Remembering Aries: The boy in Cebu who loved the blue 10F jeepney

Kurt Romariz 07/15/2024

Does heaven have jeepneys? No one thinks of asking it, but it was a question that one loving mother from Argao, Cebu, has wondered herself. Recently, Nida Villarte grieved the loss of her son, John Ethan Aries…

UP student graduates class valedictorian after taking study break

Kurt Romariz 07/06/2024

Graduating college is a feat in itself. Doing so at the top of your graduating class is another achievement a person should be proud of. To do that while knowing when to take a break is another…

Lone Cebu dentistry topnotcher: Excelling through sacrifice and devotion

Kurt Romariz 07/03/2024

Each board taker has that one little story that defines their board exam journey, whether a pep talk from a mentor or a serendipitous event that changed them. For this Boholana dentistry graduate, it was one unforgettable…

To love God and the same sex: A queer man’s testimony of faith

Kurt Romariz 06/27/2024

This was a message from Pope Francis in 2013 that controversially opened the possibility of living both a queer and Catholic life non-paradoxically. For years, members of the Catholic Church have actively detested the existence and expression…

FACES OF CEBU: Maria Lava, 29, Cebuana drag artist

Kurt Romariz 06/23/2024

Beauty. Comedy. Camp. Political. In her short stint in Drag Den: Retribution, Cebuana Drag Queen Maria Lava showed the Philippines her true brand with two goals: to make a statement and represent Cebu’s drag scene. Being the…

Ora et Labora: The guiding principle of Cebu’s lone architecture exam topnotcher

Kurt Romariz 06/21/2024

It started with an interest in art, where this newly licensed topnotcher forged an ambition to become a now-Cebuano architect. With hard work and faith in God, Architect Clint Friedrich A. Josol fulfilled his longstanding dream, with…

Coco Martin lookalike video was edited

Kurt Romariz 06/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Now it can be told. The trending photos of an alleged Coco Martin lookalike in Cebu were manipulated. For the past few days, netizens have been circulating photos of a man from Argao,…

Cebuano PT topnotcher: ‘I failed my senior year subjects’

Kurt Romariz 06/11/2024

He failed in some of his major subjects in his last semester in college. But it was not the end of the world for this newly licensed physical therapist from Cebu City. Bryan Jacob Bongcayao, 23, said…

LIST: Palarong Pambansa 2024 venues in Cebu

Kurt Romariz 06/10/2024

Cebu is on track to host thd Palarong Pambansa 2024 from July 6 to 17, 2024. Despite all the political, budgetary, and other issues that plagued the city’s preparations, Cebu is ready to welcome the national sports…

Wedding coordinator: How to get the right one and not get scammed

Kurt Romariz 06/07/2024

Your wedding is supposedly one of the best days of your life with your partner, so it is important for the couple to wisely choose the wedding coordinator that will help them fulfill it. That is the…

‘Bayot’ and queer labels: Exploring Cebuanos’ view on SOGIE

Kurt Romariz 06/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Bayot! Yads! Tomboy!” For years, these have been terms branded as slurs that were used to call Cebuano queer individuals, and often insinuated to demean them. As norms evolved, queer groups and individuals…

Cebuano CPALE topnotcher: How consistency paid off for him

Kurt Romariz 06/04/2024

What does it take to become a topnotcher? Some would say planning your best study technique is important, while others believe that it is all about knowing when to rest to avoid burnout. For this newly licensed…

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