Surprised Cebuana weightlifter Ando qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Glendale G. Rosal 06/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana weightlifter Elreen Anne Ando was completely caught off guard when she learned that she will be vying in the Tokyo Olympics in July.  The 22-year-old Ando of Barangay Carreta, Cebu City was…

A world-class native bag painter in our midst

Rick Gabuya 03/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Are you fond of hand-painted native bags like the ones similarly produced by actress Heart Evangelista? Look no farther as Lesley Anne Pino can easily give the Kapuso actress a run for her money.…

Five Cebuana Girl Bosses at Ayala Malls Central Bloc

PR 03/19/2021

This March, Ayala Malls Central Bloc celebrates Women’s month by putting the spotlight on five inspiring Cebuanas who, despite the pandemic, have continued to thrive and succeed in their chosen industry. Meet five resilient women and girl…

Young Cebuana belter ready to impress in TV 5’s ‘Born to be a Star’

Immae Lachica 02/06/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—  Another Cebuana singer will be heard on nationwide TV once again. Jehramae Trangia, 17, of Talisay City will be showcasing her singing prowess on Saturday night, February 6, in TV 5’s Born to…

FACES OF CEBU: Mary Joy Bagares, 22, artist

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mary Joy Bagares, a 22-year-old artist, made quite a stir here in July 2020, when a video of her sharing the challenges of having her mother treated at a hospital went viral. At…

Gay is Okay! video is Apriel Smith’s way of thanking community for support

Immae Lachica 10/21/2020

    CEBU CITY, Philippines— Binibing Cebu 2017 Apriel Smith is making noise online as she released two music videos highlighting her roots and love for the LGBTA community. Her first video released on October 16, 2020…

Young Cebuana flaunts pre-colonial Visayan-inspired clothing

Immae Lachica 09/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A young Cebuana has channeled her efforts into showing her Visayan roots by flaunting her pre-colonial period Visayan-inspired look. Sharrie Villaver, 21, a fine arts student from Cebu, wanted to refresh people’s minds of…

Japan Sinks 2020 character has Cebuana roots

Immae Lachica 07/11/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebu represent! Dystopian Anime Show “Japan Sinks: 2020” is taking its Pinoy fans by storm, when one of its characters revealed that she came from Cebu, Philippines. Mari Mutoh, the mother of the…

Cebuana shares blessings on her birthday

Immae Lachica 04/14/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— The internet has been flooded with different memes every day, and one of the most laughed at memes at the moment is the ones where sad photos come along with the caption, “birthday…

Family grieves over death of Cebuana doctor

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has once again claimed the life of another doctor – Dr. Helen Tudtud. She was a medical specialist/pathologist of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), according to…

Cebu’s Watanabe earns automatic Olympic slot

Mars G. Alison 03/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu’s Kiyomi Sarausad Watanabe is already assured of a slot in the judo competitions of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 23-year-old judoka now only needs an official letter from the International Judo Federation…

Cebuana’s docu wins in Slamdance film fest

Ruben Nepales - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/02/2020

LOS ANGELES — “To Calm the Pig Inside (Ang Pagpakalma sa Unos),” director Joanna Vasquez Arong’s cinematic contemplation on the effects of Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) on Tacloban City and the municipality of Guiuan and their…

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