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A school garden to remember the dead

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THE GARDEN of Remembrance inside San Joaquin Central School in Palo town, Leyte province, where pupils pray for their    classmates and friends who perished  during “Yolanda’s” fury. Photo by Joey Gabieta

Every time 12-year-old Christine Ong misses her best friend, she goes to a garden inside her school’s compound in Palo town, Leyte.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Man, 103, walks barefoot for P50 aid

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ALFERES. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Centenarian Terso Alferes traveled for 50 kilometers from Toledo City to Cebu City, walked barefoot due to a throbbing wound in the toe, and lost P400 to a pickpocket. All these he endured just to get an answer to a nagging question: Why has he not been receiving P50 in monthly financial assistance from the province unlike his relatives?

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Retired nurse shares love of reading with hometown in Cebu

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RETIRED nurse Lucita Luciani shares her love for reading and books with 47 elementary and high school teachers from Calape, Daanbantayan, Cebu. MARY FAYE ALODIA VILLAR/CONTRIBUTOR

When she retired from her job as a nurse in 2004, Lucita Luciani immediately plunged into a habit that she had cherished to do every day—reading.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Cebu’s first martial law detainees

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HUMAN RIGHTS lawyer Democrito Barcenas has been a prominent figure in the anti-Marcos rallies in Cebu. Barcenas (second from left) joined the late Sen. Lorenzo M. Tañada (center) and former Congressman Antonio Cuenco during a protest rally in Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City in September 1984.

The imposition of martial law in September 1972 forever changed my life and the lives of millions of Filipinos.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Need to help inspires, drives artwork from ‘Yolanda’ wastes

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THESE are among the products that Negrense Volunteers for Change  makes to help in providing aid and livelihood to survivors of “Yolanda.” CARLA P. GOMEZ

The heartrending story of a 2-year-old girl who lost her mother, her baby brother and her home to Super Typhoon “Yolanda” has inspired an art form using broken tiles.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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