Cebu City mulls lifting mandatory face masks requirement in open spaces

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 08/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Government announced on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, that it is mulling lifting the mandatory wearing of face masks in open spaces. The city’s Public Information Office (PIO), in a post…

Carcar keeps Pasigarbo champ title 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Carcar City retained its title as the champion of the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo festival as it was hailed as this year’s big winner. The city’s contingent which showcased their Kabkaban Festival bagged the…

Central Visayas welcomed close to 1M tourists in 1st half 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas has welcomed close to 1 million tourists during the first half of 2022, tourism officials have announced on Thursday, August 11. Department of Tourism (DOT) Usec. Shalimar Tamano, director of DOT…

7.3 quake jolts Luzon

Inquirer One Luzon Bureau INQ 07/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines–A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck inland in the northern province of Abra at 8:43 a.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualty from the strong quake…

Region 7 remains free of monkeypox

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas remains free of monkeypox, the regional bureau of the Department of Health (DOH-7) announced. DOH-7, in a press conference on Tuesday, July 26, said that the region, and the entire country…

Mayor Michael Rama elected as League of Cities in the Philippines president

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has been chosen as the new president of the League of Cities in the Philippines (LCP) in an uncontested election in Manila on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Cebu…

Suspected communist rebel dead in Guihulngan encounter

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 07/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A suspected member of the communist rebel group died in an early morning encounter in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed.  Initial…

BREAKING: Ormoc-bound roro stuck in Mactan Channel for more than 7 hours

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rescue operations are now ongoing for the passengers of a roll-on-roll-off (ro-ro) vessel that was stuck for around seven hours in Mactan Channel on Sunday, July 10. The Philippine Coast Guard in Central…

50 contingents to join Pasigarbo sa Sugbo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Almost all localities in Cebu have committed to joining the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo this August. It was revealed during the 1st General Assembly between the Cebu Provincial Government and the mayors that at least 50…

BREAKING: Leyte-bound passenger ship catches fire, rescue ongoing

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) on Sunday, June 26 confirmed that a passenger vessel en route to Leyte caught fire.  Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Krysta Bergantin, spokesperson of PCG-7, confirmed…

Cebu province unfazed by DILG ultimatum 

Morexette Marie Erram 06/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Not even an ultimatum from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) can make Cebu province reconsider its decision to make wearing face masks an option in open areas. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn…

Warriors are NBA champs!

06/17/2022

The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions again after they defeated the Boston Celtics, 103-90, in Game 6 of the best-of-seven finals on Friday morning, June 17, 2022, (Philippine time).    Golden State wrapped up the best-of-seven…

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