• Beijing urges Germany to respect Hong Kong’s rule of law in asylum dispute over Mong Kok riot fugitives Ray Wong and Alan Li
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    Beijing urges Germany to respect Hong Kong’s rule of law in asylum dispute over Mong Kok riot fugitives Ray Wong and Alan Li

    China’s foreign affairs office in Hong Kong has entered into the city’s ongoing diplomatic dispute with Germany, voicing strong dissatisfaction over the granting of asylum to two local fugitives. The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China said in a statement on Saturday

  • Capitol to insure frontliners in barangays
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    Capitol to insure frontliners in barangays

    MORE than 20,000 workers from 1,066 barangays in Cebu Province may soon avail themselves of the Provincial Government’s life and accident insurance program.The Provincial Board (PB) has approved a resolution

  • Capitol, Cebu City to jointly tackle perennial problems
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    Capitol, Cebu City to jointly tackle perennial problems

    FOR the first time since the May 13 midterm elections, the newly elected top officials of Cebu Province and Cebu City have united to “make life better” for Cebuanos.Flanked by their newly elected and

  • Consolacion landfill remains closed
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    Consolacion landfill remains closed

    THE sanitary landfill in the northern town of Consolacion will remain closed until its operator, Asian Energy Systems Corp., corrects lapses and violations that endanger people’s lives and public health.Environmental

  • Tomas wants cop probed for ‘owning’ P150T watch
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    Tomas wants cop probed for ‘owning’ P150T watch

    OUTGOING Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has asked the Office of Deputy Ombudsman for the Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices to investigate the unexplained wealth of Patrolman Romil Gelogo.In the

  • Revisiting Cebu’s rich history
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    Revisiting Cebu’s rich history

    IT was like traveling back in time for 93-year-old Celsa Zamora, who participated in the Gabii sa Kabilin 2019 last Friday night, May 24.Celsa, accompanied by her daughter Joy Zamora, said the event made

  • Cebu’s heritage churches
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    Cebu’s heritage churches

    FIVE heritage churches in southern Cebu have been introduced to cultural heritage practitioners from around the country as examples of church cultural preservation.These are the Archdiocesan Shrine of

  • Dearth of allies won’t stop rep from serving 5th District
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    Dearth of allies won’t stop rep from serving 5th District

    HE ENDED the 70-year hold of the Durano clan on Cebu’s fifth district by defeating reelectionist Rep. Ramon “Red” Durano VI in the May 13 elections.But the Duranos’ Bakud Party dominated the races

  • Cabaero: House online poll
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    Cabaero: House online poll

    THE House of Representatives started last week an online poll on the question of same-sex marriage.The poll makes no assurance that the results would guide legislators on their vote, and a survey is not

  • Tell it to Sunstar: Attachment to God
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    Tell it to Sunstar: Attachment to God

    I can share to my readers only what I experienced. This time, my close encounter with death. At 50, I was hospitalized for 10 days, because of complication from my diabetes. My lungs were engulfed with

  • Lim: Purple heart
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    Lim: Purple heart

    THIS year, I will turn 55. If my mother were alive, she would have winced. She had an aversion to my uncontrollable urge to flaunt my age like some badge of honor. Almost like a purple heart.My mother

  • Sunday Essay: The sounds of Gabii sa Kabilin
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    Sunday Essay: The sounds of Gabii sa Kabilin

    AS dusk began to draw its veil over Parian last Friday night, a harpist sat on the edge of a well and began to play. He began with a few classic Cebuano love songs—like “Usahay,” of course—but

  • Tabada: Face-off
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    Tabada: Face-off

    THE Brigada Eskwela brings together a community to prepare public schools for the start of classes in June. Conducted from May 20 to 25 this year, the collaboration pools teachers, parents, line agencies,

  • Malilong: Protest as notoriously hopeless venture
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    Malilong: Protest as notoriously hopeless venture

    WHEN it became obvious that he was losing the Talisay City mayoralty election to long shot JVR Delos Reyes in 2013, Eddie Gullas called some of his closest friends. Some of them urged him to file a protest

  • Briones: No to sexually abusing minors
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    Briones: No to sexually abusing minors

    BRITISH Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce hit it on the nose.Our country, he said, “is one of the world’s leading providers of sexual online content.”Whaaat?Before you raise a stink, though,

  • PHL beats Malaysia
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    PHL beats Malaysia

    BEA Tan and Dij Rodriguez cruised to a 21-7, 21-15 win over Malaysia’s Tan Hsi Yan and Tasha Mae, giving the Philippines two teams in the Round of 12 in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open

  • Pads,  Australia boost ties
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    Pads, Australia boost ties

    A friendly race between the Philippine Accessible Disability Services (Pads) Adaptive Dragon Boat Racing Team and the Australian Embassy kicked off the Philippines - Australia Friendship Day last Friday,

  • Mendoza: Toronto’s Game 6 script
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    Mendoza: Toronto’s Game 6 script

    BY winning Game 5 on May 24, 2019, Toronto has suddenly snatched a solid shot at barging into the NBA Finals.And by dropping that 105-99 decision to the Raptors on their own homecourt, the Milwaukee Bucks

  • Pages: Rafael Nadal
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    Pages: Rafael Nadal

    HERE in Cebu, majority of our tennis courts are clay courts. Unlike volleyball or golf or basketball where, anywhere you play around the world, the court surface hardly varies, in tennis, it’s different.Grass.

  • Hong Kong’s LGBT supporters rally in Central, calling for city to follow Taiwan’s example on same-sex marriage
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    Hong Kong’s LGBT supporters rally in Central, calling for city to follow Taiwan’s example on same-sex marriage

    Hong Kong’s LGBT supporters gathered on Saturday to call for equal marriage rights as they celebrated Taiwan becoming the first place in Asia to legalise unions. Dozens of demonstrators – some holding rainbow balloons or dressed in wedding attire – rallied at Edinburgh Place in Central in an event organised

  • Convicted Occupy pair lodge judicial appeals against sentences for roles in Hong Kong’s biggest civil disobedience movement
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    Convicted Occupy pair lodge judicial appeals against sentences for roles in Hong Kong’s biggest civil disobedience movement

    Two more key figures in 2014 Occupy movement have lodged judicial appeals against their convictions for their roles in Hong Kong’s biggest ever civil disobedience movement. The Department of Justice confirmed on Saturday that it received the notice of application for leave to appeal from former Democratic

  • Capitol, Cebu City to jointly tackle 'perennial problems'
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    Capitol, Cebu City to jointly tackle 'perennial problems'

    FOR the first time since the May 13 midterm elections, the top newly elected officials of Cebu Province and Cebu City have united to "make life better" for Cebuanos.Flanked by their newly elected

  • Hong Kong leader’s vision for new city off coast of Lantau Island moves a step closer after lawmakers approve HK$550 million impact study
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    Hong Kong leader’s vision for new city off coast of Lantau Island moves a step closer after lawmakers approve HK$550 million impact study

    Government officials cleared one of the first hurdles in their bid to build artificial islands off Lantau, after lawmakers gave an initial nod to a HK$550 million funding request to conduct studies for the reclamation project. During a Public Works Subcommittee meeting at the Legislative Council on

  • Pleasure and pain all part of the service for BDSM duo teaching Hongkongers about another side of sexual desire
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    Pleasure and pain all part of the service for BDSM duo teaching Hongkongers about another side of sexual desire

    For some the art of bondage and sadomasochism, or BDSM, is about giving up control, while for others it is about taking it – and now two Hongkongers are teaching others how to explore their desires in a safe environment. Tommy Jai and Po Po G (not their real names) run a class in Tsim Sha Tsui that,

  • Yale University chief stakes support for international students amid China-US academic visa turmoil
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    Yale University chief stakes support for international students amid China-US academic visa turmoil

    The head of one of the US’ leading universities has sought to reassure all international students and academics at the school, offering a “steadfast commitment” to them as tensions rise between the United States and China. In an open letter to Yale University’s 5,500 international students and academics