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  • Why are news reports quoting translations? WTF is “he said in Cebuano?”

    Why are news reports quoting translations? WTF is “he said in Cebuano?”

    For former Cebu City mayor Alvin Garcia, a thing wasn’t just very good, it was “very, very good.” I’m not sure if he still has that verbal mannerism today but it was very, very evident when I covered him at City Hall when he was mayor in 1996.

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  • Papal Nuncio: Sugbuswak proposal needs fine tuning on finances

    Papal Nuncio: Sugbuswak proposal needs fine tuning on finances

    The proposal to break up the Archdiocese of Cebu into three territories needs fine tuning on priest assignments and finances, the Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles John Brown wrote Archbishop Jose Palma.

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  • How not to write about a food and wine festival launch

    How not to write about a food and wine festival launch

    The buzz was mainly on two dishes prepared by top-notch chefs married to each other but occupying stations at opposite ends of the sprawling three-ballroom setup that was the grand launch of Cebu Food & Wine Festival 2024 at NUSTAR Resort.

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  • It’s not my job to make the Church look good

    It’s not my job to make the Church look good

    On Sunday, the priest who had me barred from entering the Archbishop’s Residence apologized and explained what happened. I won’t be naming him. He’s young and I hope he moves on and learns from this episode as much as I have learned from it.

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  • Boljoon parish inventory missing

    Boljoon parish inventory missing

    (UPDATE: I have been told by members of the parish that the inventory was in the custody of a lay volunteer who died of COVID at the height of the pandemic. It wasn’t turned over and the parish only thought of looking for it when the issue on the pulpit panels broke out. They are…

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