The crowning of Cebu City, the Queen City of the South

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The year was 1936 when then-Congressman Vicente Rama, more known to his people as the Don Vicente Rama, was teased in Congress why the bustling economic leader of the country’s mid-southern islands remained…

Lapulapu, the Bornean Baloney, and the vacuum of history

Jobers Reynes Bersales 11/18/2019

I almost fell off my rocker when I read Pachico Seares’ column in Sunstar last November 11 about a German named Erich Wannemacher suggesting to Lapu-lapu City Tourism Officer Edward Mendez that Lapulapu was Muslim and therefore…

Preparing for the Talisay Landing

Jobers Reynes Bersales 10/21/2019

There was a time when the Leyte Landings, which was commemorated yesterday, was a big affair in the Philippines. The 50th anniversary in 1994, was one of them, when a pair of commemorative stamps and a commemorative…

Lessons from the Patria Issue

Jobers R. Bersales 01/21/2019

  I just came back from a return visit to a little-known small fort or stockade inside Catmondaan Elementary School. And I’d like to use this remnant of a once-intact defensive structure of the Spanish period to…

Entrepreneur invests in Cebu’s first library café for homegrown authors

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/15/2017

ENTREPRENEUR Caroline Porras, president and chief executive officer of ClintKAMMS Corp., invested about P1 million or another business venture that will serve as home of printed books and a venue for authors to converge and discuss their…

All for good

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 07/16/2015

Now it can be told. Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma had apprehensions about the holding of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City come January 24 – 31, 2016 for many reasons, mainly logistical and organizational.…

Changing of the guard

Jobers R. Bersales 02/13/2014

After over a decade at the helm of the Cebu Archdiocesan Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church, Msgr. Carlito Pono bade farewell to the commission members the other night with a final meeting and a…

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