Survivor’s tale: A birthday gift of life

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 09/21/2018

Lucia Rollon was supposed to have a simple birthday celebration with her family on Thursday. But things didn’t turn out well as expected. “Mao na lang ang akong namat-an ang kasikas ug pagdinaganay sa mga tawo. (I…

Why do Catholics celebrate the Virgin Mary’s birthday on September 8?

Francis B. Ongkingco 09/07/2018

Today, many may no longer realize its connection with December 8 — nine months before September— when we celebrate the solemnity of Her Immaculate Conception. Historically, however, Mary’s birthday was already being celebrated by the Church even…

Police intel chief seen attending drug convict’s birthday bash

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/22/2018

BE transparent. This was the advice of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to the Central Visayas police after a ranking policeman was caught on video attending the birthday party of convicted robber and drug dealer Herbert “Ampang”…

‘Best birthday gift’ for Tomas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2018

Learning that the long-delayed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project was finally cleared for resumption was the “best birthday present” he received, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said. Osmeña, who lobbied for the BRT since the 90s, celebrated…

Osmeña’s birthday wish: ‘Oust Alvarez’

Morexette Marie B. Erram, USJR Intern 07/23/2018

Aside from becoming a more progressive Cebu City, Mayor Tomas Osmeña has another birthday wish as he will turn 70 on Thursday, July 26. In a press conference today (July 23), Osmeña expressed hope that reports on…

Palm Grass Hotel to mark Leon Kilat birthday and KKK founding with poetry nights

PR 06/29/2018

THIS July 2018, the 126th anniversary of the founding of the Katipunan and Cebu Katipunan leader Leon Kilat’s 145th birthday will be celebrated by Palm Grass, the Cebu Heritage Hotel with “Bayan, Balak, Alak”, a two-part poetry…

Cebu Capitol’s somber 80th birthday

Jobers R. Bersales 06/13/2018

The grand Cebu Capitol Building turns 80 today in a somber mood as plans for a 20-storey building continue. This “looming tower”, to borrow the title of Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the rise of Al…

Ellen Adarna celebrates 30th birthday with a spa party

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/02/2018

CEBUANA Actress Ellen Adarna celebrated her 30th birthday yesterday with a spa party. Doreen Ting, one of her close friends, shared photos and videos of the “sparty” held at the Afternoon Tea Spa in Mandaue City. One…

Liza Soberano throws surprise birthday party for Enrique Gil

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/01/2018

KAPAMILYA Actress Liza Soberano led the surprise birthday party for her love team partner Enrique Gil who turned 26 last March 30. The Jamaican-inspired party held in Batangas was attended by Gil’s family and friends. Photos and…

VP Robredo wishes success, good health for Duterte on his birthday

Nestle L. Semilla 03/27/2018

A day before President Rodrigo Duterte’s birthday, Vice President Leni Robredo expressed her wish for the president during her visit in Cebu City on Tuesday afternoon. Robredo, who graced the launching and presentation of Istorya ng Pag-asa…

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