Is the original really encased inside Magellan’s Cross?

No, according to several historians. The panel placed at the foot of the cross makes two astonishing claims: that it contains the original Magellan’s Cross and that it was planted by the Portuguese explorer on that very spot. Neither claim holds up to close scrutiny. It is also interesting to note that the commemorative marker…

Cebu News Digest for Jan. 7, 2016: Thousands join Walk With Jesus to mark start of Fiesta Señor; ‘desperate love’ led to baby’s kidnapping; budget war continues in Cebu City Council

WALK WITH JESUS. The penitential walk from the Fuente Osmeña rotunda to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño marks the start of the religious celebration of Sinulog 2016. (Photo by Anthony Leuterio)

The religious celebration of the Fiesta Señor started early this morning with a penitential walk by Sto. Niño devotees from the Fuente Osmeña rotunda to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño.

Perennial Sinulog winner Tribu Sinanduloy prepares ‘epic’ performance

Tangub City's Tribu Sinanduloy will portray the deep faith and hopefulness of Pinoys in this Sunday's Sinulog Grand Parade entry. Photo is of the group's performance last year. (Photo by Alex Badayos)

The Filipinos as a nation have encountered many struggles and yet their faith and devotion to the Holy Child remain constant. Tribu Sinanduloy of Tangub City, Misamis Occidental will portray the religiosity and hopefulness of Pinoys in its Sinulog Grand Parade 2014 performance. Its entry centers on a series of wars fought in the country…