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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 »

Tourism in CV feeling impact of Bohol clash


The tourism industry in Central Visayas is taking a beating as the negative effects of the encounter between government forces and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Bohol as well as travel advisories issued by various countries last week are finally being felt. Stakeholders, however, remain optimistic that these effects will not be long-lasting. Alice […]

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

Tourism caravan moved to later date


SUROY-SUROY SA CAMOTES ISLAND The Camotes leg of the Suroy-Suroy sa Sugbo has been moved from the first week of May to the third week of next month “We have postponed it due to time constraints,” said Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale, who clarified that finances is not the reason for the postponement of the Suroy-Suroy […]

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

Cebu City Sports Tourism set to take off


CEBU City Councilor Jerry Guardo will be spearheading a program that aims to make the city a prime venue for sports tourism. Targeted to start in the last quarter of the year, the Cebu City Sports Tourism will feature various sports events which will be held in different places in Cebu City. “Part of our […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Breaking | 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 »


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Inabanga, Bohol — A top military official yesterday declared that Bohol “is now the safest place on earth” after a successful government siege here that led to the death of six Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members, including the man believed to be a key leader of the Islamic militant group. Top officials of the Armed […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Travelers told: Stay safe

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Stay at home, or if you insist on traveling, don’t post your whereabouts online. Also verify every “advisory” and “alert” you read in social media. These were some of the tips given by Cebu City officials to city residents who will join thousands of Metro Cebu residents in heading to the province and outside Cebu […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Watchful week ahead


It started as early as last Monday; but we can expect thousands of Metro Cebu residents to troop to bus terminals, seaports and airports for the annual Holy Week break. But this year’s observance would be different in Cebu province owing to last Tuesday’s encounter between government troops and suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits and also […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Cebu ranks second in World’s Friendliest Islands list


Readers of New York City-based travel magazine, Travel + Leisure (T+L), have named Cebu as the second friendliest island in the world next to Palawan, which was recognized as the world’s friendliest island. All of Luzon as well Boracay were also ranked third and fourth place, respectively. “While the politics of the nation have grown […]

Posted: April 11th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Dino calls on US Embassy to clarify advisory


Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino is asking the US Embassy to clarify an advisory, which they issued against travels to Cebu and Bohol, to prevent ill effects especially on local tourism. Dino said that the issuance of the advisory shortly before Bohol province will host the multi-sectoral forums as part of the country’s […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »