CEBUPEDIA
Don Vicente Sotto’s case against the International Eucharistic Congress Postage Stamps
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - December 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Bishop Gregorio Aglipay, the Supreme Head of the Philippine Independent Church, questioned the constitutionality of the act of the Director of Posts for using and selling commemorative stamps for the 33rd IEC in...
Don Vicente Sotto’s case against the International
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - December 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The Director of Posts, Juan Ruiz, on May 1936 announced in the dailies of Manila that he would order the issues of postage stamps commemorating the celebration in the City of Manila of the 33rd International Eucharistic...
Cebu’s Little Bataan
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
World War II showed Cebuano bravery through numerous battles.
Cebu’s Little Bataan (Part 1)
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - December 7, 2018 - 12:00am
World War II showed Cebuano bravery through numerous battles. One of these happened in a place the locals call “Little Bataan.”
Captain Fernando Villamor, Gold Cross Medal Awardee
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - December 5, 2018 - 12:00am
In the book “Tabunan: The Untold Exploits of the Famed Cebu Guerillas in World War II” by Cebu War Hero, Colonel Manuel F. Segura (first printed in 1975) he printed the citations of the awards bestowed...
Estanislao Labucay Street, Cebu City
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - December 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The Cebu City Council on December 23, 1965 enacted City Ordinance No. 559 naming streets within the Gochan Subdivision in Marangay Mabolo, Cebu City.
The Crocodile of Banawa
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The “Legends of the Sto. Nino de Cebu” – originally written in Cebuano by Manuel Enriquez de la Calzada and translated into English by Martin Abellana, and published in 1965 – narrates the...
Cebu’s pre-Spanish literacy, commerce and trade
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Before the Spaniards arrived, Cebu was already a flourishing city. Its inhabitants were literates and were engaging in commerce and trade. It already has a system of government and laws were enacted and enforce...
Onofre A. Abellanosa, Dramatist-Poet of Cebu City
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Onofre was born on June 11, 1913 in Pardo, Cebu City. A member of the great Abellanosa clan of Pardo. His father was Baldomero Abellanosa, also a writer and a musician. His mother was Cirila Abasalo.
Jose Ma. del Mar’s “La Prensa”
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - November 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The last Cebuano who was a Spanish language writer was Jose Ma. del Mar. It was in 1948 that del Mar founded “La Prensa,” a Spanish bi-weekly paper that lasted until 1972. It is considered as Cebu’s...
Fernando A. Buyser, the Aglipayan
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Bishop Buyser was born on May 30, 1879 in Merida, Leyte. He was ordained as a priest of the Philippine Independent Church which used to be called the Aglipayan Church after its founder Bishop Gregorio Aglipay.
The Parish of Balangiga, Diocese of Cebu
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - November 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Balangiga bells of Samar were taken as spoils of war by the American soldiers stationed in the Philippines during the first years of its occupation.
Pantaleon V. Kardenas, the Cebuano-Mis-ocanon Literary Man
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - November 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Pantaleon V. Kardenas was born in Barili on July 27, 1894. He established the pioneering Barili Petit Press. He had his apprenticeship in the press and wrote under Father Juan B. Alcoseba.
The woman on the P1,000 bill’s message for the cityhood of Cebu City
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - November 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The lone woman in the P1,000 bill is Josefa Llanes Escoda. She is memorialized on the bill depicting Filipinos who died resisting the Japanese Imperial Army that invaded the Philippines.
Jose S. Leyson Street, unveiled at last
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
It was on August 5, 1971 that the Cebu City Council enacted City Ordinance No. 720 renaming Progreso Street to Governor Jose S. Leyson Street after one of the martyred governors of Cebu.
The Galicano Brothers of Carcar, Cebu
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - November 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Carcar produced siblings that brought national glory to the town, these are the Galicano Brothers.
Miguel Lopez de Legaspi appointment as Governor of Cebu
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - November 7, 2018 - 12:00am
In the book “Glimpses in History of Early Cebu” Lina Quimat quotes the royal decree from the King of Spain conferring Legaspi as the Governor and Captain-General of Cebu.
Cebu a region and state of its own
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Cebu is the center of the Philippines both geographically and historically. It was in Cebu in 1521 that Ferdinand Magellan (Fernando Magallanes) erected the Magellan’s Cross, making it the cradle of Christianity...
Miracle of a Rallos (Part 3)
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - November 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The son-in-law of Filomeno Rallos (who was sentenced to die by firing squad upon orders of General Adolfo Montero, the last Spanish governor of Cebu who was replaced by his son Mauricio, but miraculously survived...
Miracle of a Rallos (part 2)
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - October 31, 2018 - 12:00am
CEBUpedia is delighted to have received information correcting a detail of the article “Miracle of a Rallos (October 17, 2018)”.
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