Death toll from Indonesia’s earthquake rises to 252–local gov’t

Reuters 11/22/2022

JAKARTA — The death toll from an earthquake that hit Indonesia’s Cianjur town in western Java has risen to 252, the local government said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. It also said 31 people are still missing and…

Physical activities for Fiesta Señor set to return this 2023

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – After two years of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, friars at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño have decided to resume all religious activities for the Fiesta Señor celebration in Jan. 2023.…

Cebu City, other areas in northern and central Cebu placed under signal no. 1

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The state weather bureau in its latest weather advisory issued past 11:30 a.m on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, has placed Cebu City under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 due to Tropical…

After Korean Air incident, Mactan Cebu airport resumes 24/7 operations

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Approximately four days after its operations got paralyzed due to a jet that overshot the runway, Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is back to operating 24/7. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) made the…

LIST: Cancelled flights to and from Cebu due to #PaengPH

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – More flights to and from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) have been cancelled as on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, due to bad weather, airport authorities announced. Several flights connecting Cebu to local…

Talisay, Compostela suspend classes due to heavy rains

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –At least two local governments units in Cebu have so far suspended public school classes in their respective areas as a result of the heavy downpour. Shortly before 8 a.m. today, Compostela Vice Mayor…

Flights resume at Mactan, Cebu airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Flights in and out of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) have resumed on Tuesday, October 25, airport officials announced. “As authorized by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and the Mactan-Cebu…

Portions of Mactan airport runway reopened for departing flights

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Airport officials at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) have reopened portions of its runway for departing flights on Monday afternoon, Oct. 24.  Lawyer Glenn Napuli, assistant general manager at the Mactan Cebu…

Suspect in the killing of a public school teacher in Naga City nabbed

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 10/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The suspect in the killing last Sunday, Oct. 16, of a public school teacher in Barangay Inoburan in Naga City in southern Cebu, was arrested on Monday evening, Oct.  17, in San Carlos…

PH welcomed 1.7 million foreign tourists

Morexette Marie Erram 10/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines already welcomed more than 1.7 million foreign tourists during the first 10 months of 2022. Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco announced on Monday, Oct. 17 that as of October 16, they had already…

‘Habal-habal’ driver shot dead in Brgy. Basak Pardo, Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie Sararaña and Paul Lauro 10/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 27-year-old ‘habal-habal’ driver was shot dead while on board his motorcycle at the back of Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School in Barangay Basak Pardo around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October…

Bongbong Marcos signs into law SIM Card Registration Act

Daphne Galvez 10/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday signed the SIM Card Registration Act, the first law he signed as the country’s chief executive. A signing ceremony was held at the Ceremonial Hall in Malacañang and…

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