IN PHOTOS: Revisiting Bantayan Island in Cebu

Brian J. Ochoa 11/03/2020

Bantayan Island, Cebu—After months of being closed to tourists due to the threat of COVID-19, Bantayan Island started welcoming tourist visitors in the past weeks. The Cebu Provincial government officially  reopened the tourism industry in this island…

Cesafi cancels 2020 season due to COVID-19 threat

Brian J. Ochoa, Mars G. Alison 05/01/2020

Mandaue City, Cebu–Cebu School Athletic Foundation, Inc. (Cesafi) commissioner Felix “Boy” Tiukinhoy announced on Friday, May 1, 2020, that the 2020 season of the multisporting event will be canceled due to threats of the coronavirus disease 2019…

LOOK: Parts of Mandaue City on first day of ECQ

Brian J. Ochoa 03/30/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, PHILIPPINES –Here are some images of parts of Mandaue City taken during the first day of the city being placed under a state of enhanced community quarantine on March 30, 2020.      …

Samsam’s Valentine’s Day advice to singles: ‘Don’t be an ampalaya today, Bawal ang bitter today’

Brian J. Ochoa 02/14/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. offered an advice for lovers celebrating Valentine’s Day today, February 14, 2020. Gullas shared his Valentine’s message in a Facebook post early Friday. “Sa naay (To those…

Cesafi players, coaches saddened by Kobe Bryant’s death 

Brian J. Ochoa, Immae Lachica, Mars G. Alison 01/27/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—More and more basketball personalities from Cebu are reacting to the sudden demise of basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Bryant, considered among the greatest basketball players of all time and a five-time NBA champion with the…

USJ-R coach has high hopes for Gastador in PBA D-League

Brian J. Ochoa 01/21/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—Among the many who were excited with the selection of Cebuano cager Miguel Gastador in the recent PBA D-League Draft was his former coach at the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R), Leode Garcia. Gastador, also…

UC’s former assistant coach says Shane Menina is ‘built for the big stage’

Brian J. Ochoa 01/21/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—When news came out of Darrell Shane Menina being picked by the Marinerong Pilipino in the 2020 PBA D-League Draft on Monday, January 20, 2020, a lot of Cebuano basketball fans rejoiced. Another Cebuano is…

Cebu’s Gastador, Menina excited to be playing together at Marinerong Pilipino 

Brian J. Ochoa 01/20/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—After being picked by the same team in the 2020 PBA D-League Draft on Monday, January 20, 2020, Cebu’s Shane Menina and Miguel Gastador can’t wait to play side by side and relive their high…

Menina, Gastador selected by Marinerong Pilipino in PBA D-League Draft

Brian J. Ochoa 01/20/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—Cesafi standouts Darrel Shane Menina and Juan Miguel Gastador were picked by Marinerong Pilipino in the 2020 PBA D-League Draft on Monday, January 20, 2020. Menina, the former University of Cebu Webmaster, was picked second…

UAAP women’s champions NU Lady Bulldogs to hold tryouts in Cebu

Brian J. Ochoa 01/14/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—The UAAP women’s basketball champion National University Lady Bulldogs will hold a tryout in Cebu on January 25 and 26, 2020 at the Capitol Parish Gym along Escario Street here. The Lady Bulldogs are currently…

San Miguel trades Kelly Nabong to NorthPort

Brian J. Ochoa 01/10/2020

Cebu City, Philippines–San Miguel traded beleaguered center Kelly Nabong to NorthPort in exchange for Russel Escoto. According to a report from PBA’s website, pba.ph, the Office of the Commissioner approved the one-on-one swap on Friday, January 10,…

Cebu City hosts 3×3 basketball competition on Jan. 11

Brian J. Ochoa 01/09/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—The Queen City of the South plays host to a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on January 11, 2020 at the City Sports Club Cebu at the Cebu Business Park. The tournament, dubbed Wilson 3×3 Basketball Challenge…

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