Gwen assures support for quincentennial celeb for 2021


Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has assured the Archdiocese of Cebu of the provincial government’s support in the upcoming quincentennial celebration of the Catholic faith in the country next year.

Garcia made the assurance to Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma during the latter’s visit to the Capitol where he and Fr. Mhar Vincent Balili presented the plans and programs of activities for the year-long celebration.

One of the activities next year is to highlight the different parishes in the province, the governor said. (

According to her, the Capitol is willing to work with the Archdiocese on the said endeavor as it will also promote local tourism.

“I suggested that perhaps we could work together para mamarket sad namo on the tourism side, it’s like a religious cultural thing because our religion is so much a part of our culture,” said Garcia.

The quincentennial celebration next year will kick off with the unveiling of the Jubilee cross on April 4, 2021. It will be marked by a simultaneous celebration of Holy Masses by the different parishes.