Mike Rama

CEBU. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama (foreground, right), visits a temporary classroom in Sapangdaku Elementary School in Guadalupe, Cebu City.  (Amper Campaña)

Mosquito nets distributed

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Health Workers of Macanhan in Barangay Carmen, show the mosquito nets that Balay Mindanaw distributed. The organization handed to them 1,300 mosquito nets laced with repellent that will drive away dengue-carrying mosquitoes. (Erwin M. Mascariñas)

Woman weaves Lampakanay leaves into baskets

MISAMIS ORIENTAL. A woman attaches the nylon cord into the weaved dried leaves of Lampakanay or Cattail plant into a frame to create a basket or vase in barangay Baybay, Alubijid town in Misamis Oriental, September 5, 2014. (Erwin M. Mascariñas)

Rice farmer working in the field

BUTUAN. A farmer whips a bundle of rice seedlings to remove mud from the roots before replanting the seedling along the rice fields of barangay Lemon in Butuan City. (Erwin M. Mascariñas)

Six folks carry pig

DAVAO. It took six men to haul off a full-grown hog off a boat from the Island Garden City of Samal that docked at the Sta. Ana Pier Sunday. (Seth Delos Reyes)

Housing units for victims of Zamboanga City siege

ZAMBOANGA. Workers rush the completion of a duplex unit at Paniran, Sta. Catalina village. The National Housing Authority is set to turn over Tuesday some of the permanent housing units as Zamboanga City commemorates the first anniversary of the siege. (Bong Garcia)

Kahuot sa agianan

DAVAO. Yanong tigpamaligya sa palengke sa Bankerohan, dakbayan sa Davao apektado sa kahuot sa mga sakyanan, giantus ang gamay nga agianan tungod sa kadaghang sakyanan resulta sa pagsira sa pikas nga tulay sa Bankerohan. (Seth Delos Reyes)

Medical, dental mission

DAVAO. Gitawag ni Konsehal Leo Avila ang modawat sa tambal sa Magsaysay Park diin liboan ka mga tawo ang nagpanon alang sa serbisyo Medical, Dental ug libre nga antipara hatud sa Maharlika Lions Club kagahapon sa buntag. (Seth Delos Reyes)

Election officers discuss voters’ registration

ZAMBOANGA. District 1 election officer Stephen Roy Cañete answers questions about the ongoing voters’ registration while District 2 election officer Lerdo Matildo Jr. (right) listens. (Bong Garcia)

Community Emergency Response Team Training

BACOLOD. A personnel of Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office learns to fight fire during the Community Emergency Response Team Training this week.

Mandaue City Treasurer’s Office

CEBU. Mandaue City Treasurer Regal Oliva walks past Jake Cane Saputalo after Saputalo’s arrest for allegedly stealing a laptop from the City Treasurer’s Office. The laptop, which was recovered, held important files like the statements of revenues and expenditures. (Allan Cuizon)

Police checkpoint

CAGAYAN DE ORO. A member of the Police Public Safety Company checks on the motorcycle documents at random in a checkpoint in Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, on Friday, September 5, 2014. (Erwin M. Mascarinas)

Road as rice drier

MISAMIS ORIENTAL. An entire road has become a drier for rice and corn grains cutting off the entire road from vehicles in Barangay Taytay, El Salvador City, Friday, September 5, 2014. (Erwin M. Mascarinas)

Drowned teen found

CAGAYAN DE ORO. The body of Jolina Medalla, 15, of Talakag, Bukidnon, was pulled out from the Cagayan de Oro river by the City Government's rescue team Friday morning, September 5, 2014. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

Mga tanom nga marijuana gipanglarot

DAVAO. Some Sun.Star Davao employees having good time while preparing some stuff during the company's 19th anniversary celebration held at their office along Jacinto St. on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (King Rodriguez)

Houses on stilts for displaced people in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA. Some of the completed houses on stilts inspected Friday by DSWD Sec. Corazon Soliman at the Buggoc Transitory Site, Sta. Catalina. The houses are for the Samal Dilauts displaced during the Zamboanga siege last year. (Bong Garcia)

Ongoing road constructions

BUKIDNON. Vehicles slowly move out from the site where the ongoing road constructions have caused congestion of vehicles from Cagayan de Oro City going to Malaybalay City in Bukidnon. (Erwin M. Mascariñas)

Durian buying frenzy

MALAYBALAY. People are getting into the durian buying frenzy as price of the fruit drops to 20 pesos per kilo in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. (Erwin Mascariñas)

Barangay Kamagayan

CEBU. A drone shot of the drug-infested squatter area of Barangay Kamagayan, Cebu City after the structures were demolished. The dilapidated building on the right is the Citicenter. (Kim Yuhico)

5 Things to Know about HangingRice.com

CEBU. Have you heard about HangingRice.com? Here are five interesting things to know about the website and the people behind it. (Armie Garde/Sunnex)

Hanging Rice joins Sun.Star

CEBU. Sun.Star inked a partnership with HangingRice.com to provide more content to its readers worldwide. Signing the contract last September 3 were Sun.Star Publishing President Jayjay Neri (2nd from right) and Hanging Rice owners Meream Pacayra, Erma Line Arias, and Leylan Romarate. (Mariz Puyo)

Construction of houses

ZAMBOANGA. Workers rush the construction of houses on stilts at Buggoc, Sta. Catalina village for the Samal Dilauts displaced during the September 2013 20-day standoff. (Bong Garcia)

Makahilong kemikal nagkatag

DAVAO. Usa ka trabahante sa kompanya nga namaligya og kemikal atubangan sa Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Sr. Central Elementary School nagtabon sa iyang ilong aron di mahingos ang baho sa formic acid nga nayabo gikan sa container van sa dalang C. Bangoy, siyudad sa Davao, kagahapon. (King Rodriguez)

 ALS bucket challenge parody

DAVAO. Leaders of militant groups under Bagong Alyansang Makabayan have buckets of red water dumped on them Wednesday to protest continuing human rights violations at the Freedom Park. (King Rodriguez)

mass wedding

CEBU. Some of the more than 170 couples who joined a free mass wedding in the City of Naga share a truck ride. (Alex Badayos)

Fire hits Barangay 39, Bacolod

BACOLOD. Volunteer firefighters respond to the blaze that has consumed one of the houses in Barangay 39, Bacolod City, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. (Merlinda A. Pedrosa)

Fire victims salvage belongings

BACOLOD. Residents try to salvage some of their belongings. (Merlinda A. Pedrosa)


CEBU. The Cebu City Government is asking large establishments that occupied a three-meter zone from the banks of creeks, rivers and waterways to give way. Article 638 of the Civil Code requires the three-meter easement on both public and private property.  (Allan Cuizon)

Worker carries nipa roofing materials

ZAMBOANGA. A worker carrying nipa roofing materials walked past in front of soon-to-be completed houses on stilts for the siege displaced Samal Dilauts at Sitio Buggoc in the village of Sta. Catalina. (Bong Garcia)

Catalunan daylight rob-slay

DAVAO. Nine-month pregnant Joy Quilayan is comforted by her family near the body of her husband Rodger, a habal-habal driver and ice cream vendor, who was killed and whose motorcycle was stolen at Skyline Subdivision in Barangay Catalunan Grande. (King Rodriguez)

La Castellana Mayor Alberto Nicor

BACOLOD. La Castellana Mayor Alberto Nicor (second from right) with the four department heads who were his co-respondents in the dismissed complaint during a press conference Monday. (Contributed photo)

Flood in Cagayan de Oro

CAGAYAN DE ORO. The volume of water from the higher portion of Barangay Carmen passes through a creek along Zone 8 in Zayas. The strong current breaks the concrete fence resulting to the inundation of the houses in the area Sunday evening. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

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