Chaos ensues as Kinalumsan river in Cebu City overflows

Sudden heavy rains that occurred at around early afternoon on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, caused the Kinalumsan River–which traverses from Barangays Buhisan, Labangon, Tisa, Punta Princesa and Mambaling–to overflow, causing massive flooding in some parts of the City. The flashfloods also directly affected residents living below the Kinalumsan Bridge in C. Padilla St., in Mambaling. […]

22 houses destroyed in Talisay fire

SOME 22 houses were destroyed in a noon blaze in Purok Makatarungan, Sitio Crossing in Tabunok, Talisay City on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Some residents in the area believed that the fire may have broken out due to an unattended welding machine. The fire began at 11:49 a.m. A few minutes later, firefighters raised the […]

Quijano: Faceoffs

It seems like the much awaited donnybrook between John Riel Casimero (31-4, 21KOs) and Nonito Donaire (41-6, 27 KOs) is back on track. In a videoconference brokered and hosted by some online boxing personalities, both fighters went face-to-face and hashed out the previous issues that led to the scuttling of their proposed bout. To recall, […]

Nalzaro: Is Barug heading for a breakup?

Like what is happening in the national party leadership of the administration party, the PDP-Laban, which had split into two factions, is the local affiliate here, Partido Barug-PDP Laban, also heading for a breakup? This, after south district councilors Dondon Hontiveros and Phillip Zafra declared their “independence” from the party. Their declaration has been interpreted […]

Killing of Cebu lawyer condemned

Some lawmakers on Friday condemned the killing of a Cebu-based human rights lawyer, saying it was an assault on legal independence. Before Rex Jesus M. Fernandez was assassinated on Thursday, he had expressed dissatisfaction and frustration with the Duterte government, Party-list Rep. Eufemia C. Cullamat said told an online news briefing. Mr. Fernandez was a human rights lawyer and one of the founding members of the National Union of People’s Lawyers in Cebu. He represented eight people who were arrested for alleged violations of the community quarantine. The clients had also protested against the country’s Anti-Terrorism Law. — Russell Louis C. Ku 

DIY: Fourth of July

JULY 4 is when Americans commemorate the declaration of their independence in 1776. The national day of the U.S. is often associated with parades, barbecues, fairs and fireworks, among others. Even non-Americans love to partake in Fourth of July festivities, and Filipinos are no exception. To celebrate safely and responsibly, one can host at home […]

Harry Potter, Friends may fall victim to Hungary’s anti-LGBT law —  broadcaster

BUDAPEST — The largest broadcasters in Hungary criticized a new law banning the “display and promotion of homosexuality” among under-18s as a threat to freedom of expression, and one said it could impact showings of some Harry Potter films and classic TV shows. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s nationalist government pushed the law through parliament on […]

Wenceslao: Not just One Cebu

Who says the balancing act is easy, especially for leaders? When regulations are implemented, people always complain. But without regulations, anarchy reigns. And when society becomes anarchic, people also complain. Which reminds me of a fable about someone who blew at his fingertips because he was feeling cold. Then he accidentally touched the flame of […]

Espina: The Resilience of the Pinoy

In crucial moments, the resilience of some Pinoys shines. Despite Covid and the nation’s economic fluctuation, life went on, business was as usual for a few, and notable celebrations occurred. The Suroy-Suroy Sugbo of the Cebu Provincial Government, the quincentennial commemoration of Christianity in the Philippines, the celebration of the 400 years of Recoletos’ presence […]

Fire burns 50 houses in Sambag 2

AROUND 100 families lost their homes after a mid-afternoon blaze hit 50 houses in Brgy. Sambag 2 in Cebu City Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Investigators of the Cebu City Fire Department (CCFD) said the fire that hit Sitio Kawayan at around 2:53 p.m. began in the house of a certain Natalia Fernandez. Senior Fire Officer […]

Thinking about trying collagen supplements for your skin? A healthy diet is better value for money

1 of 2 HARRIS VO /UNSPLASH MONIKA GRABKOWSKA/UNSPLASH CELEBRITY testimonials abound for pills, potions and creams that purport to make you look younger. This time collagen supplements are in the spotlight, after Jennifer Aniston became the face of one wellness brand’s collagen campaign in late 2020. While some research has found benefits of collagen supplementation […]