Cebu News Digest for February 3, 2016: Tomas hits Rama selfie during IEC mass; IEC organizers stay within P300M budget; Palma urges missionaries to keep the faith.

Here are the stories that came out in the local publications today, Feb. 3, 2016. Tomas vs. Mike: Selfie war FORMER Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena criticized rival Mike Rama for taking a selfie during the communion rites in the closing mass of the 51st International Eucharist Congress at the South Road Properties last Sunday.…

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Cebu News Digest for Feb. 2, 2016: Officials laud agencies for IEC’s success; Pa refutes daughter’s testimony; IEC critic receives threats

Here’s the roundup of stories about the IEC and other local news that came out in local publications today, February 2, 2016. Job well done. The Cebu City Council commended the Cebu City Police Office, Cebu Provincial Police Office and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command for securing the 51st International Eucharistic Congress.…

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IEC 2016 News Roundup for Feb. 1, 2016: Cebu made us proud Catholics; Pray for the world; Labella cites Bayanihan in successful hosting

Here is the roundup of stories on the final day of the International Eucharistic Congress that came out in local news publications today, February 1, 2016. PAPAL Legate Charles Maung Cardinal Bo praised the Cebuanos for a wonderful job hosting the 51st International Eucharistic Congress, and even addressed the crowd in Cebuano to say that…

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IEC exhibit open to the public starting Monday

Alesandro Valzani owns the 600-year old Antica Fonderia DePoli, a bell-maker based in Italy. Their DePoli bells are all over Italy.

The International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) exhibit at the IEC Pavilion will be open to the public starting on Monday, February 1, and will run until February 7. There are 93 exhibitors in 126 booths at the basement of the IEC Pavilion. The exhibit opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Among the exhibitors…

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IEC Day 6 Livestream

This IEC 2016 livestream by RTVM is powered by PLDT and SMART Communications, Inc.

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Red Cross, Smart extend first aid stations support to IEC

SMART VOLUNTEER. Jun Apale, a Smart employee who was among those who volunteered to be fielded in first aid stations during the Sinulog, attends to a participant needing medical help.

The partnership between the Philippine Red Cross and Smart Communications Inc. in setting up first aid stations will continue during the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) 2016.

IEC2016 News Digest for Jan, 27, 2016: Papal legate tells prisoners in Cebu: ‘Pray for me;’ heavy traffic seen on Thursday; Bishop Barron: use social media to spread gospel

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE. Inmate Dante Duran pays his respects to Papal Legate Yangon Archbishop Charles Cardinal Bo during his visit at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, the facility that houses the world-famous dancing inmates. (Photo by TV 5 journalist Ryan Sorote)

Here’s what you need to know this morning of January 25, 2016, Day 4 of the International Eucharistic Congress 2016. Papal legate visits dancing Cebu prisoners, asks them to pray for him Papal Legate Charles Maung Cardinal Bo, SDB, visited the famous dancing inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center. Despite the drizzle,…

IEC 2016 bus routes

Over a hundred buses ply the streets of Metro Cebu to serve as official transport for the thousands of delegates here for the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) 2016 that will run up to January 31. The buses can also accommodate those who wish to join the IEC 2016 events that are open to the public,…

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PLDT, Smart ‘fiber up’ International Eucharistic Congress

SEAMLESS CONNECTIVITY. Church taps PLDT for seamless connectivity during IEC2016. In photo are, from left, (seated): PLDT consultant Evelyn del Rosario; Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, PLDT and Smart head of Public Affairs Ramon R. Isberto, Bishop Dennis Villarojo, and (standing), PLDT Capability Specialist Henry Jabonero, Smart Public Affairs Officer NN Navarro; IEC website committee head Msgr. Raul Go, Chancellor Archdiocese of Cebu Msgr. Ren Beltran, PLDT Cebu Zone Head Costumer Service Operations Elmer “Bong” Lintag, Archdiocese of Cebu Vicar General Msgr. Danny Sanico, Smart Public Affairs Senior Manager Atty. Maria Jane Paredes, IEC 2016 Transport Committee Head Fr. Wendell Balbuena, and Staff Assistant PLDT Cebu Costumer Service Operations Zone Elmer Vasquez.

The PLDT Group has provided data and voice services, and other communications support to the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) of the Catholic Church which will be held in Cebu City from January 24 to 31.

Delegates get guide, virtual help in IEC 2016 app

MOBILE COMPANION. The IEC 2016 Guide not only offers information about the congress, it also provides tips on how to make the most of your stay in Cebu.

Delegates of the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), scheduled on January 24 to 31, get a handy guide to the biggest ecclesiastical gathering in Cebu with the InnoPub-powered IEC 2016 mobile app, made available for free by Smart Communications (Smart), in partnership with the Archdiocese of Cebu.