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Amid rain, devotees flood Calungsod church ahead of canonization

October 21, 2012


October 21, 2012 by Carine M. Asutilla, Correspondent The early morning rain didn’t stop devotees from heading to the Blessed Pedro Calungsod parish church in Cantabaco, Toledo City, where four Masses were held for the Visayan martyr’s canonization. Some church-goers brought their own chairs while others stood outside with umbrellas in hand to fill up […]

Koreans nabbed for online gambling racket

October 20, 2012


SIX South Koreans were arrested for allegedly running an illegal online gambling ring in barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City yesterday. The suspects identified as Dong Chul, 28; Jaehak Han, 24; Moonoh Kim, 31; Seungyeop Oh, 34; Kiwon So, 34; and Zu Mao Rum, 30 were arrested in their rented condominium units in Winland Towers. Operatives of […]

Cebu inmates back on track, next show slated on Oct. 20

October 16, 2012


Following the success of its “Oppa Gangnam Style” performance last Sept. 29, Cebu province’s famed dancing inmates are scheduled to present again on Saturday, Oct. 20. The monthly public “open house” shows of the inmates in the quadrangale of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center every third Saturday have been revived, said Capitol consultant […]

Metro Cebu Muslims, advocates hail pact

October 15, 2012


International peace advocates and Muslim community leaders in Cebu hailed this afternoon’s signing of the preliminary framework agreement between the national government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). A member of the International Contact Group assisting the peace process between the government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) said today’s signing of the […]

DENR wants Cebu Hawk Owls protected; awards biologists

September 26, 2012


by Jessa J. Agua, Correspondent THE environment department awarded the scientists who discovered the Cebu Hawk Owl, the third endemic bird species in the province. Biologists Lisa Paguntalan and Godfrey Jakosalem were honored last Monday by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – 7 (DENR-7). The owl’s scientific name is Ninox rumseyi, and is  found […]

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 […]

Fair weather seen ahead for Cebu

September 17, 2012


TYPHOON “Karen” is already out of the country but the southwest monsoon isn’t finished with Metro Manila and other parts of the country, the state weather bureau Pagasa said yesterday. Still Pagasa Mactan acting chief Alfredo Quiblat said Metro Cebu’s temperature range will be at 24 to 33 degree Celsius while coastal waters are moderate. […]

Is Papua New Guinea student still in Philippines?

September 13, 2012


DID student Benedict Peniai (not Penini as earlier reported), who faces charges for resisting arrest and disobedience to authority, leave the country for his native Papua New Guinea yesterday? Peniai’s lawyer Fritz Lastimosa said his client left the country at past 5 a.m. yesterday to “unwind” and consider his future after he was mauled by […]

Foreign students to transfer to new dorm amid mauling

September 13, 2012


AT least 29 Papua New Guinea nationals will transfer to a new dormitory following Sunday’s violent arrest of one of their own in barangay Banilad, Cebu City. “They’re happy to know of their new dormitory.” said Adonis Wagas, director of the Students Affairs Office (SAO) of the University of Southern Philippines (USP). The three-storey structure […]