Category: Local News

What's Your Name?

The four teachers had a problem. They were gathered around the table, choosing the winners of the school’s essay-writing contest. The theme was “What’s Your Name?” Mr. de Guzman, the principal, asked, “No three winners yet?!” “Sir,” said Teacher Milagring, “four are outstanding!” “All excellent!” the two other teachers added. “It’s hard to choose only…

Ruffa: ‘I'm not ashamed of my mom’

CEBU, Philippines – Ruffa Gutierrez is never embarrassed of her feisty and tart-tongued mom despite their misunderstandings and all the controversies they’ve been involved in. In a recent interview on “Headstart with Karen Davila,” Ruffa was asked if she ever felt ashamed of her mom. “Never. She is who she is,” Ruffa said. “She may…

In the real world

Hailey Williams was right when she sang her song “Ain’t it fun.” A couple lines of her song tell her that you don’t go crying to your mommy because you all alone in this real world. After ten months of being in a regular job, the phrase stands true (Aside from the fact that I…

CENRO Argao personnel slapped with charges

CEBU, Philippines- Criminal and administrative complaints were filed before the Office of the Ombudsman against personnel of the Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources office in Argao for allegedly conspiring with private individuals to “settle” a property dispute.  Cebu Provincial Register of Deeds lawyer Manolo Rubi and eight other government officials were sued before…

DOST proposes P40M budget for workshops

CEBU, Philippines – The Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office has sought for a budget of P40 million for its rural impact sourcing workshops as it will focus on promoting online work in the country’s less developed areas. Emmy Lou Delfin, ICT industry development program manager, said the proposed budget will be…

AppyEveryday: Pepperplate

CEBU, Philippines – Preparing meals for the week or dinners for a party of 12 is easier with the help of the “Pepperplate” app, thanks to the suite’s intuitive features and practical functions. Developed by Pepperplate, the app helps users manage, update and organize recipes, combine recipes for different occasions, prepare weekly or monthly meal…

Corpus Christi

We have just celebrated that tremendous Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. Tremendous, because we can never have enough of the overwhelming truth and mystery that in spite of our natural limitations, not to mention, our infranatural defects due to our sins, Christ continues to be with us and to love us, offering…

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