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Sto. Niño icons – Garcia’s devotion since childhood

September 26, 2012

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  Msgr. Cristobal Garcia’s collection of religious icons and paintings are a familiar sight during Cebu’s biggest fiesta honoring the Sto. Niño, of which he has been a devotee since childhood. These would be displayed in exhibits to celebrate the feast day of the Holy Child Jesus every third Sunday of January. Icons of different […]

Cebu linked to ivory trade; Priest’s role cited in Nat’l Geographic

September 25, 2012

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A decades-long struggle in faraway Africa to stop the killing of elephants  for their ivory tusks can be partly traced to Cebu as a source of demand and blackmarket trading. The role of Cebu and one of its promi- nent priests is highlighted in the October issue of National Geographic Magazine in its cover story […]

Region short of blood

July 27, 2011

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BLOOD supply in Central Visayas can hardly keep up with the region’s daily demand of 150 blood bags. Lack of blood donors extends the “everyday scarcity,” so the Sub-National Blood Center for the Visayas augments their supply with blood from Davao, which has a 115 percent donor rate. “We are tapping communities and encouraging them […]