Cebu Bishop Palma urges PNP to follow law in anti-drug war

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:01 PM

‘We might have erred at one point in time, but we are still capable of changing for the better, and that is also our hope even for those who are involved in illegal drugs’

REFLECTION. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, in a November 23, 2017, press conference says the war against drugs should ‘respect lives and follow the law.’ Photo by Mars Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on South Korean garbage smuggled to Cebu

Nov 21, 2017 - 3:34 AM

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The 5 habits of frequent travelers

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:43 PM

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One Cebu members, Liberal Party mayors transfer to Duterte's PDP-Laban

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia, founder and president emeritus of One Cebu party, will lead members in the mass oath taking with PDP-Laban Friday, November 17

JUMPING SHIP. Cebu Representative Gwendolyn Garcia leads their political clan from One Cebu Party to PDP-Laban.

DOH orders probe if Cebu infants' deaths due to pentavalent vaccine

Nov 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Lapu-Lapu health officer Dr Rodolfo Berame says: 'It was already the second dose for those babies. If it was vaccine-related, they could have died on first dose.'

INVESTIGATION. Len-len and Ruben Suson look at the remains of their 3-month-old daughter Ayesha Mae, who died due to acute gastroenteritis leading to severe dehydration, allegedly after getting the pentavalent vaccine. Photo courtesy of DYRF Cebu

Siblings arrested for attempting to smuggle 21 guns through Cebu port

Nov 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The suspects are bound for Ozamis City, where they are supposed to meet the buyers, whom they have refused to name

BOUND FOR OZAMIS. Eulidiano Camance (left) and his half sister, Richel Puno, are arrested with a cache of unlicensed firearms at Pier 1, Cebu City, Sunday night, November 12, 2017. Photo from Cebu Port Police Facebook page

Lessons in courage, honesty from a Binibining Cebu candidate

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:43 PM

'I believe love does not see gender and if you love that someone, go for it,' says Maria Izobel Taguiam, as she opens up on having a girlfriend during the Q&A segment of the Binibining Cebu pageant

CEBU STUNNER. Maria Izobel Taguiam, candidate of Tabogon town in the Binibining Cebu pageant. Photo courtesy of Maria Izobel Taguiam

Cebu journalists seek charges vs 'fake news' page admin

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Cebu Flash Report Facebook page has posted about a supposed bomb in Lapu-Lapu City, and also about an alleged canine distemper virus outbreak in Liloan town – both false news

FIGHT VS FAKE NEWS. CFBJ President Elias Baquero is interviewed by Cebu reporters following the meeting with PRO 7 director Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino. Photo by Mars W. Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

Bad weather results in cancelled flights on Thursday, Nov 9

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:46 AM

The Manila International Airport Authority announces the cancellation of some flights due to bad weather

SEC files complaint vs Calata over botched Cebu casino project

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Calata Corporation executives are accused of making false claims about the project to boost the company's share price

BOTCHED DEAL. SEC accuses Calata executives of making false claims on approval of gaming license for a Cebu project. Image of supposed Cebu gaming complex from Calata

Cebu hospital faces probe for demanding deposit from injured cop

Nov 07, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros, principal author of the recently passed Enhanced Anti-Hospital Deposit Law, promises to get to the bottom of how Chong Hua Hospital dealt with PO3 David Naraja Jr

INVESTIGATION SOUGHT. Senator Risa Hontiveros, at the 888 News Forum in Cebu City Tuesday, November 7, 2017, seeks an investigation into a private hospital that allegedly asked an injured policeman for deposit before treating him. Photo by Mars W. Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

Ex-lover tagged as mastermind in murder of Cebu policewoman

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Suspect Felix Pastorfide Taytayan wanted to rekindle his relationship with college sweetheart PO1 Mae Feguis Sasing, but the latter refused, investigators say

SUSPECT. Felix Taytayan, suspect in the killing of PO1 Mae Sasing, is presented to members of the media at the Mandaue City Police Office on Monday, November 6, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu City to use Grab, Uber for official trips, says mayor

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:59 PM

City Mayor Tomas Osmeña says this will achieve two things: save money on official vehicles, and track down where city employees are to make sure they are doing their jobs

EXPERIMENT. Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña mandates his employees to use Grab and Uber for official trips to save on money and be tracked down.

Cebu archbishop hits EJKs ahead of EDSA procession

Nov 04, 2017 - 11:59 PM

'Lord, heal our wounded land!' says Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Catholics in Cebu also prepare for a major procession against extrajudicial killings

NO TO KILLINGS. A candle-lighting activity is held in Quezon City on November 2, 2017, to protest against killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cebu City uses TNVS system to stop misuse of gov't vehicles

Nov 04, 2017 - 3:06 PM

'The days of government employees abusing taxpayer-owned vehicles are finally Uber,' Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña says

GOVERNMENT VEHICLES. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña introduces a move to ensure the proper use of government vehicles. Photo from Cebu City PIO

Cebu mountain village under state of calamity due to land movement

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:48 PM

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas has recommended that Sitio Camfranco in Barangay Lower Becerril be declared as a 'permanent danger zone and no habitation zone'

DANGEROUS. Heavy rains caused cracks in the soil in parts of Boljoon town, including Sitio Camfranco. Photo from MGB Central Visayas

31 hurt in Cebu vehicular crash

Nov 01, 2017 - 7:48 PM

Among those injured are 18 minors, who are returning from a youth camp

IN PHOTOS: 'Relatively peaceful' Undas 2017 for Filipinos

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) A wanted man is arrested in Cebu City's Carreta Cemetery, while police secures the Davao Roman Catholic Cemetery or Wireless Cemetery for President Rodrigo Duterte's possible visit

RELATIVELY PEACEFUL. Thousands trooped the Carreta cemetery, one of the two most crowded cemeteries in Cebu City, on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Photo by Mars Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

Lady cop securing Cebu cemetery gunned down

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Police Officer 1 Sassy Mae Sasing just finished her shift securing cemeteries in Lapu-Lapu City when motorcycle-riding gunmen ambushed her October 31

Suspects in robbery-slay of retired cop nabbed in Cebu

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Police track down the principal suspects in the killing of Jose Medrano Sering Jr after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen

Thousands to attend burial of Cebu's Cardinal Vidal

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:36 AM

The Philippines' 3 living cardinals – Cardinal Tagle, Cardinal Rosales, and Cardinal Quevedo – will also pay their last respects to Cardinal Vidal

LATE CARDINAL. Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal is set to be buried on October 26, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

'Discrepancies' found in VP vote count in Cebu City – ex-congressman

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:19 AM

But ex-Comelec chief Sixto Brillantes Jr – who supports losing VP bet Bongbong Marcos – says there are 'no supposed manipulations' that took place

2016 POLLS. Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong (left) talks about supposed anomalies during the 2016 elections in a media forum at Club Filipino in San Juan City on October 25, 2017. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Cebu Pacific launches program to train future Filipino pilots in Australia

Oct 24, 2017 - 4:50 PM

The airline will initially shoulder $25 million to train 250 cadet pilots, who will become Cebu Pacific First Officers and can pay back the investment through salary deductions

#WalangPasok: Duterte declares Oct 26 holiday in Cebu for Vidal's burial

Oct 23, 2017 - 8:09 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte issues Proclamation Number 333 to allow Cebuanos to pay their last respects to Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal

DUTERTE'S VISIT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a message during his visit to the wake of former Archbishop of Cebu Ricardo Vidal at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral on October 23, 2017. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential photo

Duterte to declare Oct 26, Cardinal Vidal’s burial day, as holiday in Cebu

Oct 23, 2017 - 1:29 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte flies to Cebu City close to midnight on Sunday, October 22, to pay his last respects to Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal

MOURNING WITH CEBUANOS. President Rodrigo Duterte kisses the coffin of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal during an unannounced visit close to midnight Sunday, October 22. Photo courtesy of Romeo Marantal

OPAV's Dino wants holiday in Cebu for Cardinal Vidal's burial

Oct 21, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The Cardinal will be buried on October 26

CEBU'S CARDINAL. Workers prepare the site for the wake of cardinal vidal at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Photo by Mars Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

Funeral procession set for Cardinal Vidal’s burial on October 26

Oct 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Vidal will be buried beside the tomb of the late Cebu Archbishop Julio Cardinal Rosales, inside the mausoleum ordered built by Rosales in 1983

CARDINAL VIDAL. Ricardo Cardinal Vidal's wake started on October 18, 2017 in the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

Pope Francis saddened over death of Cardinal Vidal

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Pope Francis sends his condolences and hails Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal for his 'untiring and devoted service to the Church'

POPE AND CARDINAL. Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal greets Pope Francis in Vatican City on March 15, 2013, days after Francis was elected. Screenshot from the Vatican's YouTube page

Cebuanos pay tribute to Cardinal Vidal

Oct 18, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The wake of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal is being held at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral in Cebu City. The date of interment has not been finalized.

CARDINAL’S WAKE. The public can pay their last respects to Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral until Friday, October 20, 2017. His remains will be transferred to the archbishop’s compound after that. Photo by Mars Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

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Cardinal Vidal's wake at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral open to public

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The Archdiocese of Cebu says the Cardinal's death was due to septic shock

CEBU'S PRIDE. An undated file photo of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. Osservatore Romano/AFP/File

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Oct 18, 2017 - 11:45 AM

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FAST FACTS: Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Vidal played key roles in both the 1986 People Power Revolution and EDSA II revolt in 2001

ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS. Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, 86. Photo from Facebook page of Cardinal Vidal

Bishops mourn death of Cebu's Cardinal Vidal

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:50 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal was 'a true servant-leader rather than a prince,' says Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo

FILIPINO CARDINALS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle greets Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal before the start of the CBCP's 109th plenary assembly at the Pius XII Center in Manila on July 5, 2014. File photo by CBCP News

Cebu's Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal dies

Oct 18, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal dies one week after he was rushed to the hospital

3 new China-Cebu flights to launch in October

Oct 17, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Okay Airways, China Eastern, and Juneyao Airlines are set to launch new flights to and from Cebu soon

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Oct 17, 2017 - 10:54 AM

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October 16 transport strike fails to cripple Cebu

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Instead of blocking the road and asking drivers to join the rally, Piston sets up protest centers in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu

JEEPNEYS NOT BLOCKED. Piston holds a mini rally in downtown Cebu City on Monday, October 16, 2017, to protest the government’s proposed jeepney modernization program. Photo by Gelo Litnojua/Rappler

Iloilo Airport reopens after stalled Cebu Pacific plane towed

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:47 AM

(UPDATED) Cebu Pacific said that the aircraft was removed from the mud late morning on Monday

ONGOING. A Manila International Airport Authority team in action during clearing operations at the Iloilo International Airport runway. Photo from Department of Transportation's Twitter account

Davao City is newcomer in PH's 10 richest cities in 2016

Oct 15, 2017 - 7:45 PM

A Commission on Audit report shows that Quezon City, Cebu, and Cainta, Rizal topped the lists of richest cities, provinces, and municipalities, respectively

More flights canceled due to closed Iloilo airport runway

Oct 15, 2017 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) Cebu Pacific says passengers on these canceled flights will be rerouted as clearing operations continue at the Iloilo International Airport

ONGOING. A Manila International Airport Authority team in action during clearing operations at the Iloilo International Airport runway. Photo from Department of Transportation's Twitter account

Cardinal Vidal's condition slightly improves but still critical

Oct 15, 2017 - 4:02 PM

One of the doctors of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal says there is only very minimal improvement in his level of consciousness

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal

Iloilo Airport closed until October 15 – CAAP

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:36 PM

'Runway clearing operations are in progress and additional aircraft lifting equipment has been flown by an Air Force C-130 from Manila via Roxas Airport,' says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

INCIDENT IN ILOILO. A Cebu Pacific plane appears to have overshot its landing on Friday evening, October 13. Screen shot from Facebook post of JP Janolino Peñol

Cebu Pacific plane veers off runway during landing in Iloilo

Oct 14, 2017 - 1:17 AM

(4th UPDATE) Cebu Pacific has released a list of flights that have been cancelled because the runway at Iloilo International Airport remains temporarily closed

INCIDENT IN ILOILO. A Cebu Pacific plane appears to have overshot its landing on Friday evening, October 13. Screen shot from Facebook post of JP Janolino Peñol

UV Green Lancers win Game 2, force winner-take-all showdown with UC Webmasters

Oct 13, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Jerome Napao and Tristan Ray Albina lead the Green Lancers with 18 points each

STAYING ALIVE. The UV Green Lancers force a deciding third game by beating the UC Webmasters. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

‘Miracle’: Cebu’s Cardinal Vidal wakes up from coma

Oct 13, 2017 - 6:05 PM

In the two days that Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Vidal was in coma, his doctors thought it would be a miracle if he'd be revived. He opens his eyes Friday.

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal

Cebu to deploy special busses during October 16-17 transport strike

Oct 13, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The LTFRB in Central Visayas says it will give special permits to these busses, which will charge P10 to convey stranded passengers during the jeepney strike

STRIKE. Piston Cebu says it does not intend to cripple the transportation system of Metro Cebu on October 16-17, 2017. Photo from Cebu Traffic Updates Facebook page

UV Baby Lancers sweep Magis Eagles to win 2017 CESAFI junior title

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:26 PM

The Baby Lancers down the defending champions to win their seventh ever title

NEW CHAMPIONS. The UV Green Lancers sweep the defending champions to become the 2017 CESAFI high school champions. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UC Webmasters upset UV Green Lancers to take Game 1 of CESAFI college title series

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Cameroonian import Frederick Ngoh Elombi leads the Webmasters with another double-double performance sinking 23 points and pulling 12 boards

UPSET. The UC Webmasters take game 1 of the CESAFI collegiate finals against defending champions UV Green Lancers. Photo by PJ Estan.

University of Cebu sweeps top 10 in naval board exams

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The university will give P50,000 to P100,000 cash incentives to the 10 topnotchers

SUCCESS STORIES. All of the top 10 performing examinees of the Naval Architect and Marine Engineer Licensure Examinations came from the University of Cebu.