Peanut vendor and dog in Cebu City needs help

Immae Lachica 01/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A peanut vendor and his loyal companion needs help. Why? Netizen Franklin Ramos Mariscal chanced upon the vendor and his dog on January 8, 2021, along Natalio Bacalso Avenue in Cebu City. He noticed…

Gifts continue to pour in for elderly from Minglanila

Immae Lachica 12/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The gifts continue to pour in for Tatay Pepe from Minglanilla town in southern Cebu. This after netizen Jay-r de la Calzada surprised the 76-year-old elderly living alone in Barangay Manduwang with a cane and LED…

To men or the male population, it is okay to be…

Immae Lachica 11/22/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Men have been perceived to be brave, strong, and masculine. That at times when we see a man breakdown we then associate it for them being weak— and what’s wrong with that? Men…

Cebu City to send aid to typhoon-battered Catanduanes on Friday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s aid to typhoon-struck Catanduanes will be sent off on Friday, November 13, 2020, through the help of the Naval Forces. Councilor David Tumulak, the city council’s chairperson for disaster risk reduction…

A blind man from Bohol, music, and a netizen’s call for help

Immae Lachica 10/03/2020

    CEBU CITY, Philippines— Music is for everyone to love. Even for people with disabilities. This is the story of a blind man in Guindulman town in Bohol province who took one netizen’s heart away. Ronald…

Daanbantayan kid with eye condition gets help

Immae Lachica 07/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Remember the kid from Daanbantayan town in Cebu who has glaucoma? Since Kurt Felix Baquer’s cute photos surfaced online, a group which advocates in preventing permanent blindness has extended its help by providing some needed…

Netizen calling for help to aid homeless elderly woman with eye condition

Immae Lachica 07/07/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— A netizen is asking help for a homeless elderly woman here who has an eye condition and a face wound  that needs medical attention. Leigh Ybañez, 24, who works in a bank in…

Study ties blood type to COVID-19 risk; O may help, A hurt

06/18/2020

A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients suggests that blood type might influence whether someone develops severe disease. Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were…

Kids left by mom in Asturias get help from netizens

Immae Lachica 06/02/2020

    CEBU CITY, Philippines— Seven children in Asturias, Cebu, who were allegedly left by their mother amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, got the help they needed from netizens. The story of these kids was…

Cebu moms use barter group to raise baby essentials for mom in need

Raul Constantine L. Tabano 06/01/2020

MOALBOAL, CEBU — Dang Tirol was surfing through a famous Facebook barter group for things for her 6-month-old baby when a comment caught her attention. The comment read: “Hello ka-group. Hoping unta ko nga naa’y willing mo-donate ug diaper…

Netizens answer Dodoy’s call for help

Immae Lachica 05/31/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—His call for help did not fall on deaf ears. Jay Kummer Teberio, who is also known as Dodoy, Cebu’s Tubig Queen, said that no words could describe how happy he has become after…

Duterte orders LGUs to help stranded individuals, vows to shoulder their hospital bill

Krissy Aguilar 05/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered local government units (LGUs) to extend help to Filipinos and even foreigners who are stranded in their area, adding he would shoulder their hospital bills if needed. “I…

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