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

Crowds urged: Brace for mud during Calungsod thanksgiving

Mud and large puddles marred a big portion of the 27-hectare venue for a national thanksgiving mass for Pedro Calungsod’s sainthood on November 30, after last Tuesday’s rains. The situation, if repeated next week, would pose a problem for at least 500,000 pilgrims expected to attend the 5 p.m. mass that will be presided by [...]

Cebu offers shelter for Calungsod devotees

The Cebu City Government decided to put up a pilgrim shelter for devotees who will attend the national thanksgiving mass for the sainthood of Pedro Calungsod on November 30. Unlike what was earlier planned, Councilor Roberto Cabarrubias said the pilgrim shelter will not be like the Devotee City the City organizes each January for the [...]

Calungsod devotees told to brace for traffic

Devotees attending the national thanksgiving mass for San Pedro Calungsod were advised to prepare for traffic due to re-routing, road closures and a large number of participants from Cebu and other provinces. The security and safety task force is preparing for 500,000 to one million people to attend the event, which is a celebration of [...]