Ate Kuya

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/10/2019

Every month, I go on four dates with my children. The first date is with Nicholas; the second with Antoinette; the third with Jeff Jr.; and the fourth with all three of them. The sequence is not…

Cebu’s Rene Almendras returns as Manila Water president

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/09/2019

MAKATI CITY, Philippines — Cebuano leader Jose Rene Gregory D. Almendras will be back as president of Manila Water, a position that he held 10 years ago prior to joining the Philippine government in June 2010. Almendras…

Duke Frasco files first bill in Congress

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/08/2019

LILOAN, Cebu—Cebu Fifth District Representative Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco filed his first bill in Congress with a focus on education, which he described as a “top priority” in his legislative agenda. Frasco, former mayor of Liloan town…

August 12 is regular holiday to observe Eid’l Adha

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/08/2019

August 12, Monday, has been declared as a regular holiday in the whole country in observance of Eid’l Adha.  This was announced by Senator Christopher “Bong” Go based on the statement of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on…

Chinese Consulate in Cebu in close coordination with NBI on anti-trafficking issue involving Chinese citizens

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China released a statement on August 7,Wednesday, regarding the 34 Chinese female tourists who were allegedly trafficked by their fellow Chinese citizens. “The Chinese Consulate in Cebu met…

Despite tensions in Venezuela, Sam Lo will still compete in Miss Grand International 2019

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Not even a political crisis will stop Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2019 Samantha Ashley Lo from flying to Venezuela and compete in the Miss Grand International (MGI) pageant on October 25. In her…

Designer shares photos of Gazini Ganados in ‘golden eagle’ gown

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Designer Benj Leguiab IV, the same creative hands behind Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman’s evening gown, shared another jaw-dropping creation on Friday night, August 2. Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados is photographed wearing…

IN PHOTOS: Winners of Visayan Music Awards 2019

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 07/28/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—For his song “Matag Piraso,” Ferdinand Aragon, a freelance graphic and visual artist, bagged the top plum in the first Visayan Music Awards 2019 on Saturday night, July 27, at the Oakridge Pavilion in Mandaue…

Labella is National Chairman of League of Cities of the Philippines

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 07/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella was elected on Friday, July 19, as National Chairman of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) during the group’s 68th General Assembly and Election of Board Members at…

The sweet art of making pintos

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 07/13/2019

BOGO CITY, Cebu—As a girl growing up in the mountain village of Malingin in what was then Bogo town in northern Cebu, Marilyn Calidguid found joy in life’s simple pleasures. She enjoyed running the steep mountain slopes…

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