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Fire hits uptown hotel in Cebu City


CEBU CITY- No one was reported injured in a fire that struck the storage room of a hotel in uptown Cebu City on Tuesday dawn, prompting guests to quickly vacate the place for safety. Firefighters managed to control the blaze at the basement 2 of Crown Regency Hotel and Towers along Osmeňa Boulevard in Cebu […]

Posted: May 23rd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Bohol to offer ‘fiesta package’ to tourists


Panglao Island, Bohol — While most feasts or fiestas are celebrated in honor of a particular patron saint, it is much more than that for those from Bohol. For Boholanos living on the island or in other parts of the country or even abroad, the hometown “fiesta” is a celebration of life. No matter where […]

Posted: May 7th, 2017 in Headlines,Special Feature | Read More »

‘Kadaugan sa Mactan’ draws 5K crowd


OVER 5,000 spectators were on hand to watch yesterday’s reenactment of the annual Kadaugan sa Mactan that showcased participants of four schools, several folkloric dance groups and Manila-based celebrities clad in native Filipino costumes. The event was secured by nearly 500 personnel from the navy and Philippine National Police Maritime Group along with civilian volunteers […]

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

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 »

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 »

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 »



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 »

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 »

BI-7 claims they were not aware of travel restriction vs 7 South Koreans

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WHY were seven Korean nationals charged in Cebu with violating Philippine laws on sex trafficking allowed to leave the country despite a travel restriction issued by the court? The question hounds government authorities who were caught off guard with the sudden flight of the foreign nationals just a day after posting bail last week. The […]

Posted: March 14th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Family of missing Chinese tourist calls for help


The family of a female Chinese tourist who went missing in Cebu since Saturday morning is asking for help from everyone who could give them information and help them locate her. Weiying Gu, 72, who was in Cebu with a group of other Chinese tourists including her husband Guoqiang Wu, was reported missing since Saturday […]

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