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Despite absence from Pope itinerary, Cebu keeps faith

SHIRT designer Jonathan Culubio dries the print on a Pope Francis shirt in his studio in Cebu City. CARINE ASUTILLA/INQUIRER VISAYAS

The strength of the city’s faith in the Catholic Church could be measured by how it anticipates the visit of Pope Francis, even if the city known for its devotion to the Church and its symbols is not on the Pope’s itinerary.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Cargo ship turns over young eagle to DENR

A young osprey was turned over by the captain of a container ship bound for Taiwan to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7), after it landed on the ship. The wildlife division of the DENR-7 described the bird as tame and still stressed from its long journey. CARINE M. ASUTILLA/INQUIRER VISAYAS

The eagle has landed, literally. The crew of a cargo vessel bound for Taiwan was surprised to find a juvenile osprey, commonly called fish eagle, perched near the bow of the vessel on Nov. 16.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

In downtown Cebu, birds offer a distraction

BIRDS hang out on buildings and electric cables in an area on Colon Street. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Motorists and passersby would often stop and look up upon reaching the corner of Borromeo and Colon streets in downtown Cebu City.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Facebook clue for lifestyle check on cops in C. Visayas


The social networking site Facebook holds an enormous amount of information about its more than a billion users worldwide, including what authorities say could be leads to the lifestyles of police officers and their families in the Philippines.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Siquijor vice gov files complaint vs gov for usurping authority

Siquijor Vice Gov. Dingdong Avanzado. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The rift between two former allies has widened. Siquijor Vice Gov. Dingdong Avanzado has accused Gov. Zalde Villa of usurping his authority when the governor transferred his employee to the Office of the Vice Mayors’ League without his consent.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »