Ayala mall starts clearing operations

Connie E. Fernandez 01/08/2018

CEBU CITY—The Ayala Center Cebu is now starting clearing operations after the fire that gobbled an adjacent department store had been put out. But mall management could not tell when ACC would reopen since they had to…

Customers, personnel safely evacuated in Metro Ayala fire

Connie E. Fernandez 01/06/2018

CEBU CITY—Management of Metro Ayala confirmed that the ongoing fire started from the third floor of the department store inside Ayala Center Cebu at the Cebu Business Park here. In a two-paragraph statement sent to the local…

October 26 declared a special non-working holiday in Cebu

Connie E. Fernandez 10/23/2017

CEBU CITY—It is now official: October 26 has been declared a special non-working holiday in Cebu to allow more Cebuanos to attend the funeral of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal at the mausoleum of the Cebu…

Leyte execs appeal for help: We need food, potable water

Connie E. Fernandez, Inquirer Visayas, Joey Gabieta, Leo Udtohan, Robert Dejon, Vicky Arnaiz 07/07/2017

ORMOC CITY, Leyte — Local officials are appealing for food and potable water especially for at least 20 barangays that were badly affected by the earthquake that shook Leyte and cut off power supply on Thursday. The…

EDC shuts down geothermal plants in Leyte

Connie E. Fernandez 07/07/2017

The Energy Development Corp. has shut down its power plants spread in 14,000 hectares in Barangay Tongonan, Ormoc City, Leyte following the earthquake that rocked the province on Thursday. “For now, all of the plants are shut…

Six survivors pulled out of collapsed building in Kananga, Leyte

Connie E. Fernandez, Inquirer.net 07/07/2017

Cheers broke out after rescuers pulled out six people from what used to be a three-story building in Kananga town, Leyte which collapsed after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook the province on Thursday afternoon. Nerissa Superales, a…

Remembering ‘Hector the Terrible’

Connie E. Fernandez 06/17/2017

My mother was busy cooking some noodle dish when I arrived from school. I sighed. Noodles again, I thought. For five straight days, dinner had been different varieties of noodles. Yet no one was celebrating a birthday.…

TIPSTER SEEKS DUTERTE’S AID

Connie E. Fernandez, Leo Udtohan, Nestle L. Semilla 05/09/2017

Driver constantly moving due to fears for own safety  Bohol — The habal-habal or motorcycle-for-hire driver who tipped off the authorities on the presence of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Clarin town, Bohol is now fearing…

Goma hits back at ‘ninja cops’

Connie E. Fernandez 11/13/2016

ACTOR turned Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez is fighting back, saying he is also going to expose “ninja cops” involved in the illegal drugs trade. In a statement sent to Inquirer on Sunday, Gomez welcomed the move…

Goma to sue police chief

Connie E. Fernandez 11/10/2016

Mayor Richard Gomez of Ormoc City in Leyte has ordered his lawyers to file a case against the chief of police of Albuera town, Leyte, for linking him to the illegal drugs operation of the Espinosas. In…

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