19-year-old man nabbed for maltreating 7-year-old boy in Naga City

Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/26/2021

Nineteen-year-old Daniel Echavez at the Naga Police Station. | Contributed photo via Paul CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 19-year-old man is facing the prospect of serving time in jail for allegedly maltreating a  7-year-old boy in Purok…

Dodong Gullas passes on at 87

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/25/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jose “Dodong” Gullas, the former administrator of the University of the Visayas (UV) and the chairman of local daily, The Freeman Cebu, has passed away on February 25, 2021. He was 87.…

1 dead, 3 hurt in Malabuyoc motorcycle accident

and Paul Lauro, Doris Mondragon 02/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A young man died, while three others were badly injured in a motorcycle collision along the national highway in Barangay Poblacion 2, Malabuyoc town, Cebu at around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021.…

Cebu becomes 1st province to drop RT-PCR results as requirements for incoming local tourists

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial government has officially dropped real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) results as requirements for incoming domestic tourists. This as Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on February 22 signed and issued Executive Order (EO)…

Dino tests positive for COVID-19

Doris C. Bongcac 02/15/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Sec. Michael Lloyd Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas is asking those who were recently in contact with him to have themselves tested for the coronavirus disease 2019…

SWU grad lands 6th in January 2021 medtech licensure exam

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A graduate of the Southwestern University in Cebu City was among the top 10 passers of the January 2021 Medical Technologist (Medtech) licensure examination. Salvador Sampayan Jr. of the Southwestern University landed on…

VSMMC healthcare workers to get first COVID vaccines in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Healthcare workers from the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) would be the first to receive vaccines to protect them from contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the regional health office here announced. Dr.…

Earthquake rocks Davao del Sur

Germelina Lacorte 02/07/2021

DAVAO CITY – A 4.8 magnitude earthquake jolted Davao del Sur area at 7:28 a.m. Sunday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). The tectonic earthquake’s epicenter was traced 9 kilometers west of Magsaysay,…

Sonny O passes away

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Former Senator John Henry ‘Sonny’ Osmeña has passed away on Tuesday, February 2, his sister Annie Osmeña – Aboitiz confirmed in a statement. Annie said her brother passed away inside his residence in…

‘Masyador’ shot dead in Talisay

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 02/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Investigators in Talisay City are now conducting a background check on a cockpit bet collector (masyador in Cebuano) who was shot dead by still unidentified killers on Tuesday evening, February 2. The victim…

No need for ‘letter of acceptance’ for passengers bound for Cebu province

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government announced on Tuesday, February 2, that they will not require passengers arriving at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to present letters of coordination upon entry. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia told…

Bus catches fire in Consolacion, no one injured

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 01/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A passenger bus caught fire while traversing the highway on Barangay Pitogo, Consolacion town early Saturday afternoon, January 30. Consolacion Police Station confirmed that they received a fire alarm past 1:40 p.m. involving…

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