Ancajas-Ioka showdown set for New Year’s eve in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 11/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-awaited world title unification duel between IBF junior bantamweight king Jerwin Ancajas and WBO junior bantamweight champion Kazuto Ioka of Japan was officially set on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2021, at…

Turning 30

Jonathan Espejo Sy - @inquirerdotnet 12/29/2020

On Dec. 31, 2020, I turn 30 years old. Not much to my name. Not much on my resumé. Not much in my bank account either. Just like many others who turned 30 before me and many…

‘Ursula’ survivors greet New Year with simple celebration at evacuation center

Nestor Burgos Jr. - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/01/2020

ILOILO CITY — The elementary school classroom was still plunged in darkness. But typhoon evacuees at the Culasi Elementary School in Roxas City still celebrated the coming of the new year with simple gatherings. “We had roasted…

Police record 8 firecracker injuries in Cebu City as new year ushers in

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Five of the eight recorded cases of blast-related burn injuries in Cebu City involved minors who used prohibited firecrackers such as “piccolo” and watusi. Police Colonel Engelbert Soriano, officer-in-charge of the Cebu City…

Indonesian city carries out condom raids to prevent ‘free sex’ on New Year’s Eve

The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network 01/01/2020

MAKASSAR, Indonesia — Personnel of Makassar Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) conducted raids at several convenience stores in Makassar, South Sulawesi on Monday night, December 30, 2019, to confiscate condoms in a bid to prevent “negative acts”…

BFP tells public: Don’t light firecrackers on New Year’s Eve

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is urging the public not to use firecrackers in welcoming the new year to avoid injuries. Fire Inspector Asraf Grar of the Cebu City Fire Department said…

Round fruits for media noche ‘almost sold out’ at Carbon market

Rosalie Abatayo 12/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fewer vendors have remained at the Carbon Public Market in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City  with only six hours left before we welcome 2020. Shirley Garbo said that she was only waiting for her…

Prices of firecrackers rise hours before New Year’s eve

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The new decade is coming and it has become a tradition for Filipino families to welcome the new year with a bang through firecrackers and pyrotechnics. In the Cebu City firecracker zone at…

New Year revelers urged: For pets’ sake, no firecrackers

Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/31/2019

  This New Year’s Eve, merrymakers should shun firecrackers and fireworks to make the festivities fun and safe for pets and even stray animals, an animal welfare group said. In a joint statement with environment and health…

Round fruits for New Year’s eve dinner? Go local, DA urges

Karl Ocampo - Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/29/2019

Instead of imported apples, oranges or grapes, why not buy homegrown lanzones, siniguelas, santol, dalandan, bignay or coconut to grace the dining table for the New Year? One can also consider indigenous fruits, such as anang (Diospyros…

12 fruits for New Year’s eve  

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/11/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—In just a couple of weeks, we prepare to welcome another year with a bang by celebrating on New Year’s eve. Aside from the fireworks and food, one of the most common traditions of Filipinos…

Radisson Blu Cebu hosts New Year’s Eve bash

PR 12/22/2018

RADISSON Blu Cebu counts down to the stroke of midnight in epic fashion with Revelry: A New Year’s Eve Countdown Party. An evening of musical entertainment, dancing, dining, and cheers await partyphiles in an exhilarating celebration of…

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