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No more ‘Filipino time’ starting July at House


It’s about time!” exclaimed Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas as he announced the House of Representatives’ steps to curb the habit of “Filipino time” starting July 25. Fariñas yesterday said the House will soon shut out lawmakers who fail to show up at the plenary session at 4 p.m. sharp. Lawmakers agreed during their most […]

Posted: May 20th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Police arrest 3 drug suspects in One Time, Big Time operation


  Three were arrested in a One Time, Big Time operation conducted on Wednesday dawn at Sitio Bugnay I, Barangay Labangon, Cebu City . Jaymar Candole, 29; James Louie Otadoy, 23; and Aris Lloyd Marasigan, 34, all residents of Sitio Bugnay I, Barangay Labangon were arrested by Cebu City policemen after they were caught having […]

Posted: May 17th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Police arrest 76 in Oplan ‘Big Time’

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ABOUT 76 persons were arrested in several drug and anti-illegal gambling busts as part of Oplan “One Time, Big Time” in Cebu City last Wednesday evening. Of that number, 47 face charges for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, said Senior Supt. Joel Doria, Cebu City police chief. He […]

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

Love in the time of terrorism


  Forgive me for borrowing and then altering the title of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s 1985 novel “Love in the Time of Cholera,” but I feel it appropriate if we are to understand the allegations now hurled at Police Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza and her alleged lover, the reported bomb expert Renierlo Dongon. […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

‘Big-time’ drug suspect in Mandaue evades arrest; police arrest housemates


Three persons were arrested by police officers of Opao Police Station at San Jose Village, Barangay Umapad, Mandaue City past 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Police officers were trying to serve a Bench Warrant for Rey Josef Gingoyon, who is considered a big-time drug personality in the area. Gingoyon has a pending case for illegal drugs […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Lacson: Time to change gov’t’s anti-drug tactics


While saying the government’s war on drugs was effective, Senator Panfilo Lacson believes that law enforcers should now make some adjustments in their tactical offensive as the summary killings and other methods have already become “too predictable.” This following the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, showing that fewer Filipinos were satisfied with the government’s […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »



EARLY BIRDS Cell phones and other mobile devices were turned off as required by organizers of an advanced screening of the live action Disney film “Beauty and the Beast.” Without their devices, the early birds were left to talk to each other while waiting for the film to start. It was a long wait for […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Villanueva vows not to lose this time


After bungling his first attempt at a world title, “King” Arthur Villanueva is treating every opportunity that comes his way as if it’s his last chance. The 28-year-old ALA Boxing Gym stalwart Villanueva, a native of Bago City, Negros Occidental, is in the thick of a grueling training in Cebu as he is determined to […]

Posted: March 2nd, 2017 in Sports | Read More »


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A loud thud and confusion followed What was supposed to be a relaxing 3-hour sea trip through a fastcraft from Ormoc to Cebu City turned out to be a harrowing experience for its 90 passengers as the vessel collided with a barge along the Mactan channel late Saturday evening. France Osalla, a 27-year-old Zumba instructor, […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Headlines | 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 »