My heroes

Sofia Aliño Logarta 08/31/2016

We have to tell the stories of heroes. Young people need to realize that many things we now enjoy have come with a cost. Sacrifices had to be made and risks taken. Every time and place provide…

Hero’s burial for a hero-maker

08/23/2016

“WE LIVE by symbols.” We make meaning through them — we are homo significans. The battle for the public meaning of the Libingan ng mga Bayani has now reached Padre Faura, threatening to become the first confrontation…

Marcos is not a hero – protesters

08/15/2016

Protesters on Sunday denounced President Duterte’s decision to allow the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani, saying it trampled upon history and betrayed the memory of those slain during the…

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…

‘PH should know more about Lapu’

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/11/2016

The country’s historians should conduct extensive research on the life of chieftain Lapu-Lapu whom President-elect Rodrigo Duterte wants to be honored as a hero. Balbino “Ka Bino” Guerrero, a local history enthusiast, heritage interpreter and at the…

Bongbong thanks Duterte over hero’s burial for Marcos

05/24/2016

OUTGOING Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. thanked presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte yesterday for favoring the burial of his father at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, describing the move as “kind, rightful, and healing gesture.” “We are deeply…

Duterte hoping for Bakud’s support

Carmel Loise Matus 02/26/2016

Davao City Mayor and presidential candidate Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte is hoping to get the support of the Barug Alang sa Kauswagan ug Demokrasya (Bakud) party, a Durano-led political party in Danao City, Cebu. Duterte said, however,  that…

Romano ‘modern martyr’ for poor

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/12/2015

Exactly three decades ago yesterday, Fr. Rudy Romano, a Redemptorist priest, was abducted by armed men in barangay Tisa, Cebu City. He was never seen again. The 1985 disappearance of the militant priest was remembered by  friends,…

Where to, Lapu Lapu?

07/04/2014

The 40-foot bronze statue of Datu Lapu-Lapu stands proud at the Teodoro Valencia Circle at the Rizal Park in Manila. The Lapu-Lapu monument had stood there holding his kampilan  perpendicularly stumped to the ground not just as…

DOT to pay for shipment of Lapu statue

Aileen Garcia-Yap 07/04/2014

The Department of Tourism (DOT) will pay for the transfer of the 40-foot bronze statue of Datu Lapu-Lapu from the  Rizal Park in Manila  to Cebu. Regional tourism  director Rowena Montecillo said she already received a directive…

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