletes on LIGA (SD channel 86 and HD channel 183 on SKYCable) and game highlights and special features on ABS-CBN Sports' social media pages and official YouTube account. ABS-CBN Sports will continue its commitment to providing a variety of world-class, exciting, and inspiring content to every Pinoy sports fan. Visit sports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For updates, you may also visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom or follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

Police to form special investigative group for Ginatilan councilor slay

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police in Cebu Province will be forming a Special Investigative Task Group (SITG) to probe the killing of a town councilor in Ginatilan, southern Cebu.  Maria Liza Toledo was gunned down in front of the Ginatilan Town Hall on Wednesday afternoon, March 11, 2020. Read: Ginatilan councilor shot in front of Municipal […] The post Police to form special investigative group for Ginatilan councilor slay appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2020

After P3.4M shabu haul, police checking if bigger supply of drugs from Manila has entered Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There may be a bigger supply of illegal drugs in Cebu City, which were shipped from Manila in time for Christmas and the New Year celebration. Police Colonel Glenn Mayam, Philippine Drug Enforcement Group in Central Visayas (PDEG-7) chief, said that this was what they were suspecting after they confiscated at […] The post After P3.4M shabu haul, police checking if bigger supply of drugs from Manila has entered Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2019

Church readies celebration of 500th anniversary of Philippine Christianity

The Archdiocese of Cebu officially launches today the 500-day countdown to commemorate the year-long celebration of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines in 2021......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2019

In Photos: Santo Niño @ 500 launch

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, presided the concelebrated Mass this afternoon, November 13, 2019, to formally open the celebration of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines. The Mass was followed by the blessing of the official Santo Niño pilgrim image and the unveiling of the […] The post In Photos: Santo Niño @ 500 launch appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

Archdiocese of Cebu to highlight first baptism in 2021 quincentennial celebrations

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The first Catholic baptism, which took place in Cebu, will highlight the Archdiocese of Cebu’s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity this 2021. The Archdiocese will baptize 500 children with special needs on April 14, 2021, exactly 500 years after the baptism of Rajah Humabon and Queen […] The post Archdiocese of Cebu to highlight first baptism in 2021 quincentennial celebrations appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

Close coordination, visitors’ cooperation lead to peaceful 500 year celebration of Santo Niño arrival in Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Close coordination with the personnel from Basilica Minors del Santo Niño, dissemination of the prohibited things inside the area and strict implementation of the set rules and regulations helped achieve the peaceful and orderly celebration of the launching of the 500 years of Christianity and the arrival of the Santo Niño […] The post Close coordination, visitors’ cooperation lead to peaceful 500 year celebration of Santo Niño arrival in Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

No ‘ABC nite’ in 2019 Lapu-Lapu fiesta

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Fiesta celebration in this part of the country is often characterized by nightly activities sponsored by a specific group. It has always been that way in Lapu-Lapu City but Mayor Junard Chan said he heard reports that the Association of Barangay Council (ABC), who is assigned to spearhead the night time […] The post No ‘ABC nite’ in 2019 Lapu-Lapu fiesta appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

Pagasa: TD Ramon may dampen quincentennial launch

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Those who wish to take part in the launching of the quincentennial celebration of the arrival of Christianity better bring their rain gear with them. This as light to moderate rains brought by the extension of Tropical Depression Ramon is expected on Wednesday afternoon, November 13, 2019. Netherlen Seletrero, a weather […] The post Pagasa: TD Ramon may dampen quincentennial launch appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

Rama: Cebu City to push through with quincentennial activities

CEBU CITY, Philippines — If the national government would not push through with its celebration of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the country, the Cebu City should at least organize local activities to commemorate the historic event. Vice Mayor Michael Rama, chairperson of the Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (CHAC),  said that he plans […] The post Rama: Cebu City to push through with quincentennial activities appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

SITG eyed to hasten probe on Canlaon, Ayungon officials’ killings

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police in Canlaon City Negros Oriental are planning to form a Special Investigation Task Group to hasten the investigation in the killings of a former Ayungon town mayor, a Canlaon City councilor and a Barangay Panubigan captain. Police Lieutenant Colonel Joeson Paralag, Canlaon City Police Station chief, said in a phone […] The post SITG eyed to hasten probe on Canlaon, Ayungon officials’ killings appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2019

Sinas: No special task group to investigate Ramirez’s death

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) will not form a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) on the case involving the death of former Medellin mayor Ricardo “Ricky” Ramirez. This was revealed by Brigadier General Debold Sinas, director of PRO-7, who added that he had already directed the chief of Medellin […] The post Sinas: No special task group to investigate Ramirez’s death appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Police form special task force to probe into ex-Cebu town mayor’s slay

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) will be formed to probe the death of former Medellin mayor Ricardo "Ricky" Ramirez, Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) public information officer Eleveo Marquez said on Wednesday, June 19. Armed with high-powered firearms, at least 15 men stormed inside the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019