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…

FACES OF CEBU: Ariel Casimero Grijaldo Jr., 25, viral energizer teacher

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/25/2022

CEBU, Philippines — MAPEH (music, arts, physical education, and health) teacher Ariel Casimero Grijaldo of Lapu-Lapu City is absolutely one of the coolest teachers. The COVID-19 pandemic has been the largest disruption to education in history, which…

FACES OF CEBU: Roland Remolino, 57, national triathlon coach

Dale Rosal 09/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu has been known as triathlon’s “Crown of Jewel in Asia” for its annual hosting of the grand IronMan 70.3 race. But it hasn’t produced world-class triathletes until a father from Talisay City took the…

FACES OF CEBU: Noemi Guliban, Registered Nurse and Branch Head at Hi-Precision Diagnostics – Mandaue

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/14/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — First line of defense. The phrase may sound cliché, but it never falters when describing health workers who put their lives on the line daily in order to save the lives of others.  …

Roger Justine Potot, 35, strength and conditioning trainer

Dale Rosal 08/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—While athletes always take credit for their success,  there are those who work behind-the-scenes who deserve to be lauded. One of them is the strength and conditioning trainer.  Roger Justine Potot is one of Cebu’s…

FACES OF CEBU: Vyshinsky Kaye Cabase, 23, Marketing Communication graduate

Vhenna Mantilla 07/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Filipinos are sentimental by nature, especially during graduation time. This is usually the day we spend with family and friends, sharing with them the happiness of a challenging yet successful journey. But for 23-year-old…

FACES OF CEBU: Vienne Vildosola, 1st Transgender Woman to March in a Dress in UP Cebu Grad Rites

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – When the University of the Philippine (UP) Cebu announced that graduates of their 83rd Commencement Exercises can freely choose their attire, it received wide praises and commendation from the public. But no one…

FACES OF CEBU: Jessmar Jolo Pastorite, 22, working scholar graduate

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jessmar Jolo Pastorite is living proof that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” The 22-year-old  working student from Barangay Sapangdaku in Cebu City proved this when he graduated with…

FACES OF CEBU: Letina Lyccah, 29, Cebuana drag queen

Immae Lachica 06/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A transwoman with a pleasing personality and talent that will surely turn heads.   This is Letina Lyccah, one of Cebu Drag Artists Community’s drag queens.  Born as James Basanta, this 29-year-old drag queen…

FACES OF CEBU: Jev and Sherwin Sulla, LGBQTIA+ couple

Doris Mondragon - Social Media Specialist 06/11/2022

CEBU, Philippines—A long distance relationship (LDR) is difficult for any couple. But it is not impossible. This was proven by Cebuano gay couple Jev Parilla and Sherwin Sulla, who both conquered the common notion about LDR setups. “I…

FACES OF CEBU: Zoren Alesna, 31, teacher and LGBTQIA+ member

Doris Mae Mondragon 06/05/2022

CEBU, Philippines—It was never an easy ride for 31-year-old teacher Zoren Alesna, who, despite knowing it wouldn’t be easy to “come out,” took a step out of his own closet to find what he considers his real…

FACES OF CEBU: Jomari “Jomzay” Gil Denuro, 28, 2022 FilCan Music Awards nominee

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipino-Canadian Jomari “Jomzay” Gil Denuro was 9 years old when he started to put words and music together. Nearly two decades later, he brings pride to his hometown, Cebu City, in the international…

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