FACES OF CEBU: Angel Phebles Altejar, 26, architecture licensure exam topnotcher

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 02/05/2023

CEBU, Philippines— Since the day she was inspired by a video game, Angel Phebles Altejar from Talisay City, Cebu dreamt of becoming an architect someday. With hard work, motivation, and support from family and mentors, Altejar fulfilled her…

FACES OF CEBU: Jasmer Labitad and Lorraine Mae Pacana, dancesports duo

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/22/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — They say dance is an art form that brings people together. Jasmer Labitad and Lorraine Mae Pacana are living proof of this as their childhood interest in dancesports became their gateway to a…

FACES OF CEBU: Lynette Refugio, 38, LET passer

Vhenna Marie Mantilla 01/08/2023

CEBU, Philippines—It is notable that for many students, taking the board exams and passing on the first take are among their major goals after college graduation.  After all, getting a license to practice the profession you dreamed…

FACES OF CEBU: Junri Jundam, LPT and a full-blooded Badjao 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – When he was still a child, Junri Jundam would go with other Badjao kids to Colon Street in downtown Cebu City to beg for alms.  But the street life was not meant for…

FACES OF CEBU:  Froilan Mangubat, 25, basketball player

Dale Rosal 12/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Froilan Mangubat is currently one of the more promising basketball players in Cebu.  The 25-year-old has had a decent stint in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) basketball tournament, playing for two teams, the…

FACES OF CEBU: Philip Lorenz Nacua, 24, Civil engineering licensure exams topnotcher

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Philip Lorenz Nacua strived to be a top notcher in the November 2022 Civil Engineering Licensure Examinations (CELE) so he could help rebuild their house that was damaged by super typhoon Odette in…

FACES OF CEBU: Eldemhark Baguio, 23, lola’s boy

Vhenna Marie Mantilla 11/27/2022

CEBU City, Philippines—We all have that one person in our life who is forever our “person.”  For 23-year-old Eldemhark Baguio, it was his grandma, Ma. Brenda Ajos.  Baguio admits he is a “lola’s boy” as he has…

FACES OF CEBU: Zairon Lauglaug, 18, aspiring artist

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As a shy person, art became Zairon Lauglaug’s avenue to express his emotions and thoughts. For Lauglaug, an 18-year-old 1st-year student taking up Bachelor of Industrial Technology Major in Drafting Technology at the Cebu…

FACES OF CEBU: Marion John Sumalinog, 34, freediving instructor

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 11/06/2022

CEBU, Philippines — Despite the chaos in life, Cebuano freediver Marion John Sumalinog has found peace in the ocean’s depths. This is why Sumalinog has become one of the more noted freedivers in the country, even holding…

FACES OF CEBU: Alberto Ligaray, 24, Hospitality Management graduate

Vhenna Marie Mantilla 10/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Alberto Ligaray is living proof that poverty isn’t a hindrance to reaching your goals in life. The 24-year-old Ligaray from Tabuelan town in northern Cebu proved this when he finished his tertiary education at the…

FACES OF CEBU: JO2 Neil Aquino, Cebu City Jail Male Dormitory ALS teacher

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Teaching inside the detention facility is very challenging. But with the urge of inmates to have a better life once they are free, it becomes easier. This is was what JO2 Neil Aquino…

FACES OF CEBU: Grace Morejon, Cum Laude, VicSal Scholar

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Like most graduating high school students back then, Grace Morejon faced the dilemma of what career to pursue and ultimately, what college degree she would be chasing. While on her way home one…

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