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Mayor Rama asks consular corps to help rebuild ‘Yolanda’-damaged hospital

HONORARY consul of Poland Carmel Luzuriaga Durano, Cebu City Mayor Michael
Rama, honorary consul of Israel Emily Benedicto Chioson, Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella

The Consular Corps of the Philippines Cebu chapter held a dinner meeting with Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama at Salon Barcelona of the Casino Español de Cebu. It was a lively gathering with Mayor Rama among the first to arrive.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Exotic recipe served for China anniversary bash


Consul General and Madame Zhang Weigou hosted a diplomatic reception to mark the 64th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China at the grand ballroom of Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, which was draped with swaths of silk in flaming red and golden yellow. A tarpaulin depicted the Great Wall of China and covered an entire wall.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Retracing the Tea Horse Trade–the forgotten path

FAMOUS hanging bridge that figured prominently in Mao Zedong's Long March

In an effort to gather more information about the Tea Horse Trade, I drove out to the village of Shu-he. Here, a museum had been set up by a private company to commemorate the age-old exchange of horses and tea leaves between China and Tibet.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »