‘He had a way with words and plants’

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 10/29/2022

The title of this piece is the epitaph of my father, Federico Mangahas (1904-1979). While he made his living with his words, he made his life with his plants, at our home on the UP Diliman campus.…

Urban food gardening ordinance passed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council passed an ordinance that would oblige barangays to maximize open spaces and use them as food gardens to increase food security of the city. In the ordinance authored by…

New Aduana de Cebu building to rise soon

Doris C. Bongcac 01/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Port of Cebu will soon have a new home and hopefully a permanent one. Acting District Collector, Lawyer Charlito Martin R. Mendoza, and Deputy Collector for Administration Shirley N. Abarintos met  with…

City Council approves transfer of ownership of Botanical Garden at SRP

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/02/2018

  The Cebu City Council approved the transfer of ownership of the Botanical Garden at the South Road Properties (SRP) to the Cebu Provincial Government. During the regular session on Tuesday afternoon (October 2), the council agreed…

Households urged to engage in home gardening

Rosalie Abatayo 07/02/2018

  The Department of Agriculture (DA-7) urged households to engage in home gardening to ensure food safety and security. National Nutrition Council (NNC-7) Nutrition program coordinator Paolita Mission said that the region is still far from being…

Mariel de Leon’s family flies to Japan

Michelle Joy Padayhag 11/11/2017

MARIEL de Leon’s family will be watching her next week as she competes in the Miss International 2017 pageant in Tokyo. The beauty queen’s mother, actress Sandy Andolong, posted a photo of her with husband, Christopher de Leon and…

Cemetery guard nabbed for beer

Nestle L. Semilla 10/31/2017

A security guard was caught drinking beer inside the cemetery that he was supposed to secure. Roel Arogante, 49, was caught drinking liquor and arrested by police officers while he was on duty inside the Queen City…

Tom’s Garden: Cebu City’s hub for modern farming methods

Intern 09/17/2017

  Cebu City’s farmers will have a chance to learn modern methods of farming first hand in an agriculture hub in Barangay Taptap, one of the mountain barangays of the city. The more than a hectare agriculture…

A retreat within reach

Hayde Quiñanola 04/12/2017

THERE’S something about waking up to the sound of chirping birds at the start of day that I can’t put my finger on what it is. Donning my yoga attire and stepping into the morning, there was…

The garden of earthly delights

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 11/19/2016

The Museo del Prado in Madrid houses “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” a triptych done in oil on oak by the 16th century Dutch painter, Hieronymus Bosch. The work has drawn many diverse interpretations, especially the central…

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…

A Steiner-Waldorf education in Cebu

08/10/2015

St. Michael’s Play Garden, a small preschool in Banilad, is the only school that offers Steiner-Waldorf education in Cebu. “Here in St. Michael’s, everything is done through human interaction. No technology, no books, and no pens. Children…

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