Hero cop honored

Nestle L. Semilla 10/18/2017

A medal for bravery, a P100,000 cash reward, various accolades and an offer from a private hospital to take care of him — free of charge — until he fully recovers from a gunshot wound that nearly…

Women heroes

Sofia Aliño Logarta 08/30/2017

The column (Sun.Star) of Lelani P. Echaves entitled “Passion and Attention” opens with: “The letter of the Redemptorists of the Philippines which was read yesterday in all their Masses was most welcome.” It closes with: “Sadly, the…

Tabal a ‘Modern Day Hero’

Glen Dale Rosal 08/28/2017

The Cebu City government feted Mary Joy Tabal yesterday during the National Heroes Day celebration held at the Plaza Sugbo. The 28-year-old Tabal, the first Filipina to compete in the women’s Olympic marathon and a gold medalist…

Female lead delivers solid action film

Jeff Ruffolo 06/01/2017

STAND up, true believers, as Warner Bros. may have finally created and delivered a perfectly decent action adventure comic book movie. Oh, be still my beating heart. It’s called “Wonder Woman” after the long-running DC comic book…

Laying a hero to eternal rest

Nestle L. Semilla 04/24/2017

“Proud kaayo ko nimo.” (I am so proud of you.) This was how the grieving father of PO2 Rey Anthony Nazareno said goodbye to his son, a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team who…

Are you the next Open Road Hero?

Apple Ta-as 04/03/2017

MOST adventures are immortalized in photographs—they tell you the story over and over again. They remind you, among other things, of that first peak you conquered, or the rough sails you survived going to a rather unexplored…

Remembering December 29, 1899

Jobers R. Bersales 12/28/2016

Because Jose Rizal is our national hero, Cebu remembers December 30, the day he was executed at Bagumbayan. We do not commemorate December 29, 1899, a day shy of three years after Rizal’s life was snuffed out…

Militant groups hold noise barrage vs Marcos burial

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/06/2016

MEMBERS of Cebu Citizens Assembly held a synchronized noise barrage in seven areas in Cebu yesterday noon to protest the burial of late president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The protesters gathered at Fuente…

Who is a hero?

12/06/2016

Who is a hero? The notion and the question are as old as oral history. Greek mythology is rife with heroic gods and goddesses. The word “hero” is in fact derived from the Greek word “heros,” which…

Amy Ewing: No shrinking violet

Apple Ta-as, Hayde Quiñanola, Maria Niza Mariñas 12/04/2016

SHE STUDIED acting but dismisses the thought of pursuing that craft. She likes Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and, well, let’s say Keira Knightley, too. Meet Amy Ewing, timid as a child, purple-haired as an adult.…

SHOW OF FORCE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/30/2016

The crowd of just over a thousand Cebuano protesters may not be as big as those in Metro Manila, but the message was the same: Marcos is not a hero and has no place in the Libingan…

19 ‘real heroes’ enshrined at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani

11/30/2016

Nineteen patriots, among them the late Inquirer editor-in-chief Letty Jimenez Magsanoc, were memorialized at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani’s Wall of Remembrance late Wednesday afternoon. The 19 were hailed as the nation’s “real heroes” for resisting repression…

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