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Cebu’s vanishing ‘Ili Rock’ mountain

Fisherfolks are worried they might lose their beachfront area, their access to the sea and where young children learn to swim after DPWH dumped limestones to the sea. (CDN PHOTO/ TONEE DESPOJO)

Driving south to the heritage town of Boljoon, Cebu, visitors and residents are greeted by the scenic white limestone cliff called Ili Rock.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bohol quake: Remembering, healing at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday


  CEBU—At exactly 8:12 a.m. on Wednesday, at least a thousand Catholic devotees stood in silence for about a minute in the middle of the Mass at the pilgrim center of the Basilica Minore de Sto. Niño in downtown Cebu City.   They then lit candles and offered prayers for the 223 people who died […]

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Wife claims man who killed own children was drug user

Cebu city map

Jomeline, the wife of the man—identified as construction worker Eric Figues—who killed himself after murdering their three children and his mother-in-law in Catmon town, North Cebu last Sunday confirmed that he was using drugs.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pa kills 6-year-old birthday girl, 3 others


Stephanne Nicole Molad Figues’ sixth birthday celebration last Sunday turned into a nightmare after her father, Eric, killed her, her two younger siblings and their grandmother in Barangay Panalipan, Catmon northern Cebu.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cebu university students, professors in trouble for killing endangered birds

Endangered Black Shama (Copsychus cebuensis) also known as “Siloy.” CDN/TONEE DESPOJO

Three former biology students and their professors in Cebu City were charged with violation of the law on wildlife protection for cutting up eight Black Shama birds for a research project to find out what they eat.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »