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Despite absence from Pope itinerary, Cebu keeps faith

SHIRT designer Jonathan Culubio dries the print on a Pope Francis shirt in his studio in Cebu City. CARINE ASUTILLA/INQUIRER VISAYAS

The strength of the city’s faith in the Catholic Church could be measured by how it anticipates the visit of Pope Francis, even if the city known for its devotion to the Church and its symbols is not on the Pope’s itinerary.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Faith amid tragedy in 2 festivals

SPRAY BLESSING.  A Roman Catholic lay minister sprays holy water with a hose to bless the images of the Sto. Niño carried by devotees during the Feast of Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Tondo Parish in Tondo, Manila, on Sunday. Grand festivals honoring the Child Jesus, such as the Sinulog in Cebu and the Ati-atihan in Aklan, were also held on Sunday. RICHARD A. REYES

Stories of faith and environmental protection, and the importance of family were told by 35 contingents that participated in the Sinulog 2014 dance competition in Cebu City.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Calamity fails to dampen spirit of Ati-Atihan, Dinagyang fests

Members of a tribal contingent dance after the Pilgrims’ Mass at Pastrana Park in Kalibo, capital of Aklan, as part of the Ati-Atihan Festival celebration. FILE PHOTO/HARESH TANODRA (CONTRIBUTOR)

Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” which pummeled Iloilo and Aklan, among other provinces, in November, has failed to dampen preparations for the Ati-Atihan festival in Kalibo and the Dinagyang in Iloilo City which are held in January in honor of the Holy Child Jesus.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sinulog gun ban violator nabbed

A 41-YEAR-OLD security guard was the first to fall in a police operation for violating the gun ban which is in effect in Cebu province to ensure peace during the Sinulog.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Davide asks Sinulog Foundation to liquidate


The Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) must first liquidate previous donations it received from the Cebu provincial government before it can get the P1-million aid pledged for the 2014 festivities. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said foundation  headed by Ricky Ballesteros has to comply with this  so  the province can avoid being questioned lated by state […]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »