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Dumaguete biologist discovers new butterfly subspecies

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 06/20/2020

An endemic butterfly species that can only be found in Mount Talinis, Negros Oriental, has been discovered by a biologist from Dumaguete City. Dr. Jade Aster T. Badon, a biologist and also an instructor at the Silliman…

Karen Laurrie Mendoza, Miss Iloilo Binibining Pilipinas, considers Cebu her second home

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 01/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For Manila-based beauty queen Karen Laurrie Mendoza, Cebu is where her love for pageantry started. The 24-year old stunner from Ilo-ilo City was based in Cebu for a while in 2017, and she…

FACES OF CEBU: Remedios Sarmiento, mango vendor

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 01/17/2020

  “Unsa man imong panaad Kang Senyor Santo Niño, nay?” “Wala na koy panaad kay natuman na tanan nakong gipangayo sa Señor. Gi-cesarean ko sauna pag panganak nako sa akong anak nga laki. Ana ang doctor na…

Bisaya pop acapella challenge raises P600,000 for scholars

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 11/16/2019

Now on its second run, the BPOP Acapella Challenge (Bisaya Pop) has once again elevated Bisaya music and culture to a higher scale, as hundreds flocked to support not just Bisaya music but also the scholars, who…

#PresyoMerkado: Okra, the superfood

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 10/20/2019

  Okra is a superfood that is very rich in antioxidants, can help lower inflammation, and even aid in lowering heart disease risk and blood sugar! Okra be eaten steamed, fried, and can also be a great…

Facebook encourages MSMEs to build brand online

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 10/18/2019

CEBU CITY — It’s high time for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to start making their presence known online. For Cebu, where the entrepreneurial culture is strong and growing, this is a call that the Department…

Hablon: History and culture woven together

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 10/17/2019

The art of weaving is a known industry in the southern Cebu town of Argao. Although initially dubbed as a “sunset industry,” weaving was given another chance when local government agencies, private individuals, local organizations, and the…

Karencitta says she will ‘quit music’ if…

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 10/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — If you’ve opened any of your social media accounts within the past 24 hours, then chances are that you’ve already seen all the hubbub surrounding “Cebuana” performer Karencitta. The Australian-born singer-actress, who is…

Kick-start your Sunday with coconut water

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 09/08/2019

You can never go wrong with a glass of coconut water to kick-start your Sunday! What better way to start it by being healthy? You can get your fill of coconut water at any nearby coconut pushcart…

Cebu, Bohol to be featured in “No Sleep, No FOMO” travelogue

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 08/24/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ever had one of those days (or nights) where you had to sacrifice sleep or rest for fear of “missing out” on a lot of activities that your peers were doing? Then…

American Corner Cebu unveils art mural project

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 07/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—There’s an art mural inside the American Corner Cebu of the University of San Carlos (USC) Downtown Campus that celebrates Philippine-American friendship. The mural was unveiled on July 10 in a ceremony attended by students,…

Fête de la Musique 2019: Music for the people, by the people

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 07/04/2019

It’s no secret that local Cebuano music is flourishing more in 2019. Just ask the young adults who showed up in support of Fête de la Musique here in Cebu City, and you will know. Stylized as…

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