Cebu News Digest: Jan. 16, 2015: Pope Francis arrives in the Philippines; commemorative papal coins out; Sibonga steel bridge opens

ROCKSTAR POPE. Pope Francis smiles at the huge crowd thatl ined up to welcome him. (Philippine News Agency photo)

Pope Francis arrived to a massive Filipino welcome yesterday. People lined up the streets to catch a glimpse of him as he rode on his popemobile from the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City to the Apostolic Nunciature on Quirino Ave. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, meanwhile, has issued P50 and P500 commemorative papal coins.…

Cebu News Digest Jan. 10, 2014: Leyte storm survivors return to dance Sinulog; Mayor Rama threatens to sue City Council for economic sabotage

RELIGIOUS FOCUS. This year’s Sinulog Grand Parade will highlight the religious foundation of the festival.

The Sinulog grand parade will focus on its religious roots as it marks its 35th year this 2015. The festival was officially launched yesterday with a parade that started at the Basilica del Sto. Niño. Previous winner and crowd favorite Tribu Lingganay from Alang-Alang town in Leyte province will join the grand parade again after…

Cebu News Digest Jan. 4, 2015: Bad weather till Wednesday, international cargo ship sinks, Sibonga bridge problems

VITAL LINK. The Dumlog Bridge in Sibonga is a vital link in the south coastal highway that leads all the way to southern Cebu from Cebu City. (Photo by Mark Luzano)

It’s gloomy weather in Cebu today, with dark skies and light to moderate rains affecting most of the metro. The weather bureau said Cebuanos can expect the situation to continue until Wednesday due to a weather disturbance it calls the tail end of a cold front. Pag-asa expects better weather on Thursday, when activities for…