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Cops fail to arrest Peter Lim in his Cebu homes

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Cops search two of drug suspect Peter Lim's houses in Cebu. He is nowhere to be found.

WHERE IS LIM? Alleged drug lord Peter Lim is escorted by security after he shows up at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila on July 21, 2016 to clear his name. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Araneta to challenge for world crown after Tomogdan KO

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Cebuano power puncher Christian Araneta may just be another world champion in the making

UNDEFEATED. Christian Araneta scores a 16th straight victory. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Join us at 'MoveCebu: Social good in the digital age' forum

Aug 17, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Tickets to the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

With new Melbourne route, can Cebu Pacific replicate Sydney success?

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:28 AM

The Philippine-based budget carrier's Sydney record will be hard to beat

WELCOME TO MELBOURNE. The first flight 5J049 arrives in the Tullamarine Airport. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

Duterte can't just rely on cops to end drugs – Mayor Osmeña

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:20 PM

'We're very poor in rehabilitation,' says Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña

WORD OF ADVICE. Cebu City Mayor Tomas 'Tommy' Osmeña praises the 'drug war' of President Rodrigo Duterte then points the administration to look at other solutions to solve the drug problem. Rappler screenshot

Next on kill list? Mayor Osmeña shrugs off death threats

Aug 11, 2018 - 12:24 PM

'I’m like a security guard – that’s all I am, okay? When there’s a robbery, I have to stay there,' says Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña

WARNED. Cebu City Mayor Tomas 'Tommy' Osmeña receives death threats, saying cops are out to kill him. Rappler screenshot

Cebu killings rose after new police chiefs came – Mayor Osmeña

Aug 10, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Osmeña is referring to Cebu and Central Visayas top cops Royina Garma and Debold Sinas

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña says killings rose after change of leadership in local PNP. Rappler screenshot

Ironman organizer 'gets lucky' with new Cebu course

Aug 06, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Many Ironman professionals laud Fred Uytengsu and company for the great race organization

TECHNICAL ROUTE. Four-time Cebu Ironman champion Caroline Steffen is one of the pros who prefer the new bike route for it's technicality. Photo from press release

Pinoys nab Ironman 70.3 world championship slots

Aug 05, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Asian elite winners Banjo Norte and Alexandra Ganzon are going to Nice, France in 2019 to compete against some of the world's top triathletes

PINOY PRIDE. Banjo Norte (left) and Alexandra Ganzon top the Asian elite category while competing among the world's best in the Ironman 70.3. Photos by Beatrice Go/Rappler

WATCH: How Ironman darling Mendez fell in love with PH

Aug 05, 2018 - 4:56 PM

The Filipino fan favorite from Mexico recalls how he first felt that he was part of a family in the Philippines

FAN FAVORITE. Mauricio Mendez swoons the crowd after clinching the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific title. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Mendez, Kahlefeldt clinch Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific titles

Aug 05, 2018 - 1:06 PM

The 2018 Davao Ironman 70.3 winners repeat their title performances in Cebu

STREAKING. Mauricio Mendez (left) and Radka Kahlefeldt win the Ironman titles again in their second time in the Philippines this year. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

World's best duke it out in Ironman Asia

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:17 PM

Tim Reed and Melissa Hauschildt are picked as favorites to rule the Asia-Pacific triathlon championships in Cebu

AUSSIE RULE. Australians Melissa Hauschildt (left) and Tim Reed look to continue their Asia-Pacific Ironman reign. Photos by Ironman Philippines (Hauschildt) and Beatrice Go/Rappler (Reed)

Piolo Pascual, Enchong Dee lead Ironman relay squad

Aug 03, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The two celebrities banner the Sun Life relay team vying for honors in the 2018 Ironman 70.3 race in Cebu

STAR POWER. Sun Life Financial boasts a star-studded team composed of celebrity athletes like Piolo Pascual, company executives and elite athletes. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

World slots up in Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Aug 01, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Age-group berths for the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in France are up for grabs in the Cebu race

FAVORITE. Three-time world champion Melissa Hauschildt of Australia hopes to flash her winning Ironman form in Cebu.

Inquirer editor posts bail for Cebu cyber libel complaint

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:16 PM

A Cebu court issued the arrest warrant against Abelardo Ulanday, who paid a P30,000-bail for his release

SURRENDERED. Inquirer.net editor-in-chief and Cebu Daily News publisher Abelardo Ulanday. Photo from Cebu Daily News

Ex-barangay captain in Cebu survives ambush attempt

Jul 30, 2018 - 6:44 PM

One of the assailants killed is identified as PO3 Eugene Alcain Calumba

LOOK: Cebu Pacific's new in-flight, pre-order meal selection

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The offerings include Filipino cuisine classics as well as more modern dishes

Police link drug syndicate to killing of young Cebu couple

Jul 27, 2018 - 10:44 PM

Central Visayas police say they have evidence showing the male victim was involved in the illegal drug trade

The body of Jaime Mata is found dead in Barangay San Roque, Lilo-an town, Cebu on July 24.

Ceres-Negros FC ices dominant run with 2nd PFL title

Jul 25, 2018 - 9:07 PM

The Busmen reign anew to earn the right to represent Philippines in the preliminary rounds of the 2019 AFC Champions League

TITLE DEFENSE. Ceres Negros FC is the PFL champion for the second straight time.  Photo by Mark Cristino

Ceres-Negros aims for 2nd PFL title vs Global Cebu

Jul 24, 2018 - 10:18 PM

The Busmen are one point away from the championship

ON THE BRINK. Ceres-Negros' Bienvenido Marañon moves past Global Cebu's Jinggoy Valmayor. Photo by Ceres media

Skyler Abatayo finally laid to rest

Jul 21, 2018 - 7:27 PM

People surrounding the small casket chant for justice before 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo is laid to rest nearly two weeks after he was killed

Photo from the Facebook page of Justice for Blayden Skyler Abatayo.

Skyler Abatayo case: 4 cops sacked as probe begins

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The 4 anti-drug cops tested negative for gunpowder traces, but this does not get them completely off the hook, says the Philippine National Police

'JUSTICE FOR SKYLER'. Four cops have been sacked following the death of 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo, killed by a stray bullet just after studying at home. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

Cebu City police chief sure cops did not fire gun that killed Skyler

Jul 13, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Cebu City chief Royina Garma says the stray bullet that took the life of 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo is not from a police pistol

CONFIDENT. Superintendent Royina Garma is sure police did not fire the gun which killed Skyler Abatayo. Photo from Cebu City Police Office Facebook page

Skyler Abatayo hit by stray bullet after doing school assignment

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:58 PM

The four-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet from an anti-drug operation in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City

KILLED. 3-year-old Skyler Abatayo was killed by a stray bullet from an anti-illegal drugs operation in Cebu City. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

Palawan, Cebu on 2018 World’s Best Islands list

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:59 AM

The two islands are no strangers to Travel + Leisure’s annual ranking

PALAWAN. Limestone rocks and bright blue waters make up the trademark view from Kayangan Lake, a top tourist site in Coron, Palawan. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Cebu archdiocese says shootout 'not attack vs Church'

Jul 11, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The shooting incident at the Cebu Archbishop's Residence is 'a wake-up call' about depression, says Cebu Archdiocese media liaison Monsignor Joseph Tan

KILLED ON THE SPOT. Cebu City police killed this man in a shootout inside the compound of the Cebu Archbishop's Residence on July 10, 2018. Photo from Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak's Facebook account

Cebu Archbishop Palma calls father of shooting suspect

Jul 10, 2018 - 8:20 PM

'We enjoin everyone to pray for the soul of the deceased,' says the Archdiocese of Cebu after a shootout killed a gunman at the Cebu Archbishop's Residence

TOP PRELATE. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma (center) is safe, and traveling outside Cebu, as a shooting incident erupts at the Cebu Archbishop's Residence on July 9, 2018. File photo by Sammy Navaja/CBCP News

4-year-old killed by stray bullet from Cebu City anti-drug operation

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Police say Skyler Abatayo was killed by a bullet from drug suspects and not from cops, but this has yet to be proven by a ballistics examination

KILLED. Four-year-old Skyler Abatayo was slain by a stray bullet from an anti-illegal drugs operation in Cebu City. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

Cebu Archbishop Palma safe, appeals for calm after shootout

Jul 10, 2018 - 4:37 PM

(UPDATED) Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma calls on the public 'to refrain from making any speculation' about the shooting incident at the Cebu Archbishop's Residence

HE IS SAFE. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma (right) is safe after a shooting incident at the Cebu Archbishop's Residence on July 10, 2018. File photo courtesy of CBCP

Cebu City barangay councilor shot dead near barangay hall

Jul 10, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Barangay Kalunasan Councilor Roel Mabano is shot dead near their barangay hall in Cebu City

SHOT DEAD. Cebu City Barangay Councilor Roel Mabano is gunned down near the Kalunasan Barangay Hall. Cebu police photo

Man killed in shootout inside Cebu Archbishop's Residence

Jul 10, 2018 - 12:27 PM

(7th UPDATE) The gunman is identified as Jeffrey Cañedo, who reportedly looked for Archbishop Jose Palma before shooting it out with cops

KILLED ON THE SPOT. Cebu City police killed this man in a shootout inside the compound of the Cebu Archbishop's Residence on July 10, 2018. Photo from Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak Facebook

Cebu City to ban single-use plastics, styrofoam at city hall

Jul 04, 2018 - 4:54 PM

'We will practice what we preach. Stricter even,' Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña says about the ban, which will begin on August 1

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 3, 2018

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday

Brawl at FIBA: PHI vs AUS July 2. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lawyer dead, wife in critical condition after home ambush in Cebu

Jul 03, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Lawyer Salvador Solima is killed while his wife Verose is in critical condition. A suspect riding in tandem with an accomplice shot them inside their own home, police say.

AMBUSHED. Salvador Solima and his wife Verose are ambushed by riding-in-tandem killers, police say.

Mactan-Cebu airport's new terminal to begin operations on July 1

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport will be for international flights

Photo from the Department of Transportation

From surviving cancer to paddling for gold: The Cebu Pink Paddlers

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:05 PM

They conquer the world stage once again as they prevail in DBS Marina Regatta in Singapore

POSF bets rule Spartan Cebu race

Jun 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Members of the Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) dominate the mountain trail obstacle

Cebu Pacific to resume Manila-Busuanga flights on June 10

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:28 AM

It also announces additional Cebgo flights to accommodate passengers affected by flights cancellations on Saturday

Philippines, South Korea sign P9-B loan deal for Cebu container port

Jun 05, 2018 - 12:45 PM

(UPDATED) The Export-Import Bank of Korea provides a loan for Cebu's new container port with an interest rate of 0.15%, payable over 40 years

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in witness the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Science and Technology Secretary Fortunate Dela Peña and Minister of Science and ICT You Young Min following the successful bilateral meeting at the Blue House in Seoul on June 4, 2018. The MOU is on the scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH, South Korea to sign loan deal for new Cebu container port

Jun 01, 2018 - 11:24 AM

The loan agreement for the New Cebu International Container Port is among 4 documents to be signed by the two governments during President Rodrigo Duterte's June 3 to 5 visit to South Korea

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and South Korean President Moon Jae-in discuss matters during the bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. Malacañan Photo

WATCH: The boys of Mandaue Nights (try to) teach you Bisaya words and phrases

May 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Gino Rosales and Karl Lucente of the Cebu-based band define words and phrases like 'ubay-ubay,' 'purbida,' and 'di ma da'

Cebu City bags Philippine National Games 2018 overall crown

May 26, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The Queen City of the South collects 52 gold medals to win the P10 million cash prize

CHAMPION HOST. Cebu City, which hosted the Philippine National Games for the first time in 21 years, emerges as overall champion. Rappler file photo

Gonzales and protege Frayna rule PNG chess events

May 25, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Jayson Gonzales pulls off a surprise win as WGM Janelle Mae Frayna tops two events

TWIN WINS. Janelle Mae Frayna bags the women's rapid and blitz chess titles in the Philippine National Games 2018. Rappler file photo

Secopito upsets first PH Woman Grandmaster Frayna in PNG chess

May 23, 2018 - 8:21 PM

The coach of the University of the Philippines women’s team stuns Frayna on the way to winning the crown

SHOCK LOSS. Janelle Mae Frayna, who recently came back from a 5-month hiatus, loses to Catherine Secopito for the first time in 4 meetings. Rappler file photo

Duterte doubles prize for top teams in Philippine National Games 2018

May 20, 2018 - 2:19 PM

A P10 million cash prize awaits the overall champion of the nationwide multi-sport event

FESTIVE. A colorful opening ceremony kicks off the 2018 Philippine National Games in Cebu City. Photo by Mars Alison/Rappler

P15 million prize up for grabs in Philippine National Games 2018

May 18, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The multi-sport event offers cash prizes to the top 5 teams as Cebu hosts for the first time in 21 years

Cebu Pacific to expand footprint in Japan with new office

May 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Now on its 10th year of operations in Japan, Cebu Pacific mounts about 70 flights weekly between Japan and the Philippines

Cebu town mayor Vicente Loot survives ambush

May 13, 2018 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) Mayor Vicente Loot of Daanbantayan, Cebu, is one of the retired police generals linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the illegal drug trade

CONTROVERSIAL MAYOR. Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot is a former police general accused of protecting drug lords. File photo by Rappler

SC orders permanent closure of Inawayan landfill in Cebu City

May 02, 2018 - 5:32 PM

The High Court junks the appeal of Mayor Tomas Osmeña

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Davao Aguilas FC finds solution for grueling home-and-away PFL games

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:13 PM

The pro football club hopes to ease travel issues with Cebu Pacific partnership

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP. Cebu Pacific Air vice president of marketing and distribution Candice Iyog (left) shakes hands with Davao Aguilas FC general manager Michael Shaw. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler