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Lahug’s all male choir makes it to finals

January 7, 2013

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An all male choral group called the “Cebu Male Singers” of St. Therese Parish from Lahug, Cebu City is one of the top 5 groups in the first Sinulog Choral Elimination at the Plaza Sugbu last Saturday. “Our group was created to have a common goal to sing, to promote different genres of songs, and […]

Mandaue to build monument to late senator Briones

January 6, 2013

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A MONUMENT in honor of the late senator Manuel Cabahug Briones will soon be built at the plaza grounds beside the Rizal-Bonifacio Memorial Stage in Mandaue City. Mandaue Mayor Jonas Cortes announced this during the celebration of the 4th Manuel C. Briones Day last Friday. He said the city government set aside a budget for […]

Support for Gwen up in online survey

December 27, 2012

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AN informal online poll on the Cebu Capitol impasse showed that majority of respondents still believe the suspension of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is justified. But three days after the first results of the Cebu Daily News poll were released for Dec. 21 to Dec. 23, the gap narrowed between those who say Garcia deserves the […]

Osmeña, lone Cebuano senator, absent in voting

December 18, 2012

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Cebuano senator Serge Osmeña III followed the footsteps of his younger brother, Tomas, by not showing up at the session hall last night as the Senate passed on third and final reading the Reproductive Health bill. Serge and Sen. Lito Lapid were marked absent as the Senate voted 13-8 with no abstention on the controversial […]

Spared Pablo’s wrath, Cebuanos look up to heaven

December 7, 2012

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MANY Cebuanos, both ordinary citizens and grateful officials, credited divine intervention for sparing Cebu from the brunt of typhoon Pablo’s wrath. In a press conference on Wednesday, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza said Cebu was protected by the mercy of God through the intercession of St. Pedro Calungsod and the Virgin Mary. “Gikaloy-an gyud intawn […]

Body of Cebuano oil rig worker found

November 30, 2012

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NEW ORLEANS — A body found in the Gulf of Mexico near Grand Isle has been identified as a Filipino worker missing since a Nov. 16 oil platform fire. Lafourche Parish Coroner Dr. John King said Wednesday the person is Jerome Malagapo, 28. Malagapo who hails from Danao City in Cebu province had been working […]

New show aimed at foreigners focuses on Cebuano culture, heritage

November 14, 2012

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Will tourists like this for a dinner show? ‘Biyahe’, an hour of music in a stylized cultural show featuring Filipino folk dances, original Cebuano songs, colorful costumes and a dramatic fire dance finale, debuts in the Lakwatsa Restobar in Hernan Cortes Steeet, Mandaue City. The show was produced with foreign tourists in mind, especially for […]

Almendras prefers being ‘invisible’ workhorse

November 7, 2012

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President Aquino has given Cabinet Secretary Rene Jose Almendras a powerful role in his administration as implementor of its projects roadmap, without clipping the powers of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. Almendras will report directly to the President, and will hold office in Malacañang, Palace spokesperson Abigail Valte explained at a news briefing. It’s well […]

‘Fair dealings, para sa bayan’

November 7, 2012

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AS the highest ranking Cebuano in the executive department, Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras has direct access to the President and authority that some quarters would expect would give Cebu an edge , for example, in getting a share of projects or some other political strategic advantage. Not so, said Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale, his […]

Cebuano lands DILG post

October 20, 2012

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Another Cebuano has been appointed to the Aquino administration. Franciso “Bimbo” Fernandez, former Cebu City administrator, was named Undersecretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) over the weekend. As DILG undersecretary, Fernandez is tasked to serve as liaison to basic sectors in line with his long experience as a community organizer. “I […]