FACES OF CEBU: Karren Songbird, 45, transgender parent

Emmariel Ares 06/09/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The stereotypical image of a “superhero” father is that of a big and strong man who is ready to protect his family at all times. However, this image is an inaccurate representation as…

Cebuano lines our fathers often say that make us shiver

Immae Lachica 06/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Fathers are said to be the man of the house. The man who leads, provides, and protects his family. More often than not, fathers would just sit in one corner with his mouth shut…

Father, daughter from Lapu-Lapu touch hearts of netizens

Jessa Ngojo - CDN Social Media Specialist 05/18/2024

CONSOLACION, Cebu — Lorifel ‘Lori’ Amancio, 17, searched the crowd as she was about to climb up the stage of the Lapu-Lapu City Auditorium last May 16 to make sure that she had a family member with…

Cebu City shooting: Father remorseful for ‘accidentally’ killing his son

Emmariel Ares 03/27/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 63-year-old man is now left with feelings of regret after his attempt at warning his aggressive son resulted to the latter’s untimely death in Cebu City. Eugenio Bontilao Caballes, 63, is now…

Father shoots son dead for disrespecting mom in Cebu City

Emmariel Ares 03/26/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – He was only requested to turn off the lights of his hut, but his disrespectful response to his mother’s order ultimately led to his death. The fatal shooting of a 28-year-old jobless man…

Father-daughter Tiktok dance video touches hearts of netizens

Charen Alegres-USJR Intern 02/12/2024

  CEBU CITY, Philippines–A father-daughter tandem from Barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City, swayed their problems away as they joined the viral TikTok dance challenge ‘Pantropiko’ by BINI. According to Niña Marie Labus, the dance challenge was like…

Girl from Batangas shoots father dead over sexual abuse

Delfin Mallari Jr. 02/10/2024

LUCENA CITY — A 13-year-old girl in Cuenca town in Batangas province shot and killed her father on Friday, over alleged repeated sexual abuse, police said on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Region 4A police said in an…

Hammered to death in Daanbantayan: Father kills ‘sleeping son’ after argument

Emmariel Ares and Paul Lauro 12/13/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A sleeping 22-year-old man from Daanbatayan, northern Cebu died after he was allegedly beaten on the head with a hammer by his own father on early Wednesday morning, December 13, 2023. The victim…

Bongbong Marcos on his father’s birthday: He fought for peace and order

Jean Mangaluz 09/11/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. remembers his father, former president Ferdinand Marcos Sr., as someone who fought for peace and order. Marcos Jr. made the tribute as Ilocos Norte celebrated Marcos Sr.’s 106th birth…

Watching too much porn led father to sexually abuse 9-year-old daughter, says Argao police

Emmariel Ares 09/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A complaint for qualified sexual assault was filed on Friday, September 1, 2023, against a 32 year-old man, who was accused of sexually abusing his nine-year-old daughter in Argao, Cebu. According to Police…

Father, accused of raping 9-year-old daughter, arrested in Argao

Paul Lauro 08/30/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A father was arrested after he was accused of allegedly raping his 9-year-old daughter in Argao town in southern Cebu. According to Police Major Ivy M. Bartolome, of the Argao Police Station in…

Boy, 17, sends father to jail for threatening him with a gun in San Fernando

Emmariel Ares and Paul Lauro 08/19/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 17-year-old boy got his father arrested and jailed for allegedly pointing a gun at him (the teenager) when he talked back after he was scolded for hurting his brother. The gun-pointing incident…

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