Nietes flies to Dubai for world title eliminator bout with Jimenez

Glendale G. Rosal 12/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion and four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes flies to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for his WBA world super flyweight title eliminator slated on December 11 against Norbelto “Meneito”…

Boxing experts’ take on who Ancajas should fight next

Glendale G. Rosal 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local boxing experts have contrasting opinions on who the reigning IBF world junior bantamweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas will face next after his successful title defense on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in…

Boat captain from Malapascua feels ‘pandemic’s pinch’ as fewer tourists visit island

Doris C. Bongcac 03/20/2021

MALAPASCUA ISLAND, Daanbantayan – Many of those who depend on tourism for their livelihood were badly hit when the lockdown started a year ago in March 2020. Still, people like Rey Villamor, who is from Malapascua Island…

Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes gears up for April 3 Dubai fight

Glendale G. Rosal 03/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— If there’s a person who can tell if four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes still has gas left in his tank, it is his trusted trainer, Edmund Villamor. Villamor and Nietes are currently gearing…

Netizen’s video of street sweeper cleaning amid the rain ignites inspiration online

Immae Lachica 02/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Every day we get up for work or for school. At times we look for so many excuses to just skip work or school. But in this video of a street cleaner braving the…

No firecracker casualty in Negros Oriental on week leading to Christmas Day

Florence Baesa 12/26/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — No one was hurt by firecracker explosion in Negros Oriental from December 19 to December 25, Christmas Day. “Siguro nakarealize na sila sa danger sa effects sa paputok kung madisgrasya,” said…

Puto pinalutaw, a mom and daughter’s bond, and Christmas

Immae Lachica 12/17/2019

CEBU CITY,Philippines — A favorite Cebuano “kakanin” that’s best paired with dinuguan (pork blood stew) or a good cup of coffee sold in a small store in Barangay Punta Princesa, Cebu City has been the go-to snack…

Gov. Gwen visits acacia tree she planted 15 years ago in Carmen, Cebu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The acacia seedling that Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia planted in Barangay Caurasan in Carmen town Cebu, 15 years ago is now a fully grown tree. Garcia visited Barangay Caurasan, a mountain barangay located…

Maritime cop killed outside of Lapu home

Benjie B. Talisic 05/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A member of the Philippine National Police Maritime Group was killed outside of his residence at the Pueble De Oro Subdivision in Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City, Friday night. Police Master Sergeant Joseph Villamor,…

‘Hubby’ stabs, wounds ‘wife’ during spat over the latter’s alleged drug use

Benjie B. Talisic 03/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A common-law husband, who berated his common-law wife for her alleged continued drug use, led to an argument and ended with the “husband” stabbing the “wife” in the stomach with a sharp piece…

Villamor prefers for Nietes to train in Cebu for Ioka fight

Glendale G. Rosal 11/03/2018

THE camp of three-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes prefers that the longest reigning Filipino boxing world champion train in Cebu for his super-fight against fellow three-division world champion Kazuto Ioka of Japan on New Year’s Eve…

RTWPB-7 to decide on wage hike plea today

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/11/2018

The Regional Wage Tripartite and Productivity Board (RTWPB-7) is expected to decide on the amount of wage hike for Central Visayas today, June 11. This is the fourth deliberation conducted by the wage board over the appeal…

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