Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III passes away

Christia Marie Ramos 06/24/2021

(Updated, 10:30 a.m.) MANILA, Philippines – Former President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III has passed away, former Malacañang officials said Thursday morning. He was 61. Aquino died at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Capitol Medical Center…

Ex-president Noynoy Aquino reportedly brought to hospital

06/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III was reportedly rushed to the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City Thursday morning, according to reports by GMA and Teleradyo. The reports did not give details on Aquino’s…

Gwen withdraws EO warning violators of Swab-Upon-Arrival rule

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Barely 24 hours since she issued it, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia decided to withdraw Executive Order (EO) No. 23 that warned stakeholders here of possible punishment should they violate the Swab-Upon-Arrival ordinance. Garcia made the…

Gilas Pilipinas beats South Korea on Belangel’s game-winner

Bong Lozada 06/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines—SJ Belangel played hero as the Philippines stopped South Korea, 81-78, for a fourth straight win in the qualifiers of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the Angeles University Gym in…

Provincial Board set to invite IATF members, experts

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The legislative body of the provincial government in Cebu is ready to meet the medical experts and members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF). Cebu 3rd…

Gwen invites IATF consultants to present data before Cebu board members

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government is inviting consultants and experts of the national government’s anti-COVID task force to present their data before local lawmakers here. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, during the Senate Hearing on Tuesday,…

‘Pastor’ jailed for large scale illegal recruitment, estafa

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 53-year-old man who claims to be a ‘pastor’ of a religious congregation was arrested for large scale illegal recruitment and estafa during an entrapment operation last June 10 in a mall in…

3 rescued from under Forbes Bridge in Brgy Pasil

Doris C. Bongcac, Paul Lauro 06/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Three individuals, including a three-year-old boy, were rescued from under the Forbes Bridge in Barangay Pasil when water level started to rise in the area. The early morning downpour caused flooding that affected…

Fully-vaccinated seniors in GCQ, MGCQ areas now allowed to go out, but…

Daphne Galvez 06/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Fully-vaccinated senior citizens in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified GCQ (MGCQ) are now allowed to go outside their residence Malacañang announced Friday, June 11, 2021. They should, however, present a duly…

210k doses of Pfizer vaccines arrive in Cebu today

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas on Thursday, June 10, received its second shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines arrived at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) past 6 p.m. onboard an Air HongKong cargo flight. Thirty-six…

Labella to go on leave for 3 weeks

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella will not be reporting to City Hall in the next three weeks because of his need to fully recover from an illness. Labella announced in a press conference…

Suns eliminate defending champion Lakers

06/04/2021

The Phoenix Suns eliminated the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers with a masterful 113-100 win in Game 6 of their Western Conference first round showdown at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, June 4, 2021,…

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