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Capitol surpasses 2016 income target; sets P3.1 billion target this year

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The Cebu provincial government surpassed its income target for 2016 after posting a revenue of P3.09 billion. Records from the Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PRO) said the amount surpassed the Capitol’s P2.8 billion collection in 2015 by P290 million. Provincial Treasurer Emmanuel Guial attributed the increase to the province’s internal revenue allotment (IRA), which reached to […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

‘Monster waves’ blamed for cargo ship’s sinking

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Photo from Coast Guard Public Affairs Office

CEBU CITY–The winds were strong but the water at the Mactan Channel was calm when MV Meridian Tres left Pier 5 in Cebu City at 1:55 p.m. on Tuesday. Seven hours later, the vessel was battered by huge waves in between the islands of Leyte and Bohol, causing it to tilt and later sink. At […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Cebu City barangays receive medical equipment

Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña told residents of Barangay Apas in Cebu City that they can ask for assistance from the city government anytime. (CDN PHOTO/JHEYSEL TANGARO)

In order to improve public healthcare services, Cebu City Health Department and the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH 7), with the Cebu City government represented by Mayor Tomas Osmeña turned over medical equipment to Apas Barangay Health Center on Wednesday. Apas Barangay Health Center received two units of nebulizer, two units of thermostan, […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Bamboo Bay’s tower 3 tops off

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Tower 3 of Bamboo Bay Communities is set to be turned over by January 2018. (CDN PHOTO/VICTOR ANTHONY V. SILVA)

Contempo Property Holdings, Inc. (CPHI) topped off tower 3 of its Bamboo Bay Community in Mandaue City, signaling the final stretch of development for the project. The 268-unit edifice, the biggest of three towers, was expected to be turned over to homeowners by the end of 2017. Around 70 percent of the more than 200 […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Clearing operations continue in Busay

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A backhoe clears out an area hit by a landslide in Sitio Garaje in Barangay Busay, Cebu City on Wednesday. (CDN PHOTO/ JOSE SANTINO S. BUNACHITA)

As of 11 a.m., a backhoe continues to remove huge slabs of cement, which used to be part of a retaining wall along a highway in Sitio Garaje, Barangay Busay, Cebu City. A portion of the retaining wall collapsed on nine parked passenger jeepneys after a landslide occurred in the area past 2 a.m. on […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

One of 29 crew members of MV Meridian Tres remains missing

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Rescued crew members of MV Meridian Tres talks about their ordeal with a crew member of MV Filipinas Butuan. They are set to arrive in Cebu on Thursday morning. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/CHESTER COKALIONG)

BATO, Leyte-One crew member remained missing while 28 others were rescued when a cargo vessel sank in the waters near Dawahon Island between the provinces of Bohol and Leyte on Tuesday night. The survivors were rescued from the life rafts after they abandoned their ship, steel-hulled MV Meridian Tres, as it was listing on its […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Landslide hits mountain barangay in Cebu City

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Bureau of Fire Rescue Team start searching for survivors or victims in a landslide at Sitio Garaje, Upper Busay in Cebu City. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

CEBU CITY—Nine public utility jeepneys (PUJs) and a private car were partially buried during a landslide in Sitio Garaje, Barangay Busay in Cebu City on Wednesday dawn. No one was reported hurt in the landslide that also damaged a retaining wall. The PUJs, which plied the Plaza Housing route, usually parked there overnight. Radio reports […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Two missing Argao fishermen found in Siquijor

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The two fishermen from Barangay Langtad, Argao, who were reported missing since 4 a.m. on Tuesday have been found alive and well late afternoon. According to Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRMO) head Baltazar Tribunalo Jr., the two fishermen were found in Siquijor, an island province located south of Cebu. Tribunalo said that they […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Miss Universe 2016 candidates visit SM Seaside City Cebu

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Uniqlo chief operations officer Katsumi Kubota (center) poses with the twelve Miss Universe 2016 candidates who visited the shop in SM Seaside City Cebu on Tuesday afternoon. (CDN PHOTO/TRICIA RODRIGO)

CEBU CITY–Twelve of 86 Miss Universe candidates visited SM Seaside City Cebu at the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City on Tuesday afternoon. These were delegates from Argentina, the Bahamas, Czech Republic, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Namibia, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, and Venezuela. The pageant beauties were welcomed by global casual apparel brand, Uniqlo, […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Cebu City mountain barangays now under state of calamity

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Cebu City council placed the mountain barangays under state of calamity following several landslide incidents. (CDN PHOTO/JOSE SANTINO S. BUNACHITA)

Due to the recent incidents of landslides, the Cebu City Council has placed all mountain barangays in the city under a state of calamity. The declaration was made during the council’s regular session on Tuesday afternoon. Aside from the landslides, the council also cited the cold spell as another reason for the declaration. In a […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »