33 STRONG YEARS: Lumad Basakanons offer dance at Pilgrim Center

Doris C. Bongcac 01/28/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — They have every reason to be grateful. On Friday night, Tribu Lumad Basakanons of Barangay Basak San Nicolas in Cebu City made their dance offering for the Señor Sto. Niño at the Pilgrim…

CT-TODA to owners: Redeem impounded motorcycles or these will be auctioned

Doris C. Bongcac 01/28/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — A total of 100 motorcycles that are now stored at the Talisay City impounding area will already be auctioned soon. Jonathan Tumulak, head of the City of Talisay Traffic Operations and Development Authority…

What’s next for Omega de Salonera? Possibly, the Wonju Dynamic Dance Carnival in South Korea

Doris C. Bongcac 01/28/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — After they wowed spectators of the Sinulog Festival 2023, performers of the Omega de Salonera may find themselves performing abroad for this year’s Wonju Dynamic Dance Carnival in South Korea. Jey Rence Quilario,…

Repair of damaged foot bridges at Kawasan Falls set to start in February

Doris C. Bongcac 01/23/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The municipality of Badian hopes to already start in February the repair of the damaged foot bridges that lead to the Kawasan Falls. And if everything is done according to plan, the municipal…

Ballesteros to Sinulog 2023 organizers: Continue to raise the standards of the annual festival

Doris C. Bongcac 01/22/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Organizers of the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City should continue to “raise the standards” of the annual festival “if they want to retain the title as the biggest and grandest festival in the…

Omega de Salonera: Bayanihan, discipline are the secrets to their success

Doris C. Bongcac 01/22/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Most of the members of Omega de Salonera of Bucas Grande Island live by farming or fishing. And they also excel in the performing arts. Their secret? Discipline and their continued display of…

In Photos: Over a year since Odette, Badian’s Kawasan Falls remains close to public

Doris C. Bongcac 01/21/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — More than a year has passed since Super Typhoon Odette hit parts of Cebu and the Visayas. But to date, the Kawasan Falls in Badian town has remain closed to the public because…

NMIS-7 confiscates 67 kilos of frozen meat from Talisay City vendors

Doris C. Bongcac 01/18/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Government inspectors confiscated 67 kilos of assorted meat from vendors at the public market in Talisay City for the violation of existing rules on the handling of frozen meat. In its report, the…

Donations needed for Ibo fire victims: No worn-out clothes please

Doris C. Bongcac 01/17/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Victims of the fire that broke out in a coastal community in Barangay Ibo in Lapu-Lapu City are in need of help. But, Nagiel Bañacia, head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and…

WISH GRANTED: Omega de Salonera performers to tour Cebu City, buy ‘pasalubong’

Doris C. Bongcac 01/16/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Before they go back home to Bucas Grande Island on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, performers of Omega de Salonera will be getting the treat that they have been asking for – a quick…

Omega de Salonera’s giant eagle wows Sinulog 2023 spectators

Doris C. Bongcac 01/16/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The golden eagle that Omega de Salonera used in their winning performance in the Free Interpretation (FI) category of the Sinulog 2023 last Sunday, January 15, 2023, caught the attention of many. It…

‘Sinug sa Casa Gorordo’ returns on Jan. 16

Doris C. Bongcac 01/16/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The traditional Sinulog dance will again be performed at the Casa Gorordo Museum in Cebu City after a two-year of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Jan. 16, it will be…

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