Engineer, flower delivery person, gives her take on biking in the city

Immae Lachica 06/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A civil engineer and a biking enthusiast from Barangay Basak San Nicholas, Cebu City has seen that biking in the city has now become a bit safer. Ej Zabala, 41, who is a bike…

Bougainvilleas are in bloom at Ayala Center Cebu

PR 03/11/2020

The Bougainvillea Cebu Extravaganza 2020 by the Bougainvillea Cebu Garden Club is ongoing until March 15 at The Terraces. The  ten-day event includes a garden sale, and a showcase of common and rare varieties of bougainvillea and its various styles. From…

Fr. Rudy Romano remembered on 34th year since his disappearance

Raul Constantine L. Tabanao 07/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Warm and caring person” This was the description of 81-year-old Paul Rodriguez, one of the colleagues of the late Fr. Rudy Romano. Rodriguez, together with the Redemptorist community, gathered and remembered the disappearance…

Flower prices at Freedom Park surge

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/31/2017

THE increase in demand of flowers for the All Souls’ and Saints’ Days and the decrease in supply from local farms sent prices of some flowers at the Freedom Park in Cebu City soaring to as high…

Gugma sa Bukid

Dominic D. Yasay 02/14/2017

Contrary to what mushy teen flicks would have us believe, you don’t just stumble upon a promising romantic relationship while running late for class or chance upon it in a random elevator ride as you clock in…

Sirao flower farms to welcome more guests

Dominic D. Yasay 02/11/2017

THE MUCH raved about flower farms at Sitio Tawagan in the mountain village of Sirao, Cebu City will widely open their gates this Valentine’s Day for couples and families who fancy spending the love day amid a…

In search of the perfect rose

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 01/28/2017

Years ago, by way of thanks, I decided to write a sonnet to give to friends and relatives. I composed the poem inside a mall, in a coffee shop with a view of a lawn with paths…

The best time of the year for flower farmers

Apple Ta-as 10/28/2016

(Conclusion) For flower farmer Jonie Bonganoy, the task of harvesting and packing his cut flowers is made easier with the help from his friend Toto Bayawa, 32, who is also the owner of the lot that Bonganoy…

Forgotten Memories – Part V

Jaime Picornell 10/28/2016

WHEN I was a child, it was a big thing when November 1 and 2 approached. Preparations were made on the days previous. My mother, my grandmother and my aunt Magda went to the flower market in…

Burlas bloom anew in Sirao

Apple Ta-as 02/07/2016

Yellow and red celosia, locally known as “burlas,” now blooms anew in abundance at this hillside flower farm in Barangay Sirao, an upland village of Cebu City. The Sirao flower garden, managed and owned by Maria Elena…

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