Poro barangay exchanges plastic bottles with food in ECOmmunity pantry

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A barangay in Poro town, Camotes Islands, Cebu has taken the community pantry concept to the next level. Barangay Esperanza has opened an ECOmmunity pantry that would provide food for those who need…

Frasco files bill for proposed Camotes Cebu Domestic Airport

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourists and residents may soon be able to access Camotes Islands by plane, cutting off the long travel time from mainland Cebu to the island group in Cebu’s northeast. Cebu fifth district Representative…

A tale of two teachers handling online and modular distance learning classes in Cebu

Immae Lachica 09/19/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— In today’s educational system, huge adjustments are made to make ends meet. Schools are now offering distant learning or those with modules and online classes. Modular distance learning is when students prefer using…

Unique painter from Camotes, Cebu uses art to raise funds for family

Immae Lachica 07/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— No room for excuses. This is what 21-year-old Eric Muaña bears in his mind as he paints artwork despite his disability so he can help raise funds for his family. Muaña, from Cogon 1 in…

‘Don’t defy entry ban, you’ll get caught, penalized’

Alven Marie A. Timtim 03/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Don’t try to enter Cebu by sea or your boat will be impounded, you will be penalized and you will be sent back to where you came from.” Lieutenant Junior Grade Eric Salcedo,…

Ro-ro with 133 passengers ‘rescued’ off Camotes sea

Alven Marie A. Timtim, Paul Lauro 03/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A roll on-roll (ro-ro) off vessel plying the Camotes-Danao route was rescued off the waters of Camotes Island at past 2 p.m. of March 2, 2020. MV Mika Mari III, which had 133…

Duke Frasco says there are ‘glaring loopholes in fire investigator’s report’

Rosalie Abatayo 01/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Cebu Fifth District representative Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco has called on the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) of San Francisco, Camotes to ensure integrity in their report investigation. Frasco questioned the findings of Fire…

Frasco ‘sponsored’ dump truck for Camotes ‘set on fire’ 

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A dump truck owned by Cebu fifth district Representative Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco was damaged after its tire was allegedly set on fire at past 1 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020. Police…

Camotes’ barangay volunteers receive cash incentives from Capitol

Rosalie Abatayo 01/07/2020

CAMOTES ISLANDS, Cebu — Elizabeth Gahira has been serving as a volunteer barangay health worker in Barangay Himensulan, San Francisco in Camotes Island for more than 30 years. Gahira, 62, in turn, receives an honorarium of P230…

Gov. Gwen to visit mother of baby who died in Camotes District Hospital

Rosalie Abatayo 01/07/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Governor Gwendolyn Garcia will be meeting today, January 7, 2020,  the mother of a three-week-old boy who died in the district hospital of Camotes.  The child, identified as Kai Gavin Yangson, reportedly…

With 13 rescued at sea off Liloan, public urged to refrain from patronizing colorum motorbancas

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) is reminding the public not to patronize or risk riding on unregistered motorbancas to travel across islands in Cebu. Lieutenant Junior Grade Michael John Encina,…

LOOK: Netizen captures beautiful night shots of the sky from Camotes Island

Immae Lachica 10/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A netizen from Mandaue City hit two birds with one stone in a weekend getaway with his girlfriend. While other couples go for a date in malls, movie houses, and restaurants, Ted Anthony Tarona and…

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