Farenas, Gesta lose title shots

MICHAEL Farenas’s and Mercito Gesta’s world championship dreams were shattered after coming up short yesterday in the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Farenas (34-4-4, 26 KOs) lost by unanimous decision against unbeaten Cuban superstar Yuriorkis Gamboa (22-0, 16 KOs) in a 12-round exhilarating [...]

‘Pascua na Zamboanga’ kicks-off

THE annual Christmas festivity in Zamboanga City dubbed as “Pascua na Zamboanga” formally kicked off Monday night with a lantern parade at Plaza Pershing.

Mayor Celso Lobregat and Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde led the over 2,000 officials and employees of the City Government in the lantern parade and the succeeding program at the Plaza Pershing that was capped by a spectacular fireworks display. [Read more]

Globe Labs foster tech ecosystem in Visayas

Globe Labs, the dynamic and innovative developer community of Globe Telecom, is bringing the latest technologies to Cebu and Bacolod through the first ever GDG DevFest in the region with the help of the Google Developers Group – Philippines (GDG-PH). GDG DevFest is a community-organized event that provides the opportunity for tech enthusiasts to learn ...

Duaw Nasud: Luzon leg

1. Arrival from Rome DATE: October 25, 2012 AIRPORT: NAIA 1 CARRIER/FLIGHT: Cathay Pacific CX 919 from Hongkong ETA: 4:45 p.m. ARRIVAL PROGRAM: > Veneration and short prayer at VIP Lounge, NAIA 1 Ø Brief Cathechesis and Press Conference Ø Start of motorcade to UST Ø ETD: 6:30PM > Route: MIA Road, Roxas Blvd., Manila [...]

Barangay 17 wins MassKara street dance

THE Silver MassKara Festival Organization Inc. has adjudged Barangay 17 as this year’s MassKara festival street dance competition champion, besting 14 other barangay contingents.

The champion will receive P100,000 as grand prize.

Contingents of Barangay Cabug placed first runner-up and will receive P75,000, followed by Barangay 6 as second runner-up with P50,000 prize, and Barangay 32 as 3rd placer to receive P30,000. [Read more]

Bigger ‘Halad Inasal’ festival

TALISAY City’s annual Halad Inasal Festival this October 14, 2012 is expected to be grander than ever, an official said on Thursday.

Talisay City Vice Mayor Alan Bucao said that while the Halad Inasal Festival committee is going to finalize everything today, locals and tourists can expect a grander celebration this year.

Bucao, who chairs the committee on tourism and heritage, said that this year’s celebration plans to incorporate the famous slogan of the Department of Tourism (DOT) which is “It’s more Fun in the Philippines.”

“For this year, it’s more fun in Talisay City,” Bucao said.


For his part, Talisay City Administrator Richel Bacaltos told Sun.Star Cebu that six public schools in the city had committed to join in the street parade and festivities.

Aside from the street parade and dance competition, the Halad Inasal Festival will also feature a festival queen competition.

Starting 1 p.m., the street dancing competition will start from the Talisay City Hall and will pass the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) and turn to Barangay San Isidro Rd. and end at the Talisay City Central School.


Bucao said that, as of now, the City of Talisay Traffic Operations and Development Authority (CTTODA), which he chairs, is preparing a traffic plan that could help motorists avoid traffic on Sunday.

He said they recently encountered problems in implementing a traffic scheme within the route area after they found out that the street parade will conflict with motocross competition at the Talisay City Hall.

Bucao said they are planning to temporarily close one lane of the CSCR from City Hall to the San Isidro junction for two hours and hope that motorists and commuters to Cebu City will be patient. JKV

Naldo-Alcazar clans plan a grand reunion by 2013

By Manuel Papa

A GRAND reunion for the Naldo and Alcazar families is now being prepared, with Mrs. Aurora Naldo Ethler coordinating the event.

She said it is about time that members of both families should know one another. Some members of the clan are living in several provinces in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, North America, and other parts of the world.

Ethler said she is coordinating the preparation of this grand reunion considering the distances of the places where her relatives reside.

In the meantime, she is calling all her relatives throughout the world to communicate with her either through Facebook, email (auroraehler@hotmail.com), telephone numbers (1-905-470-1896 (home), and 1-647-234-1896, or by writing her at her postal address: # 46 Landmark Centre, Markham, Ontario, Canada, L3R 9N6.

Ethler said all the relatives on both the Naldo and Alcazar sides are excited to know about their relatives whom they have no communication for a long, long time.