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The District of Bohol
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Fr. Felipe Sendino Redondo, in his report in 1886 of the brief survey of what was and what is the Diocese of Cebu, reports that Bohol was part of the Diocese of Cebu. The District of Bohol was separated from Cebu...
Don Sergio Osmeña Sr.'s "Declaration of Independence"
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The road to our independence was paved by a powerful speech delivered by our own Cebuano leader, the only Cebuano so far to have sat as president, Don Sergio Osmeña Sr.
Fr. Ismael M. Paras, priest-writer of Barili
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Ismael was born on June 17, 1865 in Barili, Cebu. A product of the Seminario de San Carlos and ordained as a priest on October 22, 1888.
Don Sergio Osmeña’s El Nuevo Dia
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Don Sergio Osmeña’s rise to national fame started with him being a journalist. His career as a journalist began on April 16, 1900 with the maiden appearance of the El Nuevo Dia, the first daily newspaper...
Rufino B. Noel, The FREEMAN editor
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Rufino was born on July 10, 1905 in Cebu City. His article "Ang Babaye" won him first place in a contest in The FREEMAN.
Nicolas Rafols St. (in honor of a Cebuano legislator-writer)
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
It is the street we still call as Jazmin Street in Barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City. It was 41 years ago (January 5, 1977) when the Cebu City Council renamed Jazmin Street and Ma. Cristina Street as Nicolas Rafols...
Nicolas Villacin Pacifico, the Literary Giant of Bantayan
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - February 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The people of Bantayan today may have forgotten that it had a son who walked among the great literary men of the country. His name was Pacificio Villacin Nicolas.
The lawyer-writers of Cebu
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Cebu produced many lawyer-writers, in this article we feature two of them.
The Fourth Centennial of the Christianization of the Philippines
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
It was on April 28, 1965 that the Philippines held the glorious commemoration of the Fourth Centennial Anniversary of the far-reaching Christianization of the Philippines.
The Vicariate of Western Cebu (last of three parts)
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - February 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Moalboal, the parish was erected by Diocesan decree of January 20, 1852, through Superior approval of 1841. It is under the patronage of St. John Nepomuceno. It separated from its mother parish Badian. It has an...
Fr. Filomeno R. Lucero, Founder of Colegio dela Medalla Milagrosa
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am
Filomeno R. Lucero was born on November 28, 1880 in Argao, Cebu.
Ma. Francisco Labrador St. (the unceremoniously "evicted" street of Cebu City)
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The street sign never existed. It was even changed without the council knowing that there was an earlier ordinance naming such a street.
The Vicariate of Western Cebu (Part 2)
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - January 26, 2018 - 12:00am
This series article is based on the 1886 book of Fr. Felipe Redondo entitled “A Brief Survey of What was and What is the Diocese of Cebu” translated into English by Azucena L. Pace.
Kolonghay, Lady of the Kingdom of Banawa
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - January 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Cebu's chronicler, Manuel Enriquez dela Calzada, in his book "Legends of the Sto. Niño de Cebu" printed in 1965 tells of the story of Kolonghay and the prelude to subsequent miracles of the Santo Ni&ntil...
How Santo Niño de Cebu was discovered
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am
In 1965, a book entitled "Legends of the Sto. Nino de Cebu" written in Cebuano by Cebu's chronicler Manuel Enriquez dela Calzada was released. It was translated into English by Martin Abellana.
The Vicariate of Western Cebu (Part 2)
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - January 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Fr. Felipe Redondo reported in 1887 what was and what is the Diocese of Cebu.
Banawa, the Kingdom of Humabon
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - January 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Cebu's chronicler by the name of Manuel Enriquez de la Calzada points out that the first settlement visited by Magellan was a kingdom ruled by a king called Humabon. Where was that kingdom situated? Banawa.
The Vicariate of Northern Cebu (Part 2)
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - January 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The following is taken from the 1887 book of Fr. Felipe Redondo who listed the 13 parishes as under the Vicariate of Northern Cebu. This is the continuation of the previous column.
The Vicariate of Northern Cebu (Part 1)
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - January 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The 1887 book of Fr. Felipe Redondo lists 13 parishes as under the Vicariate of Northern Cebu. These are the following:
City of Cebu, the Philippines' first city (Part 2)
by Clarence Paul Oaminal - January 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The first entry of the book of Fr. Felipe Redondo (written in 1887) illustrates how Legaspi came to Cebu...
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