TD Vicky: No casualties in Cebu but people evacuated, properties damaged

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Province was not left unscarred of Tropical Depression (TD) Vicky when it passed by southern and central Cebu on the dawn of Saturday, December 19, 2020. The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction…

Town officials report: Argao is now COVID-free

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The town of Argao in southeastern Cebu is now free of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), local officials announced. The local government unit (LGU) of Argao, in an advisory posted on its official…

3 from Argao, 2 from Tuburan jailed for illegal gambling

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tips coming from concerned individuals led police to arrest five men for engaging in illegal gambling activities in the municipalities of Argao and Tuburan in Cebu province on Friday afternoon, August 28. Police…

Langtad barangay captain, 3 others arrested for playing mahjong in Argao

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Argao policemen arrested 51-year-old, Langtad Barangay Captain Joel Saragena and three other friends for playing mahjong out on a public area in Barangay Poblacion, Argao town in southern Cebu at around 11:30 a.m.…

Barangay officials in Argao arrested for ‘tigbakay’

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two barangay (village) officials in Barangay Canbanua, Argao town, in Cebu will be facing charges for violating Presidential Decree 449, or the illegal cockfighting law, after getting caught participating in an illegal cockfighting…

Argao logs 17 new cases, 43 recoveries on Aug. 3

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are now 48 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the southern Cebu town of Argao after it reported 17 new infections and 43 additional recoveries on Monday, August 3, 2020.…

Four health workers among 6 COVID cases in Argao

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Argao on Friday, June 19, reported six new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, and four of them happened to be health care workers. “Unom na ka tawo ang konpirmado nga COVID-19 positive sa…

Argao, Cebu to implement ‘One Bus Stop’ policy in fight vs COVID-19

Doris C. Bongcac 05/27/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The municipality of Argao in southern Cebu is implementing a “One Bus Stop” policy to regulate the movement of travelers who are coming to and from their town. With its implementation, the municipal…

Mother of Argao infant with COVID-19 tests negative

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The mother of the one-month-old coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient from Argao town tested negative of the virus, local officials announced Sunday, May 24. “Negative sa swab test ang batan-ong inahan sa bata…

Another infant with COVID-19 in Cebu passes away

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A one-month infant from a southern Cebu town, who was earlier confirmed to have the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), passed away on Friday dawn, May 22. Argao Mayor Allan Sesaldo announced in an…

Man, 35, facing rape case for ‘molesting’ daughter, 14

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 35-year-old man from Argao, a southern Cebu town, is facing rape charges after he was accused of allegedly molesting his 14-year-old daughter. Police Senior Master Sergeant Vivian Tamayo of the Women and…

Police looking into death of man in Argao quarry site

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Argao Police is currently investigating the case of the man who reportedly died in a quarry site owned by a coal mining company in Barangay Calagasan in Argao town, southern Cebu, on Sunday,…

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