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Ninoy’s heroism still relevant today

August 22, 2012


Yesterday’s 29th death anniversary of Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino was marked with calls to the people, especially the youth, to remember his heroism and study his struggle against the Marcos dictatorship. “Be brave like Ninoy,” was the challenge hurled by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama. The mayor said if there’s one quality that should be […]

No Capitol funds in Gwen’s newspaper ads greeting INC

July 31, 2012


Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia spent her own money to pay for national newspaper advertisements to greet the Iglesia ni Cristo on its 98th founding anniversary last Friday. No public funds were used, said Elizabeth Francia, the governor’s chief of staff, to queries about the greeting ads for the block-voting religious sect. The quarter-page full color […]

Talisay marks GI landing anniversary

March 27, 2012


A crowd watched “American soldiers” land on the beach of Talisay City and launch a mock battle with students dressed as Japanese soldiers yesterday. The shoreline drama to commemorate the 67th American troops land in World War II wasn’t meant to be history book-accurate, said Rep. Eduardo Gullas of Cebu’s 1st district but served as […]

Cebu youths on Edsa Short on details, long on belief

February 26, 2012


MORE than two decades have passed since the first Edsa People Power Revolt ousted the Marcos regime. Two Cebu veterans who joined in the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship called on Cebuano youths to remember the lessons of history. Regional Trial Court Judge Meinrado Paredes and Democrito Barcenas were human rights lawyers who were jailed […]

‘People Power to erupt if SC stops impeach trial’

February 25, 2012


A FORMER human rights lawyer said another People Power revolt may erupt in the aftermath of the Senate impeachment trial. Democrito Barcenas believed people will once again converge on the streets if the Supreme Court (SC) stops the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Renato Corona. “I don’t think people will not rise (if a temporary […]

AFP chief graces Centcom’s anniversary

December 1, 2011


Armed Forces chief Lt. Gen. Reynaldo Mapagu graced the Central Command’s 10th anniversary celebration held in simple rites today. The program began with a Mass followed by the wreath laying and a silent drill by the new women graduates of the Armed Forces. In his speech, Mapagu lauded Centcom’s accomplishments and called on them to […]

Cebu media join commemoration of Ampatuan massacre

November 24, 2011


CEBU media joined their counterparts across the country in commemorating the second anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre with a mass held at the Sto. Rosario Church in P. Del Rosario Street, Cebu City yesterday afternoon. The Cebu Federation of Beat Journalists (CFBJ) offered a Mass for the repose of the souls of the 32 journalists […]