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Cebu Pacific honors 20% discount for senior citizens, PWDs online

Sep 24, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The budget carrier upgrades its booking systems to implement the discount for domestic flights booked through its website or mobile app

Cebu DJ slain, suspect in critical condition

Sep 21, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Marie Alexie "Maxi" Bolongaita, 29, a disc jockey (DJ) at a Cebu FM radio station is believed to have been robbed before she was killed by her assailant, whom police identified as Reynante Mambiar

MAXI BOLONGAITA. Photo of Maxi Bolongaita from her FB profile

Cebu football is on the rise

Sep 19, 2017 - 1:41 PM

With a pro club and solid grassroots support, Cebu football is poised to make a splash

ON THE RISE. The 4,850-strong attendance is impressive for a startup league still seeking a regular fan-base. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Group with Lumad minors temporarily held at Davao airport

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Cebu Pacific says the Philippine National Police 'had to check their documents because many of them were minors'

Bizarre ending to CESAFi game after player attempts to hit ref

Sep 14, 2017 - 11:43 PM

There was 1:17 left in the game when the opposing team and league officials cleared the court

BIZARRE ENDING. The game ended abruptly after Panthers’ Roy Quiacho was thrown out of the game, followed by his entire team as well. Screenshot from Cebu Sun Star live stream

USPF Panthers win commotion-marred game vs USC Warriors

Sep 13, 2017 - 8:09 AM

Four key players of the University of San Carlos were ejected from the game against the USPF Panthers

COMMOTION-MARRED. Kenneth Cada of the USPF Panthers attempts a difficult shot against the Warriors' Julius Salvador Cadavis. Photo by PJ Estan

Maring strands Manila-bound passengers in Cebu ports

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:36 PM

As Tropical Depression Maring sweeps through Luzon Philippine Coast Guard cancels sea trips leaving Cebu Pier Uno

In Cebu, cops turn to CHR, 'Project Pokemon' to keep drug war abuse-free

Sep 10, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Cebu City police chief Senior Superintendent Joel Doria is one of 10 teachers soldiers and cops chosen as the Metrobank Foundation s Outstanding Filipinos for 2017

OUTSTANDING FILIPINO. Senior Superintendent Joel Doria is one of 10 Filipinos to receive the prestigious award from the Metrobank Foundation. Photo from the Cebu City Police Office Facebook page

Cebu Landmasters invests more in Cagayan de Oro

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Cagayan de Oro is one of the key sites identified by Cebu Landmasters for its expansion in the Visayas and Mindanao

2ND PROJECT. This will be the 2nd project of Cebu Landmasters in Cagayan de Oro after MesaVerte, a 3-tower condominium that has already sold 95% of its inventory of 798 units. File photo

San Miguel to build industrial estate in Cebu

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:27 PM

The industrial estate in Mandaue City will house a processed foods plant feed mill and port terminal

KEY INVESTMENT. 'This major development is an important part of San Miguel's current expansion in key regions nationwide,' SMC chief Ramon Ang says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

CESAFI: SWU Cobras exact revenge on UC Webmasters

Sep 05, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Gerald Fernandez top scores for the Cobras with 16 points and 6 rebounds

REVENGE. SWU avenges their loss to the UC Webmasters from opening day. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Eid'l Adha

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:29 PM

The celebration is considered one of the greatest feasts of Islam

Cebu Pacific to add holiday season flights to Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The budget carrier will increase its flights from Manila to Tokyo Osaka and Nagoya as well as Hanoi and Bali beginning 4th quarter of 2017 until the 1st quarter of 2018

UC teams dominate foes for 2-0 game day in CESAFI basketball

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:23 AM

The UC Webmasters who had another double double performance from their Cameroonian import Frederick Ngoh Elombi slaughters the CITU Wildcats

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Cameroonian Frederick Ngoh Elombi of the UC Webmasters attempts a dunk in their game against the CITU Wildcats. Photo by PJ Estan

Peter Lim shows up at DOJ on prosecutor's orders

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:46 PM

UPDATED A lawyer says Peter Lim never met with Kerwin Espinosa or Marcelo Adorco

COMPELLED TO APPEAR. Alleged drug lord Peter Lim arrives at the DOJ on August 24, 2017 after a state prosecutor said a no-show would mean his right to file a counter-affidavit is waived. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cancelled flights due to Tropical Storm Isang, August 23

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Cebu Pacific announces that a number of Cebu Pacific flights to and from the Philippines and Hong Kong are affected

USC Warriors remain unbeaten in CESAFI, beat UC in OT

Aug 21, 2017 - 3:46 AM

John Reel Saycon s basket sends the game into overtime where USC topped UC to remain undefeated

LANCED. Justin Jake Rosete of the UV Baby Lancers fearlessly goes for a lay-up against a Magis Eagles defender. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

USJR keeps CESAFI slate clean with comeback win over USPF

Aug 20, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The USJR Jaguars come back from a 14 point deficit in the third quarter to top the USPF Panthers and remain unbeaten

JAGGED. Nelvin Navarra of the USJR Jaguars puts up a shot in the paint. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: SWU-Phinma topples CITU Wildcats, Wildkittens

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:58 PM

It was a tough day for the Cebu Institute of Technology University hoops teams who fell to Southwestern University Phinma in the college and high school divisions

COBRA STRIKE. CITU Wildkitten Kim Trigue is smothered by the interior defense of the SWU Baby Cobras. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Cebu Pacific to launch flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan, Malaysia

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Now the previous 14 hour travel by sea is cut down to just a 40 minute airplane ride says Cebgo president and CEO Alexander Lao

NEW ROUTES. Cebu Pacific announces 4 new routes, including its first international route out of Zamboanga City. File photo courtesy Cebu Pacific

Magis Eagles player Velasco breaks leg in CESAFI game

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Andrew Vincent Velasco suffers a compound leg fracture in a bad fall

Peter Lim snubs DOJ probe

Aug 14, 2017 - 11:23 AM

He s not that person he has always denied it Lim s lawyer says of the businessman being linked to the drug trade

NO SHOW. Peter Lim sends his lawyer Magilyn Loja to the preliminary investigation into accusations against him for drug trade and conspiracy at the Department of Justice on August 14, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Magis Eagles make quick work of Baby Panthers in CESAFI juniors

Aug 08, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The defending champions Magis Eagles open the season strong as they gun for their fourth straight title

STRONG START. Benedict Chua of the SHS-ADC Magis Eagles goes in strong for a basket against 3 USPF Baby Panthers defenders. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

WATCH: Divine Lee, Blake Go's wedding video by Jason Magbanua

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:47 PM

See Divine Lee and Blake Go s wedding plus some of the famous guests who attended

Cobra Ironman 70.3 organizers to assist family of dead competitor

Aug 08, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Sunrise Events Inc will assist the family of Eric Nadal Mediavillo who died of cardiac arrest during the swim leg of this year s Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70 3 Philippines competition in Cebu

TRAGEDY. A triathlete in the 45-49 age category died tragically during the swim leg of the race. File photo from the Cobra Ironman Facebook

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities at Ironman 70.3 race in Cebu

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Piolo Pascual Kim Chiu Gerald Anderson and Jake Cuenca are among the stars who participated in the event

Reed completes Ironman 3-peat, Watkinson is new female champ

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Tim Reed wins the Cobra Ironman 70 3 Philippines for the third straight year

Cebu Pacific plane overshoots runway, other flights diverted

Aug 04, 2017 - 9:30 PM

3rd UPDATE A replacement flight will ferry the passengers of Flight 5J570 from Cebu to Manila early Saturday morning August 5

Valdemar Chiong of Naga City, Cebu barred from public service

Aug 04, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also indicts the former Naga City mayor for graft

Subpoena served on alleged drug lord Peter Lim in Cebu

Aug 01, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of being one of the biggest drug traders alias Jaguar is ordered to appear at the justice department in two weeks

Teams with imports seen having strong CESAFI Final 4 chance

Jul 29, 2017 - 3:28 PM

This year s 17th season of the men s basketball tournament will kick off on August 5 at the New Cebu Coliseum

NEW SEASON. CESAFI president Fr. Dionisio Miranda, SVD (3rd from left) and commissioner Felix 'Boy' Tiukinhoy (2nd from left) pose with team muses and other stakeholders during the launching of the 17th CESAFI season opening on August 5. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Ex-Cebu City councilor uses public funds to pay girlfriend's cook

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Former Councilor Gerardo Carillo is banned from holding public office and his retirement benefits are forfeited according to the Ombudsman

Café Talk: A cozy spot at the heart of Cebu City

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:33 AM

When in Cebu consider heading to this café for a quiet productive moment over coffee

Cebu Pacific to start daily Manila-Sydney flights

Jul 22, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Cebu Pacific holds a seat sale for the Manila Sydney route for one week in July with prices as low as P9 100

Malampuson: Success stories made in Cebu

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Eric Smith Cattski Espina and Joe Soberano are trailblazers in their respective fields in Cebu These are their success stories

CESAFI players can now bypass one-year residency

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Student athletes either in high school or college who transfer to another member school can play for their new team immediately this season upon securing a release from the one year residency

NO MORE ONE-YEAR RESIDENCY. Transferees among CESAFI member schools can now play immediately for their new teams provided they secure a specific release form that clears them from the one-year residency rule. File photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Ceres not pleased with ‘dangerous’ field after loss to Global Cebu

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:09 AM

I think even the Global players are embarrassed to play on a field like this says Ceres captain Martin Steuble

PITCH IM-PERFECT. Global-Cebu pulled off a 1-0 victory over Ceres-Negros, but the post-match emphasis was on how the visiting team felt the pitch was inadequate and uneven. Photo by Nimrod Quinones/CFA

Global Cebu FC to play first home game vs Ceres-Negros

Jul 04, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Global Cebu FC is hoping Cebuanos support will energize them in their first home game against Ceres Negros FC

HOME GAME IN CEBU. Global head coach Marjo Allado and goalkeeper Patrick Deyto will play their first home game in Cebu. Photo by PJ Estan

Bo’s Coffee bucks foreign dominance

Jun 30, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Building one’s own brand in competition with giants is a different order of skill and success

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USPF Panthers '80% ready' for 17th CESAFI Men’s Basketball Tourney

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:16 PM

The team will finalize its lineup after the 2017 Kim Lope Asis Mayor’s Cup Basketball Invitational which kicks off Tuesday June 27

LAST STAGE. University of Southern Philippines' coach says they will have the complete lineup after the tournament in Bayugan. Contributed Photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

Cebu Pacific adds night flights to Boracay

Jun 22, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Cebu Pacific says this is in response to a long standing tourist request

NIGHT FLIGHT. Cebu Pacific will mount an additional 12 flights weekly to Caticlan from Manila, Clark, and Cebu.

Philippine Airlines set to launch Bohol-South Korea route

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:30 PM

PAL will have direct flights from Tagbilaran to Incheon beginning Thursday June 22 It will also open a Bohol Cebu route

Lighting up far-flung communities in the PH

Jun 18, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Aside from providing physical light the Light Up Philippines campaign also aims to provide a brighter future for beneficiary children by maximizing their potentials

DOTr probes 'freaking hot' Cebu Pacific flight

Jun 17, 2017 - 1:57 PM

DOTr says Cebu Pacific should have deplaned passengers within 2 hours

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

Megawide group proposes P208-billion Cebu airport expansion

Jun 12, 2017 - 12:45 AM

This would make the Cebu airport the only Philippine airport with two independent parallel runways seen to serve annual passenger capacities of up to 50 million

EXPANSION. The group also intends to rehabilitate the airport's existing runway and taxiways, build a 3rd terminal, add a full-length parallel taxiway, as well as construction of more rapid exit taxiways and runway holding positions. Image from GMR-Megawide official Facebook page

Cebu Pacific to buy 7 Airbus jets for $812 million

Jun 07, 2017 - 11:03 PM

Cebu Pacific best known for its budget flights says the new planes will start arriving next March

Qatar Airways to increase Manila-Doha flights

Jun 01, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The Philippine Department of Transportation has one condition for Qatar Airways: eventually have flights from Davao City

AMENDMENTS. The new MOU increases the traffic rights between Manila and Doha to 18 flights per week for the current 14 for the designated airlines of each country

Mandaue mother arrested for pimping daughter online

May 28, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Local police caught the mother in the act of live streaming her 15 year old daughter s online show to a foreigner

CHILD ABUSE. A mother was caught live streaming her teenage daughter's 'show' to a foreigner in exchange of money. Photo by IJM