Latest Stories

What’s up for 2013?


There are exciting  events lined up for 2013.  On the 25th of this month will be the last of the series of the monthly memorial lectures of the 75 families of distinction of Cebu City as part of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of the City Charter (2012-2013). To close the celebration a showcase of Cary Santiago’s collection of 75 creations called “Estilong Sugbuanon” will be modeled by 75 different models mostly Sugbuanans (including some members of the families of distinction) in a grand affair on February 22, 2013 at the Radisson Blue. All the events particularly the memorial lectures of the families of distinction will all be featured in a commemorative book will be distributed during the awarding ceremonies on February 24 which is Cebu City Charter Day. So much information was gathered from the photo exhibits, the memorial lectures, the press conferences and the radio guesting held from March 2012 to December 2012 that a commemorative book is not enough to contain all these information but will have to be disseminated to the public particularly the youth. Social Studies classes should be made animated by making family history writing one of its projects.

The Carcar Literary Series featuring the writers of Carcar  will start off on January 26, at 2:00 p.m. at the ST. Catherine’s College. The project spearheaded by Dr. Hope Yu, Director of the Cebuano Studies Center of the University of San Carlos will run for six months with each month featuring two or three writers of Carcar, I was thrilled to know from DR. Yu that there are four women writers in Carcar (we have always known only one, Maria Kabigon) and the additional names are Florentina Tan Villanueva, Elena Leyson and Remedios del Mar. Anybody from Carcar, relatives or friends, please attend the series and more so please provide more information about the said women writers.

UP Cebu will do a lot of reconstruction now that they have a new dean. This will involve physical, academic, and administrative reconstruction and innovation. It is very hopeful that they can now use the Cebu Cultural Center which stands in the middle of the campus and UP Cebu has been deprived from using it despite the MOA with the provincial government. Space is UP Cebu’s biggest problem since the library building is being renovated, the library has been spread throughout the campus. The Conference Hall was part of the Library Building, they hold their for a and other presentations at the lobby of the Arts and Sciences Building which alternates as the venue for the P.E. classes. Faculty lounge of the Social Sciences Cluster has been used as a classroom since one room is being used temporarily as the library of the Social Science books.

The UP Alumni Association Cebu Chapter will work on the establishment of alumni associations in each academic program to come up with a federation of alumni associations of UP Cebu. This is to address the underrepresentation of UP Cebu Alumni in the UP Alumni Cebu Chapter Board. For Political Science graduates, contact Ms. Claire Jabines, for Mass Comunications, contact Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon; for Psychology graduates, contact Mr. Jonathan de la Cerna; for B.S. Biology graduates, contact Ms. Geofe Cadiz; for Computer Science, contact Mr. Chito Patiño. Also this year, the board will hold the search for the Tatak UP 2013 Awards (the first batch was held in 2011).

The May 2013 Elections will be a fierce battle as foreshadowed by the ongoing crisis in the capitol. Let’s all hope that the crisis will be resolved before the campaign period. Certainly before the election campaign period, there will be the launching of the 55-volumes of the histories of the municipalities and component cities of Cebu including Cebu City, a project started in 2008 and painstakingly completed edited, revised, and polished until 2012. I’m glad I’m not a voter in the province because both candidates for governor were my former students in UP Cebu High School. I wish both of them the best of luck and whoever wins, I hope he brings with him the essence of governance especially transparency and accountability as we always harped on in UP.

After the calm of the May 2013 elections, my high school class in St. Catherine’s School, Class 1963 will hold its Golden Jubilee on July 13-14, 2013. We would like to celebrate our fifty years after high school as simple as possible.

The rest of the year will be so loaded for me with translation work and book writing and am looking forward to their gradual completion. Wishing everyone a very healthful, enjoyable, productive and peaceful year!

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: 2013 , Festive events

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Cagayan mayor shot dead after flag-raising ceremony
  3. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  6. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  7. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  8. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  9. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  10. More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • 22 houses destroyed, 3 hurt as violent wind storm hits village
  • 242 out of 438 pass board tests for chemical engineers
  • Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  • 5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests
  • Release of village chief’s truck caught carrying illegal logs slammed
  • Sports

  • Alaska takes quarterfinals opener over San Mig Coffee
  • Jackson finds second wind to push Meralco past Rain or Shine
  • NLEX fights off Derulo Accelero to remain unbeaten
  • Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  • Power Pinays rip Singapore to enter quarters in Asian volley tilt
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Oil prices to go up on supply concerns, optimism on US rebound
  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • QC woman who flew in from Middle East tests negative for MERS-CoV
  • DFA, DOH urge OFWs not to panic over MERS-Cov
  • Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group
  • DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims
  • Canada in communication with PH on toxic wastes
  • Marketplace