Cebu City dangles P100k worth of incentives to barangays that can achieve COVID-free status

Morexette Marie Erram 10/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Government will be providing financial incentives worth P100,000 to barangays that can achieve having zero active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Edgardo Labella announced this development in a speech…

LOOK: Images from Lahug fire

10/21/2020

(Updated) Cebu City, Philippines–A fire broke out from a pre-school building in Barangay Lahug here at around 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. As of this posting, firemen from the Cebu City Fire Office continue to…

Only 3 active COVID-19 cases left in Bogo City as of Oct. 19

Doris C. Bongcac 10/19/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu–Bogo City in northern Cebu is left with only three active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of Monday, October 19, 2020. The city government shared the good news in an advisory posted on…

Woman killed after being run over by prime mover in Lapu-Lapu

Futch Anthony Inso 10/16/2020

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu—A 27-year-old woman was killed after she was run over by a prime mover truck around 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020, along ML Quezon Highway in barangay Pajo here. The victim was later…

BREAK: Cayetano resigns as Velasco’s speakership election ratified

Neil Arwin Mercado 10/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Outgoing House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano announced Tuesday, October 13, 2020, his resignation from his post, ironically while Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco’s speakership election was being ratified in the plenary. In a Facebook…

BREAK: Making it official, House ratifies Velasco’s election as Speaker

Neil Arwin Mercado 10/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines —It’s official: Alan Peter Cayetano out, Lord Allan Velasco in. This came after the House ratified Velasco’s speakership election during Tuesday’s (October 13, 2020)  session held earlier than the 3 p.m. schedule. With Deputy Speaker…

LA Lakers are 2020 NBA champions!

10/12/2020

After a decade, the Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA champions again. The Western Conference champions Lakers secured their first title since 2010 and 17th overall after defeating the Miami Heat, 106-93, in Game 6 of the…

Friday night fire razes 25 homes in 2 Mandaue City barangays

Alven Marie Timtim and Paul Lauro 10/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Two individuals were said to have suffered first-degree burns on their arms and legs while they fled from their burning homes in Sitio Latasan in Barangay Labogon, Mandaue City Friday night, October 9. Senior…

Town officials report: Argao is now COVID-free

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The town of Argao in southeastern Cebu is now free of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), local officials announced. The local government unit (LGU) of Argao, in an advisory posted on its official…

Inayawan raid yields ‘high-grade’ shabu worth P41M

Alven Marie A. Timtim, Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 10/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least six kilograms of illegal drugs believed to be shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Inayawan, here on Monday morning, October 5, 2020. The suspects, identified as…

Sambag 1 fire claims 2 lives

Paul Lauro 10/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines- A late-night fire damaged an apartment that was located close to the Sambag 1 barangay hall in Cebu City. Fire Officer 2 (FO2) Fulbert Navarro said the fire that was reported at around 11:31…

Floods, landslides in Cebu City hinterlands due to heavy rains

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Paul Lauro 10/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Heavy rains in the mountain barangays of Cebu City have resulted in several minor landslides and flash floods on Sunday noon, October 4. Ramil Ayuman, officer-in-charge of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and…

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