Margielyn Didal’s Paris Olympics bid off to strong start

June Navarro - Reporter / @junavINQ 07/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines–Margielyn Didal began paving her road going to the 2024 Paris Olympics after finishing 18th overall in the World Street Skateboard Championships in Rome, Italy. The reigning Asian Games champion made the cut in the 32-skater…

Didal, Cebu’s skateboarding pride, earns Olympics berth

Glendale G. Rosal 06/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s skateboarding pride, Margielyn Didal, may not have qualified in the final round of the women’s category of the World Street Skateboarding Championships 2021 in Rome, Italy, but she earned her first Olympics…

Djokovic says he has mixed feelings about ending 2020 as No. 1

Reuters 11/16/2020

Novak Djokovic has said he had mixed feelings about ending a “strange year” as the world number one for a sixth time after the season was hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Djokovic won a record-extending…

Pope observes usual Ash Wednesday customs in time of virus

Associated Press 02/27/2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis celebrated the Ash Wednesday ritual that marks the opening of the Catholic Church’s Lenten season in traditional fashion while greeting the public in Rome as other Masses were canceled in northern Italy…

Rome escalator collapse injures over 20

AFP 10/24/2018

MORE than 20 people, mainly Russian football fans, were injured Tuesday when an escalator in a metro station in central Rome collapsed, firefighters said. Most of those hurt, one seriously, suffered leg injuries after getting entangled in…

Valentine postscript

Jason A. Baguia 02/17/2017

Midnight of the thirteenth of February 2017, workers in an uptown Cebu City hotel decked the walls outside their foyer with artificial red roses as large as basins. On the sidewalk nearby, heart-shaped crimson-and-silver balloons on plastic…

When in Rome

Adam Brown 01/21/2017

Rome – The Eternal City. The joke among visitors is that it feels like an eternity of walking. The city is vast, and like many cities throughout Europe, it has an interesting blend of ancient and modern.…

For mothers

Sofia Aliño Logarta 01/04/2017

The beauty of this book should brighten up your holidays!” Jojo Logarta-Avila greeted me on the first page of Simeon Dumdum’s “Letter from Fatima.” When I arrived home and opened the package in front of my niece…

Another powerful quake jolts Italy

10/31/2016

ROME — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 has rocked the same area of central and southern Italy hit by quake in August and a pair of aftershocks last week, sending already quake-damaged buildings…

No photos! No videos! Silence!

Francis B. Ongkingco 08/12/2016

Upon entering the majestic and awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel in Rome, one’s celestial reverie is abruptly interrupted by a nearby security officer whose static voice crackles through a megaphone: No photos! No videos! Silence! And to further emphasize…

Cebuano priest ordained as bishop

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 08/10/2015

Serving coffee and carrying the luggage of a cardinal would have been easier. But Msgr. Dennis Villarojo said God intended him to shepherd His flock as a bishop. “Now I understand what it means to be asked…

IEC Congress committee asks security, transportation for delegates

Doris C. Bongcac 06/09/2014

The International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) committee asked the Cebu City government to provide the delegates security and transportation for the duration of the 2016 event. The opening Mass for the IEC willl be held at the Plaza…

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