Colors of Christmas

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 12/22/2017

I felt like I was Goliath standing among 49 Davids in an area where 20 Christmas trees in varied forms, shapes and sizes were displayed. With a big book in my hand, I was trying to appear…

Naga, Bogo top LGUs in anti-drug drive

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/28/2017

About 50 local governments and police units were given recognition during the annual Sugbo Kontra Droga (Sukod) ceremony by the Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Office (CPADAO) yesterday. In the city category, Naga City’s anti-drug abuse council (CADAC)…

More in-depth heritage stories sought

USJ-R Intern Patricia Erlaine N. Luardo 10/11/2017

To encourage more in-depth stories on Cebuano culture, history and heritage, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi) held its first Heritage For Media forum at the Casa Gorordo Museum yesterday morning. The forum kicked off a series…

Rothdauscher’s Vaguio and other Cebu stories (conclusion)

Jobers R. Bersales 10/11/2017

I would have wanted to share with you the entire two chapters and a half of Dr. Rothdauscher’s life memoirs covering Cebu. Gerhard Prokop, his great-grandson, is still polishing my translation and alas space will not allow…

Rothdauscher’s Vaguio and other Cebu stories part 2 of 3

Jobers R. Bersales 10/04/2017

In last week’s column, I introduced Dr. Heinrich Rothdauscher, a young 28-year-old German pharmacist who came to Cebu City to head the local branch of Botica Santa Cruz between 1879 and 1883. His great-grandson Gerhard Prokop has…

Rothdauscher’s Váguio and other Cebu stories part 1

Jobers R. Bersales 09/27/2017

The 12th of December 1879 was a “critical day of the first order,” a memorable day. It has indelibly written its way into many of my beloved books, so I still have traces to this day. A…

Side stories of Martial Law

Madrileña de la Cerna 09/23/2017

The intense fear inflicted by Martial Law sent various signals. Some slowly left the country, private schools especially Catholic schools turned over their schools to another congregation. I am familiar with three cases of such schools. St.…

The press and the stories

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 09/22/2017

Today marks the last day of the 25th Cebu Press Freedom Week, and my throat and vocal chords are 90 percent healed from the trauma and exhaustion they underwent because of a pageant and a dance competition.…

Inspiring heroic stories in Story Hours

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/28/2017

  Heroism was the central theme in last Saturday’s Story Hours as 20 children from St. Dominic Savio School of Lapu-Lapu City and Don Calixto C. Yongco Sr. Memorial Elementary School in Mandaue City spent an afternoon…

Women’s Month inspirations

Sofia Aliño Logarta 03/29/2017

Many features of this year’s Women’s Month celebrations will remain in my heart and mind. In the launching program hosted by the Cebu Provincial Women’s Commission, there was the the very inspiring story of Raquel T. Choa.…

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