History in a Chinese New Year meal

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 02/12/2021

My search for hopia and history in Chinatown last weekend required prior research, curiosity, and imagination. I learned, for example, that what we outsiders know as Chinatown is composed of Binondo and San Nicolas—two districts separated by…

P2.6M worth of illegal drugs confiscated in Cebu busts

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Officers from the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) and Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) confiscated a total of P2.6 million worth of suspected shabu in two separate buy-bust operations here on Tuesday, July…

Complaint against Basak San Nicolas captain, 12 others submitted to fiscal

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The case against Barangay San Nicolas Captain Norman Navarro and 12 others over a fiesta celebration and street dancing has been submitted to the fiscal this afternoon, June 29, 2020. Police Colonel Cydric…

Two police stations’ operations affected as most cops still under quarantine

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the Carbon and the San Nicolas Police Stations’ personnel still await for the clearance to get back to work after two to three weeks under quarantine, buy-bust operations and community engagements for…

CCPO chief: Cops under quarantine at stations doing office work

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen in stations under Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), who have been under quarantine, continue to perform regular and routine tasks in their offices. Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, chief of CCPO, said that…

Cops eye ‘grudge due to drugs’ angle in killing of pregnant woman in Pasil

Alven Marie A. Timtim 04/13/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are investigating if the killing of a woman, who was three months pregnant, in Barangay Pasil, Cebu City on Sunday, April 12, 2020, is drug-related. Police Master Sergeant Rey Iligan of…

Cebu City Health Dep’t: No new ILI for Good Friday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department has recorded no new cases of influenza-like-illnesses (ILI) in the city for Good Friday, April 10, 2020. In the recent data released by the CHD, there are zero…

Alumnos gym to be turned into evacuation center

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is planning to convert the Alumnos gym in Barangay San Nicolas into an evacuation center following the fire that destroyed 81 houses in Sitio Ipil in the barangay on…

Why San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish’s Santo Nino is the Teniente de la Guardia

Immae Lachica 02/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Fiesta Señor is one of the most awaited events here in Cebu. This grand mayhem is all for the Balaang Bata, Señor Santo Niño. People from different walks of life come to Cebu…

Ceiling fan causes fire in Basak San Nicolas

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2019

Fire in Basak San Nicolas Cebu City Sept 24, 2019 WATCH: Senior Fire Officer Oliver Tautho of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Cebu City gives details about the fire that broke out in Barangay San Nicolas,…

Sawang Calero woman urged: Check if dead man found in Cordova is her missing brother

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A woman from Barangay Sawang Calero in Cebu City has asked the Cebu City police about the dead man found floating on Shell Island in Cordova town on August 23. Police Staff Sergeant…

Labella to meet brgy chiefs to discuss ways to stop dumping wastes in creeks, rivers

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/19/2019

CEBU CITY—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is set to meet with barangay captains Tuesday, August 20, to discuss how to stop the dumping of wastes into the city’s creeks and rivers. On Saturday, August 17, the mayor,…

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