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The Freeman at 101: Journalism in the time of pandemic
by John M. Destacamento - July 19, 2020 - 12:00am
“I‘m not going to lie — I’ve thought about quitting a few times ever since the lockdown,” reveals Cebu City Hall beat reporter Alicia Chua.
War on COVID-19: Nurses return to battlefield
by John M. Destacamento - July 18, 2020 - 12:00am
At the COVID-19 ward of a private hospital in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu, there is paranoia daily: patients are being rushed to the ICU or intubation room; they're grimacing in pain, struggling to breathe, or losing...
Cebu among possible landfall areas: ‘Stormy Christmas’
by John M. Destacamento - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
A potential storm, the 21st to cross the country this year, is brewing outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) and is expected to make landfall in Northern Mindanao or Eastern Visayas on Christmas eve,...
Binghay: The priest who made homilies relatable
by John M. Destacamento - November 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Seven years ago, in a Mass he was celebrating to mark his 50th year in priesthood, Monsignor Esteban Binghay told parishioners in Balamban town that he initially wanted to become a doctor.
Ramirez: The mayor who 'put Medellin on the map'
by John M. Destacamento - June 19, 2019 - 5:29pm
Under Ramirez’s leadership, the Medellin government embarked on an intensive campaign to promote the town’s gems – beaches, caves, and other attractions – which lay hidden and untapped all...
Minimum PUJ fare now P8
by John M. Destacamento - May 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Effective immediately, minimum fare for public utility jeepneys (PUJs) across Central Visayas will increase to P8 from the existing P6.50.
Suspect uses different name: Teen’s ‘killer’ falls in Davao
by John M. Destacamento - March 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Jonas Martel Bueno, the primary suspect in the brutal killing of 16-year-old student and church collector Christine Lee Silawan Sunday in Lapu-Lapu City, fell into the hands of authorities yesterday, thanks to viral...
Cebu farmer’s daughter: PNP Academy salutatorian
by John M. Destacamento - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Merriefin Carisusa was working from home as a software developer in 2015 when she stumbled upon an advertisement online calling for applicants to the country’s police academy.
He ‘Pressured’ her to take ecstasy: Ashley’s lover sued
by John M. Destacamento - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The family of 19-year-old Ashley Abad and the Cebu City Police filed a homicide complaint against Abad’s boyfriend, Nel Spencer Tiu, over the girl’s death on January 21, which was linked to party drug...
Cebu grad tops architects’ board
by John M. Destacamento - January 31, 2019 - 12:00am
A graduate of Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) emerged at the top of the board exam for architects given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) last January.
Cebu grad tops chem technician board exam
by John M. Destacamento - October 18, 2017 - 11:53pm
A graduate of Cebu Institute of Technology-University led 526 passers of the October 2017 board exams for chemical technicians.
Cebu grad first in pharmacy exam
by John M. Destacamento - September 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
The first thing Jannylene Rose Chua did yesterday morning was to go to church and pray. Little did she know that she would spend the rest of the day thanking God for the answered prayer.
Best global outsourcing destinations: Cebu out of top 10
by John M. Destacamento - June 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Cebu City is no longer in  the top 10 global destinations for outsourcing, according to the latest report by Tholons, a strategic consulting and investment advisory firm based in London.
Cebu grads dominate CPA board
by John M. Destacamento - May 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Nine graduates from Cebu-based universities made it to the Top 10 of the May 2019 licensure examinations for certified public accountants (CPAs).
Fernandez sues Cojuangco for libel
by John M. Destacamento - April 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Philippine Sports Commissioner Ramon Fernandez yesterday filed a libel and/or grave oral defamation complaint against Philippine Olympic Committee Chairman Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. before the Cebu...
Freeman photojournalist bags top prize in sports photo tilt
by John M. Destacamento - March 5, 2017 - 12:00am
In sports photography, action is the name of the game.
Family day caps Adoption Week
by John M. Destacamento - February 17, 2017 - 12:00am
To help spread awareness on the importance of legal adoption, at least 13 agencies and child care centers in Cebu are expected to take part in the culminating program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-7’s...
Journos show faith in videos, photos
by John M. Destacamento - February 12, 2017 - 12:00am
As journalists whose main responsibility is to meet deadlines everyday, it was difficult for Alan Domingo and Rowena Capistrano to double in taking part in film production for this year’s Sinulog contest...
The Freeman Opinion editor dies at 33
by John M. Destacamento - December 2, 2016 - 12:00am
Reginald Michael Quirong, The FREEMAN's Opinion section editor, passed away on Wednesday morning, his family said.
Peter Lim: I have no plans to flee
by John M. Destacamento - November 26, 2016 - 12:00am
Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim belied reports he has gone missing or left the country to supposedly evade investigation after self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa tagged him in the illegal drug trade in Wednesday's...
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