CEBU City politicians caught campaigning during Maundy Thursday and Good Friday will face disqualification and imprisonment, Cebu City south district election officer Edwin Cadungog said.

So, there would be no crosses to bear marked “ATAN GUARDO” or “TOMMY OSMENA.”

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But Talisay City Mayor Socrates “Brod Soc” Fernandez, the benevolent father, would continue to bear his cross-–his adopted son, Joavan.


Local officials in San Fernando, Pampanga banned foreigners from joining the traditional reenactment of Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday.

Fortunately, they have not banned politicians who are on their last-ditch effort to improve their poor ratings in the surveys.

With politicians hanging on the cross, Church officials may no longer frown on the practice.


Cebu Church officials were wary the Siete Palabras (The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross) would be abused so only one will be held at the Metropolitan Cebu Cathedral on Good Friday.

What if Lakas-Kampi presidential standard bearer Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro is assigned the fourth word?

We would hear his lament, “Nerry, Nerry (Rep. Nerissa Soon-Ruiz), why have you forsaken me?”


The Roman Catholic Church has used the Internet to allow the sick and overseas Filipino workers in places where there are no churches to do their

Visita Iglesia by visiting the site

Politicians did their Visita Iglesia long before the Holy Week, said.

They visited the Iglesia ni Cristo to seek their powerful spiritual leader’s endorsement.


Balamban Mayor Alex Binghay voiced the Cebuanos’ sentiment on Cebuano candidates left out in Once Cebu’s choices for the Senate.

They are former Commission on Elections Commissioner Regalado Maambong and cousins, former Cebu governor Lito Osmeña and former senator Serge Osmeña.

“It’s a mortal sin if we abandon our Cebuano senatorial candidates and, even for that matter, all Bisaya candidates.

You won’t support a Cebuano and instead go for those whom we don’t even know? That’s a big slap on us, Cebuanos,” he said.

Surprisingly, even Cebu Vice Gov. Greg Sanchez said he would vote for Lito Osmeña.