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Government troops have surrounded a coastal village on Olango Island, 6.4 kilometers from Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, after a resident claimed to have seen two armed men in the area past 2 p.m. on Thursday. When police responded to the place, they heard successive loud bursts believed to have come from long firearms at […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t troops secure Olango village due to “armed men”


CEBU CITY–Government troops have surrounded a coastal village on Olango Island, 6.4 km from Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, after a resident claimed seeing two armed men in the area past 2 p.m. on Thursday. When police responded to the area, they heard successive gunfire apparently from long firearms at Sitio Bas Toral, Barangay San […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

200 drug surrenderers register for Lapu’s cash-for-work program


MORE than 200 drug surrenderers from Olango Island have registered for the Lapu-Lapu City government’s cash-for-work program last Saturday. Mayor Paza Radaza visited and spoke to around 400 surrenderers in the island and expressed her gratitude to their desire to change their lives, “Nanghinaut gyud mi uban sa kapulisan nga tinud-anay ang inyong pag-surrender, dili […]

Posted: October 5th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Lapu offers boats to carry passengers affected by PCG’s ‘anti-kolorum’ drive


LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Paz Radaza offered the city’s two sea ambulance motorboats and rented two other big motorboats to transport passengers from Angasil wharf in Barangay Mactan to Olango Island and back. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) also offered their vessel to bring passengers affected by PCG’s “anti-kolorum” campaign that was launched last month to […]

Posted: September 17th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Toys, kiddie rides for Olango kids


Around 50 individuals dressed like Santa Claus will bike through Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City to give toys and candies to the children on Dec. 19. They will also treat the children to kiddie rides at the island’s mini Hoops Dome on Dec. 20 and 21. The biking Santa Claus was organized by the city […]

Posted: December 18th, 2015 in Community | Read More »

Two net cafes closed for letting students play during class time


A Lapu-Lapu City task force closed another Internet shop yesterday for operating without a permit and allowing students inside during class hours, a violation of a city ordinance. The task force found two pupils of Bankal Elementary School inside the Internet shop of Vincent Tanaleon in barangay Bankal during class hours. Photos of the Grade […]

Posted: November 24th, 2015 in Headlines | Read More »

Mother helps neighbors earn income


How do you share your blessings after achieving success in business and after being given a new lease on life? For Delia Inoc, her answer was to hire her neighbors so they would have extra income. Being in the business for 25 years already, Inoc is one of the leading suppliers of shellcraft chandeliers to […]

Posted: November 1st, 2015 in Community | Read More »

Sea turtle freed in Lapu-Lapu


  A sea turtle that was stranded in a marine sanctuary in Olango Island was released in the open sea yesterday. The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle locally called pawikan  was earlier   found by a fisherman in the mangrove area, a healthy  specimen with a gray carapace or shell  measuring 24 inches by 23 inches. Instead […]

Posted: October 31st, 2015 in Headlines | Read More »

3 boys still missing


THE Philippine Navy and the Philippine Air Force (PAF) yesterday joined the search and rescue operation for the three boys who went missing after setting out to fish off barangay Baring, Olango Island last Sunday. Rescuers, however, returned empty-handed. Andy Berame of Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer of Lapu-Lapu City said a team from […]

Posted: October 21st, 2015 in Headlines | Read More »

3 boys missing in Olango


Three boys were reported missing yesterday morning after they went fishing in a  paddle boat Sunday morning in barangay Baring in Olango Island. Their  parents reported to the  Talima Police station at 7 a.m. yesterday after the boys failed to return home. Two  boys were aged 15 and the other 9. According to their parents, […]

Posted: October 20th, 2015 in Headlines | Read More »