M4.9 earthquake hit Cebu

CEBU. Court workers, lawyers and their clients step out of the Quimonda building after the M4.9 quake that struck at 9:47 a.m. (Flornisa Marie M. Gitgano)

Response resources

DAVAO. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte turns over to city's barangays 110 multicabs and 79 motorcycles that will be utilized for quick and effective response to calamities. (Seth delos Reyes)

Libreng taud sa corsage

DAVAO. Libre nga taud ang gihatag nga serbisyo sa babaye ngadto sa mga mopalit sa iyang corsage ug garland kay graduwasyon sa mga estudyante sa Magallanes Central Elementary School kagahapon didto sa Almendras Gym. (Seth delos Reyes)

Maleldo 2015

PAMPANGA. Ruben Enaje shows stainless steel nails that will be used to nail them in the cross on Good Friday in San Pedro Cutud, City of San Fernando. (Chris Navarro)

Going LED for Earth Hour

PAMPANGA. Performers suited up with light emitting diodes or LED dance to "change climate change" during Saturday’s Earth Hour at SM City Pampanga. (Jovi T. De Leon)

Palm Sunday in Bacolod

BACOLOD. Catholic faithful in Bacolod City bring their palm fronds to the San Sebastian Cathedral for blessing during the Palm Sunday yesterday. (Merlinda A. Pedrosa)

Barricade continues

ILIGAN CITY. More than 1,000 supporters of suspended Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia are still camped outside City Hall. The DILG served the notice of suspension Friday and Vice Mayor Roderic Marzo has been sworn in the city's new mayor. (ANJO J. BACARISAS)

earth hour

CEBU. Power demand in the three Visayas regions dropped by 34.67 megawatts during Earth Hour last Saturday. In Lapu-Lapu City, dancers with LED lights for props performed during an event hosted by Crimson Resort and Spa. (Alan Tangcawan)

Paggatas sa kanding

DAVAO. Inay mogamit og makina, mas gipili sa Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center ang mano-manong paggatas sa ilang kanding.

Palm Sunday sa San Pedro Cathedral

DAVAO. MGA parokyano sa San Pedro Cathedral nagpabendita sa ilang lukay alang sa pagsugod sa pagsaulog sa Semana Santa kagahapon, March 29, 2015. (Seth delos Reyes)

Palm Sunday 2015

CEBU CITY. The blessing of palms on Palm Sunday (March 29) marked the beginning of the Holy Week celebration this year.

About 200 bikers during Earth Hour

CEBU. Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella (center, in white polo shirt) and Councilor Nida Cabrera (to Labella's right) join bikers at the newly installed bike racks on Plaza Sugbo, right in front of the Cebu City Hall. (Arni Aclao)

Breaking a rule

CAGAYAN DE ORO. These vendors defy the bold notice painted on the wall. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

Discount rate

CAGAYAN DE ORO. For three weeks now, taxi commuters are enjoying a P10 discount which has been imposed in the city since March 9. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

Firefighters rescued 3 trapped teenagers

CEBU. Firefighters go to work in Sitio Caimito, Banawa in Cebu City, where they rescued 3 trapped teenagers. (Amper Campaña)

Bomb drill sa Davao

DAVAO. Sakop sa 911 Rescue Team miplastar aron sutaon ang kahimtang sa biktima sa pagbusikad sa bomba sa gihimong bomb drill didto sa People's Park, dakbayan sa Davao kagahapon. (Seth delos Reyes)

888 Chinatown Square Premier construction

BACOLOD. No workers were seen at the construction site of 888 Chinatown Square Premier on Gatuslao St. on Thursday after the Department of Labor and Employment issued a temporary work stoppage order to its management for failure to comply with safety standards. Merlinda A. Pedrosa

University of Cebu Topnotcher

CEBU. University of Cebu (UC) Chancellor Candice Gotianuy (left) congratulates Michelle Liao (right) on her placing fifth in the 2014 bar exams and informs the 31-year-old certified public accountant that UC will reward her with a brand new Toyota (inset). (Allan Defensor)

Little chef

DAVAO. A toddler shows the pizza that he personally baked while enjoying with other kids in the three-day Little Chefs Summer Workshop spearheaded by Seda Hotel, Wednesday afternoon, March 26. (King Rodriguez)

Honors for peace panel chairs

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Government and MILF peace panel chairs Miriam Coronel Ferrer (left) and Mohagher Iqbal (third from left) receive the Father William Masterson Awards for their contributions to peace. With them is Xavier University president Fr. Roberto Yap (middle). (Froilan Gallardo)

Lubao balloon festival

PAMPANGA. A crew prepares a balloon for flight during the 2nd Lubao International Balloon Festival 2015 at Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga, where 45 colorful and multi-shaped dirigibles will fly from March 26 to 29 in the biggest ballooning event in South East Asia. (Chris Navarro)

Inad-ad nga gamot

DAVAO. Giandam sa babaye nga naninda og tambal ang inad-ad nga gamot sa himag nga daghan kuno ang matambalan kay pwede la-gaon ug imnon, pwede sab ihumol sa lana aron panghaplas. (Seth delos Reyes)

Pre-schoolers under the heat of the sun

CEBU. Pre-schoolers in a public school in the City of Naga practice for their graduation rites, with umbrellas and caps provided by their parents. (Alex Badayos)


DAVAO. With summer break soon, representatives from NCCC Mall publicize their upcoming events that will cater to kids and teens alike during Wednesday's Club 888 held at Marco Polo Hotel. (King Rodriguez)

Bombero naghukas sa sapot

DAVAO. Sakop sa 911 Fire Auxiliary naghukas sa iyang sapot ibabaw sa ilang fire truck kay napalong na ang kayo sa sunog nga ila untang respodihan sa dalang Villamor, Bo. Obrero, dakbayan sa Davao kagahapon sa buntag. (Seth Delos Reyes)

Cops checks their names on housing project list

HOUSING PROJECT. Police officers from Negros Occidental and Bacolod City check out their names in the list of the 510 beneficiaries of the President Benigno Aquino III Housing Project in Barangay Felisa, Bacolod during the turn-over rites Monday.

Summer Heat

CEBU. A large vat near the Heritage of Cebu monument in Parian, Cebu City gives two children a chance to cool off from the midday heat. (Alex Badayos)

Lunch for evacuees

MAGUINDANAO. Lunch is ready for the evacuees of Barangays Nunangan and Tugal, Datu Anggal Midtimbang in Maguindanao. (Anjo J. Bacarisas)

Angry bird, quiet boy

DAVAO. A soiled Angry bird stuffed toy is placed in a circle as Ryan Bacalso prefers to draw on the sand. He's still in kinder, he says, and claims to be 11 years old. (King Rodriguez)

PWDs naghuot sa wheelchair

DAVAO. Naghuot ang duha ka persons with disability sa usa ka wheelchair samtang gigamit sa mga nagdula'g basketball ang mga wheelchair didto sa Rizal Park diin gipahigayon ang Araw ng Davao Paralympics. (Seth delos Reyes)

5 of the 7 robbers

CEBU. Police present 5 of the 7 men who were linked to the robbery last Sunday of a Lapu-Lapu City businesswoman’s home. Using text messages and information from the lone female suspect (not in photo), the police caught them all on the same day. (Amper Campaña)

Graduation time

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Schools around the country have started holding their commencement ceremonies. This market vendor sells garland for P10 apiece at Cogon market. (Joey P. Nacalaban)