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,…

Number coding in Cebu? LTO offers to help solve Mandaue traffic; Church monitors priest accused of molesting girl: Cebu News Digest: July 21, 2015

IS NUMBER-CODING THE SOLUTION? The chief of the Lapu-Lapu City traffic office is proposing number-coding or color-coding to deal with the traffic gridlock in Metro Cebu. (Creative Commons photo by Dominique Bergeron)

The head of the Lapu-Lapu City Traffic Management System (CTMS) suggested trying number-coding or color-coding to deal with the traffic gridlock in Metro Cebu. CTMS Chief Frank Brazil also suggested increasing regulations on the sale of vehicles. “More people are buying cars but our roads are not getting wider.” — CTMS Chief Frank Brazil, according…

Cebu News Digest: April 27, 2015: Pope ‘less likely’ to join IEC 2016 in Cebu; grand Kaplag reenactment today, heavy traffic expected in downtown Cebu City

Lumad Basakanon, shown here performing during the Sinulog Grand Parade last January in Cebu CIty, wins second place in Aliwan.

Since the Pope already recently visited the Philippines, he is less likely to visit Cebu next year for the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), according to a Vatican envoy. Still, the Cebu Archdiocese remains hopeful that the Pope will consider attending the congress. This afternoon, a grand staging of the Kaplag reenactment or the discovery of…

Cebu News Digest: March 14, 2015: P550M church structure for IEC next year ‘halfway done’; Citom serves warrants to drivers with unsettled traffic violations

TOP STORIES. The front pages today of Cebu's 3 English dailies.

Church officials said the construction of the pavilion for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) that will be held in Cebu City next year is “halfway done” and that the construction work is “ahead of schedule.” Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) has 307 bench warrants for private and public vehicle drivers with unsettled traffic…

Cebu News Digest: Jan. 20, 2015: Will Pope Francis come to Cebu next year?

WILL POPE VISIT CEBU NEXT YEAR? Pope Francis looks to the crowd sending him off at the Villamor Airbase before entering the plane that took him to Rome yesterday. Local Church officials are hoping that the Pope will return to the country next year to attend the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu in January. (Malacañang Photo)

AFTER a rapturous welcome by millions of Filipinos, Pope Francis left the country yesterday “feeling the warmth” of the bastion of Christianity in Asia. While many in Cebu who had hoped the popular pontiff would drop by were disappointed, there are talks the pope will be here for an important Church conference next year. Despite…