‘Suroy Suroy’ Sugbo in Camotes slated on May 11-12

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 02/25/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Following the successful northern leg of the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo in January, the next stop for the Cebu Provincial Government’s flagship tourism program is set in Camotes Islands. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced this during…

Signal No. 1 in northern Cebu: 51 passengers stranded with suspension of sea trips

Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/24/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Sea trips in several ports in northern Cebu have been suspended as state meteorologists raise Storm Signal No. 1 there due to Typhoon Egay (international name: Doksuri) on Monday, July 24. As of…

Sea turtle lays eggs on Camotes shore in Cebu; a rare occurrence says expert

Futch Anthony Inso 06/30/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A sea turtle was seen laying its eggs in the coastal area of San Isidro, San Francisco on Camotes Island. In her Facebook post, Joymae Formentera said that this was the first time…

Thief in Cordova arrested in Camotes Island

Paul Lauro 05/31/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  A thief who was caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage stealing close to P10,000 worth of personal belongings and a motorcycle was arrested by Cordova police in his residence in Purok Ibabao, Barangay…

IN PHOTOS: Suroy Suroy sa ‘Enchanting Camotes’

Wenilyn Sabalo 04/15/2023

CAMOTES ISLAND, Cebu — More than 300 tourists coming from and outside Cebu joined the second “Suroy Suroy Sugbo” for 2023, which kicked off in Camotes Island on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Called “Enchanting Camotes,” the second…

The breadwinner: How a ‘pan bisaya’ has become a family’s source of life

Vhenna Marie Mantilla 04/15/2023

CAMOTES ISLAND, Philippines – While baking in today’s modern time is mostly fueled by passion and hobby, this has also become one of the most profitable and sustainable livelihoods for Filipinos. For almost 63 years, Zosiomo Joyo,…

Capitol to launch new alternative route to Camotes Island

Wenilyn Sabalo 04/06/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourists and locals from Cebu traveling to Camotes Island will now have alternate access to the island. This is as the Cebu Provincial Government and the transport sector, will launch a new route…

Motorcycle-riding gunmen rained bullets at house of San Francisco brgy councilor, daughter’s store

Paul Lauro 03/25/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two still unidentified men fired at the residence of a Barangay Councilor in Barangay Consuelo in San Francisco town in Camotes Island. The same suspects also fired at a store that is owned…

2nd Suroy Suroy for 2023 will be in Camotes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The second Suroy Suroy sa Sugbo this year will kickoff in Camotes Island, northeastern Cebu. The Cebu Provincial Tourism Office recently announced that they will be hosting another Suroy Suroy this April. Called…

LIST: Suspension of classes on Jan. 11

Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro, Wenilyn Sabalo 01/11/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Several local government units (LGUs) here suspended classes on Wednesday, January 11, due to inclement weather. As of 10:30 a.m., at least 15 localities in Cebu declared suspension of classes in all levels,…

Smuggled cigarettes seized in San Francisco, Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Boxes of smuggled cigarettes worth P350,000 were confiscated during an inspection at the Port of San Francisco in Camotes Island, Cebu on Monday, November 14, 2022. The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas…

Arquillano brothers acquitted of charges of illegal possession of firearms, explosives

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A trial court here in Cebu acquitted the Arquillano brothers of San Francisco town on charges of illegal possession of explosives and firearms. Branch 90 of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Danao…

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