On Yolanda’s 9th anniversary: Romualdez urges Filipinos to learn from tragedy

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 11/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez on Monday called on Filipinos to learn from the horrors brought by Super Typhoon Yolanda nine years ago, and to honor those who “sacrificed their lives for the benefit…

Preps ongoing for evacuation of 400 households at risk after Toledo landslide

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Hundreds of families in Toledo City could be celebrating the Holidays away from their homes. This after the local government in this western city of Cebu confirmed that at least 400 households were identified to…

Missing fisherman in Pinamungajan found dead

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The fisherman who went missing in Pinamungajan town, Cebu, on December 16, 2020, was found dead by authorities on Friday morning, December 18.  The body of Primitivo Villarmea, 35, was positively identified after washing ashore…

Hope amidst tragedy, prayer for a better year

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/30/2018

PALMA URGES We should welcome the New Year with renewed hope and a prayer for a better 2019, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the faithful. In his New Year’s message, the prelate encouraged the people to stay…

Yolanda: Pictures of a tragedy

Rosalie O. Abatayo 11/09/2018

Five years after Super Typhoon Yolanda’s trail wrecked Anibong District, the most gravely affected part of Tacloban City, survivors continue to cry for help to get back on their feet. For some children of the district’s Barangay…

The ‘strange’ case of Capillahan and the Naga tragedy

Jobers R. Bersales 10/10/2018

Before I proceed with the main part of this space, let me invite the public to the Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day Conference 2018 which will happen tomorrow, the Spanish National Day, at Buttenbruch Hall of the University of…

Naga tragedy brings out the best in Cebuanos

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/20/2018

THE prospect of finding life among the rubble has kept them going, even if it means risking their own. More than 30 emergency and medical response teams from local government units (LGUs), law enforcement groups, public and…

Search resumes for 23 missing tourists in Thai boat tragedy

AP 07/07/2018

Phuket, Thailand — Divers who entered the wreck of a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern Thai resort island of Phuket described heart-breaking scenes of bodies of children found in the arms of…

TRAGEDY AT SEA

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Nestle L. Semilla and Benjie Talisic 07/04/2018

A birthday celebration turned into a nightmare for a family who lost three members who drowned after strong waves caused their motorized boat to capsize and sink in the waters off Alegria town, 115.8 kilometers southwest of…

The tragedy of Valentine

Dr. Philip S. Chua 02/11/2018

LOVE is thick in the air once more, as powerful and triumphant as ever, inspiring people around the globe, as different societies celebrate it according to their own tradition during that special day called Valentine’s Day. Indeed,…

Fire victims show strong faith for Sto. Niño amid tragedy

Nestle L. Semilla 01/15/2018

Barangay chief calls for more aid for 3,570 fire-affected Pasil residents Maridol Dacua and her family will still celebrate Fiesta Señor even if they are now homeless. “Mo-celebrate mi bahalang gamay lang (We will still celebrate the…

Tragedy, outcry, resiliency

09/21/2017

Who was it who said that parents should never have to bury their children? That line came to mind when I learned about the murder of a female disc jockey, Marie Alexi “Maxi” Bolongaita, daughter of broadcaster…

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