Warm devotion, wet roads greet Cebu’s sacred images

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/19/2018

TRASLACION Despite taking a longer route, the Traslacion motorcade that brought the images of Señor Sto. Niño and Our Lady of Guadalupe to Mandaue City on Friday arrived on time. The sacred icons reached the National Shrine…

Warm Sinulog welcome at airport for balikbayans

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/18/2018

A grueling 21-hour flight from California to Cebu didn’t dampen the spirits of elderly couple Emilio and Rita Legaspi who had to be seated in wheelchairs as they left the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) yesterday. They and…

Warm airport welcome for balikbayans

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/14/2018

A warm welcome awaits tourists, devotees and balikbayans at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) under the Balik Cebu program starting Jan. 18. On that date, about 500 Cebuanos are expected to arrive from the US to…

Warm smiles on cold frontier

AFP 01/09/2018

  North and South Korean officials exchanged warm greetings amid light flakes of snow on the world’s last Cold War frontier Tuesday, in contrast from previous frosty gatherings. The delegates shook hands and even cracked a joke…

The burning babe

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 12/23/2017

In 1595, while imprisoned in the Tower of London to await his execution, the Jesuit priest and poet Robert Southwell, a cousin of William Shakespeare, wrote a Christmas poem, entitled, “The Burning Babe.” Ben Jonson envied Southwell…

Warm breast and bright wings

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 06/03/2017

Always, when I yearn for religious poetry, I turn to Gerard Manley Hopkins. His words seem freshly minted, and the delight I get from reading his poems does not differ from that of a child who discovers…

Warm weather still in Cebu

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/01/2017

CEBU will still continue to experience warm weather despite the declaration of the onset of the rainy season by the state weather bureau Pagasa this month. Vhan Singson, weather specialist of Pagasa’s Mactan office, said the southwest…

April rain

Raymund Fernandez 04/04/2017

Used to be, April was warm and sunny and rainless. April rain was not impossible. But it was a rarity, and always, it caught us by surprise. It was lovely this way. Warm sunny day when we…

Away from home this Christmas

Apple Ta-as 12/14/2016

THE BEST gifts don’t usually come wrapped in boxes with fancy ribbons, nicely tucked under the Christmas tree. They come in the form of warm hugs and huge smiles or a parent’s “thank you” for making it…

Dry spell’s end and political intramurals

Stephen D. Capillas 06/23/2016

Manila — The last few days of rains have brought some relief to Metro Cebu residents after four months of heat aggravated by the El Niño dry spell caused many faucets to go bone dry. April was…

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