After 22 years, Negros couple gets married on Valentine’s Day

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/14/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – It took five years for Dioscoro Pilarita to convince Melbeth Mabayag to be his girlfriend.  It took another 22 years for the couple to get married and officially become husband and wife. …

NANAY SAYS: True Love 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/09/2019

BASEY, Samar — I can feel the love even without checking the people behind me. We were inside the white van that crossed the iconic San Juanico bridge from Leyte to Samar on a sunny Friday afternoon.…

Duros opens asphalt batching plant in Leyte

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/08/2019

STA. FE, Leyte — Cebu-based company, Duros Development Corporation, has invested P150 million for an asphalt batching plant and equipment units in the neighboring province of Leyte marking the company’s second stationary plant outside of Cebu.  The…

8 things you need to know about Chinese New Year 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/07/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — We bid goodbye to the Year of the Dog and say “nihao” to the Year of the Pig as the world officially celebrates Chinese New Year (CNY). We compiled some interesting tidbits…

Maria Gigante: No more pageants this year; to focus on earning a college degree

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/06/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Model and beauty queen Maria Gigante is taking a pause from pageantry this year, which means that she will not be one of the crown aspirants for Binibining Pilipinas 2019. Gigante, 25,…

Cebu City’s Rizal Library: A breeding ground for exam topnotchers like Justine Lei Ramos

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/02/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— When Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña decided in March last year that the Cebu City Public Library (CCPL),  more popularly known as the Rizal Library,  will never close it doors and operate 24/7,…

600 signatures and counting: USC dean, faculty, students sign petition to save Patria de Cebu

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/02/2019

    CEBU CITY, Philippines — The fight to save Patria de Cebu continues. Seeking for an enlightened response from Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, architect Joseph Michael “Yumi” Espina along with 600 faculty members and students of…

Chismis

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/02/2019

When you want the juiciest tidbits of information, ask the taxi driver, the hairdresser and the manicurista/pedicurista. That role is relegated to the bartenders in countries like the US but here in the Pearl of the Orient…

Six mainland China airlines now fly direct to Cebu

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/01/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – A total of six airlines from mainland China now fly direct to Cebu with the opening of Guangzhou and Shanghai routes by China Southern Airlines and Juneyao Airlines last month.  With the inclusion…

The Kapampangan designer behind Karen Gallman’s Miss Intercontinental gown

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – If Catriona Gray had a Mak Tumang when she competed for Miss Universe 2018, Karen Gallman had Benjamin “Benj” Leguiab IV in her journey as the first Filipina to win the Miss Intercontinental…

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