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Fighting and winning over an invisible foe

Rick Gabuya 03/23/2020

  When the 3 p.m. siren nudged me from my Sunday afternoon siesta yesterday (Sunday, March 22) signaling the start of the 24-hour curfew for minors and senior citizens, who are 65 years old and older, it…

The amazing Yong Larrazabal

Rick Gabuya 02/24/2020

He’s 51 years old, I’m 53. And under normal circumstances, the two-year gap should pose not much difference in physical appearance or agility. But while I ache with every exerted effort – like climbing a flight of…

Tumble turn

Rick Gabuya 02/17/2020

  Google defines tumble turn, also known as a flip turn, as “one of the turns in swimming, used to reverse the direction in which the person is swimming. It is done when the swimmer reaches the wall…

Bracing for Ompong

Rick Gabuya 09/14/2018

NO storm signal has been raised yet over Cebu and most of the Visayas as Typhoon Ompong is expected to pour its full might only in northern Luzon. But local officials are not about to leave anything…

3-5-7: A hot Suertres combo in PH?

Rick Gabuya 07/15/2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — When Filipino overseas worker (OFW) Edna (not her real name) knew that Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao had knocked down deposed Argentinian champion Lucas Matthysse in the third, fifth and seventh rounds of…

CDN through the years

Rick Gabuya 02/08/2018

February 7, 1998. The Cebu Daily News newsroom was buzzing with activity. Excitement and anxiety choked the cramped and constricted house-turned-office along Escario Street. Everyone was on tenterhooks as editors try putting on the finishing touches on…

Stars descend in Cebu for Cobra IronMan race

James Savellon, Rick Gabuya 08/05/2017

  Cynthia Lim works as a saleslady in a big department store. Like her co-workers, she is not allowed to take a day off during weekends in anticipation of the huge crowd at the malls. But as…

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