With P100K firecrackers seized, police vow to intensify operations

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 12/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City policemen will intensify their operations against the use of firecrackers after they confiscated over a P100,000 worth of firecrackers in Cebu City on Christmas Day. Police Lieutenant Colonel Clark Arriola, chief…

No major crime, firecracker-related injury in Talisay, Lapu-Lapu on Christmas Day

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 12/26/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines —  There were no reported major crime and firecracker-related incidents in the cities of Talisay and Lapu-Lapu on Christmas Day. These were the assessments of the respective police chiefs of these respective cities…

Palma: Hope in these dark times lies in Christ

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jesus Christ is the source of light amid these dark times.  This was the message of the homily of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma during the Christmas Mass on December 24, 2021, hours before…

CCPO official: Refrain from using firecrackers as Odette has left city susceptible to fires

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Director, Colonel Josefino Ligan, said that all police stations are mobilized to patrol the interior barangays for Christmas eve and Christmas day. In a press conference on December…

Pyrrhic victory

Roberto F. de Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 12/11/2021

There are only a little over 12 days of countdown to Christmas Day when one would hope to receive from one’s true love(s) more than a partridge in a pear tree. This prelude to the presidential election…

No new COVID cases in Mandaue City in 6 days

Doris C. Bongcac 12/26/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – It was indeed a very Merry Christmas for Mandaue City residents. The city logged two new recoveries on Christmas Day and no new cases of the coronavirus disease.  It was already the sixth…

Casuntingan fire victims get hot meals, starter kits

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/25/2020

OLANGO ISLAND, Lapu-Lapu City — The Mandaue City government has given hot meals and starter kits to the victims of the fire that hit Sitio Nangka, Barangay Casuntingan, on Christmas dawn, December, 25, 2020. Lawyer John Eddu…

On Christmas Day, vaccine czar Galvez hails COVID-19 frontliners

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 12/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 policy chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. paid tribute to pandemic frontliners as the country celebrates Christmas Day. “As we celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, let us not…

WATCH: Hilarious way to test your Bluetooth speaker and scare your godchild

Immae Lachica 01/01/2020

                                              CEBU CITY, Philippines— What would you do to make you the best ninong (godfather)?…

Two fatalities in Negros Oriental on Christmas Day

Florence Baesa 12/26/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental- Two persons died on Christmas Day, December 25, 2019, in two separate incidents in the province. One of the two was identified as Jasem Ompar, 18, single of Barangay Basak, Guihulngan City, who…

Clippers rally to beat Lakers in Christmas Day game

12/26/2019

LOS ANGELES  — Kawhi Leonard scored 11 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter and had 12 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-106 on Wednesday night (Thursday morning, December…

Pope offers hope against darkness in Christmas Day message

12/26/2019

VATICAN CITY  – Pope Francis offered a Christmas message of hope Wednesday against darkness that cloaks conflicts and relationships in large parts of the world from the Middle East to the Americas to Africa. The pope told…

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