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Church execs say visit of Pope is to archdiocese

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SURVIVORS take part in Mass celebrated in commemoration of the first anniversary of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban City, which is included in the itinerary of Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January. RAFFY LERMA

Church officials here want to set the record straight.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

In downtown Cebu, birds offer a distraction

BIRDS hang out on buildings and electric cables in an area on Colon Street. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Motorists and passersby would often stop and look up upon reaching the corner of Borromeo and Colon streets in downtown Cebu City.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban proposes ‘Yolanda budget’


The city treasurer defended a nearly 100-percent increase in the city government’s proposed budget next year as a “Yolanda budget” that contained allotments for programs needed to bring survivors of the supertyphoon back on their feet.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Binay to sue those who called him thief

Vice President Jejomar Binay

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Vice President Jejomar Binay will not take name-calling against him lightly as he vows to file charges against those who branded him a “thief (magnanakaw).”   He, however, didn’t name names during a news conference on Tuesday night here that capped the first of a three-day sortie in Cebu City.   “Hindi ko […]

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

Vice mayor of Leyte town shot dead

gun shot

The vice mayor of the town of Villaba in Leyte was shot and killed by two assailants Monday morning.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »