Cabbage farmers in Cebu brace for the rainy season

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 05/30/2021

DALAGUETE, Cebu—As early as 4 o’clock in the morning, this 39-year-old farmer and mother of four, is already preparing for breakfast. Everyday, except on Sundays,  Vicenta “Bising” De Luna walks for about 2 hours to reach to…

Bike for a cause: Cyclist travels 87.11 km on his bicycle to help Mantalongon farmers

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 04/27/2021

Bike with a purpose, that is—to exercise and at the same time, help our local farmers. This is what netizen Mik Gallur  did as he pedalled four long hours on his bike from Talisay City to Barangay…

San Fernando community pantry helps farmers in Mantalongon, Dalaguete

Immae Lachica 04/25/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A snack bar owner has found a way to share her blessings in this time of the pandemic — share these to the affected farmers in Barangay Mantalongon in Dalaguete town in…

Garcia promises aid to Mantalongon farmers

Doris C. Bongcac 04/24/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Just like last year, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia made a promise to again help farmers in Dalaguete town dispose of their excess harvest to prevent these from rotting. SugbuNews, the Capitol’s media arm,…

500 kilos of ‘surplus’ cabbage given away to coastal barangays in Dalaguete

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 04/22/2021

DALAGUETE, Cebu—More than 500 kilos of “surplus” cabbage, which were about to be thrown away, were saved by some volunteers at the Dalaguete Agri-Pinoy Trading Centre (DAPTC) today, April 22, 2021. The volunteers of Radio Emergency Communication…

Dalaguete farmers reel as oversupply of cabbage causes prices to plunge

Doris Mae Mondragon 04/20/2021

DALAGUETE, Cebu—The biggest risk for vegetable farming is not just with the weather condition but with the demand and supply situation;  a balance between these two are essential to avoid losses and spoilage. But recently, farmers in…

Barili eyes boost in livestock market, tourism to rev up economic activities

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Albeit the economic blow brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, the municipality of Barili is planning to bring in economic activities in the southwestern Cebu town through infrastructure projects to modernize…

A Mantalongon farmer’s Christmas wish, dreams, hopes and challenges

Doris Mae Mondragon 12/23/2019

DALAGUETE, CEBU, Philippines — As early as 5 o’clock in the morning, Cornelio Ybañez is already up carrying on his shoulders a bamboo container and a sharp razor “sanggot”(scythe) to collect coconut sap. After that, he would…

On 7th Misa de Gallo, Mantalongon priest reminds faithful to be thankful of God’s kindness

Doris Mae C. Mondragon 12/22/2019

DALAGUETE, CEBU — Wearing thick coats and warm smiles while singing some Christmas hymns, at least 500 parishioners crowded the San Isidro Labrador Parish in Barangay Mantalongon, Dalaguete on the seventh Misa de Gallo today, December 22,…

Forgotten Memories – Part V

Jaime Picornell 10/28/2016

WHEN I was a child, it was a big thing when November 1 and 2 approached. Preparations were made on the days previous. My mother, my grandmother and my aunt Magda went to the flower market in…

Fetus found in trash can in Dalaguete market

Morexette Erram 09/17/2016

A FEMALE fetus was found in one of the trash cans in Mantolongon Public Market, Dalaguete town, police confirmed. Police said a 33-year-old street sweeper identified as Shedie Camanso discovered and reported about the incident at 6…

Two duathlon races in Cebu on July 17

John Carlo Villaruel 07/01/2016

ASPIRING duathletes are in for a treat as two duathlon races are scheduled on July 17 in separate venues. After changing schedules twice, the Duraman Off Road Duathlon will finally fire off in Mantalongon, Dalaguete town, southern…

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