FACES OF CEBU: Mark Muñoz, US-based professor and published author

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 07/14/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — When we were kids, we all had dreams and aspirations about what we want to become. Others dream of being a teacher, a doctor, a nurse, a policeman, and the list of those…

FACES OF CEBU: Carlo Abaquita, Cebu’s top wedding planner and event organizer

Ferlyn Jane Batiancila, Lyle Andales 07/07/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — From a meek young boy to a man who has solidified his name as Cebu’s most sought-after wedding and event organizer. Cebu being his home ground, he has organized multiple successful weddings and…

FACES OF CEBU: Zeke Abella, 19, Rising Tiktok Content Creator

Jessa Ngojo - CDN Social Media Specialist 06/30/2024

CONSOLACION, Cebu—In a world of fleeting fame and countless TikTok videos, rising Tiktok creator Zeke Abella stands out—not just for his humor shared with people online, but also for the passion that drives his love for making…

FACES OF CEBU: Maria Lava, 29, Cebuana drag artist

Kurt Romariz 06/23/2024

Beauty. Comedy. Camp. Political. In her short stint in Drag Den: Retribution, Cebuana Drag Queen Maria Lava showed the Philippines her true brand with two goals: to make a statement and represent Cebu’s drag scene. Being the…

FACES OF CEBU: Kryz Uy-Young, a modern parent and influencer

Pia Piquero 06/02/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Modern parenting has become a hot topic among families, especially among mothers active on social media. This contemporary approach to parenting often matches the principles of gentle parenting, which is a style that…

FACES OF CEBU: Gaudioso Cabaral, 79, shell carver

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/26/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Five hours before he left his station, 79-year-old vendor Gaudioso Menguito Cabaral endured the heat as he waited for more customers. Cabaral, one of the vendors selling souvenir items near the iconic Magellan’s Cross in Cebu,…

FACES OF CEBU: Joanne Albiso, 27, paraplanner and mother

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/12/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – When Joanne Albiso welcomed her daughter Eirinn to the world, times were different. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, mobility restrictions made it difficult for her to experience the normal life of…

FACES OF CEBU: Victoria Leslie Ingram, 27, Miss Universe PH Mandaue

Pia Piquero 04/28/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The last note of the song echoed through the venue, and the roar of the crowd filled the air. Victoria Leslie Ingram, the next contender, stood still despite her knees weakening with anxiety.…

FACES OF CEBU: Maria Gigante, 29, Universal Woman 2024

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A host. A model. An entrepreneur. This is Maria Gigante from Bantayan Island in Cebu. Her friends already know how hardworking she is. When she doubted herself, her friends believed she would make…

FACES OF CEBU: Larz Kent Dawson, 22, first runner-up Mister Universe Tourism

Immae Lachica 04/07/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Meet the Cebuano beauty who is slowly making a mark in the local and international pageant scene. Larz Kent Dawson, 22, who hails from Barangay  Tisa, Cebu City, was crowned Ginoong Pilipinas 2023, and…

FACES OF CEBU: Joanna Clidette Gairanod, 24, accomplished rider, athlete, and student

Glendale Rosal 03/31/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—If there’s a “Jack of All Trades” for men, there’s also what they call the “Jill of all Trades” for women. Nobody fits this title more than Joanna Clidette Gairanod. Gairanod, 24, has been featured…

FACES OF CEBU: Maribeth Mall Ababon, 35, woman firefighter

Emmariel Ares 03/24/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Womanhood does not set a boundary on what you can do to be of service to society. Over the years, this sentence has been proven to be true as women have found their…

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