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Unity against coercion

There can be no discounting the importance of the challenges that confront Southeast Asia today. This week, as Asean leaders converge in Manila for the 30th Asean Summit; the evolving difficulties in the South China Sea will unavoidably be in the backdrop. The report that the Chinese Coast Guard fired shots at Filipino fishermen in […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Read More »



I am back to my therapy sessions. It’s been four years since I’ve been to therapists to rehabilitate strained nerves in my neck and upper back area partly due to cervical spine defects as well as improper posture. The other day I was going through the ordeal again, this time a longer therapy program. When […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized | Read More »



  Samboan got a good follow-up of its stirring opening day victory as it dominated Ginatilan, 94–77, last Friday night in the South Division Bracket 2 of the 2017 Cebu Governor’s Cup 21-&-Under Inter-Cities/Municipalities Basketball Tournament at the Samboan Municipal Courts. Samboan used a balanced attack in improving 2–0 (win-loss) as it had six players […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2017 in Sports,Uncategorized | Read More »

60th Palaro kicks off in Antique


THE 60TH edition of the Palarong Pambansa formally opens today at the Binirayan Sports Complex in Antique Province. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was invited to grace the opening ceremony of the weeklong multi-sporting event that showcases the country’s top secondary and elementary athletes. Some games have started ahead of the formal opening ceremony as some […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2017 in Sports,Uncategorized | Read More »

“Suspicious-looking” men held by police in Oslob


CEBU CITY–Police have held for questioning six “suspicious-looking” men on board a van in Barangay Tan-awan, Oslob town, 121 kilometers south of Cebu City. Five of them are Muslims from Lanao del Norte while one is a Christian from Iloilo, said SPO1 Arturo Balmores, deputy chief of the Oslob Police Station. Balmores said they received […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Breaking,Uncategorized | Read More »

Cebu teams compete in International Dragon Boat Festival in Boracay Island


CEBU’S top dragon boat teams will vie in the 11th Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival today in Boracay island, Aklan. The Gruppo Habagat-Paramount Team and the Philippine Accessibilty Disability Services (PADS) Dragon Boat squad will test their skills in the race, which will be participated by some of the best paddlers in the world. The […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Sports,Uncategorized | Read More »

Quisumbing orders tighter security in Mandaue City


  Following the recent encounter between government troops and suspected members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and the travel advisory issued by the US Embassy in Manila, Mandaue City Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing has ordered tighter security in the city. Quisumbing briefed the Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command during a meeting Tuesday morning […]

Posted: April 11th, 2017 in Breaking,Uncategorized | Read More »

Tata Super Ace “Big Boy” is a versatile go-to vehicle


CEBU has a thing for versatile multi-purpose vehicles. It is evident with the number of Suzuki Multicabs and Mitsubishi L300 FBs running on our streets. Indian automaker Tata Motors wants a share of the pie with its dynamic duo of its Ace (Bata) and Super Ace (Big Boy) mini trucks. Both are diesel-powered mini workhorses […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Enterprise,Uncategorized | Read More »

Sirao residents told: Leave homes, relocate


Residents of two sitios in the mountain barangay of Sirao in Cebu City were advised to evacuate following last Sunday’s landslide in the area. In a statement sent to media outlets, the regional Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-7) said the recurring landslide in Sitios Langub and Tawagan is caused by the “overly saturated ground” due […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

Pres’l assistant to the Visayas goes cooperative


In his message before members of Cebu NewsCoop during its 20th Annual General Assembly, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael “Mike” Dino showed a keen interest in the workings of cooperatives. Lifting a clip from an archived message of former UN President Ban Ki Moon, Secretary Dino stressed the democratic ideals that govern co-ops, making […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Opinion,Uncategorized | Read More »