Christmas special: Bethlehem sa Sugbo

CEBU. Ang Nativity, Jesus in Gethsemane, Wedding at Cana ug uban ba makita sa Jesus World Bethlehem sa Our Lady of Consolacion Parish sa Laray, Talisay City. (Jai Sandoval/Mariz Puyo)

Simbang Gabi 2014 - Day 9

"Simbang Gabi" is a Filipino Christmas tradition, a series of nine dawn masses that starts as early as 4 a.m. from December 16 and until December 24.

Naga dancers

CEBU. Dancers perform in the Dagitab Festival of the City of Naga, which celebrates the “festival of lights” to mark the Christmas season, as well as the fact that it hosts the province’s major sources of power. (Alex Badayos)

Christmas rush

CAGAYAN DE ORO. This is Cagayan de Oro on Christmas rush on Tuesday, December 23. People from all walks of life crowd at Cogon market areas either buying or selling. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

Passengers cram inside Agora bus terminal

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Security personnel frisk commuters and check baggage as passengers cram inside Agora bus terminal in Lapasan. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

Holiday traffic

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Traffic at C. M. Recto Avenue near the city’s big malls has become heavier as shoppers rush to these malls to do the last minute shopping. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte listens to a girl’s wish

CHRISTMAS WISH. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte listens to a girl’s wish during his rounds of institutions for children -- orphans, abused, and in conflict with the law -- that the city operates Monday night. (King Rodriguez)

LTO inspection sa Rutal Transit bus

DAVAO. Mga sakop sa Land Transportation Office (LTO) nagsusi sa mga papeles sa Rural Transit kay mipadagan og bus nga Cagayan-Valencia ang rota nga nangarga og pasahero sa Davao overland Transport Terminal (DCOTT) ngadto sa Cagayan de Oro tungod daghan ang pashero kagahapon. (Seth delos Reyes)

Torotot sa pagsugat sa Pasko, Bag-ong tuig

DAVAO. Bombahan nalang, dili na tayhupon aron motingog ang torotot nga baligya ni Mael sa dalang Ilustre, ning dakbayan. Dili na magsakit ang apapangig kay duot-duot nalang kon gusto mohimo og kasaba sa pagsugat sa Pasko ug Bag-ong Tuig. (Seth delos Reyes)

Special Investigation Unit head Felixberto Martinez awarded

ZAMBOANGA. Special Investigation Unit head Felixberto Martinez receives a plaque and certificate from ZCWD General Manager Leonardo Rey Vasquez in recognition for the assistance in the campaign against water meter theft. (Bong Garcia)


Sexual abuse cases alarm women groups

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Progressive women groups in North Cotabato province have expressed alarm over the cases of sexual assault on women here, two incidents in just two days since Friday.

Ruby Padilla-Sison, chair of the Gabriela in North...

Dominguez names outgoing mayor as Makima deputy governor

ALABEL, Sarangani -- Governor Miguel Dominguez designated outgoing Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr. as deputy to the governor of the Maitum-Kiamba-Maasim (Makima) area effective July 1.

New Armm vice guv, speaker appointed

COTABATO CITY -- Regional Assembly Speaker Reggie Sahali-Generale has been named acting vice governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) in a record-setting decision that made her

Digital Walker opens Ayala branch

Digital Walker opens Ayala branch

LIFESTYLE electronic store Digital Walker opened last Monday its second outlet in Cebu at the third level of Ayala Center Cebu...

Editorial: Fewer sad people this Christmas

Editorial: Fewer sad people this Christmas

EVERY year, a lot of us grouse about how stressful and consumer-driven Christmas has become. The traffic piles up, we spend...

Celebrities grace MMFF Parade of Stars

Celebrities grace MMFF Parade of Stars

FANS lined up the streets on Tuesday to see their favorite celebrities who are part of the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival (...

The year of Joy

The year of Joy

ON WEEKENDS, early mornings have the same scene: people running. This as races are set in almost all weekends of 2014.


Xmas is in the heart

Xmas is in the heart

CHRISTMAS season is a season for reunions and family gatherings, and to some, travels. But how is it spent by those who have...

Hot chocolate to linger over

Hot chocolate to linger over

MANY OF US will choose to stay in tonight for Christmas Eve, or be at relatives’ homes while waiting for Noche Buena.


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