Visit a place with someone “as a friend” trends on social media

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/10/2021

GINATILAN, CEBU — Traveling with a good friend to share adventures and memories makes the journey even more unforgettable. As social media went abuzz with the phrase “as a friend”, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan shared…

7 injured in Alegria, Cebu road accident

Paul Lauro 05/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Seven individuals were injured after their service vehicle fell into a ravine in Sitio Tumandok, Barangay Legaspi in Alegria town early on Wednesday morning, May 5. The injured were identified as Jaime Ferrer…

Ex-convict shot dead in Alegria

Paul Lauro 10/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—An ex-convict was shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen  past 8 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020, in Sitio Sangi, Barangay Madridijos in Alegria town, southwestern Cebu. Police Master Sergeant Cyson Obiasada of the Alegria Police…

Body of missing Badian tour guide found

Alven Marie Timtim and Paul Lauro 10/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Divers recovered at around noontime on Friday, October 9, the body of a tour guide from Badian town who was reported missing on Thursday after he went spearfishing in Barangay Sta. Filomena in the…

Travel vlogger highlights underwater statues in Alegria, Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The town of Alegria in southwestern Cebu is popular for having several spectacular diving spots that feature the best of marine life. But lately, a new underwater attraction caught the eye of internationally…

Realities of online classes portrayed in a photo contest in Alegria

Immae Lachica 08/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — How are your online classes so far? Some are doing just fine while others are having quite a hard time, right? Let’s see how our students are getting accustomed to the “new norm”…

Alegria, Badian prep for canyoneering reopening

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local officials and tourism stakeholders in the southwestern towns of Alegria and Badian are gearing up for the reopening of one of Cebu’s most popular tourism activities. Posts on local government’s social media…

Alegria places third sitio under localize lockdown after logging 3 more cases

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines  — The municipality of Alegria placed another community in Barangay Santa Filomena under a localized lockdown after it confirmed three more coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections. On Saturday evening, August 1, the Alegria Public Information…

2 sitios in Alegria, Cebu under lockdown after cases with ‘superspreader’ tendencies detected

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two sitios in Alegria, southern Cebu, have been placed under localized lockdown following the confirmation of two new coronavirus infections in the town. The locked-down communities are Sitio Tapon in Barangay Santa Filomena…

Garcia on Cebu MGCQ tourism: ‘Waterfalls are for your eyes only’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Waterfalls, which are among the tourist attractions in Cebu province, will only be for sight-seeing in the first stages of the reopening of the province’s tourism industry. This was the clarification of Cebu…

In Alegria, officials and volunteers clean-up town’s reef

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines- As most parts of Cebu province prepare to reopen under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), local officials and volunteers in Alegria town decided to clean up the sea. In a post on Facebook,…

Alegria town records first case of COVID-19

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Alegria town recorded its first case of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on June 30, 2020. The first case was from a woman from Barangay Valencia who recently gave birth through Caesarian section…

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