Experts: Cebu town reclamation to cause ‘irreversible’ damage to ecology

Ador Vincent Mayol 11/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Environmental experts here have warned of the dangers of its 235.8-hectare reclamation project in Consolacion town, Cebu, being pushed by the local officials in partnership with a private consortium. “Should the reclamation…

Congressman sits in private firm tapped to reclaim 235 hectares in Cebu town

Ador Vincent Mayol 10/13/2021

CEBU CITY––An environmental lawyer and a former commissioner of the Presidential Commission on the Urban Poor are questioning the legality and capacity of a consortium to undertake a 235.8-hectare reclamation project in northern Cebu town. Lawyer Rose-Liza…

Faith grows on Kinatarcan Island in Cebu

Ador Vincent Mayol 05/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — The people of Kinatarcan Island off the western coast of Cebu province felt something was missing even if they were living in paradise. “We craved for something more, the one that physical…

Lapulapu: Hero behind the myth

Ador Vincent Mayol 04/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — He is widely celebrated as the first Filipino hero. But apart from successfully warding off Spanish invaders 500 years ago, very little is reliably known about Lapulapu. “Nobody knows what happened to…

Resort slapped with P10K fine, warning for discrimination

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) has issued a warning and slapped a P10,000 fine on a posh resort on Mactan Island for its “poor handling” of a guest and a…

Central Visayas loses P35.5B in tourism revenue

Ador Vincent Mayol 12/07/2020

CEBU CITY—Central Visayas has lost $713 million, or about P35.5 billion, in tourism revenue from foreign arrivals due to quarantine restrictions and border closures brought about by the coronavirus disease pandemic. Efren Carreon, regional director of the…

Cebu BRT project to affect 150 structures

Ador Vincent Mayol 11/28/2020

CEBU CITY—At least 150 residential and commercial structures in this city are set to be demolished to give way to the road-widening project for the 39.88-kilometer Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, which will be implemented starting…

Cebu solon plans to file bill making it lawful for gov’t to take over telcos

Ador Vincent Mayol, Carla Gomez - @inquirerdotnet 08/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A member of the House of Representatives from Cebu City said he planned to file a bill to make it legal for the government to take over the construction and operation of telecommunications facilities like…

Dominguez promises enough funds to buy vaccines

Ador Vincent Mayol 08/06/2020

CEBU CITY –– Amid the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III assures Filipinos of adequate funds to purchase vaccines once these are available. In an economic forum on Thursday, August 6,…

At least 92 Cebu City businesses to close down due to losses from COVID-19 restrictions

Ador Vincent Mayol 07/28/2020

CEBU CITY –– At least 92 traders here have expressed their intent to shut down businesses due to losses incurred while strict restrictions were implemented by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).…

7 priests, 10 employees of Sto. Niño Basilica suspected virus carriers

Ador Vincent Mayol 06/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The centuries-old and most prominent Catholic church here remains closed to the public even as other churches have reopened, though with a limited number of worshipers, as the city shifted to a less stringent general…

2 frontline health workers attacked

Ador Vincent Mayol, Edwin Fernandez 03/30/2020

COTABATO CITY, Maguinadano, Philippines —The discrimination against health workers in the frontline of the battle against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become violent. Two persons, a hospital employee in Tacurong City and a nurse of a…

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