“Bakit maaga ka umuwi” memes take on Bisaya twists

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — If you are on Facebook, which we think you are, then you have seen the hilarious “bakit maaga kang umuwi memes,” which feature a mother asking her schoolbag-dragging son why he went home…

Young, business-minded, creative? This may be the opportunity you’re looking for

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Are you a young person between the ages of 18 and 35 interested to improve your existing enterprise or embrace the calling of entrepreneurship? If your answer is a resounding “yes”, then maybe…

Matteo writes heartfelt message to Sarah’s parents

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Matteo Guidicelli took to social media his dream of bringing together the Guidicelli and Geronimo families around the dinner table to “simply celebrate life. Guidicelli announced on November 7 that he is engaged…

DTI reminds public: Buy certified Christmas lights to ensure safety

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It is the season to celebrate and by this time, families are decorating their homes with Christmas decor and lights to truly bring out the festive spirit. While everyone is busy gearing up…

Binibining Cebu pre-pageant competition showcases works of local designers

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It was not even coronation night yet. But it looks like it on Wednesday evening, November 13, as 54 candidates representing the towns and cities of Cebu showcased beauty and grace in the…

Patch ends Miss International journey as Top 8 finalist; Thailand wins crown

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The country’s hope to earn the 7th Miss International crown ended a few minutes after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, when Thailand’s Sireethorn Leearamwat was announced as the winner. Miss Philippines Bea Patricia…

Do you worry about money?

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/09/2019

“Do you worry about money, Mom?”  This is the question that my six-year-old son asked me on a Friday morning while I was halfway between sleep and consciousness.  The boy just entered the master’s bedroom after three…

After hospitalization, former mayor Tomas Osmeña cooks pork cocido

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Looks like former mayor Tomas Osmeña is back on his feet after being admitted to a private hospital last October 30. READ: Margot: Tommy has UTI, but he is fine Osmeña, who is known to…

Samantha Lo competes for MGI 2019 crown today, October 26

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 10/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Controversial beauty queen Samantha Ashley Lo will end several months of preparations today, October 26, (October 25 in Venezuela) in the Miss Grand International 2019 pageant as the coronation night is currently happening…

Unidentified foreign object

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 10/26/2019

I’ve never been to a tour around Cebu City since I was in kindergarten back in 1991. Back then, my entire class was taken to the Cebu City Zoo for a field trip. I felt very special…

500 youth to gather at Sacred Heart Parish for Eucharist talks 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 10/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—How are you spending your Friday night?  For nearly 500 youth from all over Cebu, the destination for their Friday night-out on October 25, 2019 is the Sacred Heart Parish located along D. Jakosalem Street…

J Centre Mall management speaks up, describes robbery incident ‘isolated’

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 10/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It is one of Mandaue City’s neighborhood malls.  It is huge enough to address the basic and most urgent needs of its patrons, and intimate enough to offer specialty stores which cater to…

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