Calungsod thanksgiving mass live on Sun.Star website

The Sun.Star website, at, will stream live Friday, November 30, the thanksgiving mass for the sainthood of Pedro Calungsod, a young Visayan martyr who was canonized last October 21 in Rome, Italy. The live streaming of the mass, which will start at 5 p.m. Friday, can be viewed at and, where updates [...]

Church leaders thank Calungsod volunteers

THE grand thanksgiving celebration in the Archdiocese of Cebu is the result of the collective effort of individuals and organizations that offered their time and resources. “There is beauty and dignity in volunteerism,” said Fr. Expedito Torrevillas, preparations member of the committee on liturgy for Cebu. Read the rest of this entry

Mass-goers told: Be prayerful, mindful

Be mindful. Be prepared. Have a prayerful attitude. These are among the things that one must do during the San Pedro Calungsod thanksgiving mass tomorrow. Officials from the police, traffic and the church yesterday issued guidelines for the convenience of those who plan to attend the 5 p.m. National Thanksgiving Mass at the South Road [...]

Devotees flock to greet Calungsod

The image of San Pedro Calungsod arrived in Cebu around noon Tuesday on board a fast craft from Getafe, Bohol. It was greeted by devotees who lined the streets, waving at the image and offering prayers to the first Visayan martyr. Read the rest of this entry

Calungsod arrives in Cebu today

The three-foot wooden statue of San Pedro Calungsod will return to Cebu City from Talibon, Bohol at noon today, Tuesday, at the end of a national pilgrimage that began shortly after the teenage martyr’s canonization last month. From the Cebu City Pier 1, San Pedro’s image will be brought to his shrine at the Archbishop [...]

Aquino’s silence on rights violations vs women hit

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III seemed to have deaf ears on calls to end killings and other rights violations against women human rights defenders, a group said Sunday.

Cristina Palabay, spokesperson of Tanggol Bayi, cited Aquino’s silence on the massacre of pregnant Juvy Capion, an anti-mining activist, and her two children in Tampakan, South Cotabato, which is an issue raised by several local and international groups. Read more