Talisay City cops confiscate P25K worth of firecrackers on Christmas Eve

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 12/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Policemen in Talisay City confiscated at least P25, 000 worth of firecrackers that were sold on the city’s sidewalks on Christmas Eve. But they did not enforce any arrests, says Police Lieutenant Colonel…

Hero dog in Sibonga who helped find abandoned baby not a stray after all

Immae Lachica 12/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Hero dog is no stray after all! Remember the dog who helped a motorist find an abandoned newborn baby boy in Sibonga town on Christmas Eve? Read: IN PHOTOS: Stray dog leads man to save…

Pope urges help for poor at low-key Christmas Eve Mass curbed by COVID

Reuter 12/25/2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis celebrated a low-key Christmas Eve Mass made somber by the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday and said people should feel obliged to help the needy because Jesus himself was born a poor outcast. The Mass…

Policewoman manning checkpoint hurt after she was hit by car

Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro 12/24/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A policewoman suffered major injuries after she was hit by an automobile while manning a quarantine checkpoint on the morning of Christmas Eve, Thursday (December 24) . Police Patrolwoman Gremae Yuson, 27,…

CCPO: ‘Generally peaceful’ Christmas celebration in Cebu

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 12/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines  — There was a threat of disorder and damage as Cebu Cebu City was placed under storm signal number 2 on Christmas Eve, December 24. Despite the presence Typhoon Ursula, which resulted to a…

Fire razes 3 houses, damages 1 on Christmas Day in Cebu City

Alven Marie Timtim and Paul Lauro 12/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It should have been a day filled with joyful celebration. But it did not turn out to be that way for four families in Cebu City after they lost their homes to a…

Over 22,000 passengers still stranded in ports on Christmas Eve

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 12/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Over 22,000 passengers remain stranded at several ports in the country on Tuesday, Christmas Eve, due to the inclement weather brought about by Typhoon Ursula. As of 4 p.m., a total of 22,717 passengers…

Dinagat-bound boat runs aground, 20 passengers rescued in Surigao City

Erwin Mascariñas - Inquirer Mindanao 12/24/2019

SURIGAO CITY – A boat carrying 20 passengers bound for Dinagat Island for Christmas were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) after its engine ran aground, buffeted by strong winds and heavy rains brought about by…

Travellers continue to visit North Bus Terminal few hours before Christmas Eve

Rosalie Abatayo 12/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Unmindful of the downpour caused by Typhoon Ursula, travellers continue to crowd by the North Bus Terminal (NBT) in Mandaue City to go home to their provinces. Police Corporal Marianne Sumarago, in-charge of…

In Photos: Stranded passengers crowd Abellana NHS gym

Gerard Vincent Francisco 12/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Hundreds of stranded passengers now crowd the Abellana National High School gym in Cebu City. Travellers will have to spend Christmas Eve and even Christmas Day at their evacuation center because of the…

Ursula may trigger Storm Signal No. 2 in Cebu on Christmas Day

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuanos will have to prepare not only for their Noche Buena on Christmas eve but also for the effect of the 21st typhoon to enter the country this 2019. The typhoon, now under…

Childhood, candles and birds

Jason A. Baguia 02/03/2017

The blacktop glistened with moisture from a brief spell of rain. The air was chilly. It was Candlemas, the second day of February, the fortieth after Christmas eve. Was it time to speak of childhood again? In…

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