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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 »

“Suspicious-looking” men held by police in Oslob


CEBU CITY–Police have held for questioning six “suspicious-looking” men on board a van in Barangay Tan-awan, Oslob town, 121 kilometers south of Cebu City. Five of them are Muslims from Lanao del Norte while one is a Christian from Iloilo, said SPO1 Arturo Balmores, deputy chief of the Oslob Police Station. Balmores said they received […]

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

1 dies in Santander road accident anew


A MOTORCYCLE rider died while his backrider was seriously injured after his bike collided with a Ceres bus on Sunday afternoon in Barangay Liloan, Santander, the southernmost town of Cebu. Ivan Viloria Ogoc, 20, of Consolacion town, northern Cebu who worked as a call center agent, and his backrider, Gwynne Guylan, 20, of Pelaez Street, […]

Posted: February 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Thai princess fulfills dream of swimming with whale sharks in Oslob


  CEBU CITY—Even a visiting princess cannot resist the allure of swimming with famed whale sharks in Oslob town, 121 km south of here. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand and her party arrived in Barangay Tan-awan, Oslob on Saturday morning to fulfill her desire to swim with the whale sharks, a tourist attraction of the […]

Posted: February 26th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

The good friars of old Oslob


A brief unplanned stop at a church renovation project going nowhere somewhere in Western Cebu, I had a brief chat with one of the parishioners there that got me into thinking about how history will judge us and our actuations — especially when one is a parish priest who feels that he is a god […]

Posted: February 22nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

2 die in road mishaps in south Cebu


TWO died while three others got injured in separate road accidents in the southern Cebu towns of Alcantara and Oslob. Joel Isugan, 50, of Barangay Palanas, Alcantara, was pronounced dead at the Badian District Hospital.Hospital PO1 Erwin delos Santos of Alcantara Police Station said the victim was driving his motorcycle while under the influence of […]

Posted: February 11th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Oslob controversies, ca. 1882


In 1882, Fray Gregorio Ros, OSA, parish priest of Oslob, answered a set of 81 questions that, like the previous set of articles on Toledo in this space last month, provides us today an intriguing glimpse of the town, complete with some possible controversies. This document, along with those of Toledo (which I wrote about […]

Posted: February 1st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Chinese woman drowns in Sumilon


A 27-year-old woman from China died after she drowned while swimming in the seawater of Sumilon Island, Oslob town, southern Cebu last Thursday. PO2 Noel Mamali, police desk officer of Oslob Police Station, identified the victim as Xinting Liu, single and temporarily residing at Sta. Theresa Village in Barangay Cansojong, Talisay City. According to Mamali, […]

Posted: January 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Foreign visitors dock in Oslob


About 31 foreign visitors arrived safely in Oslob town in southern Cebu on board a colorum banca despite the heavy downpour and zero sea visibility, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Cebu station said yesterday. PCG-Cebu Commander Dionlett Ampil told Cebu Daily News that a search and rescue operation was conducted after they received a text […]

Posted: January 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Miss U and the whales in Oslob


To be featured during the Miss Universe pageant next year would have brought a huge impact on the tourism industry in Oslob, southern Cebu, but recent developments have made that a less likely prospect. Oslob Mayor Jun Tumulak surrendered to the possibility that the whale shark watching activity his town takes pride in may no […]

Posted: December 14th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »