DOLE-7 says manufacturing, construction, entertainment industries badly hit by pandemic

Futch Anthony Inso 04/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-7 has recorded 192 establishments that have permanently closed or have ceased their operations in 2020, due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “In 2020 actually,…

FACES OF CEBU: Mary Joy Bagares, 22, artist

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mary Joy Bagares, a 22-year-old artist, made quite a stir here in July 2020, when a video of her sharing the challenges of having her mother treated at a hospital went viral. At…

FACES OF CEBU: Pajao couple, revolutionizing art

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is more to art and being an artist than showing the beauty of colors, lines, and pictures. That purpose is sending the message and effecting change. Architect Dino Dante Pajao started having…

Robinsons Galleria marks National Arts Month with arts festivals, workshops, fashion shows

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 02/18/2020

Filipino talents are being recognized worldwide — be it in singing, dancing, for the visual arts and music — and it greatly contributes to the richness of the Filipino art culture.  To recognize the Filipino art and…

Suroy Suroy Sugbo gives locals a chance to showcase talents

Rosalie Abatayo 11/15/2019

San Fernando, Cebu — Christopher Java’s paintings and bust sculptures of Cebuano personalities were among the sights in the San Fernando leg of Suroy Suroy Sugbo Southern Heritage Trail on Friday morning, November 15, 2019. Java, 64,…

Guang Ming Institute of Performing Arts opens Cebu home to local talents

Immae Lachica 03/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebuanos will now have a suitable place to hone their talents in performing arts for free and under the close watch of experts from the Guang Ming Institute of Performing Arts. A building…

Culinary arts grad bets on resto with a view and smoked meat

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/23/2018

There are days when you just want to drive to the woods, enjoy a bottle of beer and just feel the night breeze. This is the picture that comes to the mind of 27-year old Monalisa Padayhag…

Cebu Province karatekas win in Women’s Martial Arts Festival 2018

Glendale G. Rosal 10/26/2018

THE Cebu Province karatedo team that put up a good showing in the 5th Women’s Martial Arts Festival 2018 in Manila held last October 23 to 25. The team, which also had a decent performance in the…

UC holds free Arts class for Santander kids

PR 10/19/2018

The Art Appreciation and Philippine Literature students of Prof. Gianne Rensen Antonio from the University of Cebu–Main Campus conducted a community-based arts education program for around 100 elementary schoolchildren of Barangay Pasil, Santander, Cebu, last October 13.…

Miss Lapu-Lapu City coronation tonight

Norman V. Mendoza 11/19/2017

THE coronation for Miss Lapu-Lapu City 2017 will be held tonight at 8 p.m. at the Hoops Dome. The candidates for Miss Lapu-Lapu were presented last Tuesday at the Mactan Isla Resort and Casino, a major sponsor…

USC Fine Arts magazine tackles traffic, garbage problems in Cebu

USJ-R Journalism Intern Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/27/2017

THE School of Fine Arts and Design (SAFAD) of the University of San Carlos brings into discussion pressing problems in Cebu like traffic congestion, garbage and housing in the July 2017 issue of their Lantawan magazine with…

Fusing arts, science and technology

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 06/29/2017

An appeal by Cebu’s renowned furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue during last week’s event sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in one of Cebu City’s hotels had me thinking about whether or not the Philippines…

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