PRO-7 thumbs down hosting of Sinulog 2021 Festival

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) discouraged organizers of the Sinulog Festival 2021 to proceed with their planned activities, even if most of these will be held virtually. Read: Sinulog 2021…

Hot pursuit vs. suspects behind killing of former tanod in Inayawan

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 01/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Hot pursuit is being conducted by cops from the Pardo Police Station following a shooting incident in Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City on Saturday afternoon, January 2, that resulted in the death of a…

PH’s COVID-19 count now at 472,532

Daphne Galvez 12/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s COVID-19 caseload shot up to 472,532 after the Department of Health (DOH) logged 1,014 new infections on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Of the total, 23,793 were considered active cases, according to the…

Avoid Manipis Road due to rockfall motorists advised

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 12/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Motorists are advised on Tuesday, December 29 to avoid passing through Manipis Road that connects the cities of Talisay and Toledo due to a minor rockfall. Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony ‘Samsam’ Gullas,…

Capitol “hands-off” on Toledo landslide probe, vows to provide assistance to affected workers

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Tuesday, December 29, announced that the Capitol has no plans to intervene in the ongoing probe on the landslide that occurred in an open-pit mine in Toledo City.…

Galvez to LCP: Coordinate vaccine purchase with national govt

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The national government wants to work closely with Local Government Units (LGUs) in the purchase of coronavirus disease vaccines to make sure that they will only buy from legitimate suppliers. Cebu City Mayor…

Rama: Sinulog 2021 ritual showdown in SRP

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama confirmed on Sunday, December 27, that the ritual showdown for Sinulog 2021 will be held at the South Road Properties (SRP). Rama, in a phone interview with…

Rescuers shift to search and retrieval for missing miners in collapsed Toledo pit

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Disaster and rescue personnel in Toledo City on December 25, 2020, has shifted to search and retrieval operations for the six miners who remained missing after a landslide occurred in an open-mining site…

Benhur passes on

Morexette Marie Erram 12/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A veteran politician in Cebu has passed away on Thursday, December 24. Former Cebu 4th District Representative Benhur Salimbangon succumbed to a ‘long battle of cancer’ past 3 p.m. on Thursday, his son…

Punta Princesa residents lose homes to fire just 3 days before Christmas

Paul Lauro 12/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 12 families or an estimated 60 individuals may spend their Christmas on the cold pavement of evacuation centers after a fire gutted their homes at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22,…

Bodies of four miners found, six still missing 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/22/2020

TOLEDO CITY, Cebu—Almost 24 hours after the collapse of an area of a mining pit in Barangay Biga here, rescuers have recovered four bodies of miners from ground zero.  Carmen Copper Corporation, the operator of the biggest…

Another lawyer in Cebu killed

Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro 12/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another lawyer was shot dead in Cebu just barely a month after a similar incident happened. Police in Danao City confirmed that Lawyer Baby Maria Concepcion Landero-Ole was killed by still unidentified killers…

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