Photo Gallery: Unattended candle causes All Saints’ Day fire in Cebu City

Gerard Vincent Francisco 11/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An unattended candle that was lighted on the evening of November 1, 2019 caused the fire which burned 41 homes and damaged three others in Sitio Lusimba in Barangay Basak San Nicolas, Cebu…

HIV and AIDS advocates hold candle-lighting ceremony

Intern 05/10/2017

A group advocating the rights of HIV and AIDS victims held a candle-lighting ceremony at the Visayas Community Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon to show support and spread awareness about the illness. Members of the Advocating Gender-Based…

A happy fiesta celebration for candle vendors

Norman V. Mendoza 05/07/2017

Candle vendors at the National Shrine of St. Joseph in Mandaue City were pleasantly surprised yesterday morning when they were given food by the Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC) chaired by Mandaue City Vice Mayor Carlo Fortuna.…

Childhood, candles and birds

Jason A. Baguia 02/03/2017

The blacktop glistened with moisture from a brief spell of rain. The air was chilly. It was Candlemas, the second day of February, the fortieth after Christmas eve. Was it time to speak of childhood again? In…

P1.5 M worth of properties damaged by fire in Duljo-Fatima

Nestle L. Semilla 12/02/2016

A fire hit a densely populated urban poor village in Cebu City on Thursday night and damaged at least 200 houses in five sub-villages. Investigators placed estimated cost of damage to properties at P1.5 million. The blaze…

Come, Lord Jesus!

11/27/2016

Catholics all over the world today welcome the season of Advent, the start of another liturgical year. Advent comes from the Latin word “adventus” which means “coming.” The season has a two-fold character: to prepare for Christmas…

Advent twilight

Jason A. Baguia 11/25/2016

The year turns tonight when the sun goes down in the west. This is a way of reckoning time that we inherited from the people of Israel. The new day begins with the entrance of the night.…

MAO BA? DRUG PERSONALITIES

Editorial 11/03/2016

DRUG PERSONALITIES Those monitoring the Duterte administration’s war on illegal drugs often wondered why police referred to drug suspects as drug personalities. “Why are they called drug personalities? Are they like Hollywood celebrities who are famous?” one…

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