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Quincentenary celebrations to push through

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CEBU CITY—The quincentenary celebrations of the arrival of Christianity will push through on April 14 but only a limited number of people will be allowed to physically attend.


Fr. Mhar Vincent Balili, secretary-general for the 500 Years of Christianity (500 YOC) of the Archdiocese of Cebu, announced on Tuesday, March 23, that the Cebu City Government and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) allowed the event to proceed subject to stringent health protocols.


Balili said only 700 people will be allowed to witness the reenactment of the First Baptism in line with the quincentenary celebrations. Sugbo.


Aside from limiting the number of participants, road closure within the 300-meter radius in Plaza Sugbo will also be implemented, said Balili.


The IATF and the city government have only allowed a 50% capacity limit of Plaza Sugbo.


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