Non-working holiday in Cebu City

Published April 14, 2021, 7:06 AM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY—With major religious activities taking place as part of the quincentennial celebrations of the arrival of Christianity in the country, Malacanang has declared April 14 as “special non-working day in the City of Cebu.”
 
“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Cebu be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” read a portion of Proclamation 1130 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
 
Wednesday’s activities will include the reenactment of the first baptism at the Magellan’s Cross, Plaza Sugbo, Pontifical Mass in commemoration of the 500 Years of Christianity, declaration of Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño and the Snr. Sto. Niño image as National Cultural Treasures at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño Pilgrim Center, blessing of the Sto. Niño exhibit at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño Museum and cultural events.
 
Malacanang reminded that basic health protocols must be observed during the series of the activities.
 
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has thanked President Duterte for the declaration of special non-working day in the city.
 
“It is a generous gesture that the President is allowing us in Cebu to feel this special moment in history,” said Msgr. Joseph Tan, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu.

 
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