A lolo from Alcoy, Cebu celebrates his 100th birthday

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 10/03/2022

  CEBU, Philippines— A lolo from Alcoy, Cebu celebrated his100th birthday on Sunday, October 2, 2022. Centenarian Leodegario “Lolo D” Henson Labastida was born in Malitbog, Southern Leyte in the year 1922. Lolo D is a retired…

Pampanga’s parol making tradition thrives in Cebu City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The iconic “parol” or Christmas lanterns are unquestionably among the decorations that add cheer and brightness to the Christmas occasion. True enough, for motorists and passersby along N. Bacalso Avenue in Cebu City,…

How 2 radio entertainers ended up as cops and PRO-7’s ‘dynamic’ Duo

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — They were entertainers working in different radio stations before they shifted careers to become policemen. But Police Corporal Delfin Gaihe and Patrolman Joesue Colipano never expected that their stint in the radio stations…

What is a ‘drug-free’ or ‘drug-cleared’ barangay?

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Latest records from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) showed that of the 3,003 barangays in the region, a total of 1,329 are declared “drug-cleared,” and other 116 villages are…

PDEA-7 implements priority programs to save drug victims, surrenderees

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) is pushing for a two-pronged campaign to combat the issue of illegal drug use and selling in the region. In addition to focusing on…

Video of professor babysitting student’s child goes viral

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/28/2022

CEBU, Philippines— Professor Andres Sequito from the Samar State University warmed netizens’ hearts with a video of him carrying the baby of his student inside his class. According to uploader Ezza Permaci, teacher Andres Sequito rendered “yaya”…

Sto. Niño Chapel hosts first wedding ceremony

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Five couples tied the knot during the first-ever wedding ceremony held at the Sto. Niñ0 Chapel at Señor Citizens Park, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. The ceremony was celebrated by Rev. Msgr. Camilo…

Mandaue’s Nanay Salbing continues tradition of cooking bibingka in clay pots

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/24/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – When was the last time that you tasted bibingka (rice cake)? If you plan to buy one, always look for “Bibingka sa Mandaue.” Many say that the best bibingka makers in Cebu are…

Barcenas: Commemorating Martial Law struggles under a Marcos administration remains ‘relevant’

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For Martial Law survivor and retired Cebuano politician Atty. Democrito Barcenas, this year’s commemoration of the struggles of those who sacrificed and died during the Martial Law period, even under a Marcos administration,…

A teacher who gives his students free vitamins and snacks goes viral

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/19/2022

CEBU, Philippines — A teacher from Misamis Occidental has shown so much passion and love for his profession as well as for his students in a viral video on social media. Teacher Jeric Maribao, from Bonifacio town…

Reliving Cebu City through ‘Pasiyo sa Kabilin: Cebu Heritage Walk’

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — They say the best approach to understand and recognize one’s culture and tradition is through a heritage walk. Heritage walks prompt reflection and serves as a reminder of the rich cultural heritage of…

Fare hike will impact on our budget – commuters

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — How do Cebuanos feel about the latest fare increase? The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, the fare hikes for public utility jeepneys, buses, taxis, and…

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