Presyo Merkado: Current prices of food in Metro Cebu markets

Emmariel Ares, Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/23/2024

Presyo Merkado is a daily guide to the prices of goods in different markets around Metro Cebu. Stay updated by checking our site and social media platforms every morning. (UPDATED) CEBU CITY, Philippines — Have you checked…

New MCWD acting general manager appointed by LWUA

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/23/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A new officer-in-charge general manager (OIC GM) in the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) has been appointed. On Monday, April 22, the interim board of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), has chosen…

Extreme drought hits Cebu City: Farmer decides ‘free harvest’ for tomatoes

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/23/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — He is giving out his tomatoes for free but not because of the abundance in harvest. He is Emelio Secretaria, a farmer who owns four hectares of farmland nestled in Barangay Sudlon 2,…

Fair weather in Metro Cebu; El Niño to persist until May — Pagasa

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuanos will continue to experience the blazing summer heat this week. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) station in Mactan, Metro Cebu will have a generally fair weather…

Cebu City agri head open to dialogue on farmer aid plans

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The head of Cebu City’s Agriculture department (CAD) is open to discussing farmer aid plans with Councilor Pastor “Jun” Alcover, who called for his resignation. “Kung naa siya’y maayong plano, atong istoryahan then…

Cebu City wants to declare special ‘BPO Day’ to honor sector’s economic impact

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s economy has benefited significantly from the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. The City Council plans to honor the dedicated workers in this sector by declaring a special ‘BPO Day’. Councilor Pancrasio “Francis”…

FACES OF CEBU: Maria Gigante, 29, Universal Woman 2024

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A host. A model. An entrepreneur. This is Maria Gigante from Bantayan Island in Cebu. Her friends already know how hardworking she is. When she doubted herself, her friends believed she would make…

Hurt? Relatable? Here’s why Cebuano fans tune in to Taylor Swift’s songs

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/19/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Everything started with an MP3 player 14 years ago. The song entitled ‘Invisible’ by the American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, played to then-fourth grade Kayle Ck’s tiny audio device through her earphones. From that…

Inflation rate in Cebu: Your P1 is now worth 83 centavos

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the inflation rate in Cebu continues to soar, Cebuanos also continue to struggle with the increasing prices of goods and commodities. During the data dissemination for inflation on Wednesday, April 17, a…

Cebu Province inflation rate soared in March 2024

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/17/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Province inflation rate rose in March as Cebuanos continue to grapple with rising prices of goods and commodities, the latest inflation report by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Cebu showed. On Wednesday,…

MCWD: Operations ‘back to normal’ after security breach

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/17/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The operations at the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) “have returned to normal,” the water district announced on Wednesday, April 17. Yesterday, April 16, the MCWD announced the suspension of their operations after…

MCWD leadership dispute: LWUA-appointed acting general manager resigns

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/16/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lawyer John Dx Lapid, acting general manager of the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) and who was appointed by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), has resigned from his post. Lapid said he…

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