Happy New Dash!

Francis B. Ongkingco 12/30/2016

“Happy New Dash!” Wouldn’t this be a great catchy greeting for the New Year? I bet it could easily start a cyber-trend gaining a few hundred (maybe a thousand!!!) hits and likes? Nah!!! I don’t think so.…

Mexican narcos beat heat in air conditioned tombs

12/12/2016

CULIACAN, Mexico — Some drug lords take their ostentatious lifestyle literally to the grave: a cemetery in Mexico is blooming with two-story tombs fitted with living rooms, air-conditioning and bulletproof glass. Mexico marked on Sunday 10 years…

Tom, Serge Osmeña mark 100th birthday of late dad, Serging Osmeña, with Mass, floral offering

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/04/2016

A visionary leader. This was how Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña remembered his father, former Sen. Sergio “Serging” Osmeña Jr. who would have turned 100 years old on Sunday. “We pay tribute to people like Serging Osmeña.…

Bringing Capilla Mortuario back to life

Izobelle T. Pulgo 12/03/2016

On a rather downcast Friday, the gloomy morning, the rainy weather and the cloudy skies made for a perfect backdrop to the imposing structure inside the Carreta Cemetery that was recently turned over by the National Historical…

Black Friday 2016

Jason A. Baguia 11/18/2016

Despite public opposition, Ferdinand Marcos, the late president of the Philippines, has been buried at a heroes’ cemetery in the capital in a ceremony shrouded in secrecy” —Al Jazeera English. “This is but the latest deception in…

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…

Heavy garbage volume, high passenger turnout

Dominic D. Yasay, Morexette Erram 11/02/2016

While most Cebu City residents went back to work yesterday, City Hall’s Department of Public Service (DPS) had to clean up the large volume of garbage left behind by families who visited the city’s cemeteries. DPS assistant…

Visiting graves as Citizen Mike

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/02/2016

For 15 years, former Cebu City mayor, Michael Rama was always busy visiting all cemeteries in Cebu City during All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day to check on crowd security and other concerns. Rama would be…

Lonely graves at Carreta

Izobelle T. Pulgo 11/02/2016

THREE years after the collision of 2GO’s MV St. Thomas Aquinas and cargo vessel Sulpicio Express Siete claimed the lives of more than a hundred passengers and crew, 42 unidentified victims left unclaimed by family members still…

Interfaith burial site at Doña Pepang

Edison Delos Angeles, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/01/2016

INSTEAD of demolishing the graves in the Doña Pepang Cemetery, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña plans to convert the area into an interfaith cemetery. The cemetery that is located in the boundary of Barangays Tejero and Carreta…

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