Cebu City eyes ‘Sinulog Philippines’ for 2024

Nestle Semilla 01/23/2023

CEBU CITY — From a province-wide event to a national celebration. This was the city officials’ plan for the Sinulog Festival, one of the country’s prominent and most attended festivals. City Mayor Michael Rama said the local…

Cebu City tears down parts of 2 popular resto, hotel

Nestle Semilla 01/16/2023

CEBU CITY—Amid the revelries here to celebrate the twin Feast of the Señor Santo Niño and the Sinulog Festival, former Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the city’s anti-flood task force head, went on to demolish parts of two…

Many Grade 3 students in Central Visayas struggle with reading – DepEd

Nestle Semilla 01/01/2023

CEBU CITY—At least 75 percent of Grade 3 students in Central Visayas still do not know how to read or have low reading comprehension. Dr. Salustiano Jimenez, regional director of the Department of Education in Central Visayas…

40 private schools in Central Visayas want out of in-person classes

Nestle Semilla 10/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Around 40 private schools in Central Visayas have informed the Department of Education (DepEd) about their plan not to adopt the mandatory in-person classes starting on Nov. 2. According to DepEd-Central Visayas Director Salustiano…

Ex-Cebu town mayor in Duterte ‘narcolist’ comes out of hiding

Ador Vincent Mayol, Nestle Semilla 07/09/2022

CEBU CITY—A former mayor of a Cebu town who was implicated in the illegal drugs trade by former President Duterte is back in government after close to four years in hiding. Vicente Loot, a retired police general…

DILG policy on mask to prevail in Cebu – PNP

Nestle Semilla 06/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The director of the Central Visayas Police Regional Office assured his superiors in Camp Crame that the Cebu provincial police will abide by the directive of their boss, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, over the use of…

Driver of campaign vehicle wounded in Cebu shooting

Nestle Semilla 05/07/2022

CEBU CITY — A driver of a campaign vehicle is in critical condition after he was shot and wounded by a still unidentified assailant on board a private car in Barangay Liloan, Santander town, south Cebu at…

Police official in critical condition after Cebu ambush

Nestle Semilla 05/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A police officer is in critical condition after he was ambushed in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City Sunday night, May 1, 2022. Lieutenant Colonel Chuck Barandog, former chief of the Cebu City Mobile Force…

Cebu-Cordova Bridge set to open this month

Nestle Semilla 04/11/2022

CEBU CITY – After four years, the 8.9-kilometer bridge that links Cebu City in mainland Cebu to Cordova town on Mactan Island will finally open to the public this month. The statement released on the website of Cebu-Cordova Link…

Duterte puts reclamation applications on hold

Ador Vincent Mayol, Nestle Semilla 04/02/2022

CEBU CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a stop to the processing of applications for reclamation projects in the country due to reports of corruption. Speaking to top government officials from Central Visayas on Thursday night,…

A BLOODY YEAR

Ador Vincent Mayol, Gerard Vincent Francisco, Nestle Semilla, Zena Magto 12/29/2018

2018 YEARENDER  With 253 deaths due to shooting incidents, 2018 was definitely a bloody and chaotic year It was a year marked by bloodbath. Almost every day, a life was lost in gun violence in Cebu as…

6 killed, 16 arrested in simultaneous police operations in Negros Oriental

Nestle Semilla 12/27/2018

Six persons were killed and 16 others were arrested in simultaneous police anti-crime operations in Negros Oriental on Thursday. In a press briefing this noon from Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental broadcasted on Facebook Live, Chief Superintendent…

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