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At 10, math whiz has success formula

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

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

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

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


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 »

Submarine operator says sorry for coral damage


Less than a month after denying responsibility, the operator of Yellow Submarine has apologized to the Lapu-Lapu City government for the damage on corals caused by the vessel when it rammed into a coral wall in the waters off Mactan Island last month.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Garcia political clan suffers biggest defeat in Cebu


Only two of five members of the influential Garcia political clan made it in the 2013 elections. Suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and brother, Nelson, won the third district congressional race and the mayoral contest in Dumanjug town, Cebu.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Divers find coral damage in waters used by sub

THE CONTROVERSIAL yellow submarine docked at the Imperial Palace waters. 

A group of divers on Wednesday found damage on corals in the waters off this city, which was believed to have been caused by an underwater tour operator that had been ordered to cease operations.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

8 bets stress need to pass bill to end political dynasty

Participants in today's Inquirer Senate Forum in Cebu. Kate Pedroso/INQUIRER RESEARCH

Eight senatorial candidates called for a level political playing field by addressing the issue of political dynasty during the third and final senatorial forum of the Philippine Daily Inquirer held at the Cebu Cultural Center on Friday.

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Mother lode’ of smuggled rice worth P1.2B seized


Customs authorities announced Thursday they had uncovered P1.2 billion worth of smuggled rice declared as stone and granite slabs in 1,169 containers from Vietnam.

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

UNA takes ‘daang maganda’ with ‘3 kings’

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Senatorial candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Tuesday began taking the “beautiful road,” or “daang maganda.”

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A devotee’s story of death and faith

LAURA Banzon. Charisse Ursal/Inquirer Visayas

I died. I saw God … then I just woke up.” That was how 87-year-old Laura Duterte Banzon described in Cebuano what she said was the most extraordinary experience in her life.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

A group embrace to cope with tragedy

Jimson Ong, HUGS founding member, lights a candle in front of the photo of his son, Lander, who died of dengue in 2009. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Jun Uy felt his world falling apart when his son Zach died from dengue fever in 2008. He could not move on and he needed to talk to other parents who also lost a child to the disease.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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