Bohol to offer ‘fiesta package’ to tourists

Victor Anthony V. Silva 05/07/2017

Panglao Island, Bohol — While most feasts or fiestas are celebrated in honor of a particular patron saint, it is much more than that for those from Bohol. For Boholanos living on the island or in other…

Lapu lass lives out K-Pop dream

Intern 05/06/2017

The danceable music of the Korean pop (K-pop) group Girls’ Generation fills the air in the small house of the Malahay family in Barangay Gun-ob, Lapu-Lapu City nearly every day. “Geuraeyo nan neol saranghae eonjena mideo~!” (That’s…

Sinulog 2017: Clothing the Child King

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/10/2017

For three decades, Sally Surabilla has one task she would not exchange for the world. The head of the embroidery department of the Asilo de la Milagrosa in Cebu City and two female workers have been assigned…

Auring in Cebu: Heavy rains bring floods as rivers swell, causing damage

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla 01/10/2017

Yesterday’s continuous heavy rains resulted to the swelling of rivers and flooding in different parts of Cebu. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pag-asa) said the amount of rainfall recorded yesterday was 64 millimeters. The…

The making of a grand festival

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/09/2017

In a country known throughout the world for its faith and cultural aesthetics, it is only fitting for each year to open with a grand festival that is as stunning and as vibrant as Cebu’s very own…

Sinulog 2017: Dancer from Tribu Ginatilan captivates netizens

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 01/08/2017

One dancer of the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan competition had fiesta-goers doing a double take. Was this Selena Gomez? The Cebu Daily News photo, captured by photographer Junjie Mendoza, captivated thousands of netizens, who commented on…

Provincial Capitol: Of prison breaks and other problems

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/05/2017

(Conclusion) Known globally as the jail facility that houses the dancing inmates, unknown to the world, the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) has been plagued with various issues: from the escape of inmates, to the…

Provincial Capitol: Of fresh mandates and new chapters

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/02/2017

(Part 1) In true Cebuano fashion, the year 2016 kicked off with the Sinulog festivities; but for the Cebu provincial government, last year’s events had a different twist in light of Cebu’s hosting of the 51st International…

Saving Mandaue from Floods and Garbage: The Plastic Bag Ordinance

Dominic D. Yasay 01/02/2017

(CONCLUSION) Mandauehanons share almost the same sentiments on the reinforcement of Ordinance No. 12-2010-562, better known as the Plastic Bag Ordinance. Approved on September 29, 2010 under the administration of then city mayor Jonas Cortes, the decree…

SHINING IN THE RING: Pacman leads strong showing of Filipino boxers

Calvin D. Cordova 01/02/2017

The year that was saw the country having four world boxing champions—one on interim basis, proving once again that this side of the planet is home to some of its finest ring warriors. To no one’s surprise,…

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