A Mantalongon farmer’s Christmas wish, dreams, hopes and challenges

Doris Mae Mondragon 12/23/2019

DALAGUETE, CEBU, Philippines — As early as 5 o’clock in the morning, Cornelio Ybañez is already up carrying on his shoulders a bamboo container and a sharp razor “sanggot”(scythe) to collect coconut sap. After that, he would…

Carpenter from Guadalupe shares his Christmas lantern story

Immae Lachica 12/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Adorno. A word that best describes Christmas lanterns. But have you ever wondered how these lanterns are made? How long one is made and who makes them? This holiday season, let’s get to know…

Carpenter killed at Duljo Fatima

Benjie B. Talisic 06/16/2018

A carpenter died at the hospital after sustaining multiple stab wounds inflicted by two unidentified assailants along the road in V. Aranas Extension, Barangay Duljo Fatima in Cebu City on Saturday. SPO1 Wetzel Berry of the Cebu…

Carpenter pinned by boulder dies

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/07/2017

APAS LANDSLIDE JOEL Brobo, 41, was supposed to go back to his hometown in Tabogon in northern Cebu yesterday after spending the week working as a carpenter in a house being built in Barangay Apas, Cebu City.…

Carpenter dies in Apas landslide

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/07/2017

A CARPENTER died after being buried in a landslide in sitio Back GMA, Barangay Apas in Cebu City at 5:15 pm Friday. The 41-year-old carpenter identified as Joel Brobo was cleaning up after a week working in…

Carpenter shot dead while drinking

Lesley Cara Delos Santos 08/16/2016

AN unemployed carpenter was shot down while drinking liquor alone by motorcycle riding assailants in sitio Kawayan, barangay Kamputhaw at Gorordo corner Archbishop Reyes Tuesday morning. The 43-year-old victim identified as Edward Cassil was approached by the…

Tragedy greets Briton’s homecoming

Apple Ta-as 08/30/2015

British national Robert Sharpe wasn’t due to visit Cebu until next month, when he would see for himself the renovations on their house in Minglanilla town, southern Cebu that his wife Virginia bought last December. “I have…

Autopsy shows daughter, mom died from head blows

Apple Ta-as 08/23/2015

The mother and daughter who were found buried in the septic tank  of their Minglanilla home last week were  killed with blows to the head. An autopsy report said both  sustained blunt injuries to their heads that …

Woman, daughter found in septic tank

Fe Marie Dumaboc, Jhunnex Napallacan 08/21/2015

A woman and her 11-year old daughter were killed before their bodies were thrown in a septic tank in their house in Phase 2 of Deca Homes in barangay Tungkil, Minglanilla town, southern Cebu. The decomposing bodies…

Forever is a diamond

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 07/05/2015

When I woke up this morning and gazed beyond the balcony, something caught my eye. Across from us, next to the road and an idle lot, on space long ruled by weeds and wild papaya, posts stood,…

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