DENR-7 reports first sighting of Chinese Egrets ‘exploring’ Bantayan Island

Doris C. Bongcac 01/29/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Bird experts documented the presence of Chinese Egrets, a threatened species of egrets, “exploring” Bantayan Island in northern Cebu. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) reported the sighting…

Demolished old Bilibid buildings yield improvised weapons

Tetch Torres-Tupas 01/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has discovered around 500 bladed and deadly improvised weapons following the demolition of old structures inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). “The activity commenced with the NCRPO (National Capital Region Police…

PH Navy acquires supersonic missiles from India

Dexter Cabalza 01/29/2022

The Philippines and India signed on Friday a $374.9-million (P18.9 billion) deal to equip the Philippine Navy with three batteries of the fastest antiship cruise missiles in the world. “Equipping our Navy with this vital asset is…

‘Millions’ in properties feared lost in Mabolo mall fire

Pegeen Maisie Sararaña and Paul Lauro 01/28/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— ‘Millions’ worth of properties went up in smoke when an afternoon fire struck a mall located in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City, on Friday, January 28, 2022. Senior Fire Officer (SFO1) Wendell Villanueva, information…

4 nabbed for selling unregistered test kits

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/28/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — At least four individuals were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation Cebu District Office for selling unregistered COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits online. The four individuals were arrested in separate entrapment operations…

Registration for vaccination of 5-11 yo begins in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Parents can now register for vaccination for their 5 to 11 years old children, which will start in February 2022. They can register their children at Pabakunata.com to get an assurance of a…

80% of of vaccinated adult Filipinos willing to get COVID booster shot, survey shows

Neil Arwin Mercado 01/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Eighty percent or four out of five vaccinated adult Filipinos are willing to get a booster dose against COVID-19, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Thursday night, January 27, 2022, showed. According…

Mandaue notes massive drop in daily COVID-19 doses

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/27/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Health Office has recorded a drop of about 50 percent in the number of COVID-19 doses administered in a day during the past few days. Dr. Debra Maria Catulong, medical…

Cebu City to distribute medicine packs to households

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City will be distributing medicine packs to households along with the distribution of rice assistance to barangays.  Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, the head of the City Health Department (CHD), said on January 27, 2022, that…

Alegria to build relocation site for Odette-displaced families

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The municipality of Alegria is planning to develop a housing project for families displaced by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).  Alegria’s local government on Thursday, January 27 announced through social media that negotiations…

Pacquiao wants ‘north to south’ bullet train service

Cathrine Gonzales 01/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential candidate Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Thursday, January 27, 2022, said that he wants the country to boost the transportation system with a bullet train service “from north to south.” “Ang pangarap ko po…

Odette survivors in Balamban receive P7.2M in cash aid from national gov’t

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Residents in Balamban who were severely affected by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) are expected to receive cash aid from the national government. The local government of Balamban announced that their municipality has received around…

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