FACES OF CEBU: Etienne Chantal, 29, social media influencer, thrift shopper

Immae Lachica 03/02/2024

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— What comes to your mind when you hear those words ‘thrift shopping?’ Cheap clothes? Dead people’s clothes? Or fun and trendy clothes? Etienne Chantal, a social media influencer in Cebu, is giving thrift shopping…

FACES OF CEBU: Mariel Bogert, 18, promising Cebuana beauty

Jessa Ngojo - CDN Social Media Specialist 02/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Queen City of the South is renowned as the powerhouse of all things delightful. From scrumptious Cebuano delicacies to the breathtaking scenes from north to southern Cebu, choosing Cebu ensures a whirlwind…

FACES OF CEBU: Christian “The Bomb” Araneta, 28, professional boxer

Dale Rosal 02/11/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu waited for seven years to produce another world title challenger in boxing. Last January 26, 2024, Christian “The Bomb” Araneta, a native of Borbon town, north Cebu ended that drought with a devastating first…

FACES OF CEBU: Boy Odilao, founder of Sinulog Festival

Pia Piquero 01/14/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Behind every remarkable creation in our world, there’s always a creator. Just as the book of Genesis attributes the creation of life and Earth to God, architects and engineers are the minds behind…

FACES OF CEBU: Danica Caballes, original voice behind ‘Daghang Salamat, O Santo Niño’

Emmariel Ares 01/09/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Every January during the Sinulog celebration, devotees of Señor Sto. Nino collectively sing along to a song entitled “Daghang Salamat, O Santo Niño,” to praise the patron and show their gratitude for the…

FACES OF CEBU: Paulo Batulan, lone Cebuano topnotcher in 2023 Bar exams

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 12/10/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Nothing can beat the surprises that life can give us when we do not give up to reach the success we all dreamed of. “Delayed success.” This is how the lone topnotcher from…

FACES OF CEBU: Sheila Cabedo, 23, Cebuana K-Pop Dancer and Enthusiast

Jessa Ngojo 12/03/2023

GINATILAN, CEBU— Have you ever felt small in a throng of people? Even though you don’t know them all, the moment they discover your innocent passion for a certain hobby, a collective gasp ensues, followed by judgment.…

FACES OF CEBU: Rafael ‘Rocky’ Alcoseba, 38, basketball coach

Immae Lachica 11/26/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— What do you think is the love language of your father? Is it acts of service? Physical touch? Or words? For Rafael “Rocky” Alcoseba, son of the late coach and councilor Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba,…

FACES OF CEBU: Razjenne Chloie Pahilan, 23, Pharmacy topnotcher

Emmariel Ares 11/19/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Laughter is a gift and even during the hardest times, there is so much for you to enjoy when you learn to appreciate the little things. This is one of the life lessons…

FACES OF CEBU: Maricel Carreon, 23, forester topnotcher

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 11/12/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An Indian proverb says that “sometimes, the wrong train takes you to the right station.” As cliche as it sounds, this has been the closest saying that could relate to the destiny of…

FACES OF CEBU: Kent Alvarez, 24, Naval Architecture topnotcher

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 10/22/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu-based graduates have been taking the spotlight for consistently being top notchers in board exams. Just recently, a graduate of the University of Cebu (UC) – Maritime Education and Training Center (METC) topped…

FACES OF CEBU: Wanita, Cebuano band 

Recca Landrea Romulo 10/15/2023

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES—WANITA is a band made up of Cebuano musicians: Jan Arias, Renjee Salusod, Arth Oledan, and Krivin Viagedor. The four met in their school’s “Battle of the Bands” competition in 2022 WANITA not only plays…

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