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FACES OF CEBU: Villa Omasdang, 39, businesswoman

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Faced with the challenges brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) health crisis,  Villa Omasdang, a 39-year-old businesswoman from Barangay Lahug here, had to find ways to be able to provide for her family. Omasdang was one of many entrepreneurs who were greatly affected with the implementation of the quarantine […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Villa Omasdang, 39, businesswoman appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 16th, 2020

FACES OF CEBU: Rochelle May Francisco, 22, volleybelle, model, and entrepreneur

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A pocket full of hopes and dreams. This is how Cebu-based volleyball player Rochelle May Francisco, who is also a model and entrepreneur, would describe her life’s journey. Francisco is a student varsity player at the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) who juggles her dream and hobby while the country has yet to […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Rochelle May Francisco, 22, volleybelle, model, and entrepreneur appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

FACES OF CEBU: Dexter Sularte, 24, vegetarian cook

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The best seasoning for any kind of dish is a happy cook. This is the mantra of 24-year-old Dexter Sularte, who cooks vegetarian dishes in one of the few all-vegetarian restaurants in Cebu City, the Green Canteen located along V. Ranudo Street in the uptown area of the city. Sularte is […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Dexter Sularte, 24, vegetarian cook appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

FACES OF CEBU: Ruel Rosello, 50, photographer/artist

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Ruel Rosello visualizes Cebu’s vibrant landscape through his lens or canvas.  But the 50-year-old ex-photo journalist is now more known as a painter than a photographer.  Rosello, who worked as a photojournalist with a local daily for 17 years, said that his experience with his previous work has helped him create unique and […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Ruel Rosello, 50, photographer/artist appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021

Wesley So Cup: Cordova faces Lapu-Lapu

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors and the Lapu-Lapu City Naki Warriors are set for a collision course in the south division online chess action of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wesley So Cup Conference. The Dutchess Dagami Warriors, who are at the No. 3 spot in the south division standings […] The post Wesley So Cup: Cordova faces Lapu-Lapu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2021

Pacquiao faces breach of contract lawsuit from Paradigm Sports

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao will have one more fight before he takes on Errol Spence Jr. in August. As per The Athletic, combat sports manager Audie Attar has filed a lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao claiming the eight-division world champion breached contract when he agreed to fight Spence for WBC and IBF welterweight titles. Attar, […] The post Pacquiao faces breach of contract lawsuit from Paradigm Sports appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2021

FACES OF CEBU: Val Vincent Vergara, 31, ‘aquascaper’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “I see an empty aquarium as a blank canvas, a limitless opportunity to create nature.” This is what 31-year-old Val Vincent Vergara, an architect and an ‘aquascaper’ from Talisay City, feels when he before he starts trying to create art through aquascaping. Aquascaping, the art of arranging elements such as plants […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Val Vincent Vergara, 31, ‘aquascaper’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2021

FACES OF CEBU: Marven Gorgonio, 25, LGBTQ rights advocate and public servant

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Public service can be the most challenging job in a developing nation and the challenges grow even harder if a public servant belongs to one of the most discriminated sectors in society, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Queer and others (LGBTQ) Yet for Poro town, Camotes Island, Cebu Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Marven Gorgonio, 25, LGBTQ rights advocate and public servant appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Salceda bill pushes pension reforms for uniformed services

MANILA, Philippines — Albay Rep. Joey Salceda has filed a bill to fix the pension system for military and other uniformed personnel (MUP) as it faces an “imminent existential threat” because its current funding will be “unsustainable” if no reforms are made soon. Salceda, the House ways and means panel chair, said the MUP pension […] The post Salceda bill pushes pension reforms for uniformed services appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

Talisay faces Dumaguete

MJAS Zenith-Talisay, on track toward sweeping the elimination round, takes on Dumaguete while Tubigon Bohol shoots for a second straight win when it meets KCS Mandaue in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup today at the Alcantara Civic Center in Cebu......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

Sogod fire razes house; faulty wiring eyed 

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Faulty electrical wiring could have caused the fire that razed a two-story house in Villa Monina in Barangay Bagatayam, Sogod town in northern Cebu at nearly noon today, April 11. Fire Officer 2 (FO2) Jesuel Alcoseba of the Sogod Central Fire Station said that they were verifying the claim of the […] The post Sogod fire razes house; faulty wiring eyed  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Donaire to face reigning WBC world bantamweight champ Oubaali

CEBU CITY, Philippines—After withdrawing from his a bout with Emmanuel Rodriguez for testing positive for COVID-19, four-division world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. is set to return to action on May 29, 2021 as he faces reigning WBC world bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali. The fight was rescheduled on the Showtime Network, although the venue […] The post Donaire to face reigning WBC world bantamweight champ Oubaali appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2021

HULIDAP: 11 relieved Cebu cops face robbery, abduction, torture raps

By CALVIN CORDOVA CEBU CITY — Eleven policemen here, who were earlier disarmed and relieved from their posts on robbery and rape complaints, are facing more charges for allegedly robbing, abducting and torturing a businesswoman. The businesswoman and her husband appeared on Wednesday before the Integrity Monitoring and Enhancement Group (IMEG)-Visayas Field Unit and filed […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021

FACES OF CEBU: Maribeth Solon Bas, 38, teacher/events host

CEBU CITY, Philippines— To stand in front of a crowd is one thing, but to entertain a crowd is an entirely different thing. It takes a lot of confidence and wit to be able to do this well. Maribeth Solon Bas, a teacher from Bulacao Pardo, Cebu City, is one of the few who can […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Maribeth Solon Bas, 38, teacher/events host appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2021

In Negros Occ., man, who ran amok, killed by cop

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 66-year-old man from Victorias City, Negros Occidental, who ran amok, died after he was shot by a policeman. Reports from the Negros Occidental Police Station showed that Police Master Sergeant Valentin Cerdeña shot Hernani Pimentel around 11:50 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, in Villa Victorias, Barangay 13 in Victorias City. […] The post In Negros Occ., man, who ran amok, killed by cop appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

Bong, Sara, Manny: Faces of continuity

A Go-Duterte tandem is now being bruited about as the ruling administration’s winning card in the 2022 elections. President Duterte himself declared that Sen. Bong Go wants to run for president. In turn, Go said he will run only if Mr. Duterte agrees to be his vice president. Then followed a proliferation of “Go-Duterte” online […] The post Bong, Sara, Manny: Faces of continuity appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

Australia to evacuate thousands as Sydney faces worst floods in 60 years

SYDNEY  – Australian authorities are planning to evacuate thousands more people on Monday from flood-affected suburbs in Sydney’s west, which is set for its worst flooding in 60 years with another day of drenching rain expected. Unrelenting rains over the past three days swelled rivers in Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales (NSW), […] The post Australia to evacuate thousands as Sydney faces worst floods in 60 years appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

Cebuana entrepreneur Paula Jude Chua: Embodying women power

Brave, determined, and passionate. These are some of the few words that best describes Paula Jude Chua, a young businesswoman from Cebu. At 33, this Cebuana entrepreneur owns and is the managing director of Pixie Dust Creation, a Cebu-based PR firm, and is also the Executive Vice President (EVP) at JCI-Zugbuana, a non-profit organization composed of […] The post Cebuana entrepreneur Paula Jude Chua: Embodying women power appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

FACES OF CEBU: Johannah Paula Vidal, nurse

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At first, she was hesitant about receiving the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. But on March 10, 2021, nurse Johannah Paula Vidal said she was glad she made the right choice to get herself inoculated. “I am happy I got the vaccine,” Johannah said after healthcare workers under University of Cebu […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Johannah Paula Vidal, nurse appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2021

FACES OF CEBU: Danieca Goc-ong, 24, teacher/content creator

CEBU CITY, Philippines—  Have you ever heard of the word “volumatic?” If you have been lurking around the internet lately, for sure you have stumbled upon this word in one of the videos by teacher Dan. Dan is Danieca Arreglado Goc-ong, 24, who is from Liloan town in northern Cebu. She has been trending lately […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Danieca Goc-ong, 24, teacher/content creator appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

FACES OF CEBU: Joel Baring, 54, race director

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu was once hailed as the running capital of the Philippines, thanks to race directors like Joel Baring. If you’re a regular runner in Cebu, you probably know Baring, or popularly known as “Joebars” in the sports scene here. Baring is the chief of the Sports and Fitness Enthusiasts (SAFE), one of the […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Joel Baring, 54, race director appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021