FACES OF CEBU: Joanne Albiso, 27, paraplanner and mother

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/12/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – When Joanne Albiso welcomed her daughter Eirinn to the world, times were different. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, mobility restrictions made it difficult for her to experience the normal life of…

FACES OF CEBU: Axel Que, 30, avant-garde fashion designer

Immae Lachica 05/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Axel Que is a Cebuano fashion designer who gives life to his avant-grade concepts, making wearable art trend and spreading inspiration to his followers and fashion personalities. Axel Que is a fashion designer known for…

FACES OF CEBU: Victoria Leslie Ingram, 27, Miss Universe PH Mandaue

Pia Piquero 04/28/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The last note of the song echoed through the venue, and the roar of the crowd filled the air. Victoria Leslie Ingram, the next contender, stood still despite her knees weakening with anxiety.…

Volunteer Recognition Day: What does it take to become a volunteer?

Immae Lachica 04/20/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines— In a fast paced world of today, we seldom get the chance to do leisure things for ourselves, let alone do things for others. In the morning, we get up to get ready for…

FACES OF CEBU: Dr. Juvel Ducay, 29, Miss Bantayan Island

Pia Piquero 04/14/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – It was a sunny day in Bantayan Island in Cebu, and the rhythmic slapping of waves against the shore signaled only one thing for children: It was time to head to the beach…

Korean singer Park Bo Ram, 30, passes away

04/12/2024

Park Bo Ram, a Korean singer, passed away on April 11, 2024, her agenxy XANADU Entertainment said. She was just 30 years old. In a statement shared by XANADU, they confirmed she passed away late in the…

FACES OF CEBU: Joanna Clidette Gairanod, 24, accomplished rider, athlete, and student

Glendale Rosal 03/31/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—If there’s a “Jack of All Trades” for men, there’s also what they call the “Jill of all Trades” for women. Nobody fits this title more than Joanna Clidette Gairanod. Gairanod, 24, has been featured…

FACES OF CEBU: Regine Villamejor, 27, the ‘fisherman’s daughter’

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 03/17/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “My father told me one time that he wanted to sleep more, but he said (that) he had to work hard in order for me to continue my studies.” That is what 27-year-old…

FACES OF CEBU: Etienne Chantal, 29, social media influencer, thrift shopper

Immae Lachica 03/02/2024

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— What comes to your mind when you hear those words ‘thrift shopping?’ Cheap clothes? Dead people’s clothes? Or fun and trendy clothes? Etienne Chantal, a social media influencer in Cebu, is giving thrift shopping…

FACES OF CEBU: Boy Odilao, founder of Sinulog Festival

Pia Piquero 01/14/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Behind every remarkable creation in our world, there’s always a creator. Just as the book of Genesis attributes the creation of life and Earth to God, architects and engineers are the minds behind…

FACES OF CEBU: Danica Caballes, original voice behind ‘Daghang Salamat, O Santo Niño’

Emmariel Ares 01/09/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Every January during the Sinulog celebration, devotees of Señor Sto. Nino collectively sing along to a song entitled “Daghang Salamat, O Santo Niño,” to praise the patron and show their gratitude for the…

FACES OF CEBU: The 2023 Yearender

Immae Lachica 12/31/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— When you hear ‘Cebu,’ what comes to mind first? The sumptuous array of food selections is led by the almighty roasted pork and lechon. Others might also attribute this place to the picturesque places…

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