Eid al-Fitr in Cebu City: A prayer for Palestine and world peace

Niña Mae Oliverio, Pia Piquero 04/10/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – For Palestine and world peace. This year’s Eid al-Fitr in Cebu City is not only a time of celebration but an occasion for solemn reflection and prayer for the people of Palestine, who…

Eid al-Fitr: Celebrating it with family—a blessing

Niña Mae C. Oliverio, Pia Piquero 04/10/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Celebrating the end of Ramadan is one of the crucial events for the Muslim community. This celebration is called ‘Eid al- Fitr (Eid’l Fitr)’ which means the feast, or festival of breaking the…

Dog, cat bites decline in Cebu City this year

Pia Piquero 04/07/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – This year has so far seen a drop in cat and dog bites during the first quarter compared to last year, according to Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, acting head of the Cebu City Health…

DPWH: Capitol to take over Cebu expressway project

Pia Piquero 04/07/2024

CEBU, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has entrusted the Cebu Provincial Government to oversee and finish the Metro Cebu Expressway (MCE) Project. Lawyer Arjay Peralta, representing the DPWH’s Public-Private Partnership Service Office,…

Cebu weather: Generally fair with isolated rain in next 5 days

Pia Piquero 04/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Visayas Regional Services Division said that Cebu City and the rest of Cebu Province will have a generally fair weather with isolated rain showers due…

Pagasa: Cebu heat index may hit 44°C, El Niño to ease by May’s end

Pia Piquero 04/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In recent months, going outdoors in Cebu has become increasingly risky due to soaring temperatures. The heat index has consistently hovered between 36 to 38 degrees Celsius, reaching levels of “extreme caution.” This rise…

Rama plans to create city-based port authority, water district

Pia Piquero 04/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City will soon have its own Port Authority and water district. These were the plans of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama after both existing agencies were engaged in an ongoing battle over…

Vice Mayor Garcia on Rama’s CBRT complaint vs Gwen: It does not reflect council’s view

Pia Piquero 04/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Roughly two weeks have passed since City Mayor Michael Rama initiated the process to suspend Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia over the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) issue. City Vice Mayor  Raymond Alvin…

Cebu City PWDs: Over 14,000 to receive cash aid starting April 5

Pia Piquero 04/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City PWDs or Persons with Disabilities totaling 14,557 are set to receive financial assistance starting Friday, April 5. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama announced on April 2 that all PWDs across the…

Rama pushes ‘paradigm shift’: Adjust class schedules from 6AM-11AM to beat rising heat

Pia Piquero 04/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – To start classes at 6 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. City Mayor Michael Rama is signing an executive order introducing a “paradigm shift” in the scheduling of classes for all schools across…

Cebu City water crisis: Rama says no council approval needed for P96.94-M calamity funds

Pia Piquero 04/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Council’s approval is not required for using the P96.94 million calamity funds amid the water crisis. Mayor Michael Rama clarified that since the city declared a state of calamity and a…

CBRT project faces uncertainty amid mismanagement, land disputes

Pia Piquero 04/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) was originally designed to ease city traffic but now faces problems due to project mismanagement and land disputes, causing uncertainty of the project’s future. Experts found fault with…

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