Reservation system eyed to cut number of whale watching tourists to 800

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/09/2018

A CENTRALIZED reservation scheme is seen to be used in order to control the number of tourist flocking to the whale watching sites in Oslob town, in southern Cebu. Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said local tourism stakeholders…

Capitol to reduce number of whale shark visitors in Oslob

Rosalie Abatayo 10/09/2018

The Cebu provincial government has decided to reduce the number of people who go whale shark watching in Oslob. From the a daily average of 1,000 visitors, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said stakeholders agreed to reduce it…

Move to regulate whale shark watching draws support

Gerard Vincent Francisco 10/04/2018

THE plan of the Cebu Provincial Government and the Oslob municipal government to regulate the number of tourists who plan to interact with Oslob’s whale sharks has gained support. Shahlimar Tamano, the Regional Director of the Department…

Government to reduce number of whale shark watchers by half

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/03/2018

Realizing the need to protect and conserve the town’s top tourist attraction, the municipality of Oslob and the provincial government are planning to regulate the number of tourists who want to watch and swim with whale sharks,…

Oslob whale-shark watching activities to be regulated

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/03/2018

The Oslob Municipal Government and Cebu Provincial Government are eyeing to limit the number of visitors who come for the town’s whale-shark (butanding) watching activities. A stakeholders meeting, together with representatives from the Department of Tourism (DOT)…

The Candidates: Cebu City North and Oslob

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/21/2018

Dianne Padillo Age: 22 City: Cebu City North Work: Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Chairman Title: Ms. Siglakas 2011 first runner-up ALTHOUGH she feels pressured, Dianne Padillo is at the same time excited about being part of of Binibining…

TYPHOON OMPONG UPDATE: Tourism activities suspended in Cebu towns

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/13/2018

The Cebu Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) announced that the whale shark watching and island hopping activities in Oslob town are temporarily suspended due to Typhoon Ompong. The tourism office on its Facebook page stated that the Tumalog…

Provincial gov’t defends Oslob vs BIR’s tax claims

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 08/23/2018

THE Cebu Provincial Legal Office (PLO) has defended the municipal government of Oslob against the tax collection demands from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Lawyer Donato Villa of PLO, left for Manila on Thursday to personally…

Oslob LGU starts probe on resort’s collapsed elevator

Futch A. Inso 08/17/2018

Oslob Town Mayor Jose Tumulak disclosed they are now reviewing permits issued to Seafari Resort following the collapse of their elevator. At least four Chinese nationals were injured due to the incident. Tumulak said the town engineer…

Oslob officials to probe elevator accident

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 08/16/2018

The local government of Oslob is conducting an investigation to determine who should take liability for the elevator accident on Wednesday morning (August 15). At least four Chinese nationals were injured due to the incident. Oslob Mayor…

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