PCG-7 to commend “hero” who saved MV Siargao Princess’ passengers, crew

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) will be commending Seaman First PO3 Ralph Barajan for his heroism in the unfortunate incident involving the sinking of M/V Siargao Princess off the shore…

Remembering Ninoy: Cebu City politicians share memories, thoughts about Aquino

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Councilor Antonio “Tony” Cuenco was at the Manila International Airport on the day that Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino III was assassinated on August 21, 1983. There was a commotion at the airport and…

WWII veterans recognized for their heroism

Morexette Erram 04/09/2018

Araw ng Kagitingan Fifteen veterans were recognized by the Cebu City Government for supporting Cebuano troops during World War II, during the commemoration of the 76th Araw ng Kagitingan yesterday at the Plaza Independencia. Cebu City Mayor…

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…

Be a hero (but sans cape)

Rina Jimenez-David 09/09/2016

One of my favorite parts of the movie “The Incredibles” (Pixar/Walt Disney 2004) features costume designer Edna Mode (roughly modeled, it is said, on Hollywood’s Edith Head) explaining to Mr. Incredible why she refuses to design a…

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…

Cebu’s ‘heritage of heroism’ driving province’s rehab work, Davide says

Peter L. Romanillos 08/10/2014

Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III cited Cebu’s “heritage of heroism” as  the driving force behind massive efforts to recover  from last year’s earthquake and supertyphoon Yolanda. Speaking in last Friday’s Gabii sa Sugbo banquet, Davide said “Cebu’s…

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