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More vessels to join Fluvial Procession on Saturday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas said that at least 160 vessels were registered for the annual Sinulog Fluvial Procession on January 18, 2019. This is at least 86 more vessels compared…

PDRRMO starts full deployment for Sinulog on Jan. 17

Rosalie Abatayo 01/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol will start on Friday, January 17, 2020, the deployment of teams and assets to help secure this year’s Sinulog activities. The provincial team will include medical personnel from the Provincial Health…

Eight emergency exits put up along Sinulog grand parade route

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak urged motorists to stay updated on the road closures, rerouting, and other traffic concerns for the Sinulog grand parade on January 19, 2020. Tumulak said that as the…

Labella says live coverage of Sinulog open to all media outlets

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 01/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The live broadcast of the Sinulog festival at the grand stand is not exclusive to one media organization. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella made this announcement on Wednesday afternoon, January 15, after news…

200 more cops to be stationed in and around Basilica

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Expect more police around and inside the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu compound starting today, Wednesday (January 15). Organizers of the Fiesta Señor celebration and Cebu City police agreed to deploy…

4k cops now in Cebu City for Sinulog; more to arrive

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/15/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – More than 4,000 police personnel from Cebu province and neighboring provinces in Central Visayas and are now in Cebu City to help ensure a peaceful and orderly Sinulog Festival 2020 celebration. Police…

POEA totally bans deployment of OFWs to Iraq

Krixia Subingsubing 01/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has imposed a total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Iraq, formalizing the government’s efforts to repatriate Filipinos amid escalating tensions between the United…

Seoul is Mactan Cebu airport’s top international destination

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/15/2020

CEBU City, Philippines—Seoul in South Korea topped the list of international destinations with the most number of operational flights at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA).  Latest data from online airport database FlightConnections showed that there are…

MCIA records growth in air and passenger traffic in 2019

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Passenger and air traffic at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) increased 10.7 percent and 7 percent, respectively, from January 2019 to November 2019.  These figures covered operations both for domestic and international destinations.  Based…

Comelec Cebu City reminds voters: register early

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Election (Comelec) in Cebu City urged the public to register early when the voters’ registration open once again on January 20, 2020. The North and South District offices of the…

Consolacion vows to return in Sinulog 2021

Rosalie Abatayo 01/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While they missed the chance to defend their title as Sinulog Free Interpretation champion this year, the municipality of Consolacion vows to make their comeback in the Sinulog stage in 2021. Consolacion Mayor…

Capitol: City did not coordinate assistance for Devotee City

Rosalie Abatayo 01/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three days before Devotee City opens for Santo Niño devotees this January 17, 2020, the Capitol said the city has not informed them yet on their particular role in catering the out-of-town devotees.…

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