Mandaue City captures 4 of 7 Sugbusog awards

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City won four of seven categories in the Cebu Provincial Government’s Sugbusog vegetable gardening contest this year. On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Mayor Jonas Cortes and Governor Gwendolyn Garcia along with Congresswoman…

Guardo to DWUP: Start profiling affected residents for road opening

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo is asking the Division for the Welfare of the Urban Poor (DWUP) to start the profiling of residents that will be affected by the road opening in Barangays…

Chan thanks Oponganons for cooperation in fight against COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 05/12/2021

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan thanked Oponganons for cooperating in complying with health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Chan made this statement after the city recorded…

LTFRB-7 reduces number of buses plying inter-city routes

Futch Anthony Inso 05/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)-7 has reduced the number of buses plying within the inter-cities. The inter-cities consist of Cebu City, Mandaue City, Talisay City, and Lapu-Lapu City. LTFRB-7 regional…

More doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Mandaue health workers arrive

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The Mandaue City Government received 700 more doses of AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, the chairman of the…

Cebu City’s critical care hospital occupancy rate drops to 8.9 %

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation continues to improve with the health care system finally feeling the improvement. For the first time since the peak of the pandemic, the city’s critical care…

Truck rams tent with people queuing up for financial aid in Bulacan; 1 dead, 4 hurt

Carmela Reyes-Estrope 05/12/2021

CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, Bulacan –– A government dump truck plowed through a tent here, where people lined up to get financial aid, killing one of them and injuring four others on Tuesday, police said.…

Vandalism at St. Michael the Archangel Church: Who did this?

Futch Anthony Inso 05/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Two images of saints at the Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel in Argao town, southern Cebu were damaged in an act of vandalism by still unknown person/s on Wednesday, May 12,…

Cebu opens 3 new vaccination sites

Morexette Marie Erram 05/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu opened three new vaccination sites this month.  These three new vaccination centers are the Visayas Community Medical Center (VCMC), Mactan Doctors’ Hospital, and Mendero Medical Center, the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) announced recently.  Dr.…

Smartmatic bags P 403-M Comelec contract for 2022 elections

Dona Pazzibungan, Meg Adonis 05/12/2021

Smartmatic will remain the country’s automated elections system provider for the May 9, 2022, general elections. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced it has awarded to the joint venture of Smartmatic USA Corp. and local partner SMMT-TMI…

PAL assures continued operations despite restructuring plans

Miguel Camus 05/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Taipan Lucio Tan’s Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced its commitment to continue operations—including transporting vaccines and stranded Filipinos—amid a looming restructuring plan meant to ensure its survival during the global health catastrophe. “Our flights and operations will…

Cebu City Tourism relaunches Highland Bloom and Ecotourism project

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Tourism Commission is taking advantage of the current downtrend in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city as they relaunched the Highland Bloom and Ecotourism project on May…

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