Friday, January 12th, 2018


Zamora urges Guia Gomez to accept San Juan recall election

MANILA, Philippines – Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora has challenged Mayor Guia Gomez to find out the “true will” of their city’s voters through a recall election. In a statement on Thursday, January 11, Zamora said the recall petition signed by 30,000 San Juan residents “signifies not only the … Source: Politics

#PugadBaboy: Temporarily Gay

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Sinulog Festival 2018 officially opens

SINULOG Festival 2018 officially started on Friday, January 12, with an opening salvo and launching parade participated by various schools and firms in Metro Cebu. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña officially opened the festival, an annual celebration in honor of Sto. Niño, or the child Jesus. The launching parade started at 4 p.m. at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu, passed through Colon Street and Osmeña Boulevard, and ended at the Cebu City Sports Center. Source: Local News

Ginebra's stunning loss to Blackwater was a much-needed wakeup call, says Tenorio

MANILA, Philippines – Following Barangay Ginebra’s shock 94-77 loss to the Blackwater Elite, LA Tenorio is taking some consolation in that it revealed the habits they should break moving forward into the season.   Ginebra, which defeated Globalport in its previous outing in come-from-behind fashion, was on … Source: Politics

Heavy traffic expected in parts of QC, Caloocan due to MRT7 construction

MANILA, Philippines – The installation of rail tracks and other construction activities for the MRT-7 will start on Monday, January 15, and are expected to cause heavy traffic in parts of Quezon City.  In an advisory on Friday, January 12, the MRT-7 Project Traffic Management Task Force urged motorists to avoid … Source: Politics

Aljur Abrenica on life as a father to son Alas, network transfer

MANILA, Philippines – It looks like 2018 is going to be a great year for Aljur Abrenica. On Monday, January 15, Asintado – his first series as a Kapamilya talent – will air on ABS-CBN. In an interview with Aljur at the press conference for the new afternoon series, Aljur said … Source: Politics

More balikbayans expected in town for an ‘unparalleled experience’ during Sinulog

THE management of Mactan-Cebu International Airport and the Department of Tourism (DOT) are expecting more balikbayans to arrive in Cebu and join the Sinulog this year. Avi Maningo, corporate affairs officer of GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. said they’re expecting around 800 balikbayans, from 500 last year, who will arrive in Cebu under the Balik Cebu program. A package tour will be arranged to help them enjoy the different activities. Source: Local News

Acting police chief of Cebu City assumes office in the midst of Sinulog security preparations

EFFECTIVE yesterday, the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has a new acting city director. Senior Supt. Angel Geñorga assumed the post of acting city director, replacing Senior Supt. Joel Doria, who will undergo a two-week training in Japan. Councilor Dave Tumulak said that Geñorga paid a courtesy call on Mayor Tomas Osmeña. While he found the timing of the change poor, considering that City has started to celebrate Sinulog 2018, Tumulak assured that public safety will not be compromised. Source: Local News

Editorial: Devotion and practice

FR. Pacifico Nohara Jr. is rector and prior of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño. In his homily during the mass held after Thursday’s “Walk with Jesus,” the first major religious activity of this year’s feast of the Child Jesus, he urged devotees to hold on to their Christian vows despite the challenges that hound them. It was a good call but fell short of offering specific guidance for the faithful. Source: Local News

Libre: ‘Downsizing’

THERE are certain films that you never seem to grow tired of despite repeated viewings. Among these are: “It’s A Wonderful Life” (1946), “Jerry Maguire” (1996) and “The Truman Show” (1998). These movies touch the heart as they give a sense of meaning to our lives and give us hope despite the odds that we experience through life. Source: Local News