FACES OF CEBU: Kalvin Josh Magallon, junior high school student vaccinated against COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 500 minors, accompanied by their parents, trooped to a university in downtown Cebu City to finally get the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines. One of them was Kalvin Josh Magallon, whose…

FACES OF CEBU: Roy Liloan and Teodorico Bilao, gravediggers

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Roy and Rico are the names one will hear often being recommended to clients who seek services of gravediggers. Both are gravediggers, or locally called “sepultureros,” of the Carreta Cathedral Cemetery located along…

FACES OF CEBU: Francis Uriel Masbate, first-time voter

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A visionary. Responsible. Truthful. These were just some of the words that describe the ideal leader for Francis Uriel Masbate. Francis is an 18-year-old college studen taking up Architecture in Cebu City. Next…

FACES OF CEBU: Jesson Argabio, 28, events videographer

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/03/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu–Jesson Argabio, 28, is a Cebuano events videographer who recently gained popularity due to his role in a recent viral ‘wedding scam’ post. Though Argabio was not the owner of the video that showed a…

A community eco-garden initiative is growing in Catmon

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – When COVID-19 struck, Remar Grace “Mai” Montecillo, for the first time after staying in Metro Cebu for six years, returned to her family in Catmon town, northern Cebu. Mai, a 23-year-old graduating Management…

FACES OF CEBU: Paul Gotiong, 44, volunteer turned CCTO official

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/01/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Who started out as volunteer to help solve the worsening traffic situation in Cebu City is now taking a leap to maximize his expertise in road-related issues. Paul Gotiong, the recently appointed Cebu…

FACES OF CEBU: Val Vincent Vergara, 31, ‘aquascaper’

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “I see an empty aquarium as a blank canvas, a limitless opportunity to create nature.” This is what 31-year-old Val Vincent Vergara, an architect and an ‘aquascaper’ from Talisay City, feels before he…

FACES OF CEBU: Manuel Alonso, 59, farmer and father

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 06/06/2021

Dalaguete, Cebu–Drawing inspiration from his hard-working parents, Manuel Alonso has proven that determination and hard work are indeed keys to success. Behind these two, this 59-year-old farmer from Barangay Salug, a mountain Barangay in Dalaguete town, south…

FACES OF CEBU: Marven Gorgonio, 25, LGBTQ rights advocate and public servant

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Public service can be the most challenging job in a developing nation and the challenges grow even harder if a public servant belongs to one of the most discriminated sectors in society, the…

FACES OF CEBU: Katrine Brille Camposano, law student/A3 priority

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite having a tight schedule for her studies, aspiring lawyer Katrine Brille Camposano did not hesitate to have herself jabbed with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Brille has bronchial asthma, and…

FACES OF CEBU: Mariolindo Anuada, 25, tattoo artist

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/09/2021

Cebu City, Philippines–In art, and in many other fields, the best teacher is the one we call practice. Mariolindo Anuada can attest to that. Fondly known as “Inkton” or “Inton,” this 25-year-old artist from Upper Awayan, Poblacion…

FACES OF CEBU: Johannah Paula Vidal, nurse

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At first, she was hesitant about receiving the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. But on March 10, 2021, nurse Johannah Paula Vidal said she was glad she made the right choice to get…

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