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For Bohol folk, quake volunteers are ‘Rizals’

BOHOL wasted no time getting back on its feet after the Oct. 15 7.2-magnitude quake, with tourism quickly rebounding as shown by visitors flocking to the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park just days after the quake. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Jose Rizal came to life in Bohol in the countless of volunteers who helped the province get back on its feet after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake destroyed homes, infrastructure and century-old churches on Oct. 15, according to the province’s officials.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

More bodies being dug up in previously unreached places in Bohol

A landslide which was caused  by Tuesday's 7.2-magnitude earthquake is seen from Cortes township, Bohol province in central Philippines Wednesday Oct. 16, 2013. AP

Apolinario Polinar had his eyes glued to the policemen and soldiers who were digging in the rubble that blocked the Kawasan River in Barangay Villaflor in Clarin.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Faith in the midst of ruins’

MADONNA STATUE AMID RUBBLE  A statue of the Virgin Mary and the Infant Jesus is set at a makeshift altar before a pile of stones that was the 180-year-old Our Lady of Light Church in Loon, Bohol province, a day after a 7.2-magnitude quake destroyed the church.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Two statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary stand—without any blemish—amid the ruins of two churches in Maribojoc and Loon towns in Bohol following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake. It was enough for residents to raise their hopes that life will get better.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Donated bikes keep pupils in school


WHILE DRIVING some tourists to Baclayon town in Bohol province in 2011, businessman Joel Uichico saw some children walking to school. How far did they walk just to get an education? he wondered.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Cebu sea accident toll up, but figures differ

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The death toll in last Friday’s collision of two interisland ships off Talisay City has risen to 61, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Tuesday.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Search for 172 passengers, crew suspended

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Rescue operations for at least 200 passengers and crew who remained missing after the ferry they were on collided with a cargo vessel off Cebu has been suspended due to rough waters, officials said Saturday.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Protestant pastor shot dead in church by suspected rebels


A Protestant pastor was shot dead on Tuesday by suspected communist rebels outside his church in Barangay Calupaan in this city.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Administrator is first casualty of Gwen Garcia return

CAPITOL workers clean up the governor’s office, occupied for at least six months by Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale as acting governor before Gwendolyn Garcia, who had served a six-month suspension as governor, returns for work. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CEBU DAILY NEWS

With barely a week left in her last tenure as governor after her six-month suspension, Gwendolyn Garcia reported back for work with a vengeance, sacking the provincial administrator who enforced an order to lock her out of the governor’s office.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Gwen Garcia is richest local official in Cebu


Suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia remained the richest local official in Cebu with a net worth of P105,198,709 as of Dec. 31, 2012.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Giant clams serve as magnets for fish in Bohol

DIVERS from the 2nd Special Forces Battalion of the Army seed giant clams in the waters of Barangay Bingag in Dauis, Bohol. PHOTO BY 2ND SPECIAL FORCES BATTALION

The Bohol provincial government has reported an increase in fish density in the province’s seawaters, just three months after giant clams were seeded in four marine protected areas (MPAs).

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Ad regulatory board stops airing of Battle of Mactan spoof


The Ad Standards Council (ASC) has recalled the Clearance to Air of a diaper TV commercial which implied that the Battle of Mactan started over diapers.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ad regulatory board stops airing of Battle of Mactan spoof


CEBU CITY—The Ad Standards Council (ASC) has recalled the Clearance to Air of a diaper TV commercial which implied that the Battle of Mactan started over diapers.   In a letter addressed to Jones Campos, executive director of the Advertising Board of the Philippines (AdBoard), ASC executive director Mila Marquez said they have recalled the [...]

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gwen won’t give up governor’s seat

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VICE Gov. Agnes Magpale takes her oath as acting governor of Cebu province. CARMEL LOUISE MATUS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia refused to heed the six-month suspension order issued by the Office of the President after she was found guilty of grave abuse of authority, calling it “power grab.”

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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