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More measures imposed for Fiesta Señor: No more Traditional Sinulog dances

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Churchgoers are advised to brace for more rules to be implemented in line with the celebration of Fiesta Señor this year. Aside from prohibiting non-Cebu City residents access to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu, the holding of the Traditional Sinulog dances after every Novena Mass will also be […] The post More measures imposed for Fiesta Señor: No more Traditional Sinulog dances appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 10th, 2021

‘Pit Señor sa mga way uyab kini” viral story online

    CEBU CITY, Philippines— If you are a devotee of the Señor Sto. Niño you’d know why most of the devotees would prefer to attend the last scheduled Mass of the novena masses leading to His fiesta celebration. That’s because of the short traditional Sinulog dance that happens after the mass. This is when […] The post ‘Pit Señor sa mga way uyab kini” viral story online appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

Sinulog sa SRP features rowboat racing, pyromusical

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sulog (water current), of which the traditional dance steps of the Sinulog originated, will once again play a major part in this year’s celebration of the Fiesta Señor. On Monday, January 6, 2020, the city government of Cebu and organizers of the Sinulog activities launched “Sinulog sa SRP” which would feature […] The post Sinulog sa SRP features rowboat racing, pyromusical appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2020

A glimpse of the Sinulog Festival in Cebu

Over the weekend specifically last Saturday and Sunday because of the celebration of the Fiesta of Cebu, or the Sinulog Festival, Cebuanos and their local (estimated to have reached 1.5 million) visitors, especially foreign tourists experienced something unexpected, that there were no cellphone signals from our telecommunications providers, Smart Telecom, Sun Systems and Globe Telecom in Metro Cebu as part and parcel of the security measures to keep the Sinulog Festival safe from acts of terrorism......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Heightened security, gun and liquor ban during fiesta

By Juan Escandor Jr. NAGA CITY &'8212; With about a million devotees to troop here for the nine-day celebration of the Feast of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia from Sept. 9-18, heightened security measures and gun and liquor ban will be imposed in the wake.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsSep 8th, 2016

Metro Covid transmission down

MMDA credits measures imposed by government to keep the economy afloat while checking virus spread The post Metro Covid transmission down appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

Medical grade masks must in Tarlac

MONCADA, Tarlac – The local government unit here has imposed the wearing of medical grade masks in all public places, adding to the many proactive measures implemented to fight the spread of Covid-19 in the area. Under the Municipal Ordinance 06 Series of 2021, otherwise known as the Face Masks and Social Distancing Ordinance of […] The post Medical grade masks must in Tarlac appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

Russia says Pyongyang facing severe shortages after Covid measures

Russia’s embassy in Pyongyang said Thursday that conditions in North Korea’s capital had become exceptionally difficult after drastic measures were imposed to combat the coronavirus. The hermetic totalitarian state, which has yet to confirm a single case of the coronavirus, has closed its borders, locked down entire cities and taken a range of other steps […] The post Russia says Pyongyang facing severe shortages after Covid measures appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021

Business groups wary of ECQ impact on SMEs

Employers and business groups expressed fear over the dire consequences of the renewed lockdown measures over the weekend after the government imposed an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and nearby provinces as new COVID-19 cases surged to record levels......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

BSP vows to keep stimulus actions

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Wednesday it will maintain the stimulus measures it imposed to address the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic until the economy fully recovers......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

Italy bets on virus measures now for relief later

Italy's health minister said Sunday the government hoped new coronavirus restrictions imposed on three quarters of the country would allow a relaxation of measures in the second half of spring......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 15th, 2021

Sto. Nino and the religiosity of Filipino seafarers

Viva Sto. Nino! The Sto. Niño is venerated all over the country with annual festivals celebrated every last two weekends of January through special masses, dances and processions attracting millions of devotees and tourists. The main religious festivals in honor of the child Jesus are Ati-Atihan  of Kalibo, Aklan, Sinulog of Cebu,   Dinagyang of Iloilo and […] The post Sto. Nino and the religiosity of Filipino seafarers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Cebuanos find new ways to celebrate Sinulog

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cebuanos have found new ways to celebrate the Fiesta Señor even with the cancellation of events originally scheduled for Sinulog 2021......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 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

Palma prods Cebuanos to obey health guidelines for a safe Sinulog 2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is encouraging Cebuanos to obey the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-MEID), the local government unit, and the church for the upcoming Fiesta Señor or Sinulog 2021 celebration in January. Palma made this appeal as the country […] The post Palma prods Cebuanos to obey health guidelines for a safe Sinulog 2021 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Real Estate Firm Underscores Sustainability as Key to Cebu’s Economic Recovery

Months after the threat of being the country’s COVID-19 epicenter in June, Cebu City is now gradually resuming its normal operations following the period of being under the strictest quarantine measures. With the city government allowing the return in operations of over 1,300 traditional jeepneys last November 3 and the Department of Health announcing that […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Gov’t pushes digitalized, mechanized farm sector

The Department of Finance (DOF) said the government is rapidly digitalizing the country’s agricultural systems and mechanizing farm production to ensure food security over the long run. During the virtual 2020 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said the government wants to turn the coronavirus-induced health emergency into an opportunity. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) To do so, Dominguez said efforts to implement the twin measures are being done to expand Filipinos’ market access for food producers while keeping food supply available and prices affordable. “We are confident that the innovative measures we are putting in place today will transform Philippine agriculture into a dynamic, high-growth sector that will fuel our country’s strong recovery,” Dominguez said during the high-level Food Security Roundtable at the meeting. Dominguez said the government is also promoting digital marketing to support ongoing efforts to boost consumer spending in the new normal and sustaining public investments in rural infrastructure. He added that the government is accelerating the move towards agricultural technology-based farming and value chain development to ensure long-term food security.  To channel more funds into the agriculture sector, the government is also encouraging more private-sector financing in the sector by proposing reforms in the Congress that will provide more access to credit for the entire agricultural value chain, Dominguez said.   “We all aspire for greater food and nutrition security for our people. Only an efficient and modern agriculture sector can fully deliver that,” Dominguez, who was Agriculture secretary during the administration of the late President Corazon Aquino, said. Amid pandemic, Dominguez III said the Philippines has been handling the COVID-19 crisis “with strength on the food security front” duets reforms, particularly with the passage of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL). According to Dominguez, the agriculture sector was “one of the brightest spots” of the Philippines’s response to the pandemic owing in large part to the RTL. He pointed out that agriculture sector even continued to grow when the rest of the economy contracted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dominguez said rice tariffication was among the main reasons why the government has succeeded in keeping food prices and supply stable, and inflation low during the COVID-19 emergency.  Keeping rice prices stable has been helpful for low-income households that spend a fifth of their budgets on rice alone, he added.   “The Philippines faced the COVID-19 pandemic with strength on the food security front,” Dominguez said.  He pointed out that despite logistical restrictions resulting from the lockdowns imposed to protect people and communities from the lethal coronavirus, the government was able to sustain the flow of produce from local farms to Filipino consumers.   “A food crisis did not happen. This is credited to the effective management of the food supply by our Agriculture Department,” Dominguez said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

What not to expect in Sinulog 2021: Floats, higantes, stalls

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sinulog 2021 going virtual will mean a lot of changes for Cebuanos, who have developed a fiesta tradition associated with the grand parade and the street dancing. There will be no need for activities that will naturally draw crowds or will involve people being confined in tight spaces because the […] The post What not to expect in Sinulog 2021: Floats, higantes, stalls appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2020

Exports post first growth since Feb.

The country’s exports increased in September this year, the first monthly growth in seven months, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. As the country’s economy gradually reopened, sales from export during month returned to growth for the first time since February, a month before the government imposed the Luzon-wide community quarantine.Total export receipts reached $6.22 billion in September, up from $6.08 billion in the same month last year.  Seven of the country’s top 10 major exports posted an increase during the month, led by cathodes and sections of cathodes, of refined copper (133.9 percent), other mineral products (73.3 percent); and metal components (32.9 percent).  People’s Republic of China and Japan were the top buyers of Philippine products, with 19.6 percent and 15.7 percent, respectively. They were followed by the United State with 14.5 percent, Hong Kong with 13 percent and Singapore with 5.6 percent. But despite the growth, export earnings at end-September amounted to $45.87 billion, lower by 13.8 percent compared with the same period last year. Imports, on the other hand, contracted for the 17th straight month in September after posting an annual decline of 16.5 percent from $9.49 billion a year ago to $7.92 billion.   Eight out of the top 10 major imports decreased during the month. The fastest were seen in transport equipment (53 percent); mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (51.4 percent); and industrial machinery and equipment (23.3 percent). The People’s Republic of China was also the country’s biggest supplier of imported goods with 25.3 percent share of the total imports in September, followed by Japan with 9.1 percent, South Korea with 8.1 percent, United States with 7.6 percent, and Indonesia with 7.1 percent. The country’s total external trade in goods in September, meanwhile, declined by 9.2 percent to $14.14 billion, while the balance of trade in goods, which measures the difference between the value of export and import, posted a trade deficit of 49.9 percent......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

Sinulog 2021: Three options for motorcade mulled

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government and the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño are looking into three options that would possibly be the final plan for the motorcade of the Holy Image for the Fiesta Señor 2021. Councilor Philip Zafra, City Council’s chairperson for the committee on peace and order, told CDN Digital […] The post Sinulog 2021: Three options for motorcade mulled appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

The post-COVID classroom: When education needs a next normal

As lockdown measures remain in the Philippines, many academic institutions in the country have created online versions of their traditional classrooms—students and teachers now meet through collaboration and video conferencing platforms and use various online tools to make up for the lack of face-to-face interaction......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020