NANAY SAYS: A time for everything

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 02/16/2019

  Children learn even the bad stuff in school. Nicholas, 5, came home one day with an aggressive look on his face. “Mom, I want a toy car. If you do not buy me toy, I will…

Miss Universe Vietnam: ‘I created this miracle for myself’

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 02/04/2019

CEBU CITY – February 2, Saturday, was the day for Miss Universe Vietnam H’hen Nie to take the centerstage and shine like the queen that she truly is. The beauty queen arrived in Manila on February 1,…

Chinese Consulate in Cebu welcomes the Year of the Pig

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 02/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Chinese Consulate in Cebu started off the Year of the Pig with an auspicious dinner held at the Grand Ballroom of Marco Polo Plaza on January 29 with government officials, dignitaries and…

Girl from Cebu meets Miss Universe Vietnam

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 02/03/2019

  CEBU CITY — Miss Universe Vietnam H’hen Nie has earned a fan in five-year-old Freyja “Duday” Nobleza during the beauty queen’s visit in Naga City, where she was the guest of honor in a youth congress.…

Bohol waterfall inspired Karen Gallman’s Miss Intercontinental gown

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 01/29/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Karen Gallman’s silver gown in Miss Intercontinental 2018 was inspired by a waterfall in her home province, Bohol. Pampanga-based designer Benjamin “Benj” Leguiab said the silver gown, made of swarovski crystals and…

Boholana advances to Top 20 in the Miss Intercontinental tilt

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 01/26/2019

    Miss Intercontinental semi-finalists Miss Philippines Karen Gallman advances as one of the Top 20 semi-finalists in the Miss Intercontinental Coronation Night tonight, January 26, at the Mall of Asia Arena. During the opening video which…

Bisaya 101

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo, r 01/26/2019

PILAR, SORSOGON — In the ferry from Masbate City to the port here, I met a 14-year-old girl, who was kind enough to give me a rubber band. The rubber band rescued my hair from total damnation…

Five Reasons why the Sinulog Festival is the country’s premier Philippine festival

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 01/19/2019

1) Sinulog Roots The time-honored festival is a story of the Cebuanos’ pagan past and its acceptance of Christianity. Cebu is known as the cradle of Christianity in Asia with the Philippines noted as the fifth largest…

Behave well and Pit Señor!

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 01/19/2019

There are talented and devoted individuals behind every colorful contingent that regales Sinulog Festival audience with moving dance rituals highlighted by festive customes and multi-colored props. They are known behind the technical titles of choreographers and dance…

No more sky lanterns in Sinulog party for La Vie in the Sky

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 01/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The La Vie in the Sky restaurant has cancelled an event were they would have  released hundreds of sky lanterns as part of their Sinulog party. La Vie chief executive officer Louis Thevenin…

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