Kumbati 11 set for Oct. 30; Vicelles, Mangubat in fight card

Glendale G. Rosal 09/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 11th installment of the “Kumbati” boxing series of the Omega Pro Sports International (OPSI) will be happening on October 30 at the IPI compound in Mandaue City, Cebu. No less than the…

Online arnis tourney in the works

Glendale G. Rosal 04/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- Milo and the Philippine Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (Pekaf) are brewing a major online arnis tournament in the country this year.  One of the organizers, Ricky Ballesteros, who happens to be also the organizer…

Five Omega Boxing Gym boxers win ‘Kumbati’ bouts

Glendale G. Rosal 03/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Omega Boxing Gym stalwarts put on a dominating performance in the “Kumbati 8 & 9” fight cards last Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the IPI compound Mandaue City. This after, all five Omega Boxing…

Former lawyer Cañete arrested for cyber libel

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Dionisio Cañete, a former lawyer and arnis grandmaster, has been arrested in his home along Eagle Street, Santo Niño Village, in Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City in the morning of December 10, 2019. Cañete, who…

Cebuano screenwriter Cañete eyes writing collaboration with actress Bea Alonzo

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An award-winning Cebuano screenwriter wants to collaborate with Kapamilya actress Bea Alonzo in the future. Jai Shane Cañete wants to co-write with Alonzo since both are classmates in Ricky Lee’s 22nd Film Scriptwriting…

Firefighter nabbed for trying to dupe applicant of P30K

Benjie Talisic 06/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A firefighter assigned in the Bureau of Fire Protection in Mandaue City  (BFP Mandaue) was caught allegedly extorting money from an applicant. Fire Office 1 (FO1) James Royce Cañete, 27, of Placer town…

‘Panihapon,’ Razo, Canete’s short film entry to CineSpectra 2019

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After showing what they got in Sinulog Short Film Festival 2019, Cebuano filmmaker Eli Razo and screenwriter Jai Shane Cañete will again make the Cebuanos proud as they join an upcoming film festival…

Teatro de Santa Fe is back this Holy Week after two-year hiatus

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jai Shane Cañete, the founder of Teatro de Santa Fe based in Santa Fe, northern Cebu, said that they will present “Gugma sa Langit” on April 20 at the Santo Niño Roman Catholic…

220 arnisadors in 11 countries compete in 1st Pekaf world tourney

Mars G. Alison 04/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Some 220 stickfighters coming from 11 countries including the Philippines gathered at the Sky Park of the SM Seaside City Cebu to compete in the 1st Philippine Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (PEKAF) World…

Young Cebuanos bag four titles in Alaska Ironkids Davao

Mars G. Alison 03/23/2019

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Young Cebuano multisports athletes clinched four of the eight age group titles in the Alaska Ironkids aquathlon held early morning of Saturday, March 23, at the Azuela Cove here.  Three of the four…

Cebuano Jai Shane Cañete shares journey from bullied youth to award-winning screenwriter

Michelle Joy Padayhag 03/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — When he was younger, Inocencio Cañete Raman Jr. or popularly known by his pen name Jai Shane Cañete was bullied since his speech has been affected by a cleft palate condition. It was…

Dole-7 urges LGUs’ Peso to help identify skilled workers in their areas

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/15/2019

CEBU CITY—The Department of Labor and Employment and Employment (Dole-7) urges the Public Employment Service Office (Peso) in various local government units (LGUs) to help address the lack of skilled workers by identifying the available manpower base…

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