Modern-day heroes recognized 

Morexette B. Erram 08/27/2018

Not all heroes wear capes. Some do things extraordinarily well despite their limitations, said Arnold Balais, team captain of the Philippine Accessible Disability Services (Pads) Adaptive Dragon Boat Racing Team. The Pads team on Monday received Cebu…

Silent heroes of the Ironman

RABBONI BORBON 08/06/2018

FOR A star-studded event like the IronMan 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships with more than two thousand participants coming from all over the world, putting it together is not a cakewalk. The head organizers usually get all the…

Heroes, Dads on the streets

Bea Samantha A. Esteves, CNU Intern 06/16/2018

Heroes don’t need capes nor superpowers. For in the midst of us, they can exist working in plain sight with everyday stories to tell of a job so difficult that it takes a special kind of person…

BFP awards ‘Modern Day’ heroes

Intern 06/02/2018

At least 380 fire personnel and 30 organizations of fire volunteers from all over the region were recognized by the Bureau of Fire and Protection in Central Visayas (BFP-7) during its awarding ceremony held at Parklane International…

Historian: Remember Cebuano heroes of World War II

Nestle L. Semilla 05/01/2018

Only a few people know the experiences of Cebuanos during World War II and that many were tortured during the war. A sad reality which should change according to a local historian. Dr. Jobers Reynes-Bersales, University of…

City honors war heroes during 76th Araw ng Kagitingan

Morexette Erram 04/09/2018

Cebuano World War II veterans were given recognition by the Cebu City Government during the 76th ceremonial anniversary of the Araw ng Kagitingan today at the Plaza Independencia. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, together with Cebu City…

Unsung heroes

Benjie B. Talisic 03/16/2018

FIRE PREVENTION MONTH  His mother, Gregoria, would always encourage her 13 children to pursue a better paying job with a private firm. But defying his mother’s wishes, Senior Fire Officer 4 (SFO4) Jovito Abelgas opted to follow…

Boholano taxi driver among Vegas heroes

Inquirer Visayas 10/07/2017

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol — Tales of heroism have emerged in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting, which left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured. One of them involved Bohol-native Winifredo Balbido Maquindang, 66,…

Cebu City honors homegrown heroes

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/28/2017

From marathoner Mary Joy Tabal to the thousands who report cases of illegal drug trafficking in their area, modern-day heroes took center stage in yesterday’s annual observance of National Heroes Day at the Cebu City Hall grounds.…

Digong: Lapu-Lapu, Dagohoy are also heroes

Doris C. Bongcac, JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA, Norman Mendoza 08/28/2017

Not all heroes came from Luzon. President Rodrigo Duterte said there are also heroes like Lapu-Lapu of Cebu and Francisco Dagohoy of Bohol provinces who displayed bravery against colonizers. However, he said, their names could not be…

Hobnobbing with heroes

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 06/25/2017

It was one of those moments destined to remain etched in one’s memories for a long time. I am referring to the dazzling Culmination Program of the 25th Provincial Environment Week of the Negros Occidental provincial government,…

Cebu honors modern-day heroes in Marawi

Benjie B. Talisic, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 06/12/2017

119th INDEPENDENCE DAY Soldiers fighting Maute terrorists in Marawi City took center stage during Independence Day celebrations on Monday. Acting Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella asked for a minute of silence to pray for the “fallen modern…

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