Sibonga accident: One dead, one hurt after motorcycle rider slams into side of bus

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A motorcycle driver, who was believed to have tried to avoid the “rumble strips” or “alert strips” near a curved portion of the road, ended in the death of the motorcycle driver after…

Ahong will cancel construction of 600-megawatt LNG power plant if this proves detrimental to people and environment

Futch Anthony Inso 06/16/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will not oppose canceling the construction of a 600-megawatt Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Power Plant in his city if the project will harm the public and the…

Lapu-Lapu fire: 10-year-old girl dies after she was trapped inside burning house

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 10-year-old girl died after she was trapped inside a one-story house during a Sunday dawn fire that destroyed a portion of Barangay Poblacion in Lapu-Lapu City. Rutchele Vergara, guardian of the 10-year-old…

1 killed, 2 injured in Toledo resto bar shooting

Paul Lauro 01/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – What was supposed to be a night of fun and drinking turned bloody after one of the customers of a resto bar in Barangay Poblacion in Toledo City started to fire shots at…

Strong winds damage beach cottages in Argao

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Strong winds on Monday afternoon, July 19, damaged several properties in a beach in Argao town in southern Cebu. The Argao Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) reported on Monday that…

Another vaccination site opened in Lapu-Lapu

Futch Anthony Inso 06/21/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City government has opened another vaccination site for the inoculation of the Pfizer Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines on Monday, June 21, 2021. The new vaccination site is located at the City Auditorium…

Lightning kills 71-year-old woman, 50-year-old man in Liloan

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 05/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 71-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man died after they were struck by lightning while taking shelter under a makeshift shanty at past 1 p.m. today, May 30, in Liloan town in northern…

In Naga, man, 19, punches, chokes boy, 7, for ‘having no manners’,  gets jailed

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 02/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 19-year-old construction worker in Naga City landed in jail after, in a fit of rage, he punched a 7-year-old boy in the stomach, choked the kid, lifted him and pinned the boy…

Lapu-Lapu gov’t provides safer selling space to 170 ambulant vendors

Dennis Singson 02/13/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government has provided some 170 ambulant vendors in Barangay Poblacion a safer space for them to sell their goods in the covered gym of the barangay on Friday, February 12.…

Cordova fire razes 15 houses, displaces 50 families

Paul Lauro and Alven Marie A. Titmtim 11/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A midmorning fire today, November 27, 2020, has razed 15 houses and displaced at least 50 families in Sitio Calan, Barangay Poblacion, Cordova town in Mactan Island. Fire Officer 2 Jan Cyril Delfin…

Newborn baby left inside market in Barili, Cebu

Alven Marie A. Timtim, Paul Lauro 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barili policemen are currently looking for the person or persons responsible for leaving a newborn baby boy inside the public market in Barangay Poblacion, Barili town, southwestern Cebu last September 26, 2020. Police…

Alcoy accident: Wayward truck falls on its side, pins, kills truck boy

Alven Marie A. Timtim and Paul Lauro 09/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jobert Berongan, 36, tried to jump from the passenger window of the wing van that he boarded after its driver, Jimar Ireneo, lost control of the vehicle. But Berongan, a truck boy, ended…

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