Mt. Manunggal a ‘gem destination’ in Cebu – DOT-7

Doris C. Bongcac 03/27/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Mt. Manunggal in Balamban town is known to many as the site of the plane crash that killed the late Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay. But Shalimar Tamano, director of the Central Visayas office…

Look at leadership of Magsaysay, Rama urges modern politicians

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Modern politicians are encouraged to look at the leadership of the late President Ramon Magsaysay, whose creed was clean and honest governance. Cebu City Mayor made this call as the city celebrated the…

Foressa Mountain Town Officially Opens Its Light Phase B

03/08/2022

Nestling in the evergreen mountains of Western Cebu, AboitizLand Inc. finally launched Foressa Mountain Town’s most anticipated Light Phase B to eager property buyers on March 5, 2022, right after the quick turnover of its Light Phase…

IN PHOTOS: One-of-a-kind proposal in Balamban’s jail

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite challenges and uncertainties in today’s times, love is still in the air. In Balamban town, Cebu, a one-of-a-kind love story blossomed.  Netizens can’t help but go ‘awwwwww’ when a female visitor, on…

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…

Pa arrested for raping own daughter

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 46-year-old farmer from Balamban town in western Cebu is now behind bars after he was arrested for allegedly raping his 12-year-old daughter. Police reports showed that a manhunt operation was made against…

Expansion in West Cebu Industrial Park to generate additional 14k jobs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Expansion of the West Cebu Industrial Park in Balamban town is now underway, and it is expected to bring in an additional 14,000 jobs. Executives from Aboitiz InfraCapital, the infrastructure arm of the…

Balamban dangles cash incentives to entice seniors to get COVID vaccine

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The local government of Balamban has dangled cash incentives to entice senior citizens in their town to complete their COVID-19 inoculation schedule. The municipality announced on social media that they will be raffling…

Parents, teachers in Barili: Limited face-to-face still a concern

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/11/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — An officer of a Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) Federation in the town of Barili in southwestern Cebu has expressed the group’s concern on the risks of students should limited face-to-face classes will be approved.…

Capitol, DPWH to start dredging 3 major tributaries in towns affected by flooding in 2020

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/04/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the Cebu Provincial government, are set to start dredging the major tributaries in three towns severely affected by flooding last year. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

Balamban shooting: Jealous man kills live-in partner, shoots self

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 08/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jealousy is likely what pushed a 45-year-old man to shoot his 45-year-old common-law wife or live-in partner in the head and then shoot himself in the chest in Balamban town in western Cebu,…

More Cebu towns reinstate restrictions

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—More localities in Cebu province have reinstated restrictions due to the continuous rise of COVID-19 cases.  The towns of Moalboal, Ginatilan, and Balamban recently issued Executive Orders (EO), reimposing stricter health protocols to contain the…

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