Sto. Nino novena masses live on Sun.Star website-A A +A
Thursday, January 10, 2013
CEBU CITY - The whole province of Cebu celebrates once again the annual feast of the Holy Infant Jesus, starting with the nine-day novena masses at the Basilica del Sto. Nino Church that Sun.Star website at www.sunstar.com.ph covers live for the first time.
Sun.Star’s live coverage of the novena masses is being done in partnership with the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino de Cebu and Smart Communications Inc.
The Basilica gives Sun.Star access to the activities in observance of the Fiesta Señor 2013, while Smart Communications granted the website team the use of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, which is capable of speeds of up to 100 mbps, for “super-fast uploading” of videos and photos.
The live coverage of the novena masses started early morning of Thursday (January 10) with the dawn procession “Walk with Jesus” and the Opening Salvo Mass. [View photos]
Sun.Star also covered live the first day novena mass held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Basilica del Sto. Nino church. The live coverage of the novena mass will continue every 5:30 p.m. until January 18.
Watch Sun.Star’s live streaming of these events at www.sunstar.com.ph, or at the Sun.Star Sinulog microsite at http://cebu.sunstar.com.ph/sinulog. A live blog that allows readers to post their comments, greetings and prayers is also available at the microsite.
Aside from the novena masses, Sun.Star will also cover live the Sinulog sa Kabataan on January 12 and 13, Ms. Cebu Coronation Night on January 16, Ronda Pilipinas 2013 on January 17 and 18, Sinulog Dance Crew, Musicfest, and Festival Queen on January 18, Solemn Procession on January 19, Sinulog Grand Parade on January 20, awarding ceremonies on January 21, and the Hubo Mass at the Basilica on January 25.
The live coverage of these events will also be done in partnership with the Sinulog Foundation Inc., organizer of the Sinulog festival, and video firm Needs and Solutions Inc., with the aim to reach Filipinos in the Philippines and abroad who may want to witness the Sinulog festivities in real time.
Updates on these Sinulog activities are also available @sunstaronline on Twitter, “Sun.Star – Philippines News” and “Sinulog (Cebu’s grandest festival)” on Facebook. (Sunnex)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 11, 2013.