Medellin eyes tourist site for excavated WWII tank

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Medellin may soon have another local tourist attraction. The town’s local government plans to put up a site to give visitors and enthusiasts of history the chance to see personally the WWII tank…

Kuwentong Kule: Comfort woman Lola Felicidad dies without seeing justice from Japan gov’t

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 02/11/2020

The survivors of the heinous sexual crimes the Japanese committed are dying without  receiving  a formal apology and legal compensation from Japan. Lola Felicidad delos Reyes, who is a member of Lila Filipina, died last week of pneumonia…

Medellin vintage tank: Extraction to prove town’s World War II stories

Doris C. Bongcac 12/10/2018

  Japanese tora-tora fighter planes hovered in the skies of northern Cebu during World War II (WWII) as US and Japanese soldiers engaged in a gun battle on land in the towns beneath. In the town of…

Historian: Remember Cebuano heroes of World War II

Nestle L. Semilla 05/01/2018

Only a few people know the experiences of Cebuanos during World War II and that many were tortured during the war. A sad reality which should change according to a local historian. Dr. Jobers Reynes-Bersales, University of…

75,000 evacuated in Greece to defuse 227-kilo WWII bomb

AP 02/12/2017

Thessaloniki, Greece — Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki were evacuating an estimated 75,000 people Sunday in order to defuse a 500-pound (227-kilogram) unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station. The evacuation…

Remembering the war

Jobers R. Bersales 12/07/2016

Very few will probably remember that 75 years ago today, America — and with it her far -flung colony, the Philippines — finally entered World War II. So very few veterans of that brutal war are alive…

A notable remembrance

Madrileña de la Cerna 12/13/2015

An unusual way of marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Japanese occupation was the launching of “The War in Cebu” an illustrated chronicle of World War II in Cebu published by the University of…

When Cebu was at war

Jobers R. Bersales 12/10/2015

Dec. 8   was the 74th anniversary of the start of the Pacific War. On that day, advertisements in Cebu  dailies announced the launch of “The War in Cebu” at the Ayala Center. (The advertisement for CDN appeared…

Labella backs ordinance declaring Buhisan caves a heritage site

Nestle L. Semilla 03/20/2015

An ordinance to declare natural caves in barangay Buhisan, Cebu City as a cultural and historical site is being lobbied by Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella who visited the area yesterday. Labella said he wants the…

Japan envoy apologizes to PH for WW2

04/09/2014

MANILA, Philippines – “We have vowed never to wage war again” was the promise of Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe to war veterans during the Philippine Day of Valor (Araw ng Kagitingan) on Wednesday at Bataan. The envoy,…

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