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Tourism, biz chiefs upbeat about sectors’ prospects despite recent clashes


The tourism and business sectors in the region remain upbeat even after the events in Bohol as well as travel advisories issued against visiting Central Visayas. Glenn Soco, Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) president, said both the region and the whole country were fast to recover from what had happened due to strong […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Saulog street dancing to push through amid tight security


NOTHING will stop the celebration of Saulog Tagbilaran in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, but security will be tight. The 2017 Grand Street Dancing Competition will push through on May 1 and will kick off the monthlong fiesta in Bohol province, said Tagbilaran City Bohol Administrator Leonides Borja. “We have augmented more than 300 security officers from […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »


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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 »



TYPO ERRORS A reporter called up a police director to ask about the document being circulated on social media. The document contained a directive to police precincts to check on the coastal areas in their jurisdiction. While the police official confirmed the document’s authenticity, he said it was an internal memo. “But I was angry […]

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

Security troops sent to Bohol for ASEAN Summit meetings


Over 3,200 security forces from different government agencies mostly from Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were sent to Bohol on Wednesday morning for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit meetings. The ASEAN Meetings in Bohol starts April 19 to April 22, 2017 in Panglao Island, Bohol. Despite […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

DOT: Security in place; CV tourists have no reason to fear

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  Amid several recent travel advisories warning tourists of the dangers in traveling to Central Visayas, the Department of Tourism (DOT) expressed confidence that the region’s security situation was in good hands. In a statement, the DOT said they are confident that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

DOST prioritizes food security programs


FOOD security tops the community empowerment projects lined up by the regional Department of Science and Technology (DOST-7) for Central Visayas, the agency’s regional chief said yesterday. In yesterday’s 888 News Forum, DOST regional director Edilberto Paradela said one of their projects is the culturing of catfishes and breadfruit or kulo in Barangay Bondo, Borbon […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »


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Security beefed up for Asean meetings in Bohol as Korean Consulate issues travel advisory As the meetings of the trade ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) started in Bohol yesterday and in the face of the encounter between government forces and members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), a joint security augmentation […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »



Police and military officials on Saturday assured that Cebu is safe but urged the public to remain vigilant in the wake of the firefight that claimed nine lives in Bohol this week as well as several unverified reports of terrorist sightings in the province circulating through text and on social media. The assurance came amid […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »