Weather update: Gloomy weekend expected

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/09/2021

  GINATILAN, CEBU — Metro Cebu is expected to experience a partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and localized thunderstorms this weekend, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) in Mactan. According to…

Blind human calculator and calendar shares his intellectual gift

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/08/2021

GINATILAN, Cebu — What is the square root of 1,214,132? Without using a calculator, Pepard Bagares, 54, from Cebu City, can solve this on his head.  Despite being visually impaired, he proved his arithmetic capabilities shown in…

Meat-free food for the Holy Week

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/01/2021

  Filipino Catholics observe the discipline of fasting and abstinence as a form of penance during Lent. Giving up meat is commonly observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and on all Fridays during the 40-day Lent. Eating…

Young Cebuana artist uses Rubik’s Cube for artwork

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 03/25/2021

  Dumanjug, Cebu — Solving a Rubik’s Cube is a fun and challenging mental game. But Mel Ann Shane Lauron, 19, from Daanbantayan town, northern Cebu, wanted to do more with the colorful cube.  So, she came…

Organization pleads: Stop cruelty, discrimination against animals

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 03/17/2021

Dumanjug, Cebu–An animal welfare organization in Cebu is reminding the public to help them spread awareness against animal cruelty, neglect, abuse, and discrimination. This after the organization, Happy Tails Philippines, rescued last month a Golden Retriever that was…

Boy marks 3rd birthday with Army-themed photo shoot in memory of his dad

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 03/11/2021

Birthday is a special day to one’s life but Yonjiero Navalta, a 3-year-old boy, wanted to celebrate it in his father’s memory.  Yonjiero personally requested to his mother, Mary Jean Navalta, an advance Army-themed birthday shoot for…

Kids who chipped in for friend’s surprise birthday party move netizens

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 02/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — They’re young friends who definitely know the meaning of true and genuine friendship more than most adults. A group of kids from Malaybalay, Bukidnon moved netizens when they shared whatever little amount they…

Used syringes washed ashore in Toledo City

Immae Lachica, Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 02/19/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Usually we see plastic wrappers among many other ocean wastes washed up ashore. Imagine the horror of a resident in Toledo City when she saw not just plastic wastes but used syringes on…

Lucky Chinese Food for the Lunar New Year

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 02/12/2021

Planning to prepare something special for the Chinese New Year? Here is a helpful guide on what food to prepare to usher good luck and prosperity for the coming year. Each of the dishes placed on the…

What you need to know about the Year of the Metal Ox

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 02/12/2021

  Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is the most important and grandest festival in China and other parts of the world. It is celebrated by 20 percent of the global population. The year 2021 is…

Why is Ramadan important to Muslims? 

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 05/06/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—May 6, 2019, Monday, is the start of Ramadan for Muslims worldwide. Ramdan is a period of deep spiritual reflection, prayer, and renewal of faith for the Muslim community. Here are some things you need…

Movies to watch this Holy Week

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/19/2019

Holy Week is a significant religious observance for many Filipinos. It also marks a time for family get-togethers and spending time with loved ones in going to church or simply just staying at home. As the Holy…

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