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Drug lord escapes dragnet, considered very dangerous


FOR the second time around, a 25-year-old alleged drug lord who is considered armed and dangerous evaded arrest at the height of a government operation conducted against him. Joshua Bucog, 25, escaped from a buy-bust operation conducted by elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) on Sunday evening. Instead, the agents […]

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

Central Visayas has a new Cebu-based top drug lord

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We have a new top drug lord along with nine other drugs lords in our list.” This statement came from Police regional director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, who said they updated the list of drug personalities in the region following the death of alleged top drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz in June 2016. Taliño, however, […]

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

The short and perhaps happy life of February


The day started inauspiciously. As usual, the clock radio came on at the morning hour set for the alarm, and a voice began to make a summary of the news. Half-asleep I only caught fragments of it, those that entered my hearing as it oscillated between sleep and wakefulness. My need to go to the […]

Posted: February 11th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Beauty and the blessed


Beauty will save the world!” These words popped out of my head when I read the daily headline announcing another Miss Universe! I pondered what this event and similar ones achieve after proclaiming another winner. Every year, it’s simply another contestant who outshines the previous one who will be hopefully remembered for her beauty that […]

Posted: February 3rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Early Christmas gift


Allow me wish you all a Merry Christmas. It is a time to show our appreciation to the kindness of our Savior by loving, adoring, worshiping and thanking him for all the blessings that he showered us and will continue to shower us. I love you, Lord Jesus, for you have been kind and generous […]

Posted: December 26th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Keeping Christmas


There is a better thing than the observance of Christmas day, and that is keeping Christmas, according to Henry Van Dyke. In his short essay of the same title, he gives sets of questions for us to ponder as we prepare for the birth of the Christ Child. First, we are asked, Are you willing: […]

Posted: December 17th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Palma: ‘We need a change of heart’


  As Catholics trooped to churches at the start of the Misa de Gallo on Thursday, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma called on the faithful to deepen their relationships with the Lord and to prepare spiritually for Christmas. “We know that this (Misa de Gallo) is significant and close to the hearts of Filipinos. Let us […]

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

Mexican narcos beat heat in air conditioned tombs


CULIACAN, Mexico — Some drug lords take their ostentatious lifestyle literally to the grave: a cemetery in Mexico is blooming with two-story tombs fitted with living rooms, air-conditioning and bulletproof glass. Mexico marked on Sunday 10 years since the government deployed troops in a drug war that has killed tens of thousands of people, with […]

Posted: December 12th, 2016 in World | Read More »

No conjecture


There has to be even a minimal sense of disbelief after hearing Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III claim that reports of extrajudicial killings are conjectures or theories and that all drug suspects killed in police operations resisted arrest. The senator made the claim during a visit to Cebu City, specifically at the Police Regional Office […]

Posted: December 5th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

The joy of creating handmade toys and crafts


Himamaylan, a city with a population of no more than 500,000 since 2015, situated on the western seaside of Negros Occidental. A national road cuts across it, and north-bound, is Mount Kanlaon, the highest peak in Western Visayas. Approximately 50 kilometers away from the active volcano is a house with a spectacular view of the […]

Posted: November 27th, 2016 in Headlines,Special Feature | Read More »