Discovering treasures in Misamis Occidental

Jobers Reynes Bersales 06/03/2019

  In seeking out artifacts and objects for a museum, it is often the serendipitous, the unexpected, that make one’s day. And the Museo Misamis, which will be inaugurated at 4 o’clock this afternoon, proves to be…

Sugbu Kaniadto: Seeing the past in color

Jobers Reynes Bersales 05/27/2019

  When architects dabble in painting the end result is a harmony of colors worthy of a great exhibition.  That is exactly what happened when a group of fourteen architects called Architsketchers Cebu took upon themselves the…

Auguring well for Cebu

Jobers Reynes Bersales 05/20/2019

  Before I proceed to the gist of this piece, let met congratulate the Arkisketchers, Cebuano architects who are also painters, led by Loloy Castro, on the opening of their exhibition entitled, “Sugbu Kaniadto: Young Cebu in…

My Vote

Jobers Reynes Bersales 05/13/2019

  Today we digress from the routine of life and the routine content of this column to consider what is about to unfold a few hours from now. For Cebu City, either a new mayor in Edgardo…

Animal fat for a city?

Jobers Reynes Bersales 05/06/2019

The Cebu City Government website already pulled out its ‘History’ section after I called the attention of my good friend Louie Nacorda last Monday over the site’s explanation that the Cebu comes from the word Sebo or…

Two raids before the Battle of Mactan

Jobers Reynes Bersales 04/29/2019

  The burning of two settlements (attended by looting and rape of women) purported to also be on Mactan Island, may have precipitated the victory that we have come to celebrate annually on April 27 in the…

Wood for the Mass from Pre-War Talamban

Jobers Reynes Bersales 04/22/2019

I am pretty certain the people of Talamban do not remember this anymore. But way before the war, there was this tradition of bringing pieces of wood to the altar of Cebu’s Catholic churches on Good Friday.…

How about a Homo cebuensis?

Jobers Reynes Bersales 04/15/2019

  The announcement last week that what archaeologists for nearly a decade have called the ‘Callao Man’ has now been determined to be a separate species called ‘Homo luzonensis’ has put the Philippines once again on the…

CICC: Cebu’s lost gem?

Jobers Reynes Bersales 04/08/2019

Former Cebu governor Gwendolyn F. Garcia, who is aiming to reclaim the governorship of Cebu, minced no words in saying that someone will be held to account for the sorry state of the Cebu International Convention Center…

PAST FORWARD: Celebrating and knowing about ‘Tres de Abril’

Jobers Reynes Bersales 04/01/2019

It took 179 Sanicolasnons (residents of San Nicolas) led by Leon Kilat (the ‘nom de guerre’ of Pantaleon Villegas) just about 90 minutes to drive all the Spanish in Cebu to the relatively safe confines of Fort…

PAST FORWARD: The Koga Incident on film

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/25/2019

Once again tomorrow, the Talisay Landing will be reenacted, albeit with a wide latitude on the matter of using modern weapons and vehicles against those used on March 26, 1945, or 74 years ago, when the liberation…

PAST FORWARD: The water crisis of 1931 and today

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/18/2019

It is quite interesting to see how then as now, the water level at Buhisan Dam has been an important gauge to determine whether we are in the midst of a water crisis, even though this 107-year-old…

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