Son of Carcar City mayor survives gun attack

Morexette Marie Erram and Paul Lauro 01/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The son of Carcar City Mayor Mercedita Apura survived a shooting attack in Carcar City on Monday afternoon, January 18, 2021. This was confirmed by the Carcar City Police Station. Police Lieutenant Colonel…

Drugs eyed in brutal killing of Carcar resident

Alven Marie A. Timtim and Paul Lauro 11/02/2020

SANTA CATALINA, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Philippines — Was the brutal killing of a Barangay Valladolid, Carcar City resident, who was shot and hacked dead on Sunday morning, November 1, 2020, a drug-related crime? This is one of the…

Carcar City tigbakay raid nets 18 men

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 18 men are now facing charges for violating Presidential Decree 1602 or the law on illegal gambling, after they were caught by the Carcar policemen in an organized illegal cockfighting activity…

Negros Occidental mayor convicted of graft

Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan Seventh Division has convicted former Valladolid, Negros Occidental, Mayor Romel Yogore of graft in connection with the municipality’s procurement of construction materials in 2008 from his brother-in-law without public bidding. The antigraft…

The good friars of old Oslob

Jobers R. Bersales 02/22/2017

A brief unplanned stop at a church renovation project going nowhere somewhere in Western Cebu, I had a brief chat with one of the parishioners there that got me into thinking about how history will judge us…

Oslob controversies, ca. 1882

Jobers R. Bersales 02/01/2017

In 1882, Fray Gregorio Ros, OSA, parish priest of Oslob, answered a set of 81 questions that, like the previous set of articles on Toledo in this space last month, provides us today an intriguing glimpse of…

Songwriting festival for Camomot set

01/29/2017

An original songwriting festival will be held on March 3, 2017 in time for the 103rd birthday of the late Archbishop Teofilo Camomot whose sainthood is being processed by the Archdiocese of Cebu. The activity is spearheaded…

Toledo in the eyes of Juan Climaco, 1886, part 1

Jobers R. Bersales 01/04/2017

On 1 April 1887, or one hundred thirty years ago this year, the Philippine Exposition opened in Madrid. In preparation for this big event intended to introduce the distant colony to Spain and all of Europe, existing…

Church marks 28th death anniversary of Arcbishop Camomot

Izobelle T. Pulgo 09/27/2016

A MASS was held in celebration of Archbishop Teofilo Camomot’s 28th death anniversary at the chapel of Daughters of St. Teresa in Brgy. Valladolid, Carcar. Officiated by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, devotees prayed before Archbishop Camomot’s tomb…

Carcar literary tour set

PR 06/19/2015

THE University of San Carlos Cebuano Studies Center will hold its first-ever literary tour in Carcar on June 21. This is sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts to promote local literary heritage in…

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