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…

Body of a man found in Transcentral Highway canal

Paul Lauro 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The body of a still unidentified man was found in the waterway of the Transcentral Highway in Barangay Gaas, Balamban town shortly after midnight this Tuesday, June 15. Police Major Nolan Tagsip of…

Balamban accident: Two dead after pickup truck collides with motorcycle

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 04/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A female motorcycle rider and his male back rider died after they collided with a pickup truck along the Transcentral Highway in Barangay Gaas in Balamban town in western Cebu at nearly noon…

1,360 beneficiaries from 3 Cebu towns receive DSWD-7’s P10K livelihood aid

Futch Anthony Inso 03/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 1,360 beneficiaries of the P10,000 livelihood assistance from the three towns of Cebu province are encouraged to use the money for its intended purpose. Rebecca Geamala, Department of Social Welfare and Development…

Two dead, 1 hurt in 2 motorcycle accidents in Balamban

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two men died and another one was injured in two separate motorcycle accidents in two days in Balamban town in western Cebu. The latest fatal accident involved a Yamaha Mio motorcycle that slammed…

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