Call me ‘Robinhood,’ Robin Padilla tells Senate

Maila Ager 07/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines— His colleagues in the Senate may call him “Robinhood Padilla.” The neophyte senator himself has made known his preference to be addressed as “Robinhood Padilla” as shown in a letter addressed to Senate Secretary Myra…

LOOK: Netizen writes letter to ‘future husband’

Immae Lachica 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Sometimes, being bored can bring out the creativity in you. And now when most of us are stuck at home due to the coronavirus crisis, we’ve seen a lot of creative posts online, some of…

Writing the perfect Love Letter for Valentine’s Day

Marc Cosep 02/14/2020

Flowers and slices of bacon are great, but if you want to delight your significant other this Valentine’s Day, why not try your hand at writing a love letter? You don’t have to be a literary genius.…

De la Cerna seeks police security; Vinluan says decision is up to PNP chief

Rosalie Abatayo 09/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lawyer Inocencio de la Cerna Jr. has formally requested police protection following the ambush against him on Monday, September 2. In September 5 letter to Police Colonel Gemma Vinluan, chief of the Cebu…

Radaza to Año: Clarify directive on Lapu City Hall office feud

Doris C. Bongcac 07/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Rep. Paz Radaza of the lone district of Lapu-Lapu City is not vacating the office that she occupies at the Lapu-Lapu City Hall. Radaza said she “will maintain a status quo and will…

UP college dean in hot water for anti-Duterte letter

Inquirer 09/19/2018

State U official: That is not allowed under existing laws An official of the University of the Philippines (UP) said he viewed with “serious concern” reports that the dean of the UP College of Engineering in Diliman,…

Megastar receives letter, basket of chocolates from Cebu’s Chocolate Queen

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/14/2018

  Megastar Sharon Cuneta received not just warm welcome and loud applause in Cebu but also a basket of chocolates and a heartfelt letter by Cebu’s Chocolate Queen, Raquel Toquero Choa. Choa, in her handwritten letter to…

Another former town mayor indicted for graft

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Izobelle T. Pulgo 02/15/2017

ONE case involving two mayors stemmed from buying supplies from a bakery owned by the mayor and his spouse. In another case, a mayor allegedly padded receipts for food in his liquidation report. The mayors involved were…

Will Gov. Davide be a Pontius Pilate?

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 10/27/2016

For evil to triumph it is enough for good men to do nothing,” says Edmund Burke. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III will either confirm or negate what his critics have always thought of him to be: spineless…

Letter from a reader

Rina Jimenez-David 10/07/2016

Sometimes, not often, you get a reaction from a reader that makes you feel your words make a difference. Or at least make sense. Not everyone, not every reader, will agree with you. And many times, it’s…

LGUs as first responders

08/25/2016

THIS refers to your photo published under “Siloy is watching” last Saturday with a caption “These street children are seen playing on the sidewalk in front of a mall in Barangay Mabolo. Despite the Cebu City government’s…

Pacifier needed to ‘calm’ baby

06/01/2014

Here is the response of Cebu Puericulture Center and Maternity House Inc. Medical director to letter of Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella May 28, 2014 Honorable Edgardo C. Labella Acting Mayor Cebu City Dear Honorable Labella,…

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