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Sto. Niño icons – Garcia’s devotion since childhood

September 26, 2012


  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


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


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 […]