Ermita’s Sitio Bato residents assured of relocation

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The over 2,000 families in Sitio Bato, Barangay Ermita, Cebu City that will be affected in the controversial Carbon Market Modernization Project are assured of proper relocation. Engineer Dante Arcilla, head of the…

38-year-old trisikad driver found dead in Brgy. Ermita

Mae Fhel Gom-os 11/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 38-year-old trisikad driver was found dead, lying on a wooden cart, or “kurmata,” at the corner of Magallanes and El Filibusterismo Streets in Barangay Ermita here at around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November…

20 megawatt battery energy reserve proposed for Barangay Ermita

Dyrecka Letigio 08/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An energy company is proposing to build a 20-megawatt battery energy reserve in Barangay Ermita here that will help stabilize the current energy grid supply in the Visayas. The Cebu City Council had…

Cebu City shooting: Cops checking if woman’s killing is drug-related

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are investigating if the shooting today, July 3, in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City of a 23-year-old woman that led to her death was a drug-related killing. This after police found out that…

Dead baby prompts cop chief’s call to those not ready to become parents

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A dead one-day-old baby boy found floating off the waters of  Sitio Bato in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City on Sunday, June 13, has prompted the police to call on those not ready to…

Ermita buy-bust: P7M shabu seized; suspected drug courier nabbed

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philipppines — Police confiscated an estimated P7 million worth of suspected shabu and arrested a suspected illegal drugs courier during a buy-bust operation in Magallanes Street, Barangay Ermita, Cebu City on Friday, March 5, 2021.…

Show-cause order issued against Ermita chief over ‘tigbakay’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) has issued a show-cause order to the chief of Barangay Ermita here over the tigbakay, or cockfighting, that was caught being held…

Participants in Ermita ‘tigbakay’ to be charged

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Charges for violating the illegal gambling act and City Ordinance 2566 are being prepared to be filed against 19 identified persons who participated in an illegal cockfighting activity, known locally as “tigbakay,” in Sitio…

Barangay Ermita records first two COVID-19 cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another densely populated barangay in Cebu City has recorded a case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Barangay Ermita, home to the city’s largest public market, has recorded its first two cases of…

Cebu City cops remind public about risks of illegally buying, selling firecrackers

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Don’t buy or sell firecrackers illegally or you might spend the New Year in jail.” Police Captain Alvin Llamedo, Carbon Police Station chief, gave this advise to the public amid the raid on…

Two buy busts in Cebu City yield P4M worth of illegal drugs 

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/02/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Around P4 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in two separate buy-and-bust operations by members of the Carbon Police Station on Thursday night, August 1, 2019. Police first arrested Giovannie “Dodong” Marnilo Mancao, 18…

Night market in downtown Cebu City temporarily suspended 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Public Restoration, Order, and Beautification (Probe) team temporarily suspended the night market operations around Barangay Ermita, including in Colon Street, here. According to Racquel Arce, head of the Probe team, Mayor Edgardo…

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