Pedro Calungsod parish in Cebu wants to be shrine

Renaming a Toledo parish as National Shrine of San Pedro Calungsod is being considered after at least 15,000 pilgrims and devotees went to the church last Sunday. “This (church) is the center of pilgrimage for devotions to San Pedro Calungsod,” Fr. Russell Sungcad, Blessed Pedro Calungsod parish priest, told Sun.Star Cebu. Read the rest of [...]

Churches all over Philippines celebrate a day of great joy

The names of San Pedro Calungsod, Filipino lay catechist, and six new saints were included Sunday in the list of those the Catholic Church has declared intercessors in heaven. It was a day of joy for thousands of Cebuanos who attended the canonization mass that lasted for more than three hours, and millions of others [...]

Pilgrims say Calungsod canonization was ‘awesome’

Long waits that lasted three hours or more failed to dampen the excitement felt by thousands of Cebuanos who witnessed Sunday the mass where Pedro Calungsod became a saint. Toledo City Vice Mayor Arlene Espinosa-Zambo said she felt inspired and fulfilled at the rite of canonization, and expressed hope that it will draw the youth [...]

San Pedro Calungsod’s image to arrive in Pangasinan

SAN FABIAN, Pangasinan — The pilgrim image of newly proclaimed Filipino saint Pedro Calungsod will arrive in Dagupan for a two-day visit from November 4 to 5, according to Fr. Oliver Mendoza, parish priest of San Fabian town and spokesman of the Lingayen-Dagupan archdiocese. Fr. Mendoza said this will give a chance for the Catholic [...]

Barangay 17 wins MassKara street dance

THE Silver MassKara Festival Organization Inc. has adjudged Barangay 17 as this year’s MassKara festival street dance competition champion, besting 14 other barangay contingents.

The champion will receive P100,000 as grand prize.

Contingents of Barangay Cabug placed first runner-up and will receive P75,000, followed by Barangay 6 as second runner-up with P50,000 prize, and Barangay 32 as 3rd placer to receive P30,000. [Read more]

Taculing wins Electric MassKara performing float competitions

BARANGAY Taculing was adjudged the champion of the 2012 Electric MassKara performing float competitions Saturday night, defending its title as last year’s grand winner.

Taculing, which won a cash prize of P50,000, bested nine other performing floats in the 6th Electric MassKara held at the Tourism Strip, along Lacson St. in Bacolod from October 19 to 21.

The barangay’s float featured a red large bird that depicted the “Manok ni San Pedro,” while dancers were dressed like roosters as they wore head dresses that looked liked the animal’s comb. [Read more]

Rains fail to stop Masskara dance show

BACOLOD CITY — Students, parents and teachers brave the heavy downpour Saturday afternoon as the Masskara Street and Dance Competition School category proceeded as scheduled.

Eleven contingents from the elementary and secondary division participated in Saturday’s dance competition. Last year’s champion in the elementary division also bagged this year’s top award.

Grand champion during Saturday’s dance competition is from Sum-ag Elementary School, which also bagged the best in concept award. [Read more]

Environment office: Forest guards face new enemy

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to hire additional forest guards to augment its forces in ensuring the protection of the country’s forest. DENR regional information officer Rosevirico Tan bared this as the agency’s forest guards are confronting a new enemy aside from protecting the forest from illegal loggers. Tan said

V Kool opening in Manila

WITH the green revolution on sweeping through the country, the opening of V Kool in Manila was much anticipated. “The Advent of V-KOOL in Philippines,” with the unveiling of the launch of the first V-KOOL full-fledged green store concept in Otis, Manila, headed by V-KOOL Philippines Inc. President Mr. Willy Q. Tee Ten and General [...]

First night of the 2012 Electric Masskara @ Tourism Strip

The whole 18-block Tourism Strip at Lacson St. was jampacked with revelers as the three-night Electric MassKara kicked off last night (Oct. 19) with the parade of LCC giant MassKara puppets, Majica MassKara floats, schools and corporate floats, and Nights of Mardi Gras fantasy costume winners, and featuring eight music stations all over the Strip that turned the place into one giant street party. (Photo by Gilbur Guarte)