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Around 200 families lost their homes in a fire that hit Tondo, Manila, on Sunday morning. According to the report of arson investigator SFO3 Emmanuel Gaspar, the fire originated from a four-story house owned by Gina Miralles at 1320 CP Garcia St. No fatality or injury was reported during the blaze which started at 12:44 a.m. and reached Task Force Alpha in 20 minutes.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Open secrets of Lucban’s food treasures

FRONT COVER of “The Cuisine of Quezon (Finest Traditional Dishes of the Coconut Province)” by Milada Dealo-Valde, a native of Lucban, Quezon LEO VARGAS/CONTRIBUTOR

The bucolic town of Lucban, Quezon, at the foot of the mystical Mt. Banahaw, has long been known for its cool breeze, colorful Pahiyas festival and, yes, native food such as “longganisa,” “pansit Lucban,” “hardinera” and “embotido.”

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 hurt, no one gored on first day of Pamplona bull run

Revelers are chased by Alcurrucen ranch fighting bulls on the Estafeta corner during the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain on Sunday, July 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Several thousand thrill-seekers tested their bravery by dashing alongside six fighting bulls through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona on the first day of the running of the bulls at the annual San Fermin festival on Sunday.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No campaigning in Mandaue City fiesta

ORGANIZERS of the Mandaue City fiesta celebration on May 8 said candidates are welcome to attend the festivities on the condition that they don’t campaign and wear T-shirts and post campaign materials.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

No display of poll materials in Dinagyang, Dinagyang Festival, 2013 elections

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Members of a tribal contingent dance after the Pilgrims’ Mass at Pastrana Park in Kalibo, capital of Aklan, as part of the Ati-Atihan Festival celebration. FILE PHOTO/HARESH TANODRA (CONTRIBUTOR)

Organizers of the Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo’s top tourist attraction, have barred campaign materials of candidates in the May elections in judging areas.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard to help secure Sinulog fluvial parade

Philippine Coast Guard

The Philippine Coast Guard on Friday said it would deploy personnel to help secure participants during the Sinulog Festival, particularly during the fluvial parade Saturday.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »


THE Mandaue city goverment called on various sectors to join its “multi-sectoral coalition” that would plan and implement its projects for the city.

Posted: September 30th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Transfer of Ina ushers in Peñafrancia fiesta


With thousands of male devotees called voyadores bringing the image of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia from its home, Basilica Minore, to Naga Metropolitan Cathedral in a 3-kilometer procession called traslacion, the nine-day religious fiesta of the Bicol patroness was ushered in on Friday to reenact a tradition that started 302 years ago.

Posted: September 8th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Carmen town bares activities for fiesta

THE local government of Carmen in northern Cebu will celebrate it fiesta in honor of its patron, San Agustin de Hippo on Aug. 28 with the theme: “The year of faith: Going back to the roots of Christianity.”

Posted: August 21st, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

In Tacloban, a double treat of festivals

ONE OF the dancers during the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival on June 27. VICENTE S. LABRO

Tacloban residents and visitors were treated to two colorful but competing festivals held two days apart in the run-up to the city’s main fiesta celebration in honor of its patron, Senior Sto. Niño, on June 30.

Posted: July 6th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

OAD opens devotion to St. Rita of Cascia

THE Order of the Discalced Augustinians (OAD) opened the devotion to St. Rita of Cascia to the general public as the fiesta celebration in her honor nears.

Posted: May 21st, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Mandaue fiesta traffic rerouting

Seven major roads in Mandaue City will be closed to traffic today for the annual city fiesta in honor of St. Joseph, its patron saint.

Posted: May 8th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Delicacies Center opens in time for Mandaue City May 8 fiesta


As a single mom, she prepared and sold bibingka or rice cakes, one of Mandaue City’s best known dishes.

Posted: May 6th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  3. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  4. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  5. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  6. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  7. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  8. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  9. Unease in Vatican over cardinal’s luxury flat—report
  10. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • PNP may use ‘reasonable force’ against of Etihad Airlines passengers refusing medical test
  • Intrigues mar signing of Bangsamoro draft law
  • Singson apologizes for delay in Edsa road repairs
  • Congressmen seek end to small-town lottery operations
  • 16-year-old survives in wheel well of US flight
  • Sports

  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win
  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters
  • Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal
  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Business

  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos in Middle East urged not to panic amid MERS-CoV scare
  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
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