Grupo Progreso supports Gasataya

BACOLOD City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Nationalist People’s Coalition district chairman and congressional candidate of the party, and Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, mayoralty candidate, said their party fully supports vice mayoralty candidate Greg Gasataya in his bid for the post.

They vehemently denied reports there is a current row between candidates of the local party and some graduating members of the city council. Read the rest of this entry

Marañon dares Alvarez to media forum

GOVERNOR Alfredo Marañon Jr. dared Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez, his opponent for the top post in the province this May election, to hold a media forum with him.

Marañon issued the challenge when asked for his reaction about the move of the Provincial Board (PB) to refer back Capitol’s proposed 2013 budget to the PB Finance Committee.Read the rest of this entry

Dream catcher

Fiona Patricia S. Escandor recounts the fairy tale run of Neesha Murjani to the Miss Cebu 2013 crown HER parents weren’t expecting her for another three days. But on the eve of the feast of the Santo Niño in 1993, an expectant Judy Murjani was rushed to the hospital. Her husband Dave, who was at [...]

Queen’s livery

by Cherry Claire Petiluna SOME battles require the toughest fighter to prevail; some need less, but in some “battles,” the most festive aura and livery will win the contest. That is easy to declare recalling the search for the Sinulog Festival Queen 2013, which took place on January 18 at the Cebu City Sports Center. [...]

Balak ebook

TO download Skina Balak ebook for free, you can scan the code below using you QR code scanner. Or, you can visit the Bathalad Facebook page to download Skina Balak in epub format for the iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets and all other phone, tablet or e-reader brands. Skina Balak is a compilation of [...]

Dawn Richard Goldenheart

As a member of Diddy-Dirty Money and Danity Kane, Dawn Richard was impressive. As a solo artist, she’s extraordinary. Her solo debut, Goldenheart, is an R&B field day of progressive, electronic and smooth sounds that play like one amazing musical adventure. Her unique voice, which echoes Brandy, glides over each song like magic as she [...]

The Impossible

BASED on the true story of a family swept away by the deadly 2004 tsunami that pummeled Southeast Asia, The Impossible is about as subtle as a wall of water. The depiction of the natural disaster itself, which killed 230,000 people, is visceral and horrifying. Director Juan Antonio Bayona has crafted an event that’s impeccable [...]

Cebu is biggest at 2.5M voters

CEBU still holds the biggest voting population among the provinces, records of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said.

Comelec Regional Director 7 Temie Lambino said the registered voters in Cebu reached 2,509,520, including Cebu City, Lapu-lapu City and highly-urbanized cities.

Almost 100,000 voters were added during the registration last year. Read the rest of this entry

Senatorial bet assures Negrense: I will be your voice in Senate

UNITED Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial bet San Juan Representative Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito has assured the Negrenses that he will be the voice of the people of Negros in the Senate once he gets elected in the May 2013 polls.

Ejercito came to Bacolod with his mom San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez, who hails from Silay City but has stayed in Manila for years. Read the rest of this entry

Palace: USS Guardian damaged 1,000 sqm of protected reef

MANILA — The United States Navy minesweeper USS Guardian that ran aground on Tubbataha Reef last week has damaged around 1,000 square meters of the protected marine area, Malacañang said Wednesday. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda made the announcement based on the initial assessment conducted by the US Navy and the joint Task Force Tubbataha headed

Fajardo returns to Cebu in Sinulog Cup

CEBUANO giant Junemar Fajardo is expected to have extra minutes when Petron Blaze Boosters visit Cebu for the PBA 2013 Sinulog Cup Basketball tournament on Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Cebu Coliseum.

Fajardo, who anchored the University of Cebu Webmasters on its two Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) titles before he was picked as No.1 overall draft by Petron during the 2012 rookie draft, is expected to play alongside NBA-experienced player Renaldo Balkman as the Boosters try to gel in time for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, which will start on Feb. 8. Read the rest of this entry