Gwen raises concerns on SRP as Sinulog venue

Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro 01/09/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has spoken out on holding the Sinulog Festival at the South Road Properties (SRP). Garcia on Monday, Jan. 9, expressed concerns on the current state of the festival which…

LIST: Sinulog sa Kabataan 2023 winners

Pegeen Maisie Sararana, Wenilyn Sabalo 01/08/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The comeback of the Sinulog sa Kabataan on Sunday, January 8 was a success, with Carcar City and the legendary Lumad Basakanon emerging victorious.  Carcar City Division is this year’s champion for the…

Gwen carries on with Sinulog tradition

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/04/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia will be making a comeback on the Sinulog stage as she will be carrying on her tradition of offering a dance to the Señor Sto. Niño this year. Garcia confirmed to…

Former Pope Benedict has died – spokesman

Reuters 12/31/2022

VATICAN CITY — Former Pope Benedict died on Saturday in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican, a spokesman for the Holy See said. “With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away…

P3M worth of properties lost in Pahina Central fire

Paul Lauro 12/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least three million worth of properties were destroyed while two persons were injured when a fire broke out in a residential area in Barangay Pahina Central in Cebu City on Saturday, Dec.…

Pork import ban from Panay extended, Guimaras included

Morexette Marie Erram 12/22/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial government has decided to extend the ban on importing pork products, byproducts and live hogs from Panay Island. Dr. Mary Rose Vincoy confirmed to reporters on Thursday, Dec. 22,…

Twin quakes jolt southern Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded two earthquakes in southern Cebu on Wednesday afternoon, December 21, 2022.  The first one occurred at 1:06 p.m. on Wednesday. Phivolcs, in its latest Earthquake…

Musk says he’ll step down as Twitter CEO after finding a replacement

Reuters 12/21/2022

Elon Musk said on Tuesday he will step down as chief executive of Twitter after finding a replacement. “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that,…

Alba relieved as PRO-7 chief after two-month stint 

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 12/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Brigadier General Roderick Augustus Alba is relieved as the director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) effective on Monday, Dec. 19.  Alba became the PRO-7 chief last Oct. 13…

15 face charges for anomalous Cebu City Garbage Collection

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Wenilyn Sabalo 12/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At least 15 individuals, including former and incumbent officials of the Cebu City Government, are facing criminal and administrative charges over an anomalous garbage collection scheme that cost P240 million in public funds. The National…

Velez College grad tops 2022 Occupational Therapist Licensure Exams

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A graduate from Velez College topped the list of passers of the December 2022 Occupational Therapist (OT) Licensure Examinations. The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) on Tuesday, December 6 released the full results of…

Mambaling dawn fire leaves 330 families homeless

Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 12/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 330 families were left homeless after a fire broke out in a thickly populated community in Sitio Wangyu, Barangay Mambaling in Cebu City at dawn on Sunday, Dec. 4. In…

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