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FALSE: 'Video of 3 suspects' in rape-slay case of Cebu teen

Mar 17, 2019 - 4:10 PM

A video embedded in several websites is a report about a rape case in Bulacan, not in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

FALSE. Screenshot of the video embedded in the websites featuring the alleged suspects to rape-slay case of girl in Cebu.  FALSE. Screenshot of the video embedded in the websites featuring the alleged suspects to rape-slay case of girl in Cebu.

'Suspect' in killing of Cebu student arrested in Davao City

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Jonas Bueno is arrested over the killing of another victim, 62-year-old Trinidad Batucan from Danao City, Cebu

ARRESTED. Jonas Bueno, suspect in the killing of Grade 9 student Cristine Silawan, is arrested in Davao City on Friday, March 15. Photo from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

Duterte Youth offers P50,000 reward to catch Cebu rape-slay culprits

Mar 15, 2019 - 1:19 PM

Duterte Youth President Billy Villareal will double the reward if the suspects are caught dead

DepEd to Cebu police: Arrest 'barbaric' killers of Grade 9 student

Mar 12, 2019 - 2:44 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Education urges schools to heighten security measures, following the gruesome killing of a 16-year-old student in Lapu-Lapu City

Policeman shot dead in Cebu

Mar 06, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Senior Police Officer 3 Mikie Espina is pronounced dead on arrival at the South General Hospital in Naga City, Cebu

Papal Nuncio misses plane, skips Bicol Youth Day

Mar 04, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The absence of Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia disappoints over 3,000 youth delegates from all over Bicol

SUBSTITUTE. Bishop Joel 'Bong' Z. Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi officiates the mass celebration on Saturday afternoon during the Bicol Regional Youth Day. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Man posing as Panelo on Facebook arrested in Cebu

Feb 26, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The online impostor of Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo sought 'donations' from the Cabinet official's wealthy friends

ARRESTED. Jose Villafuerte is arrested for posing as Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo online and conning people into giving 'donations.' Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Gwen Garcia gets Duterte’s endorsement, vows to fight drugs, corruption in Cebu

Feb 25, 2019 - 8:20 PM

Gwen Garcia, who is running for Cebu governor, faces graft charges, and was ordered dismissed from service by the Ombudsman in February 2018

FAVOR. President Rodrigo (middle), at the PDP-Laban rally in Cebu City on February 24, 2019, endorses the gubernatorial bid of Gwen Garcia (rightmost) because her family helped his presidential campaign at the last minute in 2016. Photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Cebu youth to fellow voters: Research on Senate bets

Feb 23, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Students in the vote-rich province share the qualities they’re looking for in senatorial candidates

CEBU CAMPAIGN. Senator Bam Aquino addresses students at the University of Cebu-Banilad campus on February 21, 2019. Photo from the Otso Diretso Facebook page

Cebu’s Gwen Garcia accuses media of being influenced by rival Magpale

Feb 22, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The news reports by ABS-CBN, GMA, and Rappler don't mention Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, but Garcia attributes them to her rival in the Cebu's gubernatorial race

GRAFT CASES. Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwen Garcia faces trial for two counts of graft and one count of technical malversation over an alleged anomalous purchase of a property submerged in water when she was governor of Cebu. Photo courtesy of Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia Media Affairs

Robredo: Otso Diretso to rely on 'unmatched dedication' of Cebu volunteers

Feb 21, 2019 - 4:51 PM

'Basta tayo ang gagalaw, walang imposible,' tells members of the Ahon Laylayan Coalition in Cebu City, where she campaigned for opposition senatorial candidates

PRODUCT OF VOLUNTEERISM. Vice President Leni Robredo addresses the Ahon Laylayan Coalition in Cebu City on February 21, 2019.  Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso goes door-to-door in vote-rich Cebu

Feb 21, 2019 - 2:05 PM

The opposition senatorial candidates are banking on word of mouth to help secure votes in the May 2019 elections

Photo byMara Cepeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso 'realistic' yet 'all fired up' to campaign in vote-rich Cebu

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:50 AM

With Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III attending another commitment, the Otso Diretso bets will bank on their volunteers during their first visit to the province that boasts more than 3 million voters

THE OPPOSITION. Otso Diretso's senatorial ticket marches to their proclamation rally 's venue in Naga City, Camarines Sur on February 13, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Global Cebu FC to pay out 2018 salary debts

Feb 12, 2019 - 7:48 PM

The Global FC management promises to pay the salaries it owes its players and staff before the Philippine Premier League kicks off

PROMISE. Global FC is mandated to pay out their debts to the players and staff before the 2019 Philippine Premier League kicks off. Photo from Global Cebu FC Facebook

Cebu gubernatorial candidate Boyet Cortes dies

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Roliveth 'Boyet' Cortes reportedly dies of a heart attack

CEBU CANDIDATE. The late Roliveth 'Boyet' Cortes on the day he filed his certificate of candidacy for governor. Photo from Cortes' Facebook page

Cebu Pacific expects to 'keep fares low' with 12 new aircraft in 2019

Jan 31, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The budget carrier's new Airbus A321neo aircraft has a bigger seating capacity and will be used to meet the growing demand

NEW AIRBUS. The first of 32 A321neo airbus ordered by Cebu Pacific takes off from Hamburg, Germany. Photo by Cebu Pacific

EXO’s Kai is reportedly in Cebu, posts photos on Instagram

Jan 30, 2019 - 5:28 PM

The K-pop star shares photos that appear to be taken in Cebu

TOURIST. EXO's Kai has been spotted in Cebu. Screenshot from Instagram.com/zkdlin

Politics eyed as motive behind Mayor Reluya ambush

Jan 23, 2019 - 12:24 PM

San Fernando Mayor Lakambini Reluya is facing only one opponent in her 2019 reelection bid

DEADLINE SET. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde gives Cebu police officials 2 weeks. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

San Fernando, Cebu mayor ambushed in Talisay

Jan 22, 2019 - 7:46 PM

(UPDATED) San Fernando, Cebu Mayor Lakambini Reluya survives the attack, but her husband, Barangay Chairman Ricardo Reluya Jr dies on the spot

AMBUSHED. San Fernando, Cebu Mayor Lakambini Reluya is attacked while riding a van in Talisay City. Photo from San Fernando LGU Facebook page

Arthaland eyes 2021 completion for 39-storey green office project Cebu Exchange

Jan 21, 2019 - 5:34 PM

The building is designed to address the IT and BPO industry’s growing demand for quality space

IN PHOTOS: 2019 Sinulog Festival

Jan 20, 2019 - 4:49 PM

(UPDATED) Check out what happened during Cebu's 39th Sinulog Festival!

LOOK: Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña takes down Imee Marcos tarp

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:41 PM

‘Cebuanos do not appreciate the politicization of Sinulog,’ says the mayor, who has ordered a team to take down other such tarpaulins along the parade route

A FAVOR. Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña takes down a Sinulog-themed tarpaulin by Imee Marcos since "Cebuanos do not appreciate the politicization" of the annual festival. Photo from Tommy Osmeña's Facebook Page.

Gio Tingson: Don’t use youth commission as Bong Go’s 'billboard' | Midday wRap

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Watch the midday wRap with Gelo Gonzales

Sinulog Festival 2019: What's new, what to expect

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Attending this year’s Sinulog Festival? Here’s a simple guide to help you make the most of the celebration.

SHAGIT UG KUSOG. Scenes from Sinulog 2015. Photo by Line Arias

Thirdy, Kobe amazed at Sisters of Mary Cebu sports culture

Jan 14, 2019 - 10:11 PM

Thirdy Ravena says seeing nuns play basketball was the highlight of his two-day trip to Cebu

HAVING FUN. The nuns of Sisters of Mary Cebu take some shots from the free throw line. Photo from release

LIST: Airline seat sale in January 2019

Jan 11, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Here are the airlines offering cheaper fares this January 2019

REHABILITATION. Establishments found to be violating environmental laws will be shut down by the government. Photo from Shutterstock

Cebu Pacific has new baggage rules starting January 15

Jan 10, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Passengers can purchase baggage allowance from booking up to 4 hours before their flight

BAGGAGE POLICY. Cebu Pacific will be implementing a new check-in baggage policy starting January 15. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

Broken promises: Why Global Cebu players are unhappy

Dec 28, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Global Cebu players reveal a sad reality in local club football – athletes getting evicted from their homes and living on cup noodles as they remain unpaid for 8 months

SAD REALITY. Milan Nikolic and the rest of the Global Cebu FC players go unpaid during the holidays. Photo from Milan Nikolic's Instagram

Christmas morning fire kills 12-year-old boy in Cebu

Dec 25, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The blaze on Tuesday, December 25, also leaves hundreds of families homeless

Photo from Nagiel Bañacia, Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head

House approves bill granting emergency powers vs traffic

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:55 PM

The measure had been pending for months at the plenary, but gets revived under Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

EMERGENCY POWERS. Lawmakers want to give emergency powers to the transportation chief to address the urban traffic problem. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Call for applications: 2019 Cebu Young Writers Studio

Nov 22, 2018 - 4:10 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for the submission of manuscripts is on January 5, 2019

Sandiganbayan affirms graft charges vs Gwen Garcia after impasse

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:46 PM

The anti-graft court had to convene a special division, but the aspiring governor of Cebu still loses by a vote of 3-2

BALILI CHARGES. Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwen Garcia loses her bid to throw out graft and malversation charges at the Sandiganbayan which stemmed from the controversial Balili property. Photo courtesy of Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia Media Affairs

Lauv will be singing for Manila and Cebu in 2019

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:09 PM

We're ready to fall in lauv all over again!

Newsbreak Chats: Election fever, Cebu as 'crime city'

Oct 25, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The Newsbreak team discusses on Thursday, October 25, looming electoral issues and the situation in Cebu City

Albayalde welcomes probe into Cebu killings: 'Walang itatago ang PNP'

Oct 15, 2018 - 12:38 PM

'We are always supporting investigations. Wala namang itatago ang PNP diyan,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

DEATH SPIKE. Barangay Councilor Roel Mabano is gunned down near the Kalunasan Barangay Hall. He is one of the victims of recent high-profile assassinations in Cebu City. File photo from Cebu City police

Cebu City police chief Royina Garma: Mayor’s hated, Duterte’s trusted

Oct 11, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Royina Garma, Cebu City's first woman police chief, is at odds with Mayor Tommy Osmeña, but she's unperturbed – she has the support of the man in Malacañang

FIRST TOP POLICEWOMAN. Cebu City police chief Senior Superintendent Royina Garma at her office. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Minority senators seek Senate probe into spate of Cebu killings

Oct 11, 2018 - 12:33 PM

'As duty bearers, the PNP must observe proper operational procedures in order to fulfill the organization’s obligation with respect to human rights-based policing,' says the Senate opposition bloc

File photo

Tommy Osmeña: Cebu City's own

Oct 10, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The mayor is unfazed by critics calling him names and invoking links to President Duterte. He only has one question for them: how come people vote for me?

Crime City? Killings in Cebu rise as mayor, cops feud

Oct 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Half a year before Rodrigo Duterte launched his drug war in 2016, killings in Cebu City totalled 32. In the same months in 2018, the police recorded 69.

CRIMINAL CITY? The skyline of Cebu City as seen from the city hall. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Former barangay captain found dead in Sibonga, Cebu

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:03 PM

(UPDATED) Ferdinand 'Dindin' Bas, the former barangay captain of Lagtang, Talisay City, is found dead by the police after his live-in partner, Charmaine Anton, called them

Policemen visit newspaper office in Cebu, too

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Two policemen drop by the SunStar Cebu office to take photos of its reporters and editors on October 4

SUNSTAR CEBU. The SunStar Cebu office at P. del Rosario Street in Cebu City. Photo by Marchel Espina

Commission on Human Rights to probe Cebu killings

Oct 07, 2018 - 10:12 PM

One of the survivors of the Barangay Malubog killings is under the custody of the Commission on Human Rights-Region 7

After death of call center agent, Cebu City to shuttle employees to work

Oct 06, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is working with the Business Process Outsourcing sector to ensure workers' safety in the city

BPO SECTOR. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena meets with the Business Process Outsourcing representatives to discuss workers' safety in the city. Photo from Osmena's Facebook page

WATCH: How Cebu's skateboarders are fighting for their own space

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Margielyn Didal's victory in the 2018 Asian Games has given hope to the skateboarding community in Cebu

5 governors commit to protect Visayan Sea

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:11 PM

The agreement seeks to restore, conserve, and protect the Visayan Sea's marine biodiversity

CONTINUING EFFORT. Officials of the provinces covered by the Visayan Sea during the 10th Visayan Sea Summit in Oton, Iloilo on Friday, September 28. Photo courtesy of Maria Elena San Jose

Officials warned of landslide-prone areas in Naga, Cebu, as early as 2008

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The September 20 landslide killed at least 65 people and injured 18 others. At least 21 people are still missing, while 1,716 families are still in evacuation centers.

DISASTER. A landslide occurs in Naga City, Cebu on September 20, 2018. File photo by Querl Panilag

Aboitiz companies extend help to 750 landslide-hit families in Naga, Cebu

Sep 28, 2018 - 5:33 PM

PRESS RELEASE. Other AboitizPower units up north have been similarly busy, specifically in areas without electricity following Typhoon Ompong’s onslaught there.

ABOITIZ STANDS WITH NAGA, CEBU. Aboitiz team members from the conglomerate's Visayan Electric Co., Inc. (VECO) and Therma Visayas Power, Inc. business units quickly mobilized relief efforts in the aftermath of the Naga City, Cebu landslide. A total of 750 families received much-needed food packs, hygiene kits, and rice packs assembled by the Aboitiz team members. Photo from Aboitiz Foundation

Duterte signs law creating 2 new Isabela districts

Sep 27, 2018 - 4:23 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also signs a proclamation creating a special economic zone near the Mactan International Airport in Cebu

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) personnel on the sidelines of the send-off ceremony for the 250 transport vehicle units of the BJMP at Camp General Vicente Lim in Calamba City, Laguna on September 26, 2018. Joining the President is Secretary Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The Moffatts are coming to Manila and Cebu

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:30 AM

This will be the iconic 90's boy band's first reunion tour together in 20 years

Naga, Cebu landslide death toll jumps to 56

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:19 AM

The September 20 landslide, which was triggered by days of heavy rain, also injures at least 10 people

IN MEMORY. Residents visit the wake of those who died in the huge landslide in Naga City, Cebu. File photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler