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[Science Solitaire] Pandemic friendships forever (PFFs)

Jul 12, 2020 - 11:00 AM

If '150' is the working number of friendships for humans, how did your concentric circle of '150' change before the pandemic and now?

[Science Solitaire] How do kids know what's 'real?'

Jul 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Kids are smarter than we give them credit for'

Mikey Garcia: Duel vs Manny Pacquiao 'fight I've always wanted'

Jul 01, 2020 - 8:37 PM

American Mikey Garcia says he had been in talks with the camp of Manny Pacquiao until 'things went south' due to the coronavirus pandemic

SOUGHT AFTER. It is still unknown who will Manny Pacquiao face for his next bout. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

FALSE: Tuob is a cure for COVID-19

Jun 30, 2020 - 7:54 PM

The Department of Health says that tuob or steam inhalation does not kill the coronavirus that causes COVID-19

CEBU Governor Gwendolyn Garcia. File photo from Cebu Province Public Information Office/Sugbo News

[EDITORIAL] Pastilan! Nganong nidangat sa pagpakauwaw sa Sugboanon ang krisis sa dakbayan sa Sugbo?

Jun 30, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Imbes nga mangita og solusyong makatarunganon ug epektibo, lungsoranon na man hinoon ang gibasol sa gobyernong Duterte

[EDITORIAL] Pastilan! Bakit nauwi sa Cebuano-shaming ang krisis sa Cebu City?

Jun 29, 2020 - 1:04 PM

Imbes na tumutok sa solusyong lohikal at epektibo, mamamayan na naman ang sinisisi ng gobyernong Duterte

Netizens slam Cebu governor for shaming critics of steam inhalation

Jun 24, 2020 - 4:16 PM

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia's tirades against critics of steam inhalation, which she is advocating, lands the hashtag #NoToDoctorShaming on Twitter's top Philippine trends

[Science Solitaire] The mother of all temperature checks

Jun 21, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'We made this mess, and if we want to still be around this planet, we fix it'

If not me, Golovkin, Crawford deserve Pacquiao fight – Garcia

Jun 14, 2020 - 9:26 PM

Four-division world champion Mikey Garcia admits there’s no ongoing talk between Manny Pacquiao and his camp

IMPROBABLE? It may be a big surprise if Manny Pacquiao ends up battling Kazakhstani power puncher Gennady Golovkin (right). Photo by Sarah Stier/AFP

Instead of lockdowns, Cebu province to implement isolation protocol

Jun 13, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says lockdowns are draining government coffers

Public transportation hit the road and small shops open on May 20, 2020, after Cebu province is placed under General Community Quarantine. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

LOOK: Coleen Garcia glows in sports-themed maternity shoot

Jun 11, 2020 - 10:21 PM

The actress shows off her growing baby bump in a photo shoot by the Boudoir Dolls

WATCH: Coleen Garcia, Billy Crawford reveal baby's gender

Jun 10, 2020 - 7:57 PM

The couple are expecting a baby boy!

LTFRB rejects Cebu mayors’ appeal to allow jeepneys under GCQ

Jun 10, 2020 - 11:48 AM

'Sometimes it is so difficult if there is a national policy that does not seem to consider reality on the ground and what the people need,' says Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia

NO JEEPNEYS. No jeepneys are seen on the main streets as Cebu eases into general community quarantine on June 1, 2020.  Photo by Geo Litonjua/Rappler

Former coast guard chief Garcia to lead National Coast Watch Council Secretariat

Jun 08, 2020 - 11:08 PM

Retired Admiral Joel Garcia returns to the National Coast Watch System, which he helped lead before taking over the Philippine Coast Guard in October 2019

JOEL GARCIA. Retired Admiral Joel Garcia is the new executive director of the National Coast Watch Council Secretariat. File photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

[Science Solitaire] Time to rethink the power of crowds

Jun 07, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Here are just some ways we can turn the crowd to work for a better normal

Cebu Governor Garcia takes back EO permitting motorcycle backriding

Jun 05, 2020 - 7:53 PM

No less than President Duterte says exempting only Cebu from the ban on motorcycle backriding is discriminatory

Remullas petition to allow couple backride pass to DOH. - Remulla wrote a letter to DOH Sec. DUQUE to allow wife or husband backride pass going to work at every checkpoint in Cavite during GCQ. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Ban on motorcycle backriding stays, Duterte tells Cebu's Gwen Garcia

Jun 05, 2020 - 11:30 AM

'As much as I would like to accommodate Governor Garcia, if I begin to give exception to one, I will open myself to charges of anti-graft law,' Duterte says

BACKRIDING. Passenger rides Angkas in Cebu City. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu province allows motorcycle backriding while under GCQ

Jun 04, 2020 - 9:13 PM

The executive order of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, however, does not allow motorcycle taxis or habal-habal in the province

Remullas petition to allow couple backride pass to DOH. - Remulla wrote a letter to DOH Sec. DUQUE to allow wife or husband backride pass going to work at every checkpoint in Cavite during GCQ. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Pandemic delays Cebu's plans to replace Cebuano with English in teaching

Jun 02, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia originally wanted new learning materials produced in time for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year

Cebu province to stop requiring PCR test for discharge of COVID-19 patients

Jun 02, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Coronavirus patients can be discharged from the hospital as long as they are deemed 'clinically well,' says Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia

SWAB TEST. A man is swab tested for coronavirus in Cavite. File photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

[Science Solitaire] Avatars and the performing arts

May 31, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'What if your favorite performing artist showed up in your house through some abracadabra of digital technology? How will that change the quality of your day?'

Garcia to ask for lifting of Cebu province's GCQ status

May 30, 2020 - 10:51 PM

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says her province is prepared to transition to the moderate general community quarantine

Photo courtesy of Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia Media Affairs

Ylona Garcia, Bright Vachirawit on 88Rising’s 'Asia Rising: Summer Edition' lineup

May 27, 2020 - 5:36 PM

The two stars are part of the online festival's lineup

RISING STARS. Bright Vachirawit and Ylona Garcia are performing in 88Rising's upcoming online festival. Screenshots from and

[Science Solitaire] Quarantine passions

May 24, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'If you lost your job because of the pandemic, did you lose your passion too?'

CHR slams Gwen Garcia for publicly shaming netizen

May 22, 2020 - 9:32 PM

‘Shouldn't we both be entitled to the same human rights that the Commission on Human Rights has vowed to protect?’ Garcia asks

GOVERNOR. Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia addresses the public via livestream in this file photo. Photo from Cebu Province Public Information Office/Sugbo News

Crawford, Mikey Garcia lead race for Pacquiao fight

May 19, 2020 - 8:15 PM

Errol Spence Jr and Danny Garcia forge a collision to possibly be held in September

NEXT IN LINE. The list comes down to Terrence Crawford or Mikey Garcia for Manny Pacquiao's next fight. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

GCQ in Cebu province takes effect on May 20

May 18, 2020 - 5:59 PM

While the province is downgraded to a general community quarantine as a 'moderate-risk' area, the province remains on lockdown until May 20 pending a new executive order

CHECKPOINT. Police man a checkpoint in Cebu. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Danny Garcia says he's fighting Pacquiao or Spence in September

May 17, 2020 - 9:42 PM

Two-division world champion Danny Garcia wants Manny Pacquiao next, just a day after Mikey Garcia said the same

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Ivan Redkach (R) and Danny Garcia exchange punches during their WBC silver world welterweight title eliminator at Barclays Center on January 25, 2020 in New York City. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

[Science Solitaire] The wisdom in the wait

May 17, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Time can run out on us but what it cannot do is fill it for us. What if we intentionally live out wisdom in the wait so that we can have an even better normal?'

Garcias focus on Pacquiao as Mikey's next opponent

May 16, 2020 - 7:41 PM

Manny Pacquiao is ’not as big’ as other welterweights, says the family of four-division world champion Mikey Garcia

FRISCO, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 29: Mikey Garcia knocks down Jessie Vargas in the fifth round during their WBC Welterweight Diamond Championship bout at The Ford Center at The Star on February 29, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

[Science Solitaire] Don't forget these things when learning through a screen

May 10, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'[We have to] help young people realize that the screen is their slave – a tool – and not their master'

Whether ECQ or GCQ, Metro Manila mayors want single policy after May 15

May 09, 2020 - 7:56 PM

If the national government decides to extend the enhanced community quarantine of Metro Manila beyond May 15, it should be at a maximum of two weeks, say the big city mayors

UNDER LOCKDOWN. Roxas Boulevard in Manila on Thursday, March 18. FILE Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Get ready with Morning Rush DJ and dog-lover, Rica Garcia

May 07, 2020 - 4:10 PM

From 10 alarms to naturally waking up on weekends, get to know Rica’s mornings

Cebu sets guidelines for release of children in conflict with the law

May 07, 2020 - 10:46 AM

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says it is important to establish protocols for children in conflict with the law as they are different from adult prisoners

CEBU GOVERNMENT. The Cebu Provincial Capitol. Photo by Ryme26/CC BY-SA

Framers: ABS-CBN shutdown order defies 1987 Constitution

May 07, 2020 - 8:03 AM

The closure comes 'at the worst of times' as the nation battles the coronavirus pandemic

The National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) has issued a cease and desist order to the giant network ABS-CBN effective immediately. May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[SCIENCE SOLITAIRE] You co-create the next normal: Part 1

May 03, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'The next normal is not a magical tomorrow that is independent of our actions today or in the past'

Billy Crawford, Coleen Garcia expecting first child

May 01, 2020 - 1:45 PM

Coleen is 5 months pregnant

Task force to draft rules for Cebu's 'new normal' post-quarantine

Apr 30, 2020 - 2:02 PM

The coronavirus pandemic underscores the need to boost agricultural production in Cebu, which had been largely relied on imports, says Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia

'NEW NORMAL'. File photo of Governor Gwendolyn Garcia meeting with local officials to discuss provincial response to the novel coronavirus disease. Photo from Cebu Province Public Information Office/Sugbo News

[SCIENCE SOLITAIRE] How long is life? A meter and 60 days

Apr 26, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Our human nature will not banish our sense of touch despite what we have experienced during the pandemic. We will find new ways to feel each other.'

[OPINION] The saints next door

Apr 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM

'It may be easy, though not always and definitely not all the time, to help those close to us, but the question remains: how about those who are distant and far from us?'

Cebu province earmarks half of monthly IRA as financial aid to local gov't units

Apr 20, 2020 - 12:47 PM

This is the second tranche of financial assistance that LGUs under Cebu province will receive from the provincial government

Members of the Cebu City Health Workers along with the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) conducts temperature check as motorists line up in Jones Ave. cebu City is under Community quarantine to stop the spread of the Corona virus disease. (PHOTO BY: GELO LITONJUA)

How the old 'normal' caused the pandemic

Apr 19, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Our lives are too small, our minds so closed, our interests so shallow, our existing social and political ideologies too narrow, to recognize that we invited this non-living thing into our lives, into our normal'

Garcia drums up bid to forge Pacquiao fight

Apr 14, 2020 - 9:18 PM

Mikey Garcia, who served as sparring partner to Manny Pacquiao over a decade ago, is no stranger to the Filipino icon’s speed and power

LEGENDARY. Manny Pacquiao remains to be a favorite challenge for younger boxers. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Cebu vows cash aid to residents stranded outside the province

Apr 14, 2020 - 8:30 PM

Information is available on the Stranded Cebuanos Assistance Center Facebook page

Sitio Zapatera in Barangay Barrio Luz with at least 9,000 residents is on lockdown after several residents were found out to be infected by Covid19. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Inside the Industry: Quarantine radio with Rica G and Chico Garcia

Apr 14, 2020 - 10:17 AM

The crew of Monster RX 93.1's The Morning Rush, Rica G and Chico Garcia, tells us what happens to radio jocks when you take away their radio

The end of the handshake

Apr 12, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Would there ever be a gesture more 'equal'?

[REFLECTIONS] Easter hope rises from the depths of the pandemic

Apr 11, 2020 - 3:07 PM

For those who have faith, death is not the end of life but marks the beginning of another journey. It is when life is transformed, and all of life’s sorrows are converted into a passage into another realm.

What science tells us about COVID-19

Apr 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

This virus is new, and science is doing a parallel course of getting to know it while fighting it. Which is a very tricky thing.

Cebu province launches COVID-19 contact tracing app

Apr 04, 2020 - 6:20 PM

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia requires all Cebuanos to install the WeTrace app on their phones

Gabbi Garcia, Khalil Ramos start fundraiser for coronavirus frontliners

Apr 03, 2020 - 3:31 PM

The couple, along with their friends, aim to raise funds for Ospital ng Parañaque and Pasay City General Hospital

GABBI GARCIA AND KHALIL RAMOS. The couple start a donation drive for two hospitals in Parañaque and Pasay. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler