Hidden in plain sight: Tracing downtown Cebu City’s Cebuano-Chinese roots

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Nikki Medalla 02/09/2024

Photos by Christian Dave Cuizon CEBU CITY, Philippines — Every day, hundreds — if not thousands — of people join the hustle and bustle of downtown Cebu City. Towering over the throngs of marketgoers, shoppers, vendors, and…

Reticulated python captured inside compound of DOH-7 in Cebu

Pia Piquero 02/08/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A reticulated python, locally known as a “Sawa,” was captured inside the compound of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.…

What should bystanders, drivers do when witnessing an accident?

Pia Piquero 02/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – If one witnesses an accident, whether as a driver or bystander, one must immediately call the emergency hotline. For Cebu City, dial 911; for Lapu-Lapu City, use 9999-72-1111; for Mandaue City, dial 383-1658;…

Cebu’s Elreen Ando bags two silver medals in Olympic qualifiers

Dale Rosal 02/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebuana Olympian Elreen Ando claimed two silver medals in the women’s 59-kilogram division of the ongoing 2024 Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) Asian Championships-Olympic Qualifiers on Monday, February 5, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  Ando, who was accompanied…

Chona Mae: The facts behind Cebu’s tsunami hoax

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It has been over a decade since Cebu City was gripped by a tsunami scare that eventually made its way to history books. And the real story behind the ‘Chona Mae’ hoax, including…

3 injured after fire hits houses in Tisa on Monday morning

Paul Lauro 02/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two fires hit Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City on Monday, February 5, and injured two individuals and left P1.6 million in damages. Based on reports from the Cebu City Fire Office, the first fire…

Senior citizen hacked to death by nephew in Daanbantayan, Cebu

Futch Anthony Inso 02/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A senior citizen was hacked to death by his own nephew in Sitio Malaumon, Barangay Tinubdan in Daanbantayan town, northern Cebu on Monday morning, February 5, 2024. The victim was identified as Cristitulo Broñona Casinillio,…

Cebu Province passes ‘Good Financial Housekeeping’ from DILG

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 02/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Government recently passed the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) ‘Good Financial Housekeeping’ (GFH) for the year 2023. Based on DILG’s data on Jan. 25, 2024, Cebu Province is…

Jeslar Uriel Larumbe: Hit-and-run victim was an MVP on and off the court

Dale Rosal 02/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Jeslar Uriel Larumbe, a victim of a hit-and-run incident, will surely be missed by the basketball community in Cebu. Larumbe died on Sunday, February 4, in a reported hit-and-run incident in uptown Cebu City. He…

Councilor wants DOTr to expedite Cebu Bus Rapid Transit completion

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 02/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Due to the “traffic mess” that the ongoing construction of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit System (CBRT) has caused, the Cebu City’s traffic czar wants to expedite its completion. Councilor Rey Gealon, who…

FACES OF CEBU: Jay-R Panuncialman, 23, Sinulog Idol 2024 champion

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 02/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Conquering our fears requires an immense amount of courage. But once you conquer your fears, it opens up windows of opportunities. Proof of this is John Ryan “Jay-R” Panuncialman. Panuncialman was hailed champion…

How is the Cebu motorsports scene?

Brian J. Ochoa 02/02/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—How is Cebu motorsports these days? Apparently, it isn’t as quiet as it seems, according to Cebuano motorsports legend Lord Seno. In an episode of CDN SportsTalk, Seno, a noted race car champion, said the racing…

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