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Mandaue City gov’t allows Misa de Gallo

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government has decided to allow the conduct of the traditional Misa de Gallo in the city despite the threat of COVID-19. During a meeting with Mayor Jonas Cortes, Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) Director Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, Police Major Zosimo Jabas, lawyer John Eddu Ibanez, local IATF […] The post Mandaue City gov’t allows Misa de Gallo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 5th, 2020

Cortes to Mandaue parishioners: Go home if churches are already full

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government will no longer allow people outside churches during the celebration of Misa de Gallo and Simbang Gabi especially at the National Shrine of Saint Joseph. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said that although social distancing was observed inside the churches, it was a completely different story outside. […] The post Cortes to Mandaue parishioners: Go home if churches are already full appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Mandaue City may still change Misa de Gallo guidelines

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government may still make changes in its guidelines for the Misa de Gallo depending on the assessment to be made after the first day of its conduct. Lawyer Lizer Malate, head of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said that guidelines issued may change depending on the compliance […] The post Mandaue City may still change Misa de Gallo guidelines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Tabok gym in Mandaue set up for Misa de Gallo

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Chairs and decorations such as parols or Christmas lanterns are set up in the gymnasium in Barangay Tabok, Mandaue City today, December 14, 2020, in preparation for the upcoming Misa de Gallo. The gym was identified as one of the satellite areas where the dawn Masses will be held starting December […] The post Tabok gym in Mandaue set up for Misa de Gallo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2020

Mandaue City gov’t allows Misa de Gallo

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government has decided to allow the conduct of the traditional Misa de Gallo in the city despite the threat of COVID-19. During a meeting with Mayor Jonas Cortes, Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) Director Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, Police Major Zosimo Jabas, lawyer John Eddu Ibanez, local IATF […] The post Mandaue City gov’t allows Misa de Gallo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2020

Priest reminds public: ‘Honor the sanctity of life’

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Thursday morning’s homily on the fourth day of Misa de Gallo here centered on the Catholic Church’s teachings against suicide, abortion, and euthanasia or mercy killing. Fr. Prudencio Operiano of the National Shrine of Saint Joseph in Mandaue City reminded parishioners on Thursday, December 19, that taking one’s life in any […] The post Priest reminds public: ‘Honor the sanctity of life’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2019

DOH-7: Rise in COVID-19 cases in Cebu City expected but alarming

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has expressed concern over the rising cases of COVID-19 in Cebu City following the Christmas and New Year holidays. Doctor Mary Jean Loreche of the DOH-7 said that the rise was expected because of the Misa de Gallo, the parties and private gatherings […] The post DOH-7: Rise in COVID-19 cases in Cebu City expected but alarming appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2021

Misa de Gallo 2020 in Cebu City ‘successful’

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Misa de Gallo in Cebu City this year is considered successful.  This was the  assessment of Councilors David Tumulak and Joel Garganera, who have been monitoring and leading the implementation of health protocols in 35 churches in the city.  Tumulak said in a virtual press conference that though there were hitches at […] The post Misa de Gallo 2020 in Cebu City ‘successful’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

37 violators in Cebu City held at Tejero gym for seminar on health protocols

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The quarantine violators in Cebu City, who failed to comply with health protocols during the 7th day Misa De Gallo were temporarily detained at the Tejero Gym for admonition. According to the Prevention Restoration Order Beautification and Enhancement (PROBE) team, there were at least 37 violators placed there on December 22, […] The post 37 violators in Cebu City held at Tejero gym for seminar on health protocols appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

EOC prepares for Christmas eve flock to churches

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is preparing for the rush of parishioners to churches during the Christmas eve mass. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC said that the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has prepared the for the last day of the Misa De Gallo and […] The post EOC prepares for Christmas eve flock to churches appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

Police to deploy Kaohsiung buses in churches

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City officials noted a decrease and the presence of a ‘more manageable’ crowd gathering outside churches this Sunday, the fifth day of Misa de Gallo (dawn Masses). But the presence of minors who are 15-years-old and below and seniors aged 65-years-old and above, who tag along with churchgoers, remain a […] The post Police to deploy Kaohsiung buses in churches appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

Active cases in Cebu City drop to 87, but rise in cases feared

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City greeted the penultimate week of 2020 with less than 100 active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While this is a welcoming development, local officials here, however, feared the possibility of another surge of new cases following crowd gathering observed outside churches for the Misa de Gallo (dawn […] The post Active cases in Cebu City drop to 87, but rise in cases feared appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

Rains reduced Misa De Gallo attendees — EOC

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) found a silver lining amid the raging storm on Saturday dawn brought by Tropical Depression (TD) Vicky. According to Councilor Joel Garganera, EOC deputy chief implementor, there was a significantly reduced number of people attending the Misa de Gallo in the 35 Cebu City churches. […] The post Rains reduced Misa De Gallo attendees — EOC appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

Chan: Barricades in front of church gates to limit Misa de Gallo crowd

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Barricades will also be placed in front of gates of churches in Lapu-Lapu City as a way to limit the crowd attending the dawn Masses or the Misa de Gallo. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said this would be among the measures that the city government would implement to decongest […] The post Chan: Barricades in front of church gates to limit Misa de Gallo crowd appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Lapu churches to celebrate two dawn masses per day 

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu—Starting Friday, December 18, 2020, churches here will celebrate two dawn masses (Misa de Gallo) per day.  The Lapu-Lapu City Public Information Office confirmed the approval of this development on Thursday, December 17. The first dawn mass will start at 3:00 am, while the second will start at 4:30 am.   Lapu-Lapu City […] The post Lapu churches to celebrate two dawn masses per day  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

EOC to public: Step up compliance during Misa de Gallo in preparation for Sinulog 2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is urging the public to be more compliant during the Misa De Gallo 2020, especially those who are attending the masses at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño. This as the city government is studying the movement of the crowd at the Basilica in […] The post EOC to public: Step up compliance during Misa de Gallo in preparation for Sinulog 2021 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

Basilica to impose additional measures for Misa de Gallo

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Church officials in one of Cebu’s most prominent churches will be imposing additional measures to respond to concerns arising from crowd gathering for the Misa de Gallo (dawn Masses). Fr. Ric Anthony Reyes, spokesperson of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu, said an assessment is being made in the church’s protocols […] The post Basilica to impose additional measures for Misa de Gallo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

Cebu City mulls checkpoints for minors near churches for second day of Misa de Gallo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Learning from the lessons of the first day of the Misa de Gallo in the 35 parishes of Cebu City, Mayor Edgardo Labella is mulling the putting up of checkpoints at roads leading to the churches. The police and other augmentation forces will be monitoring the parishioners who will be going […] The post Cebu City mulls checkpoints for minors near churches for second day of Misa de Gallo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Palma thanks IATF for making Misa de Gallo possible

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma expressed his gratitude to the Interagency Task Force (IATF) for making allowing the Misa De Gallo to be celebrated despite the pandemic. In his homily on the first day of the Misa De Gallo on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in […] The post Palma thanks IATF for making Misa de Gallo possible appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Basilica, Cathedral filled up in first day of Misa De Gallo 2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño were brimming with people attending the first day of the Misa de Gallo this year.  As early as 3:40 a.m., people began arriving at the Cathedral in the hopes of finding a good seat inside the church. The Cathedral limited the number […] The post Basilica, Cathedral filled up in first day of Misa De Gallo 2020 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

‘More security personnel, venues needed for Misa de Gallo’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Too many people wanted to attend the mass, but there were too few security personnel to help maintain health protocols and too few venues celebrating Misa de Gallo. This was the assessment of Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, the city council’s chairperson for the committee on disaster risk reduction, for the […] The post ‘More security personnel, venues needed for Misa de Gallo’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020