Boat trips canceled due to ‘Urduja’

Morexette B. Erram, Nestle L. Semilla, Steffi Kyle Nolido 12/15/2017

  Due to Tropical Storm Urduja’s almost stationary movement, several larger passenger vessels from Cebu bound to Luzon and Mindanao have canceled their voyages scheduled today. As of 5:00 a.m. today, the Philippine Coast Guard in Cebu…

STRANDED IN CEBU

DORIS BONGCAC, Doris Mae C. Mondragon, Morexette Marie B. Erram, Steffi Kyle Nolido 12/14/2017

  Hundreds of passengers bound for Cebu’s northern tip and its neighboring island-provinces were left stranded after small seacrafts were prevented from leaving the ports of Cebu yesterday amid foul weather spawned by Tropical Storm Urduja. The…

Program to improve rural banks relaunched

Steffi Kyle Nolido 12/14/2017

RURAL banks can now improve their financial capacity and generate better value for shareholders, strengthen management and governance, develop synergies and economies of scale and expand their market reach. This developed after the Consolidation Program for Rural…

Northern Cebu under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Depression Urduja

Morexette B. Erram, Steffi Kyle Nolido 12/14/2017

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) placed Northern Cebu, including Bantayan Island, under Storm Signal No. 1 as Tropical Depression Urduja is expected to make landfall this evening at Northern Samar. Under tropical storm…

Bracing for ‘Urduja’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morexette Marie B. Erram, Nestle L. Semilla, Steffi Kyle Nolido 12/13/2017

  Even if Tropical Storm Urduja will not directly hit Cebu, disaster officials from various local government units (LGU) here have started preparing for the weather disturbance and have cautioned the public over possible flash floods and…

PDEA-7 director welcomes back PNP

Steffi Kyle Nolido 12/12/2017

THE head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) welcomes the re-entry of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in government’s war on illegal drugs. PDEA-7 director Emerson Margate said he will meet with PNP…

Jail security beefed up ahead of holiday visits

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Steffi Kyle Nolido 12/12/2017

Additional personnel will be detailed at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) to ensure security within the premises for the Dec. 25 and 26 visits of families of inmates. Provincial Human Resources and Management Office…

CPDRC officials to implement ‘no gifts’ policy on Christmas Day

Steffi Kyle Nolido 12/11/2017

No gifts please. Visitors who plan to visit family members and friends now detained at the Cebu Provincial Rehabilitation and Detention Center (CPDRC) on Christmas Day are discouraged from bringing gifts inside the facility. Acting Jail Warden…

Capitol pushes purok system in towns

Steffi Kyle Nolido 12/11/2017

THE provincial government is stepping up its campaign to mobilize barangays in towns and cities of Cebu to adopt the “purok (neighborhood/zone)” system to deal with natural and man-made calamities. Baltazar Tribunalo Jr., head of the Provincial…

Oakridge eyes BPOs, retail brands for OITC 2 spaces

Steffi Kyle Nolido 12/11/2017

A HOMEGROWN realty company is targeting business process outsourcing firms and even those from retail, wellness and entertainment brands as it launches the first of its 12-storey buildings and offering at least 14,000 square meters of leasable…

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