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At 10, math whiz has success formula

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William Joshua King puts his handprints on the banner of the Bulgaria International Mathematics Competition held in the Black Sea City of Burgas from  June 30 to July 5  where his team emerged as overall champion in the elementary division. Contributed photo

Ten-year-old William Joshua King has a recipe for success: prayers and diligence in studies. No wonder, the Grade 6 pupil of Bethany Christian School in Cebu City received a merit award during the 2013 Bulgaria International Mathematics Competition (BIMC) held in the Black Sea City of Burgas from June 30 to July 5.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

For Nanay Librada, one is never too old to study

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GEMAL. Photo by Charisse Ursal

One is never too old to learn the ABCs. This is what Librada Gemal, 77, strongly believes in. She is a Grade 4 pupil at Tisa 2 Elementary School in Cebu City where she learns basic education along with 30 others, mostly 10-year-old children.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Paradise lost to sea spills, trash flows

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OOLCHILDREN of Cesar Cabahug Elementary School watch as floodwater goes up during high tide in Sitio Paradise, Barangay Looc,  Mandaue City. TONEE DESPOJO/CDN

The community is called “paradise,” but it hardly resembles one. During high tide, seawater seeps into Sitio Paradise, Barangay Looc, in Mandaue City, bringing along heaps of garbage, including feces. When the water recedes, usually after two hours, the streets are littered with trash.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Cyberporn thrives, along with poverty

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LOCAL officials blame poverty for the operation of cyberpornography in some of the households in Cordova town, Cebu. Tonee Despojo / Cebu Daily News

As agents of the National Bureau of Investigation were raiding a house suspected to be a front for cyberpornography in a poor neighborhood in Cordova town in Cebu on May 26, a text message was being circulated, telling residents to switch off computers and Internet devices.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Submarine tour gets OK as fine is imposed

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The city government has decided to allow an underwater tour operator to resume using the submarine that has been tagged as culprit in the damage found on coral reefs where the vessel operates.

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

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