Chan orders transfer of 2020 business permit renewal to Hoops Dome

Doris C. Bongcac 12/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City government promises a faster and more convenient 2020 business permit renewal for people who are doing business in their city. Mayor Junard Chan announced on his Facebook page that they…

CPPO wants crops grown on former marijuana plantations in Balamban

Rosalie Abatayo 11/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) is considering to convert former marijuana plantations in Cebu’s midwest to croplands that residents can benefit from. Police Colonel Roderick Mariano, provincial director of CPPO, said the…

Get to know the coffee picks of Cebuanos

Immae Lachica 10/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— October 1 is a date to remember for all coffee lovers around the world because it is International Coffee Day! Here in Cebu, coffee enthusiasts are already growing in numbers. Gio Visitacion, one of the…

Coffee keeps me going!

Immae Lachica 07/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— What keeps you going? Many of us are fuelled by our dreams, family and the will to be better in the future. But for sure there is this one thing that helps in pushing…

El Niño’s heat hurts coffee, corn in Tuburan

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/21/2019

CEBU, Philippines — The plantation of coffee in Tuburan town, 92 kilometers northwest of Cebu City, has not escaped from  the effects of the weak El Niño looming in the province and the entire country. Tuburan Mayor…

Friends mourn death of ‘Blazing John Michael’, recall his great love for coffee

Immae Lachica 04/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—”Blazing John Michael” Hermoso was a dear friend to many especially to those whom he taught to love coffee. While they bade him goodbye through their social media posts, Hermoso’s friends also expressed appreciation for…

City dad calls for more police presence in city’s streets, CCTVs in establishments

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, deputy mayor on police matters, is calling on the police and barangay tanods to tighten the security in the city following a shooting incident inside a coffee shop…

How our obsession with these ‘pricey’ planners is contributing to the slow death of our environment

12/05/2018

Whether you agree or not, these specially crafted planners have become an “annual obsession” for Filipinos. Every year, you can expect loyal customers to burn cash just to get their hands on this most coveted limited-edition planner. And to…

SM City Cebu brings back Coffee Festival at the Northwing

PR 09/22/2018

IN CELEBRATION of the evolving coffee culture worldwide, SM City Cebu brings back the interactive Coffee Festival from Sept. 19 to 23 at the Northwing Atrium, a platform to promote local craftsmanship in specialty gourmet coffee with…

Life is like coffee

RICKY GABUT 09/08/2018

Drinking coffee is more than just for the sake of enjoying a mix of sugar, coffee, water, or even some cream. Coffee keeps memories and experiences that will never be repeated again. Every time I drink coffee,…

PRIME TIME

Clint Holton Potestas 12/23/2017

“I AM on the right age,” confirms Rachel Alejandro, 20 years later since she slipped into the character of Paula Marasigan—the tweetums, Jolina Magdangal of the pre-World War matandang dalagas—in the restage of a Nick Joaquin musical…

Talking coffee

Rina Jimenez-David 11/28/2017

Coffee has a rich heritage in the Philippines. The first coffee tree was introduced in Lipa, Batangas in the 1740s by Spanish Franciscan monks, and so enthusiastically did farmers take up the challenge that the province soon…

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