Java Jive: Davao City’s pride

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:02 p.m.

"I LOVE IT," replied award-winning television and film actor Dennis Trillo when asked how durian macchiato tasted like.

It would be awesome to hear the Pope say mass

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:01 p.m.

NOT the first time in the Vatican City but it was a first time to enter St. Peter’s Basilica. On the previous visit, the place was closed thus the admiration of “one of the holiest Catholic sites” was limited to the exterior.

In the land of Gigantes

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 06:52 p.m.

A BOAT that had gone all too soon, and an on-the-dot appointment that called for Option B. The overnight ride would’ve been a leisurely 12-hour sail from the port of Cebu straight to the arms of soft-spoken Ilonggos. It would’ve allowed this sleep-deprived to find comfort in an air-conditioned cabin. The bags tucked at the feet.

Utzurrum: CVCM marks 12

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 06:51 p.m.

THE week gradually turns somber and serene, as today starts the commemoration of Our Lord’s Passion and Crucifixion, and triumphant resurrection on Easter Sunday.

For your guidance, we are printing here some of the Holy Week devotions at the Sacred Heart Parish on D. Jakosalem St.

Fetalvero: The ‘law’ of contention

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 06:50 p.m.

THE Reproductive Health (RH) Law to start with is a misnomer. Why? For the simple reason that it’s basic purpose is to stop reproduction. The United Nations was very quick to congratulate the proponents of the law when the Supreme Court ruled that the RH Law is constitutional.

Staging ‘taltal’ through street theater

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:02 a.m.

COMMUNITY and street theater is alive in the Philippines during Holy Week. Various popular Catholic devotions transform the entire country into a living, interactive theater replete with superstitious beliefs, reunions and parties.

Hennessey Venom GT

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:02 a.m.

LAST week I featured the all-new Toyota Yaris - a terrific subcompact which many of us can afford. This week I'm going to the other end of the spectrum as I'm featuring an exotic supercar that only the richest can afford - the Hennessey Performance (HPE) Venom GT.

Dolorosa/Virgen de la Esperanza

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:00 a.m.

EVERY Good Friday, the caro of my grandmother Eleuteria Lizares, the Dolorosa, is processioned right after the Santo Entierro. The purpose of our visit in Sevilla, Spain was to visit the image of the Dolorosa, which is most renowned in Europe especially during the Holy Week celebrations.

Ian’s birthday bash

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:00 a.m.

IAN de Ramos has been my long-time friend. We organized pageants and we were together in so many social events.

Primavera is host to Aca’s artwork

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:51 a.m.

PRIMAVERA Residences is pleased to showcase the works of local artist Nicolas Aca, Jr.

The Frozen Phenomenon

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

WALT Disney Animation Studio's Frozen is considered as one of the best animated films that have ever been produced. People are saying that after two decades Disney has finally got back on its feet, producing once again magical films. Also, when you say Disney, each film always comes with catchy soundtracks.

Beauty will steal your heart

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:00 p.m.

BANTAYAN Island has been the worst hit by super typhoon Yolanda, and is now slowly recovering from the devastation. But no amount of destruction can wipe out the pristine beaches, deep blue waters, magical sunsets, and everything else that Mother Nature has endowed to make this island the essence of paradise—one that is very accessible.

Neri: Reflections

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:59 p.m.

GOD'S Commandments - Road Markers

God, our Heavenly Father, gave us His commandments because He loves us and hates sin which hurts us.

Literatus: Four-twenty

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:57 p.m.

THERE is a controversial celebration in North America, which certain cliques remember annually on April 20. They called it “four-twenty” (written as “420”). It is “Cannabis Day.” The name originated from the genus of the outlawed Cannabis sativa. We know this plant here as the addictive drug marijuana.

Gabriel Lynch in a lounge show

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:56 p.m.

GABRIEL Lynch, an Australian singer-songwriter known for his honest storytelling and heartwarming melodies, is coming back to Cebu and performing at Gilt Artisan Lounge on April 29.

Easter costume contest at SM Supermalls

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:55 p.m.

KIDS are invited to join this fun-filled Easter Costume Contest in SM City Cebu and SM City Consolacion.

Bright Summer Workshop 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:55 p.m.

BRIGHT Academy, once again, makes summer fun and exciting. For more than 10 years, the Bright Summer Workshop has made the long summer days productive and enjoyable.

Every year, the summer workshop gets bigger. This year, they’re offering 28 classes for students of all ages. This is the best time to unwind and learn new things.

One Big Camp: A disaster preparedness camp for kids

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:54 p.m.

CLIMBING mountains, survival cooking and map reading—are all these enticing enough?

The Event Hub invites kids and parents to join the One Big Camp. It’s a summer camping event that is truly worth the time.

Easy access to Global Education

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:53 p.m.

THERE are now more options available in education than ever before. In fact, global education, previously reserved for a few, is now more accessible, thanks to innovative organizations like IDP Education Pty., Ltd (IDP).

IDP is an Australia-based educational placement firm. It co-owns the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Over 40 years in the business, the IDP network has successfully placed over 300,000 students into the best universities and colleges in the world’s top education destinations – Canada, New Zealand, USA, UK and Australia.

Building self-confidence with Speechcom

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:52 p.m.

Dr. Mila C. Espina, trainor and founder of Speechcom International (1976), continues to provide the students and professionals opportunities to build self-confidence and competence in speaking English and related courses in communication: speech and public speaking; conversational English and grammar/composition with specialization in journal writing.

Sessions are during summer and regular days, individual tutoring or group.

Negros through the eyes of a tourist

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:00 a.m.

IT WAS my first time to visit Bacolod and Negros Occidental two weeks ago, in time for the weeklong Panaad sa Negros Festival.

Parsley cleans your kidney

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:00 a.m.

I WAS grateful to one of my radio listeners who went home to Canada and e-mailed me some helpful information about the lowly parsley—not so popular herb to common people.

Summer destinations

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:58 a.m.

WHILE most people are busy preparing for religious activities this Holy Week, others are busy preparing for summer adventures.

All about fertility and its social impact

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:57 a.m.

FERTILITY, according to 'The Demography of Health and Healthcare' refers to the reproductive experience of a population that involves all factors related to sexual behavior, pregnancy and birth outcome.

3rd Summer Peace Festival held in Mindanao

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:55 a.m.

THE first Mindanao Summer Peace Festival Luna Musikalawaig hailed this year’s event as a successful one as approximately 800 participants joined the 3-day event from April 10 – 12.

The kick-off was in April 10 at Ayala Centrio Garden and camping began on the second day at Ki Bathala Gardens, Talakag, Bukidnon.

Relief for dry mouth

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:31 p.m.

DEAR Dr. Fritz,

CALL me Maybe. My problem is my dry mouth. I don’t like this. I often hear that my breath doesn’t smell good. What are the causes of this problem? Please help me.

DENR issues ECC for 68.8 MW Manolo Fortich Hydro Project

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region X has granted an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) to Hedcor Bukidnon, Inc.’s proposed hydropower facility in the province.

The 68.8MW Manolo Fortich Hydropower Project of the renewable power generating company gained its compliance after satisfying the requirements and after substantive review of the project by the Environment Management Bureau (EMB), an agency attached to DENR.

Fit & Fab Summer at SM Lanang Premier

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:29 p.m.

GET into shape this summer with fun fitness activities and facilities at Davao’s premier shopping and lifestyle destination, SM Lanang Premier.

This April 26, from 11 am to 12:30 pm, be part of the Zumba Fitness Super Summer Party at the Atrium featuring top dance instructors Zin Victor, Zin Lei and Zin Jonathan.

Carlson Rezidor appoints new president of Asia-Pacific Region

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:26 p.m.

CARLSON Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, announced that Thorsten Kirschke will assume the role of President of the group’s Asia Pacific region effective immediately. For the past four years, Kirschke has led Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group as President of the Americas. Kirschke will replace Simon Barlow, who resigned from his position to pursue other opportunities. He will report to David P. Berg, chief operating officer, Carlson.

The art of unity

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 07:29 p.m.

DOWN south is a repository of realism (visual art in Cebu). While homegrown cubist Celso Duazo Pepito approves of this style, he also believes that what’s going on in the art scene is the exploration of another approach, unperturbed by inhibitions as artists progress in their pursuit of identity.

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