Mark Jasper Amorin:  His magical touch 

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — You will prick up your ears when you hear Mark Jasper Amorin’s name. He is a blogger, makeup artist, traveler, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) all rolled into one. This 23-year-old Korean-looking…

‘Rough seas’ cause cancellation of two Leyte province trips

Doris C. Bongcac 07/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) Operations Division announced Monday afternoon, July 15, the cancellation of at least two trips bound for Leyte province because of rough seas. A trip by South Pacific Shipping…

Coastguard Hilongos rescues over 100 passengers off Hilongos seawater

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A joint team from Coastguard substation Hilongos and special operation unit in Eastern Visayas (SOU-EV) Leyte rescued over 100 persons from a stranded passenger motor banca in the vicinity of Hilongos seawaters on Tuesday. The…

Terrorists don’t have to kill anyone to win

Ryan Macasero 01/21/2017

Thankfully, our fears of a follow-up bombing after the bombing in Hilongos, Leyte, did not happen during the Sinulog and the Miss Universe pageant’s swimsuit competition. One of the biggest security measures never done in the past,…

One of 29 crew members of MV Meridian Tres remains missing

Leo Udtohan, Robert Dejon 01/18/2017

BATO, Leyte-One crew member remained missing while 28 others were rescued when a cargo vessel sank in the waters near Dawahon Island between the provinces of Bohol and Leyte on Tuesday night. The survivors were rescued from…

Leyte town police chief relieved

01/11/2017

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte — The chief of the Hilongos town police in Leyte was removed from his post, effective Jan. 5, nine days after the sleepy municipality was rocked by twin explosions that wounded 32 people. Chief…

No social media posts on bomb threats, netizens told

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 01/09/2017

NETIZENS were urged not to spread bomb threats and terror attacks for the duration of the Sinulog. The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) made the public appeal in response to a Facebook post…

Indispensable cooperation for Sinulog security

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 01/05/2017

Let me emphasize that, like many people, I do not wish to cause unnecessary alarm, but we cannot close our eyes to current realities. The innocent people who were seriously injured during the Innocence Day bombing in…

Palma asks faithful to pray for ‘safe Sinulog’

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla 01/02/2017

AS Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the faithful to “pray and trust in the Lord,” he also hoped that last month’s bombings in Hilongos, Leyte and North Cotabato won’t occur during the annual Sinulog celebration. “As what…

Palma: Pray for peace

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/31/2016

Cebu Archbishop Jose T. Palma, in his homily on Saturday evening during the New Year’s Eve Mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, urged everyone to pray for peace. “Let us pray for peace, for our family and…

Police, military tighten security in terminals

Nestle L. Semilla 12/30/2016

IN the wake of the bombing in Hilongos, Leyte and the frantic scramble of passengers to terminals to get home for New Year, the police have joined forces with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) from…

Security concerns cut parade time

Morexette Erram 12/30/2016

CITING security reasons after Wednesday’s bombing in Hilongos, Leyte, which left 32 persons injured, organizers of Sinulog 2017 decided to end the Grand Parade earlier on Sunday, January 15. Instead of the usual program that would last…

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