Cebu archdiocese prepares for Cardinal Vidal’s funeral

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Futch Anthony Inso 10/20/2017

Officials of the Archdiocese of Cebu have issued guidelines for priests and lay people who want to pay homage to Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal during his wake and funeral. “Please avoid taking selfies inside the…

Duterte hikes funeral benefits of private, gov’t workers

Inquirer.net 07/19/2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order (EO) increasing the amount of funeral benefits of private and government employees from P20,000 to P30,000. Duterte signed EO 33 on July 17, but the order was released to…

Slain lawyer buried within 24 hours

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/23/2016

Slain Cebuano lawyer, Goering George Paderanga, was laid to rest before 6 p.m. on Friday, about 20 hours after his death. The quick funeral arrangements caught many of his friends and family by surprise; however, Cebu Daily…

Help us, Santa Claus

Jason A. Baguia 12/02/2016

Brimming with joy, the tax man told his guest, the God-man, that he would return to his victims four times the amount he had stolen from them. The visitor then proclaimed that salvation had come to the…

Sanctuary of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus launches Phase 2

Maurice Jitty Villaester 11/02/2016

A tranquil place for prayer, the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish serves as a refuge for faithfuls who are looking for a place to pray. After 64 years, the parish was able to complete its pastoral…

Sacred Heart Church set to start second phase of columbary project

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/30/2016

AFTER completing phase one of its columbary, the Sacred Heart Parish church is set to begin work on phase two which includes the installation of more than 1,500 additional niches. Parish Priest Fr. Vidal Gornez said the…

A wedding and a funeral

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 08/27/2016

I had to go that very afternoon. I could not find any other time to pay my last respects to a friend who had died of a heart attack. When I passed in front of a church…

JAGUAR BURIED LIKE A HERO

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Apple Ta-as, Doris C. Bongcac, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/27/2016

If one did not know any better, the huge crowd of people who joined yesterday’s funeral march on N. Bacalso Avenue in Cebu City was burying a folk hero, not someone whom the police have tagged as…

Mausoleum prepared as Jaguar’s final resting place

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/27/2016

FOR the last three days, nine workers worked to prepare the burial chamber of Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz, whom the police tagged as a major drug personality. The mausoleum was not finished in time for Jaguar’s internment yesterday…

Body of dead OFW now in Toledo

Rene F. Alima 03/16/2016

The remains of the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), who died in a tunnel accident in Doha, Qatar last month, arrived in Cebu on Tuesday. The body of Juanito Pardillo was kept frozen inside a sealed wooden box…

Family, supporters, fellow politicians bid farewell to Thadeo Ouano

Nestle L. Semilla, Norman V. Mendoza 03/05/2016

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Political boundaries blurred on Saturday as politicians and local officials from other parties came to bid their farewell to Board Member Thadeo Ouano who died of prostate cancer last week. Senators Teofisto Guingona III and…

Two dead, 22 hurt in Alcantara truck crash

Jhunnex Napallacan 01/16/2014

Two persons were killed and 22 others were injured when a government dumptruck owned by Moalboal town fell into a 20-foot ravine in barangay Lawaan, Alcantara town southwest of Cebu at past 12 noon today. The victims…

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