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A mother to 100 kids every summer

GRADE School teacher Jean Eleanor Velasco of Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu tells the story “Superwoman si Inay” encouraging the children to express their love to their mothers. Photo by Cris Evert Lato

Annabelle Simene has never given birth, but the head of Barangay Poblacion Ward 3 in Minglanilla town in Cebu is a mother to close to 100 youngsters, aged 5 to 12 years, every summer as they undergo remedial classes and skills training.

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

No display of poll materials in Dinagyang, Dinagyang Festival, 2013 elections

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Members of a tribal contingent dance after the Pilgrims’ Mass at Pastrana Park in Kalibo, capital of Aklan, as part of the Ati-Atihan Festival celebration. FILE PHOTO/HARESH TANODRA (CONTRIBUTOR)

Organizers of the Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo’s top tourist attraction, have barred campaign materials of candidates in the May elections in judging areas.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

1.2M brave heat, watch Cebu’s Sinulog grand parade

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SINULOG SPECTACLE. Members of the dancing contingent from Tanauan, Leyte, join the Sinulog Grand Parade, Cebu’s top tourist attraction in celebration of the Feast of the Sto. Niño. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Tens of thousands of revelers braved the heat to witness Cebu’s grandest and biggest celebration, the Sinulog Grand Parade.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gwen Garcia expected to dance at night

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Representative elect Gwendolyn Garcia. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Tens of thousands of revelers braved the heat of the sun to witness Cebu’s grandest and biggest celebration, the Sinulog Grand Parade, on Sunday

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pilot of ill-fated plane buried in Cebu


He was an unassuming hero who always looked after the welfare of others.

Posted: August 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bahinting to be buried in Cebu hometown Monday

Captain Jessup Bahinting ,Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aviatour Flying Inc.pose with one of his plane during interview with CDN business reporter last Oct. 4, 2010. CDN FILE PHOTO

The body of Captain Jessup Bahinting, the pilot of the ill-fated Piper Seneca that crashed into the seas off Masbate on August 18, was transferred to Ginatilan town on Sunday morning.

Posted: August 27th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Robredo pilot conferred lifesaver’s award

Captain Jessup Bahinting ,Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aviatour Flying Inc.pose with one of his plane during interview with CDN business reporter last Oct. 4, 2010. CDN FILE PHOTO

It was a bittersweet moment for Margarita Bahinting, widow of Captain Jessup Bahinting, when she received a posthumous Lifesaver’s Award on behalf of her husband.

Posted: August 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pilots, flight school studes mourn for Bahinting


The room was filled with pilots and flight school students garbed in white polo and black slacks. They were not attending a graduation ceremony for the Aviatour flight school, but were bidding goodbye to their mentor, Capt. Jessup Bahinting, who, several days ago, left on a flight that turned out to be his last.

Posted: August 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aviatour pilots, flight school students mourn death of Bahinting


The room was filled with uniformed pilots and flight school students that one would think it was another graduation ceremony for the Aviatour Air flight school here.

Posted: August 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Marine sanctuary to save rare double-barrier reef

INSIDE  Minantaw Marine Park Sanctuary is the guardhouse, which also serves as a visitors’ learning center. CRIS EVERT LATO

Fisherman Gilbert Alcoser grew up thinking that if he could not catch fish with nets, he should use dynamites. Following unquestioningly what his father, Capriano, had told him on the island-barangay of Caubian, an hour away by boat from Lapu-Lapu City, he was unfazed even when some of his neighbors were killed or lost their hands due to dynamite fishing.

Posted: June 22nd, 2012 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Sto. Niño feast draws millions

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At least a million people descended on this city starting on Saturday to take part in what were originally religious festivities in honor of a revered image of the Child Jesus, or Sto. Niño.

Posted: January 17th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cebu ‘seaweed king’ Benson Dahay; 56


The country’s pioneer in seaweed processing lost his battle against kidney cancer. Cebuano businessman Benson Dakay, 56, died on Jan. 5 at the Kindred Hospital Brea in Los Angeles.

Posted: January 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Politician behind probiotic health drink dies

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Sanchez Jr. Photo by Ferliza Contratista/CONTRIBUTOR

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Vice Gov. Gregorio Sanchez Jr. is not just remembered as a politician whose career spanned 15 years. He was also known as the man behind a popular probiotic health drink sold in the Philippines and at least 9 other countries. Sanchez, a heavy smoker and inventor of LactoPafi, died on April 29, [...]

Posted: May 21st, 2011 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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