A laudable feast

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/17/2018

There was something special about the island-barangay of Hilotongan. I could smell it from the pump boat where I was seated with 35 other individuals from the Department of Education, Vivant Foundation Inc. (VFI), and local residents.…

Island-barangay shines with solar power system from Vivant

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/15/2018

OFF GRID NO MORE Before their boat could even dock on the shores of Barangay Hilotongan, Bantayan Island, already — students and teachers in pink, green, red and white uniforms were clapping and cheering for the team…

Cebu City Library opens digital Braille section

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/12/2018

FIRST IN PH The Cebu City Public Library (CCPL) has ushered in another first in the history of the country’s public library system with the opening of the Philippines first digital braille section. Launched last August 1,…

Entrepreneur shares promise of treasures found in her attic

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/12/2018

ATTIC FINDS IN LILOAN You will always find treasures at the attic.” This is the inspiration behind Attic Finds, a three-year-old clothing business of former copy editor, Dawny June Ebite Tantuan, in her husband’s hometown of Liloan,…

CLI’s waves of the future

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/10/2018

With Astra Centre launch, Cebu Landmasters CEO: Mixed-use projects are the way to go for the firm “Mixed-use projects, integrated developments are the waves of the future for Cebu Landmasters.” Jose Soberano III, Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI)…

Cebu Landmasters doubles landbank portfolio in VisMin

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/10/2018

SINCE it made its initial public offering year, the landbank of Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) has doubled to 120 hectares across different locations in the Visayas and Mindanao. This was revealed by Jose “Joe” Soberano III and…

Back to my roots

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/10/2018

We are in Barangay Calawisan, Lapu-Lapu City, today for a whole day event filled with stories, arts, beauty and wellness workshops and dances. This event called “Mother and Child Day” was organized for the day care children…

Cebu Pacific eyes customer care with new command center

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/07/2018

PASAY CITY — Low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific Air Inc. (CEB), intensified its commitment to put customers’ concerns as its main priority with the presence of its multi-million-peso command center located in the company headquarters. This is the…

Mom’s fitness journey leads to pole dance, fitness studio

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/05/2018

Ever since Julifer Ponder, 34, could remember, her younger self had always dreamed of opening a dance and fitness studio. But Ponder, who was born in Butuan City and raised in Barangay Sibagat in Agusan Del Sur,…

The youth of Mindanao

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/03/2018

In the past two weeks, I have been fortunate to be invited to two separate events in Cebu and Davao where I spent time with young people between the ages of 18 and 24 and discuss about…

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