The journey to become an Addiction Recovery Specialist

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 02/16/2018

LOVING THE ADDICT At 60 years old, Fe Mantuhac- Barino could have been retired, blissfully spending her days at her quiet home in Liloan, Northern Cebu, while reminiscing the last 30 years of her life. She and…

Chinese consulate welcomes 2018 as a year of ‘great opportunities’

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 02/15/2018

The Year of the Earth Dog will run from February 16, 2018 to February 4, 2019. But last February 8, the Chinese New Year came eight days early for the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of…

The CDN Nest

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 02/10/2018

I was 11 years old when Cebu Daily News (CDN) I first saw print in 1998. I was a Grade Five pupil in a small village called Libas in the Town of Merida in Leyte province when…

JAILS FACE RICE SHORTAGE

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo, Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Morexette B. Erram 02/08/2018

As the supply of rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) continues to dwindle every day, detention facilities such as the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) are now faced with the dilemma on where to…

Tour operators emphasize importance of rest to drivers

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 01/21/2018

ALEGRIA ACCIDENT “Know when to stop driving.” This is the advice of two Cebu-based tour operators to drivers in the wake of the Alegria crash, which killed seven balikbayans on a travel stopover in southern Cebu. Jimmy…

Bike lane proposal gets a boost

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 01/15/2018

ADVOCATES of bicycle and pedestrian lanes are backing a proposed ordinance mandating the integration of bike lanes in the planning, design and construction of roads within Cebu City. The Movement for Livable Cebu (MLC) said the ordinance,…

Labor group calls for fire safety audit of all malls

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 01/07/2018

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is calling for a joint fire safety audit of all malls nationwide following two separate fire incidents in Davao and Cebu. In a statement furnished to Cebu Daily News,…

A slice of Mexico in Cebu

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 12/29/2017

ANOTHER delightful slice of Mexico is being served to Cebuanos at the Bonifacio District on F. Cabahug St. in Cebu City. Mooon Café, run by the widely successful Pages Holdings Inc. (PHI), opened its seventh restaurant before…

A feast of the senses

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 12/26/2017

STARING at the colorful Mountain Wing hallways of SM Seaside City Cebu is like reading the words of author Neil Gaiman when he wrote in the book, American Gods: “All we have to believe is our senses:…

Colors of Christmas

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 12/22/2017

I felt like I was Goliath standing among 49 Davids in an area where 20 Christmas trees in varied forms, shapes and sizes were displayed. With a big book in my hand, I was trying to appear…

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