More international flights from Cebu set to resume

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The travel and hospitality industries in Cebu are looking at a rosy future two years after they suffered under the economic pinch of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest development signaling their recovery is…

Cebeco II to also impose power rate hike

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Consumers in northern Cebu province should brace for an increase in their electricity bills for June.  The Cebu Electric Cooperative II (Cebeco II) recently announced that they would be updating power rates effective…

May 2022 inflation rate in Central Visayas at 5.3% — PSA-7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – While the rest of the country saw an increase in inflation rates, it was the opposite for Central Visayas.  The regional bureau of the Philippine Statistics Authority in Central Visayas (PSA-7), in a…

Stakeholders in Cebu brace for more Chinese, Japanese tourists

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Stakeholders in Cebu are expecting more foreign tourists, particularly those from China and Japan, in the coming weeks. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia recently met with consul generals of China and Japan for Cebu…

Cebu to host PH’s 1st art book fair

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Illustrators, designers, writers, and poets are expected to flock to the Queen City of the South this July for the country’s first art book fair.  Local artists in Cebu announced that they will…

Employment rate in Central Visayas jumps to 94.8%

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The number of employed individuals in Central Visayas has improved as businesses gradually reopen and commercial activities resume two years since the pandemic occurred.  Based on recent data from the Philippine Statistics Authority…

Gwen on latest rift with Año: It’s not ‘bad blood’ 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Amid their recent clash over Cebu province’s policy on the optional wearing of face masks in outdoor and well-ventilated areas, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said there is no “bad blood” between her and…

Once a multi-million industry, whale-shark watching in Oslob took a nosedive in 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Income from the tourism sector in Oslob, southern Cebu went into a nosedive in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic dragged on.  Based on the 2021 Annual Audit Report of the Commission on Audit…

Libreng Sakay for provincial buses extended until June 26

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones, Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – While the Libreng Sakay program in Metro Cebu has already ended, those servicing in the provincial parts will continue until June 26. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7)…

1Cebu to invite tri-cities mayor for mass oath-taking

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—For their upcoming ‘mass oath-taking’, 1Cebu group has invited the reelected mayors of the island province’s three independent cities. In a recent press conference, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the mayors of Cebu City (Michael…

Dumanjug LGU to schools: Vaccination not required in graduation rites

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The local government of Dumanjug in southwestern Cebu has reminded schools there not to require vaccination cards as requirements for students and parents attending commencement exercises. The municipality, in an advisory dated June…

Davide: Why not question provincial ordinance before court?

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More local officials in Cebu expressed their support behind the recent ordinance that makes wearing face masks an option, and not anymore a requirement, in open spaces, as the national government reiterates its…

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