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…

Fiesta welcome for balikbayans

PR 01/16/2018

As host of the Sinulog festival, Cebu opens its arms wide to a special group – balikbayans. On its 15th year, Balik Cebu continues its tradition of preparing a hearty welcome for those coming home for the…

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…

A warm send-off, welcome for Mama Mary

Norman V. Mendoza 11/12/2017

VIRGIN OF THE RULE’S FLUVIAL PROCESSION Thousands witnessed and joined yesterday’s fluvial procession of the Nuestra Señora Virgen dela Regla or the Virgin of the Rule, the patroness of Lapu-Lapu City, an event marking the start of…

Ministers agree Asia-Pacific trade pact without US

AFP 11/11/2017

  Ministers from 11 Asia-Pacific countries agreed yesterday to press ahead with a major trade deal without the United States, as the world’s largest economy seeks to go it alone under President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy.…

Officials welcome legalizing marijuana with strict regulations

Morexette B. Erram 09/27/2017

THE bill seeking to legalize the use of medical marijuana was welcomed by several government officials in Cebu, but with some reservations. Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale, in a phone interview, told Cebu Daily News that while…

Police welcome media presence during operations

Nestle L. Semilla 09/06/2017

THE Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) welcomes the plan of President Rodrigo Duterte to allow media practitioners to join the anti-drug operations of the police to disprove growing allegations of extrajudicial killings. Senior Insp. Jeciree…

Local players welcome Pacquiao’s MPBL

JONAS PANERIO 09/02/2017

  LOCAL basketball players get another shot at making it to the next level as the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League kicks off next month. Founded by senator, eight-division world boxing champion and basketball aficionado Manny Pacquiao, the…

Sunny days welcome start of ‘ber’ months

Agnes Alpuerto 09/01/2017

IT’S a warm welcome for the beginning of the ‘ber’ months today as weather bulletins show a sunny weather for September 1. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Cebu will be experiencing a…

Supporters hold fiesta welcome for Ermita village execs

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/31/2017

  BALLOONS and streamers were put up at the Ermita barangay hall to welcome Barangay Ermita chairman Felicisimo Rupinta and seven barangay councilmen who finished serving their six-month suspension at noon Monday. The suspension issued by the…

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