Madridejos welcomes DILG probe on crowd gathering

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/29/2020

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines — The local government of Madridejos town in northern Cebu welcomed the decision of the national government to conduct an investigation into the mass gathering during last November 27’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo in Bantayan Island. …

Roque: Misa de Gallo’s fate up to LGUs

Morexette Marie Erram 11/27/2020

  BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines – The fate of the Misa de Gallo (dawn Masses) this year will be up to the local governments, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced. Roque, who is in Bantayan Island in northern Cebu…

Bantayan airport’s opening seen to boost island’s tourism industry

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/27/2020

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines — Bantayan Island, one of Cebu’s most popular tourist destinations, is now accessible by air. Officials both from the national and local governments on Friday, November 27, inaugurated the upgraded Bantayan Island Airport. The…

Cebu City plans to intensify testing following COVID-19 spike

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is planning to intensify contact tracing and testing following the rise of new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the past weeks. The Emergency Operations Center said that it is only…

Mandaue City adds four new fire trucks to its fleet

Doris C. Bongcac 11/18/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Mandaue City’s fire fighting capabilities received a boost with the addition of four new trucks to its existing fleet. A brand new ladder fire truck and three penetrator trucks, which the city government…

Cebu City adds more restrictions on travelers from outside Cebu, draws flak online

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government on Monday, November 16, 2020, issued another executive order (EO) that laid down guidelines for travels allowed in Cebu City. Mayor Edgardo Labella released EO No. 105 on Monday…

Mayweather returns to ring for Feb 2021 Tokyo bout

11/16/2020

Tokyo, Japan—Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring with a fight in Tokyo in February 2021, organisers said Monday, November 16, 2020, but who he will fight and under what rules was left unclear. The…

85 PDLs at Mandaue City Jail pass surprise drug test

Doris C. Bongcac 11/16/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – None of the 85 Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) who are detained at the Mandaue City Jail showed indications of illegal drug use after undergoing a surprise drug test on Monday morning, November…

Heavy traffic greets motorists in Talisay City this Monday morning

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – South Cebu motorists, who are bound for Cebu City, are advised to avoid Natalio Bacalso Avenue for now and to instead look for alternative routes when heading for their destinations. This, following the…

Samboan RHU closed following discovery of COVID cases among its personnel

Doris C. Bongcac 11/16/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The municipality of Samboan in southern Cebu has announced the temporary closure of its Rural Health Unit (RHU) which is located in Barangay Poblacion starting this Monday, November 16, following the discovery of…

Cebu City’s active cases near 300 with 30 recorded today

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City’s number of active coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases is nearing the 300-mark. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), in their latest COVID-19 bulletin, recorded 30 new confirmed cases in…

5.0-quake rocks Masbate; tremors felt in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 5.0-magnitude earthquake shook Masbate province at 2:35 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, the state volcanology and seismology bureau reported. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), in its earthquake bulletin, located…

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