Raymond vows support on POGO ban

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/23/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Acting Cebu City Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia has thrown his support on President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s orders to ban Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (Pogos). Reacting to Marcos’ third State of the Nation Address…

More Filipinos are visiting Taiwan

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/23/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourism officials from Taiwan are ramping up initiatives to entice more Filipinos to visit their country. Recently, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Teco) held a travel fair here inviting travelers from the Visayas…

SONA 2024: Three years in, Marcos fails to keep promises – groups

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around a hundred individuals staged a protest here, calling out President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. over his failed promises hours before he is set to make his third State of the Nation Address (Sona).…

FACES OF CEBU: Faith Anne Kristie Aragon, filmmaker

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Ever since she was still a kid, Faith Anne Kristie Aragon loved stories. From reading works of fiction to observing average joes and janes going about their day, Faith believed that everyone has…

Fair weather to return this weekend; Pagasa debunks ‘fake super typhoon’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fair weather may return in Cebu this weekend after days of heavy rains that resulted in floodings and landslides in many parts of the island-province. Based on the latest forecast from the Philippine…

Floods displace over 200 individuals in northern Cebu

Emmariel Ares, Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More than 200 individuals from northern Cebu were preemptively evacuated following floodings due to the low-pressure area (LPA) that affected parts of Visayas and Mindanao on Wednesday, July 17. At least nine localities…

LPA may not hit C. Visayas but habagat to bring rains

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/17/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The low-pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Surigao del Norte may not directly hit Central Visayas but the southwest monsoon will bring rains in the region in the coming days, the state weather…

Phivolcs warns of increased chances of another Kanlaon eruption

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/15/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Volcanologists here warned of increasing chances for Mount Kanlaon to erupt. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) issued a warning on Monday, July 15, alerting the public of “increased chances of…

Inter-tropical convergence zone to bring rains in Cebu – Pagasa

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/10/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Due to the presence of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), rains are expected in Cebu and the entire Central Visayas throughout this week, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and…

Palarong Pambansa opening: Raymond surprised by VP Sara’s no show

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/10/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Acting Cebu City Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia hoped that Vice President Sara Duterte would join them in the closing ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa 2024. Duterte, the outgoing Education Secretary, was a no-show…

President Marcos attends Palaro opening but VP Sara a no show

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/09/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — This year’s opening of the Palarong Pambansa had high-profile personalities, including President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., in attendance. But some of the core officials behind the event, particularly Vice President Sara Duterte and suspended…

Carmen, Cebu: Family outing ends in tragedy after flashfloods sweep pickup truck

Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 07/09/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A family outing in Carmen town, northern Cebu ended in tragedy after flashfloods swept away their pickup truck last Monday, July 8. The pickup truck was carrying a total of 17 passengers and…

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