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The tribe of dancing “bees” from Abuyog, Leyte province won’t be back for Cebu’s Sinulog parade in January 2014. Abuyog Mayor Octavio “Bebot” Traya Jr. said typhoon Yolanda made it impossible to send a delegation of Tribu Buyogan, a 2009 grand prize winner in the free interpretation dance contest. But the mayor said he would [...]
By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos
TWO popular bands were in Cebu on Friday to stage a concert to raise funds for victims of supertyphoon Yolanda victims and the Bohol earthquake. Side A and Freestyle with other guests performed for free at J Centre Mall in Mandaue City. Concert goers to #Barug Bisaya paid P400 each. Quota International of South Cebu [...]
By Aileen Garcia-Yap
California IT entrepreneur Bowei Gai, who made his fortune with a calling card application that was sold to LinkedIn, has his own relief operation for typhoon Yolanda victims. In an interview over the weekend, Gai, who is visiting Cebu, said he was offering an hour of one-on-one coaching for startup entrepreneurs who would donate a [...]
A 31-YEAR-OLD man was shot by his neighbor in barangay Baliwagan, Balamban town, Cebu. Police said a personal grudge was the motive in the shooting of Herman Mahilum, a stay-in worker of Wild Wild West Compound. Police said Mahilum was about to switch on the lights in the compound Saturday night when the alleged suspect [...]
By Peter L. Romanillos
Only the iconic Oblation statue remains standing amid the storm debris at the University of the Philippines (UP) Tacloban campus yet a number of its students are already back in school. Only this time, in the state university’s campus in Cebu.
By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos
A CHILD abuse complaint was filed yesterday against a Mandaue City barangay councilman and his companion for bringing five minors inside a motel at the North Reclamation Area.
By Doris C. Bongcac
About 5,000 public school teachers in Cebu city may not be given cash incentives by City Hall this year after state auditors questioned last year’s P10,000 bonus which the city sourced from the Special Education Fund (SEF).
CEBU City Hall usually holds necrological services only for city mayors and councilors who passed on, but it made an exception yesterday as it held a “special” one for World War II veteran Manuel F. Segura.
THE DENR Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recommended yesterday the immediate evacuation of around 30 families in sitio Sandayong, barangay Buhisan in Cebu City.
HAVING helped affected families through relief goods, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will now conduct a study to map out a detailed rehabilitation plan for the areas affected by supertyphoon Yolanda.
With the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) basically affirming Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama’s position that the city doesn’t need to secure a permit to raise funds for building a new city hospital, it seems to be smooth sailing from hereon.
A 28-YEAR-OLD man was thrown off his motorbike and killed when a truck ran him over in barangay Canduman, Mandaue City Thursday noon.
A 26-YEAR-OLD man stabbed two men in a drinking session in barangay Carreta, Cebu City early morning yesterday.