Palma hopes politicians will visit Cebu for Sto. Niño, not for politics

CHARISMATIC. Members if the Catholic Charismatic Communities of Cebu gather around Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma during the group's 37th anniversary celebration. (Sun.Star Photo/Allan Cuizon)

CHARISMATIC. Members if the Catholic Charismatic Communities of Cebu gather around Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma during the group’s 37th anniversary celebration. (Sun.Star Photo/Allan Cuizon)

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma prayed that politicians who will join the Sinulog celebration on Jan. 20 will be here for their devotion to the Sto. Niño and not for politics.

“I know that many politicians have devotion to the Sto. Nino. You are most welcome and as always there is guidance and there are rules and policies governing definitions of where is the realm of politics and where the religion could help in politics in terms of policies,” he said. Read the rest of this entry

Apas high school wins this time

Apas National High School’s winning performance (Video by Sunnex)

FOR the past five years, Apas National High School of Barangay Apas, Cebu City has placed second in the annual Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan.

Yesterday, they turned things around and won in the secondary level category of the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan at the Cebu City Sports Center.

They bested six other contingents including Abellana National High School who is the defending champion and the grand slam title holder. Read the rest of this entry

Exhibit of statues opens in Ayala

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal leads the opening and blessing of the Sto. Nino exhibit in Ayala Center Cebu. With him is Cebu Holdings president Francis Monera. (Sun.Star Photo/Ruel Rosello)

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal leads the opening and blessing of the Sto. Nino exhibit in Ayala Center Cebu. With him is Cebu Holdings president Francis Monera. (Sun.Star Photo/Ruel Rosello)

USING simple images of the Holy Infant Jesus is part of promoting devotion, said Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu Ricardo Cardinal Vidal.

The cardinal was referring to statues that are part of an exhibit at the Ayala Center Cebu, which opened last Friday.

Vidal was the guest of honor at the opening. Read the rest of this entry

Kenyans rule 2013 Cebu Marathon

TO SAY that the Kenyans dominated the 2013 Cebu Marathon is an understatement as they wiped out the locals in the 42-kilometer (42K) and 21K event.

Cebu’s hope for a title, Mary Grace delos Santos, gave up her crown in the women’s 21K, but to a worthy opponent yesterday at the Cebu IT Park.

“She is really fast,” said delos Santos after learning of 21K winner Jackline Nzivo’s time of 1:18:28 minutes. Delos Santos, who was still on a recovery run after her grueling Milo Marathon last month, came in second but improved her time. [Read more]

 

Environment and Humanity

“CLIMATE change is the ‘new normal.’” This is what the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said in the wake of super storm Sandy that ravaged the US East Coast. He adds, “This may be an uncomfortable truth but it is one we ignore at our peril.” It’s another solid wake up call to everyone