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500 houses lost in fire caused by cat

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – More than 500 houses were destroyed and an estimated R2.3 million in properties were lost in a fire caused by a stray cat in Barangay Guizo here yesterday. Mandaue City fire investigator SFO1 Cipriano Codilla said the fire that hit Sitios Sta. Cruz, La Purisima, and Asinan at past 1 a.m. started in the house of Robinson Aljun in Sitio Sta. Cruz. Incoming search... 

51st IEC opens today

CEBU CITY – The 51st International Eucharistic Congress kicks off with a mass at the historic Plaza Independecia here. More than 15,000 delegates and faithful are expected to attend the opening mass to be officiated by papal legate Cardinal Charles Maung Bo. Incoming search terms:news today (3)51st iec mass schedule (1)what is the news of iec today (1) Read More »

2 killed in Cebu shootout

CEBU CITY – Two persons with alleged criminal backgrounds were killed in a shootout with policemen following an early dawn chase after they tried to skip a checkpoint in the city yesterday. Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Director Noli Romana confirmed that the two fatalities, identified only as alias Saddam and alias Jay-R, had criminal records in Mandaue City. The real identities of... 

1 dead in Cebu fire

CEBU CITY – An 85-year-old man was killed in one of four fires that hit this province Thursday and Friday. The victim was identified as Willington Lopez Jr., who perished in a fire at around 10 p.m. Thursday in Sibonga reportedly triggered by an unattended candle.  Read More »

Woman leaps to death

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A 36-year-old woman, who was suffering from nervous breakdown, decided to end her life by jumping off the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, the second bridge that links mainland Cebu to the island of Mactan. Angeline Dimpas, a resident of Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City, was declared dead in the hospital after paramedics fished her out of the Mactan sea.  Read More »

Jealous man kills partner, brother

By MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR. MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Apparently fed up with rumors that his live-in partner was having an affair with his elder brother, a 28-year-old man decided to kill them both in a rather gruesome manner. The crime of passion occurred in Barangay Pagsabungan, Mandaue City yesterday morning, following a heated argument between the suspect, Clint Tuling, and his live-in partner... 

Cebu fire destroys 100 houses

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – At least 100 houses were destroyed when a fire hit a congested residential area in Purok 2, Barangay Bakilid, this city, Monday night. The blaze, which started at the house of Rodrigo Barangan, reached Task Force Alpha as it spread towards the nearby Purok 3, razing houses that were mostly made up of light materials.  Read More »

‘Tornado’ strikes; 13 injured

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – At least 13 persons were injured while 20 houses were damaged when strong winds toppled trees and lifted roofs in some areas in the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu Monday night. Southern Cebu was placed under storm signal No. 1 due to tropical depression Wilma. Incoming search terms:bagyong yolanda (34)tornado (14) Read More »

Cebuanos to Asian beach

For the first time, four Cebuano players will represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Beach Volleyball championship slated July 18 in Ratchaburi, Thailand. From Mandaue City, Jonrey Sasing, Howard Ybanez, Jusabelle Brillo and Apple Saraum will fly to Thailand accompanied by American coach Eric Lecain fully equipped against their rivals in the region.  Read More »

Merida reunion

Philippines – Merida Institute (MI) alumni will hold a grand reunion on April 7 at Bayview Beach Resort in Lamanoc, Merida, Leyte, the first to be held since the school was established in the early 1950s. Its humble beginning was rewarded with alumni who have been successful in their professional and business careers here and abroad.  Read More »