Here’s our rundown on the best #SelfieMuna stories

Marc Cosep 03/16/2018

Remember life before selfies? If you’re Gen Z, you literally won’t, and you won’t be even so ready to capture an image with an outstretched arm. Now, our social media streams are filled with selfies: vacation destination, weddings…

Stories and magic

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/24/2018

J Centre Mall’s The Atrium in Mandaue City will be overwhelmed by children today as Story Hours — the literacy initiative carried out by Basadours, Cebu Daily News and J Centre Mall — will have its culminating…

Stories to relive a hundred years

Madrileña de la Cerna 02/03/2018

I started attending alumni homecomings of the UP Alumni Association Cebu Chapter in 1998 and since then I never missed a single homecoming. The first two homecomings were very memorable because the late Atty. Prospero Manuel, an…

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.…