Talisay cops play Santa to Tapul drug surrenderers

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 12/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Their dedication to change is priceless and as the police’s simple yet sweet gesture of appreciation, Talisay City’s Santa Cops visit Barangay Tapul and its drug surrenderers. All dressed with Santa hats, a…

PDEA-7 to intensify monitoring of distribution of party drugs in Christmas parties

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 12/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With a lot of parties and gatherings being held during the Christmas holiday, law enforcers here also anticipate the proliferation of party drugs in party venues. Leia Alcantara, the spokesperson of the Philippine…

A year after being downed by Odette, Fuente Christmas tree is up and stronger

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 12/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Fuente Christmas Tree is up again, and it brings a message of hope for Cebuanos during difficult times. The tree was officially unveiled in a lighting ceremony on Thursday night, December 1,…

FACES OF CEBU: Philip Lorenz Nacua, 24, Civil engineering licensure exams topnotcher

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Philip Lorenz Nacua strived to be a top notcher in the November 2022 Civil Engineering Licensure Examinations (CELE) so he could help rebuild their house that was damaged by super typhoon Odette in…

Cebu BRT groundbreaking finally set in January 2023

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Proponents and the contractor of the long-awaited Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan to break grounds for the project in January next year. Engr. Gerry Flores of the Hunan Road and Bridge (HNRB)…

DPS head wants to refer proposed garbage collection fee increase to city’s Solid Waste Management Board

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lawyer Jigo Dacua, Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) head, wants to refer first the proposed garbage collection fee increase by the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) to the Cebu City Solid Waste…

Cebu City Treasurer’s Office pushes 200% to 400% hike in garbage collection fees for businesses

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) presented its amended proposal for garbage collection fees before the city council on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. This was days after it deferred its first proposal last…

Operation Smile Philippines breaks ground for largest cleft care center in Cebu City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cleft patients here in Cebu and other parts of the country may soon avail of free, quality cleft care treatment and service through Operation Smile’s comprehensive cleft care center project in Cebu City.…

Central Visayas records over 700 HIV/AIDS cases as of Sept.

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — During the first nine months of this year, health officials in Central Visayas recorded over 700 cases of the human immunodeficiency virus-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS).  Based on the latest data from the Department…

Budget hearing: Cebu City dad says oath not needed for speakers

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor and chairman of the council’s Committee on Budget and Finance Noel Eleuterio Wenceslao is not in favor of a suggestion from the council to require speakers to swear under oath…

Cebu’s economy began to bounce back in 2021 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite experiencing prolonged lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the wrath of Typhoon Odette, Cebu’s economy in 2021 had begun to recover, authorities said. The Philippine Statistics Authority in Central Visayas (PSA-7),…

CNU College of Nursing marks 40th year with 8 new top notchers

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — What better way to celebrate Cebu Normal University’s (CNU) College of Nursing’s 40th founding anniversary than to mark it with eight top notchers and a 100 percent passing percentage during the recent November…

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