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Boy perishes in dawn fire

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A 10-year-old boy died in a fire that gutted 40 houses and displaced 47 families in Sitio Cabancalan I in Barangay Bulacao, Cebu City, at past 5 a.m. yesterday. Frederick Sumagang’s charred remains were found in an alley outside their two-storey home where the fire reportedly started. The cause of fire has yet to be […]

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

Slain cop arrives home to grieving family, fiancee


  He was supposed to visit his fiancee in Carcar City, Cebu next month to officially ask her parents for her hand in marriage, but his life had another purpose. PO2 Ray Anthony Nazareno, 30, was the lone policeman among four government troops who were killed in a clash with Abu Sayyaf Group in Barangay […]

Posted: April 13th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »



Road rage victim says As trial of the Cebu road rage shooting case looms, the victim and his family have dismissed the possibility of entering into an amicable settlement with David Lim Jr. “We are not even talking about that (settlement). At this point in time, our primary concern is the safety of my client, […]

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »


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ROAD RAGE SHOOTING IN CEBU Police on a hunt  for a scion of a prominent Chinese Cebuano family who shot and wounded a nurse over a traffic altercation A scion of a prominent Chinese Cebuano family is now being pursued by the police in a road rage incident that saw him firing his gun at […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Your last happiest days


In the ’70s, we told each other in posters: “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” Today, the same thought is better said this way: “These are your last happiest days.” Either way, the message is just as true. However many days we have left, one or forever, these are our […]

Posted: March 14th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Date jar


Bangkok — In my absence from Casa Ruffolo Uno, the date jar has been placed in a little corner by Jeff’s work desk and there it is: sitting, lingering, waiting for its other owner to come home from her solo sojourn. The date jar was proposed by Jeff a few years back so we don’t […]

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

Two family men, two volunteers


Volunteerism in the eyes of a father and a grandfather What drives people to do volunteer work despite the challenges it imposes on their family lives? Darrold Jess Condiño, a 28-year-old volunteer of REACT-Masareal Group, said he was influenced to become a volunteer by his father and grandfather. “Siguro mao usab akong nadak-an nga kiniya […]

Posted: March 4th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Mandaue street sweeper returns lost bag to seafarer


HONESTY is a virtue that 59-year-old street sweeper Avelino Sumagang swears by even if he earns barely enough to support his family. “Kita nga nanarbaho, be honest ta. Kay makatabang man na sa atong pagpanarbaho (We employees must exercise honesty in doing our jobs because this will benefit us),” he said. Assigned under the Clean […]

Posted: March 2nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Family of missing Chinese tourist calls for help


The family of a female Chinese tourist who went missing in Cebu since Saturday morning is asking for help from everyone who could give them information and help them locate her. Weiying Gu, 72, who was in Cebu with a group of other Chinese tourists including her husband Guoqiang Wu, was reported missing since Saturday […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Breaking,Headlines | Read More »

Valentine’s Day as Family Day pushed


Aside from being a day of romance, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, will also become a special working holiday and a day for families if a bill at the House of Representatives will be made into law. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa (Cebu City South District), proposes to declare every Feb. 14 of the […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »