Faces of Cebu: Ricky Basilisco, 39, pungko-pungko vendor

Rosalie Abatayo 10/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pungko-pungko is a staple for workers and students who wish to get their stomachs full without getting their wallets empty. But aside from feeding a thrift man’s hungry stomach, the pungko-pungko stall of…

Police say alleged rebel killed in Cebu is a high-ranking NPA official in Southern Mindanao

Rosalie Abatayo 10/12/2020

CEBU CITY — Years of running against the law ended on Sunday evening (October 11, 2020) for alleged New People’s Army (NPA) commander Denis Paradero Rodinas. Rodinas was killed in a joint operation of the Philippine National…

Shorter curfew hours in Mandaue City

Rosalie Abatayo 10/02/2020

Cebu City, Philippines–Mandaue City has enforced shorter curfew hours in the city in its second month under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). The new curfew hours effective October 1, 2020, now starts at 11 p.m. to…

Cebu labor group questions 2021 budget priorities, calls for approval of unemployment assistance bill

Rosalie Abatayo 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A progressive labor group in Cebu reiterated the call for the passage of the Makabayan-bloc sponsored bill seeking to provide assistance for workers whose livelihood was affected by the pandemic. The call came amidst…

Preemptive evacuation in province’s high risk areas possible

Rosalie Abatayo 09/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) has directed local DRRM offices in towns to conduct preemptive evacuation in high-risk areas while as rains brought by the surge of the southwest…

FACES OF CEBU: Rhee Telen Jr., giving LSIs a home away from home

Rosalie Abatayo 09/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Terminals are a familiar, yet not so pleasing, sight for Rhee Telen Jr. Telen, 27, spent the last 20 years in about 20 residences. He and his family moved from different towns and…

Bus drivers urged: Pick up passengers inside CSBT only

Rosalie Abatayo 09/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) in N. Bacalso Avenue reopens Wednesday, September 9, 2020, bus drivers are urged to pick up passengers only inside the premises of the Capitol-run terminal to…

Cebu South Bus Terminal reopens after five months of closure

Rosalie Abatayo 09/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) located along Natalio Bacalso Avenue in Cebu City has reopened today, September 9, after five months of transferring its operations at the Talisay City side of the…

New Barili mayor vows to continue Mayor Garcia’s projects 

Rosalie Abatayo 09/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Newly installed Barili town Mayor Julieto Flores vowed to continue the programs and projects initiated during the incumbency of the late town Mayor Nelson Garcia, who passed away last Sunday, September 6, 2020.…

Pending Cebu ordinance seeks penalty for improper face mask disposal

Rosalie Abatayo 09/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An ordinance seeking to impose penalty on persons violating the mandatory wearing of face masks and the improper disposal of the protective equipment is now pending before the Cebu Provincial Board. The proposed…

Barili Mayor Marlon Garcia passes on after weeks of fighting COVID-19

Rosalie Abatayo 09/06/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Barili Mayor Marlon Garcia passed away early on Sunday morning, September 6, 2020, a month after Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced that he was “fighting COVID-19.” Atty. Winston Garcia confirmed the death of his…

Mandaue logs 10 more COVID-related deaths, 3 new infections, and 3 recoveries

Rosalie Abatayo 09/03/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu— The city of Mandaue reported 10 additional deaths among its coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, hiking the count of COVID-19 related deaths here to 102. The newly reported deaths, however,…

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