CEBU Auxiliary Bishop Julito Cortes, parish priest of Sto. Rosario Parish in Cebu City, was appointed by Pope Francis as the new bishop of Dumaguete. His appointment was posted on the Facebook account of Fr. Jan Limchua, a close friend of the bishop.
MORE than 400 residents in Dumaguete City are expected to participate in the disaster preparedness caravan tomorrow at the Dumaguete City High School multipurpose gym.
By Matikas Santos
A ferry carrying about 200 passengers ran aground in the port of Dumaguete Thursday morning due to strong waves brought by tropical depression “Auring”, the Coast Guard said.
The Aboitiz Group, led by the Aboitiz Foundation, is now accepting donations for areas in Mindanao that were hit by typhoon Pablo. Thousands of families in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, Iligan, and Davao in Mindanao, and the cities of Dumaguete and Tanjay in Negros Oriental are still in need of help. The Aboitiz Group [...]
NON-GOVERNMENT organizations working to end human trafficking in the country is organizing a series of road show concerts nationwide this August to raise awareness among the Filipino youths on the need to stop human trafficking. The Visayan Forum Foundation Inc. (VF) has earlier partnered with MTV Exit and the Movement of Anti-Trafficking Advocates (MATA) [...]
By Alex Rey Pal
Dumaguete the City of Gentle People, has also been dubbed the “Motorcycle Capital of the Philippines.” Yet, visitors may be surprised to see thousands of motorcycles moving around town driven by people with no helmets.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
, Norman Bordadora
, Ronnel W. Domingo
Malacañang is releasing within the month an additional P1 billion to beef up this year’s calamity fund and “ensure the swift and continuous assistance to areas affected by Tropical Storm ‘Sendong,’” according to Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad.
By Inquirer Visayas
, Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
, Tarra Quismundo
Even before Ateneo de Manila University officially launched its own relief drive on Monday for the victims and survivors of Tropical Storm “Sendong,” one of its security guards had already come forward, carrying a small bag containing two tins of canned goods, instant noodles and some rice.
By DJ Yap
With the many lives lost on Bayug Island at the mouth of a river in this coastal heartland, a boy’s exceptional tale of survival is the only thing that comforts his folks in their time of sorrow.
By Dennis Jay Santos
, Inquirer Mindanao
A dog, indeed, is man’s best friend. This is what 7-year-old Jennylou Yecyec found out during the devastating flood that swept her and countless others away from Isla de Oro and the other villages here late Friday.
By Inquirer Mindanao
, Ryan D. Rosauro
For 41-year-old construction worker Pedro Gallardo Jr., sheer determination to see his family again sustained him through the raging muddy waters, the battering waves, and 30 hours afloat at sea without food.
By Philip C. Tubeza
Filipinos are being urged to seek the intercession of 17th century Cebuano catechist and soon-to-be saint Pedro Calungsod, amid efforts to help the victims and survivors of Tropical Storm “Sendong”.
At a garbage landfill at Barangay (village) Upper Carmen in Cagayan de Oro City, a National Bureau of Investigation team headed by Dr. Wilfredo Tierra continued the grim task of identifying 77 decomposing bodies that could not be accommodated in funeral homes.