FACES OF CEBU:  IKU-P, 30, Cebu-based Japanese influencer

Delta Letigio 01/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Super typhoon Odette did not only affect Cebuanos, but also foreigners living in Cebu.  One of those affected was IKU-P, a 30 year old Japanese national, who found himself in the middle of the storm…

Cebu City residents mandated to stay at home for ‘Clearing Days’

Delta Letigio 12/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City residents are mandated to stay at home for the Clearing Days on December 30, 2021, and January 2, 2022.  Mayor Michael Rama issued Executive Order No. 152, ordering people to stay at home…

2 days after #OdettePH: Cebu still without power, water supply

Delta Letigio, Doris C. Bongcac 12/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu is still without water and power supply two days after Typhoon Odette hit this island province. Edna Inocando, spokesperson of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), said on Saturday morning, December 18,…

700 evacuated in Cebu City; forced evacuation may be ordered Thursday afternoon

Delta Letigio 12/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Over 700 individuals have already been preemptively evacuated here to avoid complications once Typhoon Odette arrives.  The typhoon, which has an international name Rai, is expected to hit Cebu City on Thursday evening,…

Metro Cebu now under Signal No. 3

Delta Letigio 12/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —(Updated)  As Typhoon Odette (International name: Rai) draws closer, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has placed the eastern portion of Cebu under Signal No. 3.  In its 5 a.m. bulletin,…

Cemeteries urged: Place social distancing markers

Delta Letigio 10/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, the chairperson for disaster risk reduction and management in the City Council, wants social distancing markers placed in cemeteries here. This he said after he inspected the Calamba…

LTFRB-7 reminds PUVs: Students, PWDs still entitled to fare discount

Delta Letigio 09/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) is reminding public utility vehicles that students and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are still entitled to 20-percent fare discount. LTFRB-7 Director Eduardo Montealto, Jr., said…

Dr. Mancao: 3 major hospitals in Cebu City now ‘full to the brim’

Delta Letigio 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  The three major private hospitals in Cebu City are now “full to the brim” due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, says Dr. Peter Mancao, the deputy task force leader for the north…

Win Gatchalian open to running for VP in 2022

Delta Letigio 07/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senator Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian has said yes to the possibility of running for vice president of the country in the 2022 national elections. In a press conference in Cebu City, Gatchalian said he…

Old and new faces to join 2022 elections in Cebu City

Delta Letigio, Doris C. Bongcac 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Old and new faces are expected to file their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) this October to seek elective posts in Cebu City in the 2022 polls. But nothing is final to date as…

84 drug surrenderees in Cebu City now ‘drug-free’

Delta Letigio 05/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More drug surrenderees in Cebu City have graduated from the Community-based Drug Rehabilitation Program, rendering them “drug-free.” Jonah John Rodriguez, the head of the City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP), said in…

COVID-19 vaccinations to affect Cebu City Health operations

Delta Letigio 04/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Coronavirus Disease 2019 vaccinations will eventually affect the Cebu City Health Department’s (CHD) operations, especially when the roll-out will be on full swing. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, the CHD officer-in-charge, said that as…

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