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Parents prefer use of old Sapangdaku school


To do away with costly transportation expenses, parents want their children to hold classes at the old Sapangdaku Elementary School, which city hall ordered abandoned four years ago. Nene Toreon, 35, said it is more practical for the Cebu City government to spend on the school’s rehabilitation instead of making parents spend on the transportation […]

Posted: May 24th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Officials target to reopen Sapangdaku Elementary School this June


Cebu City officials will reopen the Sapangdaku Elementary School, which was closed three years ago due to flooding woes. In a press conference on Tuesday morning, Councilor Joy Augustus Young announced the reopening of the school after consultations with parents and officials of the Department of Education (Deped). “We have to make an intelligent decision […]

Posted: May 23rd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Spanked children more likely to defy parents, be anti-social


Spanking, or the act of slapping a child’s buttocks, as a form of punishment has been some sort of a ritual in a lot of households. This disciplinary measure has been accepted as a societal norm in some countries and is usually deemed as necessary to guide children on the right path. However, a recent […]

Posted: May 5th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Saigon is one beautiful canvas


HANOI, Vietnam —Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a color-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict social mores. “Young people want to break the rules,” said the 21-year-old, his fingers speckled […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Danica Sotto-Pingris: ‘I was a liar’


IF YOU ask Danica Sotto-Pingris about her past life as the daughter of two of the biggest names in show business, she would cringe and say, “I was such a liar! Nakakahiya (It’s a shame)!” “I was not deprived of love from my parents because they were very sweet. But there was always something in […]

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

All for her parents


Magna cum laude graduate offers her achievement to her fisherman-father, fish vendor-mother Clad in her toga with one hand holding her college diploma and a medal hanging on her neck, Regine Villamejor couldn’t help but cry when she hugged her parents after the graduation rites yesterday at the University of San Jose-Recoletos Basak campus. “This […]

Posted: March 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Kidnap attempt


The persons arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap four schoolchildren in Minglanilla town last March 16 will have time to answer the charges to be filed against them, but the incident awoke bad memories of the kidnap-murder of Ellah Joy Pique in 2011. To recall, six-year-old Ellah Joy was invited by a woman to ride […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Of kids, failure and success


Businessman, family man Francis Kong shares parenting tips to parents, teachers “Allow your children to experience failure.” This was one of the parenting tips that inspirational speaker Francis Kong shared to parents and teachers who attended his talk on “Practical Parenting and Family Values” yesterday at the Saint Theresa’s College auditorium. “If you don’t allow […]

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

Faceless foundations


Edward peeked into his parents’ bedroom. He saw his mom busy applying something on her face. He had learned more than once that she was not one to disturb when she was doing something. He tiptoed quietly behind his mother and watched her from a safe distance. “Hi honey!” Edward was surprised to hear a […]

Posted: January 13th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Council revisits aid for solo parents


There are around 5 thousand “solo parents” in Cebu City living below the poverty level, according to city hall estimates; and if a 2014 local ordinance is to be implemented, they should be getting their yearly financial aid by now. But the process of qualification is proving to be a hindrance to the implementation of […]

Posted: September 11th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »