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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 »

Wilderness island up for ecotourism

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A COLONY of island flying foxes and large flying foxes roosts in the mangrove forest on Cabgan Island, Tubigon town, Bohol province.  Photo courtesy of Tubigon Tourism

As if painted on canvass, the thicket of mangroves emerges in the middle of a seemingly endless expanse of blue water. A speedboat bearing visitors approaches slowly but the movement nevertheless stirs nearly a dozen creatures to fly out in circles from their arboreal haunt.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Boracay massage chain beats Guinness record, mayor claims

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At least 1,600 people didn’t break the line on White Beach in the renowned island-resort of Boracay in Malay town, Aklan province, on May 16. For seven minutes, they massaged the heads, necks, shoulders and backs of clients in an attempt to break the record for the world’s longest massage chain.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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