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Pro-life advocates rally against death penalty, extrajudicial killings

Pro-life advocates gather at Plaza Sugbo in Cebu City to oppose plans to revive the death penalty and extra-judicial killings.

CEBU CITY–A least 800 pro-life advocates gathered in downtown Cebu City on Saturday afternoon to oppose the reinstatement of the death penalty and the spate of extrajudicial killings amid the government’s war on drugs. “We are here to stand up; to speak up for what is right,” said Dr. Rene Josef Bullecer, vice president of […]

Posted: February 18th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Hope and life emerge amid drug war deaths

A MEDAL AND A ROSARY. These are the precious gifts that Cebu Archbishop Jose  Palma gave to each of the  25 drug surrenderers who, after six months, cleaned themselves of drug addiction and graduated from the barangay-based drug rehabilitation program. The event was commemorated with a Mass officiated by Palma at the San Roque Parish in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City.

They surrendered and lived to tell their stories. And to these men and women who, only months ago, could not even imagine giving up a life of drugs, it was a day like no other. Wearing green shirts with a scripture text proclaiming a rebirth in Christ, at least 25 individuals who were once enslaved […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Pro-lifers to march against death penalty, drug killings

WALK FOR LIFE PRESS BRIEFING. From left: Dr. Rene Josef Bullecer and Rev. Fr. Ely Suico. (CDN PHOTO/CHRISTIAN MANINGO)

Pro-life advocates called on Cebuanos — Catholics or not — to join the “Walk for Life” on Saturday, February 18, to voice out opposition to plans to revive the death penalty and the spate of drug-related killings in the country. “The time for us to speak up and unify has come. If you believe in […]

Posted: February 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

The Fairest of them all

Miss Universe candidate from Philippines Maxine Medina competes during a national costume preliminary competition  held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, January 26, 2017.

MISS UNIVERSE 2016 CROWNING  MOMENT Have you picked a single favorite candidate? With 86 lovely women vying for the Miss Universe 2016 crown, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by a bevy of beauties but, of course, there’s going to be that one who will captivate you with her smile, poise, grace, overall stage presence—and the […]

Posted: January 29th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Seniors commit suicide


TWO seniors committed suicide for different reasons in the towns of Argao and Sibonga, Cebu province last Wednesday and yesterday. In Barangay Poblacion, Argao town, 73-year-old Antonio Gemina was found dead by his wife inside his room at 8 a.m. yesterday. PO2 Glenn Besande of the Argao police said Gemina’s wife found him kneeling in […]

Posted: January 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Living it up in 2017

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HAPPY new year, all you beautiful people out there! It’s 2017 and I couldn’t be more excited … as they say, every new year brings with it 365 opportunities. Every day we wake up is a gift, and we would have a much better world if we all started acting like it! It has always […]

Posted: January 3rd, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Happy New Dash!


“Happy New Dash!” Wouldn’t this be a great catchy greeting for the New Year? I bet it could easily start a cyber-trend gaining a few hundred (maybe a thousand!!!) hits and likes? Nah!!! I don’t think so. It might even cause more confusion and bewilderment. So, let’s just stick to the good-old ‘Happy New Year!!!’ […]

Posted: December 30th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Learning from Jose Rizal


I am looking forward to our studying nationalist movements because I am eager to share with my grade 7 students in Our Lady of Joy Learning Center the very interesting life of Jose Rizal. Although he lived a relatively short life, many can learn a great deal from the various phases of his life. The […]

Posted: December 28th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Veteran broadcaster Craig Sager loses to cancer, wins hearts

Sager, 65. (AP PHOTO).

HOUSTON— Craig Sager never once thought about giving up as he battled cancer for more than two years. “Man, life is too beautiful, too wonderful, there’s just too many things,” he said in late August. “It’s not just you. It’s your family and kids and all. Fight. Fight until the end. Fight as hard as […]

Posted: December 16th, 2016 in Sports | Read More »

Bullecer: Distributing condoms in schools a ‘wrong move’


DISTRIBUTING condoms will just promote promiscuity among the students, according to pro-life groups in Cebu. Human life advocate Dr. Rene Bullecer said that the Department of Health’s (DOH) initiative to distribute condoms in schools to combat the rise of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) among Filipino teenagers is practically a […]

Posted: December 14th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »