Duterte won’t extend martial law in Mindanao

Nestor Corrales 12/10/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte would no longer extend martial law in Mindanao. “The Office of the President wishes to announce that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will not extend martial law in Mindanao upon its expiration…

New group to handle Miss Universe Philippines

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/09/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines—The Miss Universe franchise in the Philippines will be handled by the Miss Universe Philippines Organization, a new group that is independent from Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI).  For more than 50 years, BPCI…

Miss Universe: Steve Harvey was right; Philippines won national costume competition

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 12/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Miss Universe clarified in a tweet that Steve Harvey did not commit a mistake when he announced that the Philippines won in the national costume competition. Miss Universe, in its twitter handle @missuniverse,…

Miss South Africa is Miss Universe 2019

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 12/09/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019 on Monday, December 9, 2019, Philippine time, at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Tunzi bested 89 other contenders for the crown in this…

Philippines lands as Top 20 semi-finalists

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 12/09/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Miss Philippines Gazini Christiana Ganados gave pageant fans quite a scare when her name was not called in the Africa and Asia Pacific semifinalists of the Miss Universe 2019. But she got everyone on their…

‘High value’ drug personalities nabbed with P1.8M suspected shabu in Cebu City

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least P1.8 million worth of  suspected shabu (crystal meth) kept in about a dozen plastic packs were confiscated from two high-value targets, both of whom are in their 20s, in a police…

Blackwater picks Suerte second in Gilas Special Draft 2019

Brian J. Ochoa 12/08/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines—Rey Anthony Suerte was picked second by Blackwater Elite in the Gilas Pilipinas Special Draft 2019 that ushered the regular draft on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the Robinsons Place Manila. The former University…

Passenger bus falls off cliff in Catmon town

Paul Lauro 12/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  A Ceres bus fell into a cliff while traversing the vicinity of Barangay Panalipan in Catmon town in northern Cebu at around 8 a.m. today, December 8, 2019. Police and emergency personnel have…

Cebuano skateboarders Didal, Lederman bag gold medals in Game of Skate in SEA Games

Mars G. Alison 12/05/2019

TAGAYTAY, Philippines — Cebuano skateboarders Margielyn Didal and Daniel Lederman swept the Game of Skate men and women of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Tagaytay International Convention Center.  Didal, also an…

Lakers rout Jazz behind Davis’ 26 

12/05/2019

SALT LAKE CITY  — Anthony Davis scored 26 points, LeBron James had 20 points and 12 assists and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz, 121-96. Rajon Rondo added 14 points and a season-high 12 assists…

Netizen who posted kidnapping hoax may face charges

Rosalie Abatayo 12/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 21-year-old resident of Danao City who posted a hoax kidnapping scare may face charges for alarm and scandal in relation to cybercrime prevention law. The man, whose name is withheld, was invited…

Giannis leads Bucks to 44-point rout of Knicks

12/03/2019

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo needed only 14 minutes on the court to record another double-double, finishing with 29 points and 15 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks won their 12th straight game in a 132-88 rout of the…

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