Are you into online gold trading? Here’s how to evade scammers

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 12/26/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Are you into gold trading online? Then here are some safety tips to ensure that your hard-earned money won’t end up into a scammer’s account. Today, the digital platform, using the e-wallet, has…

EXPLAINER: The different categories of tropical cyclones 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/19/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Kabayan, formerly a tropical depression and a tropical storm at its peak, brought intense rains in Mindanao and portions of Visayas a few days before Christmas this year. It was the 11th tropical…

EXPLAINER: What do color-coded rainfall warnings mean?

By Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/18/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – When bad weather prevails, people often receive text alerts from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) about the volume of rainfall expected. In most cases, the NDRRMC sends Emergency Alerts…

EXPLAINER: The series of earthquakes in Mindanao, and why Cebu can feel the tremors

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/04/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – There is roughly a 480-kilometer distance between the island of Cebu and Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur, the town closest to the epicenter of the 7.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked Mindanao on Saturday, December…

6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Surigao del Sur, felt in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another strong aftershock rocked Mindanao on Sunday, December 3, less than 24 hours since the stronger 7.4-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, December 2. Sunday’s earthquake at 6:43 p.m. had an intensity of 6.0-magnitude in…

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake jolts Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur, tremors felt in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A strong earthquake struck Surigao del Sur late on Saturday evening, December 2, with tremors felt in Cebu. Saturday’s quake, which occurred at 10:37 p.m., had an intensity of 6.9-magnitude on the Richter…

Wet weather in Cebu expected until weekend

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/16/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Wet weather is expected in Cebu starting Thursday, November 16, until the weekend due to the presence of a shear line. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in Mactan (Pagasa-Mactan) said…

Mindanao Independent Press Council condemns assassination of radio anchorman

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/06/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) has joined the calls for justice on the assassination of Misamis Occidental radio anchorman Juan Jumalon, who was shot dead while on air on Sunday, November 5.…

First-time voters in Bohol share their Barangay, SK election experiences

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 10/30/2023

BOHOL, Philippines – The Barangay and Sangguniang Elections is now at full throttle, bringing together all Boholanos for one common mission: to vote for those who truly deserve the position. Despite having little to no knowledge of…

CCTO fines: Got caught in Cebu City? This is how much you have to pay

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/04/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Have you been caught in Cebu by some personnel of the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO)?  In case you are not aware, below is the list of the violations with their corresponding fines…

No more fees for using CRs in Cebu bus terminals

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/21/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Good news for passengers heading to bus terminals here in Cebu. They will no longer have to pay a P5 fee for using the comfort or restrooms there. The Cebu Provincial Government announced…

Amid rice price caps, Cebu City mulls reviving task force on price monitoring

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Government wants to reconvene its task force in charge of monitoring price controls following Malacañang’s order to put price caps on rice. Mayor Michael Rama on Thursday, September 7, said…

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