Cebu kicks off 29th Press Freedom Week virtually

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Members of Cebu media on Sunday, September 19 welcomed its 29th Press Freedom Week, marking the second time the week-long event will be conducted virtually due to ongoing restrictions and threats of the…

BFAR-7 tells public: Properly dispose used face masks

Doris C. Bongcac 09/19/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu –Face masks that are thrown just anywhere often end up in our seas. And personnel of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR -7) and their volunteers fished several face…

Talisay residents told: Always be careful when crossing roads

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Always be very careful when crossing the road and always use the designated pedestrian lane. This was the reminder of Jonathan Tumulak, chief of the City of Talisay Traffic Operations Development Authority (CT-TODA),…

4 tons of garbage collected from Mahiga Creek

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around three to four tons of garbage were collected from portions of the Mahiga Creek on Saturday, September 18, when the entire country conducted a nationwide clean-up efforts. In a post on social…

Man shoots 12-year-old girl for interrupted TV watching in Cavite

John Eric Mendoza 09/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A 12-year-old girl in Imus City, Cavite is now in a hospital after she was shot by a man whose online television watching was interrupted on Friday night. A police report said suspect Reynaldo…

Early morning fires raze 11 houses in Carmen town and Talisay City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 09/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two separate early morning fires gutted a total of 11 houses in Carmen town and Talisay City on Saturday, September 18. Around 9:00 a.m. today, at least ten houses were totally burned after…

Manila cop toys with service gun, accidentally shoots dead delivery rider

Catherine Gonzales 09/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A policeman who was said to have been toying with his service firearm accidentally shot dead a delivery rider in Tondo, Manila Thursday evening. A report from the Raxabago Police Station of the Manila…

Compostela police identify ‘person of interest’ in ambush of Asturias brgy captain

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police investigators in Compostela town already identified a “person of interest” in the ambush of Kaluangan, Asturias barangay captain Junrey Aligato. But Police Lieutenant Samuel Negro, chief of Compostela Police Station, begged off…

DOH: Let COVID-infected folk vote online or by text

Patricia Denise Chiu 09/18/2021

COVID-19 positive on Election Day? Don’t go out. Just text your vote. The Department of Health (DOH) hopes to see this scenario becoming real next year as it urges the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to find alternative…

2 meters left to close gap of main deck of Cebu’s third bridge

Dyrecka Letigio 09/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In a few more days, Cebu’s iconic bridge will already be complete. Workers are now trying to close the two meters gap on the main deck of the Cebu-Cordova Expressway (CCLEX) bridge that…

Comelec says no alternative voting for COVID patients

John Eric Mendoza 09/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has declined to allow COVID-19 positive patients to vote online or via text message, its spokesperson James Jimenez said on Friday. “As to the possibility of alternative means of…

Woman nabbed for selling overpriced COVID-19 medicine in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 09/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A woman in Cebu City will be facing various charges after she was caught on Monday evening, September 13, selling overpriced Tocilizumab, a medicine believed to reduce the mortality rate of severe COVID-19…

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