Cebu’s entertainment industry mourns death of “humble, friendly” Ricky Monterona 

Michelle Joy Padayhag 01/24/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – Ricky Monterona is known in Cebu’s entertainment industry as a well-respected wedding and events photographer.  But he isn’t known just for his success with his works. His friends also admire him for…

Consolacion’s Sinulog victory marks two milestones

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines  – Tribu Malipayon’s win as the Sinulog 2019 grand champion in the Free Interpretation (FI) category was a victory of two firsts. It was the first time for the Municipality of Consolacion to send…

Sinulog Idol Season 10 winner is shooting for the stars

Michelle Joy Padayhag 01/23/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – If Jessa Abaquita would describe her life right now in one song, it would be Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This.” Abaquita believes that after two attempts of joining Sinulog Idol back…

Online payment system targets market stall owners, others

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Imagine paying your barbecue meal or your taxi fare without using cash.  This scenario will soon be possible with cashless payments to be available in some barbecue stalls, transport services and other businesses…

DOST pushes for the creation of Department of Culture and Arts

Futch Anthony Inso 01/22/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is pushing for the creation of a Department of Culture and Arts. “Pagkakaron, we are supporting a certain bill, debatehan pana, hopefully ma-pass and maybe…

Martin del Rosario says “Born Beautiful” is the highlight of his career

Michelle Joy Padayhag 01/22/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – For actor Martin del Rosario, his performance in his upcoming movie, “Born Beautiful,” is the highlight of his career. In a press conference with the Cebu Entertainment Group at One Central Hotel last…

Sinulog Festival Queen 2018 confident that successor can deliver

Michelle Joy Padayhag 01/21/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – Sinulog Festival Queen 2018 and Miss Millennial Philippines 2018 Shaila Mae Rebortera wishes her successor Miss Sinulog Festival Queen 2019 Nicole Borromeo a fruitful reign. The 22-year-old Rebortera, who spoke to Cebu…

Gallman’s national costume inspired by Moriones festival 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/21/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – Philippine bet Karen Gallman left no head unturned as she dazzled audience in a national costume inspired by Marinduque’s Moriones Festival. Designer Patrick Isorena, in his Instagram account @mypatrickstarr, wrote that the…

Tribu Mabolokon’s ‘grateful hearts’ to perform in Sinulog Grand Parade 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Tribu Mabolokon of Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City will compete in today’s Sinulog Grand Parade with 400 performers armed with fervent hearts and at least three months of preparations to dance in offering to…

Akrho, Tau Gamma join Guadalupe’s Banauan Cultural Group as propsmen 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Choreographer Cliff Yunson Racuya was pleasantly surprised when members of the Alpha Kappa Rho (Akrho) and Tau Gamma Phi (Tau Gamma) approached him and expressed interest to join Barangay Guadalupe’s Banauan Cultural Group.…

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