PEACE. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the international community to strive for peace in 2017.

VANDALISM. Los Angeles residents awoke New Year's Day to find a prankster had altered the famed Hollywood sign to read "HOLLYWeeD."

BUSINESS. It was a good year for Cebu amid the challenges that tried to slow down its growth. The business chamber of Cebu and Mandaue revealed that business sentiments in the region remain positive.