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Australian in Cebu sentenced to life for sexual trafficking of girls

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Drew Frederick Shobbrook sexually exploits the girls and records them, then sells the videos on the internet

Australian national Drew Frederick Shobbrook is convicted by a Cebu court of human trafficking on February 20, 2018, with a sentence of life imprisonment. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission

Cebu town's top drug suspect, cop killed in shootout

Feb 20, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Police Officer 2 Evie Espina is also killed during an operation against Jovelio Franza, Minglanilla town's top drug personality, and two other suspects

Kerwin Espinosa's lawyer killed in ambush near Cebu City courthouse

Feb 19, 2018 - 2:51 PM

Gunmen spray bullets at the car of Jonah John Ungab, lawyer of the suspected drug lord

AMBUSH. The vehicle of Jonah John Ungab, lawyer of Kerwin Espinosa who was ambushed in Cebu, February 19 2018. Photo by Romeo Marantal

Gwen Garcia and the Balili property: A tale of two controversies

Feb 16, 2018 - 8:42 PM

The Balili cases also tell the story of the tangled web that is the local politics of vote-rich Cebu

EMBATTLED. The former governor and current deputy speaker faces yet another controversy over her stint as Cebu governor. File photo courtesy of Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia Media Affairs

Alvarez threatens to cancel Cebu Pacific franchise

Feb 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM

'My message to the management of Cebu Pacific is for them to stop looking merely at profit,' says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

ULTIMATUM? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants the airport and airlines to shape up. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

Is it game over for Gwen Garcia after Ombudsman's dismissal order?

Feb 15, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Her dismissal comes months before she has to file a certificate of candidacy with the Comelec

Mt Pulag fire: Hikers face imprisonment, P18-M fine

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:13 PM

The hikers from Cebu will be charged for violating the Forest Code of the Philippines, says the DENR

 TORCHED. Mount Pulag is closed off from hikers for 6 months after a grassland fire. Bureau of Fire Protection photo

Dipolog Airport resumes operations after removal of Cebu Pacific plane

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:55 PM

(UPDATED) Cebu Pacific says its plane, which had encountered technical difficulties upon landing, has been removed from the runway

No dismissal of Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia – Alvarez

Feb 12, 2018 - 6:25 PM

'Wala akong makita sa Constitution, kanina ko pa binabasa, walang provision na nagsasabi na puwedeng gawin yun,' says the House Speaker

NO DISMISSAL. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says they won't be implementing a dismissal order against deputy speaker Gwen Garcia (center). File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cebu Pacific to fly directly to Batanes

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The Gokongwei-led carrier's subsidiary Cebgo will fly once daily between Manila and Basco, Batanes starting March 25, 2018 until October 27, 2018

Garcia questions 'timing' of dismissal: Ombudsman 'singled me out'

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:12 PM

(UPDATED) While the Ombudsman has tasked House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to implement the dismissal order, it's the House plenary that will ultimately decide

SUSPECT TIMING? Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwen Garcia (center) questions the Ombudsman's decision to dismiss her from service. File photo from the House of Representatives

PH recruiters back suspension of OFW deployment to Kuwait

Feb 10, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Cebu Pacific says it is mounting a special flight for Filipinos in Kuwait who want to be repatriated

Teammates salute late Jake Rojas, great court-general of '60s PH national team

Feb 05, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Ramon Fernandez, the 4-time PBA Most Valuable Player awardee, credits Rojas for inspiring him to take up basketball

From Facebook page of Felix Flores. Players identified by Julian Macoy, then of Yutivo    standing from left: Jake Rojas 12), Lloyd Moffat (18)_, Rolando Mojica (5), Tarifa (14), Felix Flores (9), Billy Robinson (17), Alfonso Marquez (7) and team manager Emerson Coseteng. Kneeling (from left) Felix Padilla (11), unidentified , Narciso Bernardo (8), Edgardo Argana (10) and Agapito Rogado (6). Not in the picture Ildefonso Señas and coach Lauro 'The Fox' Mumar.

UP Rural student achieves 3-peat in Philippine Sudoku finals

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Candice Renee Beatrice Solidarios edges out other contestants to become champion in the Grand Master category of the 12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge

Legazpi City Domestic Airport reopens for commercial operations

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific resumes daytime flights from January 27-29 while early morning and evening flights remain cancelled

IN THE SHADOW OF MAYON. Legazpi City Domestic Airport resumes operations. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Flights canceled as Legazpi Airport closed due to Mayon Volcano

Jan 22, 2018 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Please refresh this page for updates on cancellations due to the ash cloud spewed by Mayon Volcano

Danao mayor, Duterte's cousin, charged in Sandigan with admin case

Jan 22, 2018 - 11:53 AM

Danao City Cebu Mayor Ramonito Duterte Durano III is the President's second cousin

DUTERTE COUSIN. Sandiganbayan files charges vs Danao City Mayor Ramonito Duterte Durano III. From Danao City Facebook

7 Fil-Am doctors, nurses killed in Cebu road crash

Jan 20, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Police say the victims were Filipino Americans from Chicago and New York who were in Cebu to visit tourist spots

Mayon Volcano disrupts Manila-Legazpi flights

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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Fire hits Cebu mall

Jan 06, 2018 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) Metro Gaisano says the fire was detected 9:30 pm on Friday, when smoke was seen emanating from the toys stockroom of the Metro Ayala Center building

MALL FIRE. Firefighters try to put out the fire at the Metro Ayala Center in Cebu on January 6, 2017. Photo by Romeo Marantal

Fire hits residential area in Cebu on Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:45 PM

'Initial reports showed many houses were destroyed, although we have not received reports of casualties as of 9 pm,' says an employee of the Talisay City Fire Department

Tropical depression Vinta, Duterte on ex-rebels, Free flights for OFWs | Evening wRap

Dec 22, 2017 - 7:51 PM

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Cebu Pacific to give free flights to OFWs stranded in Hong Kong

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

So far, the Gokongwei-owned airline has found 50 available seats on Christmas Day for OFWs whose flights were paid but not booked by Peya Travel

FREE FLIGHTS. Cebu Pacific gives away seats for Hong Kong OFWs on Christmas day. Rappler file photo

Canceled flights due to Tropical Storm Vinta

Dec 21, 2017 - 7:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Bookmark and refresh this page for the latest information on flight cancellations related to Tropical Storm Vinta

Cebu airport operator bags construction deal for new Clark terminal

Dec 19, 2017 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) The group of Megawide Construction Corporation and Bangalore-based GMR Infrastructure Limited will build a new terminal at the Clark International Airport, which will be able to accommodate an additional 8 million passengers yearly

NEW TERMINAL. The BCDA says the Clark International Airport's new terminal building is expected to break ground in the 4th quarter of 2017 and would be completed in 2020. Artist perspective courtesy of BCDA

Extraction of vintage bomb, evacuation of Cebu I.T. Park postponed

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:59 PM

(UPDATE) The Cebu I.T. Park is where most of the city's business process outsourcing companies are located

Clark airport maintenance among PPP projects set for rollout in 2018

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:36 PM

The PPP Center is also eyeing 5 to 8 water projects under some local government units

WATCH: How to score free flights

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Here’s a guide on how your everyday expenses can fly you for free

Ceres' PFL title heralds a brave new world for Pinoy club football

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Reflections on the Busmen's title and what lies ahead for the PFL

INAUGURAL. Ceres celebrates their PFL crown. Photo by Stephen Tan and Ceres Negros FC

Rising from Yolanda, island town of Pilar aims for climate resilience

Dec 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The town of Pilar is striving to protect its natural ecosystems – from the forests in the uplands to the coral reefs in the sea – as a way of shielding the vulnerable coastal community from the impact of climate change.

Ceres overpowers Global 4-1 to win inaugural PFL title

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Iain Ramsay scores a hat trick for Ceres Negros FC to lift them to the league championship

INAUGURAL CHAMPIONS. Ceres Negros FC delivered big time for their hometown fans, cruising to a 4-1 victory to win the league title. Photo from PFL's Facebook page

A closer look as Ceres and Global clash for the PFL title

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:01 PM

This is about more than just the silverware and intra-Visayan bragging rights

SUMMIT SHOWDOWN. Stephan Schrock is back with Ceres as a full-time player while Global looks to avoid losing a second final in the past few weeks. File photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

P83M smuggled rice from China seized in Cebu

Dec 12, 2017 - 7:26 AM

The shipment is declared as ceramic tiles but further examination show that the vans contain mostly rice

INTERCEPTED. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena inspects the smuggled rice in Cebu. Photo by Mars W. Mosqueda Jr.

PFL holds inaugural finals series in Pana-ad Stadium

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The PFL finalizes the venue of the Global Cebu vs Ceres-Negros finals match

FINALS. Bienvenido Marañon in his second leg match against Kaya. File photo by Ceres Media

Global Cebu FC wants to host PFL finals in Cebu City Sports Complex

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Global makes up for not hosting their home semis match in Cebu by appealing to bring the finals to their home pitch

HOME PITCH. Global Cebu FC will be facing Ceres Negros at home. Photo from Global Cebu FC Facebook

Finals berth, AFC Cup slot at stake as Sparks and Global clash

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:25 PM

The match on December 9, 7 pm in Rizal Memorial is the second leg of a semi-final encounter between Meralco and Global

CLASH. Spark Connor Tacagni duels for possession with Cebu's Wesley Dos Santos.

Mary Joy Tabal completes historic Milo 5-peat in her toughest race ever

Dec 04, 2017 - 5:10 PM

She runs with a heavy heart as she coped with her father's death just hours before the race

HEARTBREAKING. Mary Joy Tabal sheds tears of anguish as her father will never be present in the sidelines to watch her run ever again. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Duterte appoints Renato Osmeña Jr as Cebu City councilor

Dec 04, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Junjun Osmeña replaces Nendell Hanz Abella, who has been appointed National Labor Relations Commission commissioner in August

NEW COUNCILOR. Renato 'Junjun' Osmeña Jr is the new councilor of Cebu City after he was appointed to fill in the vacancy left by Nendell Hanz Abella. Photo from Osmeña's Facebook page

Tabal aims for record 5th Milo Marathon queen title

Dec 02, 2017 - 11:13 PM

Olympian Mary Joy Tabal is favored as she will be racing over a familiar route when the Milo Marathon National Finals will be held for the first time in her home city of Cebu

Kintaro Miyagi makes Cebu proud by scoring the Azkals third goal vs Laos

Dec 02, 2017 - 10:17 PM

King Miyagi is the reason Cebuanos are rooting harder for the Philippine Azkals

Late goals from Global Cebu stun FC Meralco Manila in PFL semis opener

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:21 PM

Top seeded FC Meralco Manila almost took home the win with an away goal until Global Cebu FC scored two home goals late in the match

COME FROM BEHIND. Rufo Sanchez and his team struggled in the first half but team mates Dos Santos and Minegeishi earned the victory for Global Cebu. Photo by Pam Puri/PFL

Mouthwatering PFL Final Four kicks off this weekend

Nov 30, 2017 - 4:27 PM

It's still anyone's title as Ceres, Kaya, Meralco and Global collide in two sizzling matchups

Ashley Flores of Meralco fires a shot past Global's Wesley Dos Santos. Image by Bob Guerrero

Sereno impeachment: RCAO, JDO, and Midas Marquez

Nov 30, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The Regional Court Administrator's Office and Judiciary Decentralized Office involve a complex issue of decentralization that has hounded the Supreme Court for years

Online child exploitation rampant in Cebu

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Easier access to the internet has aided online child exploitation in the outskirts of Cebu province, say child's rights advocates

PROTECT CHILDREN From left, CLB Project Coordinator Earl Anthony Tapayan; Stephanie Lim, litigation and advocacy staff of CLB; and 888 News Forum host Art Barit. Photo by Mars W. Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

Did Sereno use Aguirre to limit martial law scope in Mindanao?

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwen Garcia asks the justice secretary if Sereno's request to downplay the danger posed by the Maute trial being held in Cagayan de Oro gave her basis for her vote on martial law coverage in Mindanao

Witness DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre during the continuation of the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. DARREN LANGIT

John Gokongwei proves family-run conglomerates work

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The JG Summit founder says the conglomerate has maintained its core values and long-term vision even as it went public and reached out to global markets

FAMILY MATTERS. John Gokongwei Jr (center) poses with his family after receiving MAP's Management Man of the year for 2017 in a ceremony held on November 27 in Taguig City. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

UC, Unit 5 rule Cebu City Olympics 2017

Nov 26, 2017 - 1:01 PM

A total of 5 records are broken in the swimming events of the Cebu City Olympics

CELEBRATORY. Opening ceremonies of the Cebu City Olympics at the Cebu City Sports Cente. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Canceled flights due to bad weather

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:53 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for the latest information on flight cancellations for Friday, November 24

Cebu City barangay chief killed in ambush

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:22 AM

Ermita Barangay Captain Felicisimo 'Imok' Rupinta is gunned down in Liloan town

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