Farmer turns over explosive he found on his farm in Balamban,

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 10/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 40-year-old farmer turned over an explosive which he recovered while tilling his farm on Saturday morning in Sitio Agop, Barangay Gaas in Balamban town. Police Corporal Noamar Beniga of the 1st Provincial…

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…

Licensed nurse nabbed for drugs in Bohol; marijuana stalks uprooted in Toledo City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A licensed nurse and two other individuals were arrested in separate buy-bust operations conducted by law enforcers and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents on May 18 and 19, in the provinces…

Badian tragedy: Nephew kills uncle during a dispute over land

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An argument over a piece of land ended in tragedy for a 40-year-old farmer and his 63-year-old uncle when the former slit the throat of the latter with a scythe. Nilo Buenaflor of…

Farmer hacks, kills neighbor in Barili, Cebu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 55-year-old farmer was hacked to death by his neighbor in Sitio Center Star, Barangay Tal-ot, Barili town southwestern Cebu at around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Police Master Sergeant Mark…

NegOr farmer shares harvest with frontliners, earns praises online

Immae Lachica 04/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Here’s proof that one does not need to be rich to be able to share blessings and positivity to others. Netizens are abuzz about a video of a farmer in Negros Oriental who showed…

Farmer shot in Bayawan dies

Florence Baesa 04/28/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—The man shot in the mountain barangay of San Jose in Bayawan City on Monday, April 27, 2020, succumbed to a gunshot wound to his chest, police said. Read: NegOr police investigating shooting of…

A simple act of paying it forward by a farmer in Bayawan City, Negros Or.

Immae Lachica 04/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— In a crisis situation where everyone is doing everything they can do to survive, it is seldom to chance upon an individual who does not have much but is still willing to help others…

Saint Bernard arrest: Farmer accused of killing 15 people nabbed

Jani Arnaiz 04/11/2020

SAINT BERNARD, Southern Leyte, Philippines – A 76-year-old farmer, who is allegedly among the members of the CPP-NPA terrorist group accused of murdering 15 comrades in May 1985, was arrested on April 9, 2020 in Saint Bernard…

Jealous man stabs another for shaking common-law partner’s hand

Alven Marie Timtim and Paul Lauro 03/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Jealousy led a 25-year-old man from Barangay Pit-os in Cebu City to kill another who was trying to praise his common-law partner for her good singing voice. Randel Sanchez, a street vendor, told police…

Farmer in Guihulngan City shot dead while cooking

Florence Baesa 02/06/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—A farmer was shot dead by three still unidentified assailants on Wedesday afternoon, February 5, 2020, in Barangay Binobohan, Guihulngan City. The Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO), in a report, identified the victim…

A Mantalongon farmer’s Christmas wish, dreams, hopes and challenges

Doris Mae Mondragon 12/23/2019

DALAGUETE, CEBU, Philippines — As early as 5 o’clock in the morning, Cornelio Ybañez is already up carrying on his shoulders a bamboo container and a sharp razor “sanggot”(scythe) to collect coconut sap. After that, he would…

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