CEBUPEDIA
Tuburan, Cebu
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - April 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Tuburan, the town on the road to becoming the top coffee producer in the Visayas inspired by its mayor, Democrito "Aljun" Diamante, became a parish by Diocesan decree on February 13, 1857 through Superior approval...
Lapu-Lapu's battle against a Chinese pirate
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - April 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Years before the Battle of Mactan (April 27, 1521) Lapu-Lapu defeated the attack of a Chinese pirate on the island of Mactan.
The Visayans of the Supreme Court
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
So far, two Cebuanos have had the privilege of having been appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, they were Marcelo Briones Fernan, from July 1, 1988 to December 6, 1991 (a nephew of the jurist, writer...
Don Vicente Sottos' defiance of the Supreme Court, in defense of Press Freedom
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - April 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is the 141st birth anniversary of the first Filipino who openly defied the Supreme Court. Don Vicente Yap Sotto was no ordinary respondent of a disbarment case, because it was the Supreme Court itself who instituted...
The Code of Calanciao
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - April 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Believed to have been written in 1433, centuries after the Maragtas Code was promulgated in 1212, the author of the code, Calanciao, was 81 years old then and lived in the hilly side of Pinamungajan, Cebu.
The Code of Calanciao (Lagda ni Calanciao) Part 1
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - April 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The book “Glimpses in History of Early Cebu” written by Lina Quimat narrates not only of the Code of Maragtas but of a later code promulgated in 1433 called the Code of Calanciao. Believed to have been...
The Code of Maragtas (Bala-od Maragtas)
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - April 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The book "Glimpses in History of Early Cebu" written by Lina Quimat in 1980 tells of a code written by a Cebuano and not by several datus from Borneo, contrary to what has been said by others to us.
The opium frame-up of Yap Buyco/Yap Buya in 1910
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - April 9, 2018 - 12:00am
On February 14, 1910, in the town of Dalaguete, Cebu, a clerk of the Cebu Police Force, entered into a scheme with two policemen from Dalaguete, for the purpose of getting money by intimidation from a Chinaman by...
Bislig Command, Mindanao
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - April 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The primary source of the history of the parishes of Visayas and Mindanao which was under the Diocese of Cebu is the book "A Brief Survey of What Was and What is the Diocese of Cebu in the Philippines."
Who owns Cauit Island, Cebu?
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - April 3, 2018 - 11:22pm
On May 9, 2008, then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued Proclamation No. 1505, it amended Executive Order No. 43 dated October 25, 1904 which reserved Cauit Island, Cebu, for the use of quarantine service and...
The 3rd District of Surigao
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - March 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Centuries ago the Diocese of Cebu was vast as it included Mindanao. In the 1886 report by Fr. Felipe Redondo, the 3rd District of Surigao in Mindanao, aside from the Province of Surigao, had an annex, called the...
Napoleon Dejoras, founder-editor of Babaye
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - March 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The founding editor of Babaye, a publication that had its maiden issue on April 26, 1930 and lasted up to 1940, was Napoleon Dejoras.
M.C., the captain-general of the brigands of Talisay, Cebu
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - March 23, 2018 - 12:00am
M.C. (the initial of his name), a man from Talisay, organized a numerous party of malefactors, altogether about 200 persons, of whom the leader had the title of captain-general.
Parishes of the Island of Camiguin
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - March 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Centuries before the Province of Camiguin was created, the Island of Mindanao used to be part of the Diocese of Cebu.
"El Precursor" of Mariano Jesus Cuenco
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The publication saw print from 1907 to 1941, during the outbreak of World War II. It was started by Domingo Franco, Cebu's topmost election lawyer.
Captain Jose E. Goyeneche, Captain of the Sto. Niño Yacht
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - March 16, 2018 - 12:00am
For decades, Capt. Joe steered the wheel and directed the country’s foremost religious fluvial procession of the Sto. Niño. It was Capt. Joe who was assigned by the Sinulog Foundation in the mid ‘80s,...
Misamis, District of Mindanao
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Centuries ago, Mindanao used to be part of the Diocese of Cebu and was called the District of Mindanao.
The District of Leyte
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Centuries ago, before the existence of the Archdiocese of Palo, Leyte, there was a District of Leyte, which was part of the Diocese of Cebu.
Don Filemon Sotto’s “La Revolucion”
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - March 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Don Filemon Yap Sotto was described in the compilation of his editorials of the “La Revolucion” as a lawyer, founder, and editor of La Revolucion.
Domingo M. Estabaya, the Visayanian Chronicler
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - March 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The University of the Visayas, formerly called the Visayan Institute (the name it carried from 1919 to 1948) founded in 1919 by Don Vicente Gullas, the brother of Don Paulino Gullas, the founder of The FREEMAN, has...
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