Alegria to build relocation site for Odette-displaced families

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The municipality of Alegria is planning to develop a housing project for families displaced by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).  Alegria’s local government on Thursday, January 27 announced through social media that negotiations…

Oslob to reopen Sumilon sand bar, whale-shark watching to tourists

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More tourist destinations in Cebu province are set to welcome back guests more than a month after they were closed due to Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai). The local government of Oslob on…

Ready to get away from the city? Manayon’s Peak in Naga City awaits

Immae Lachica 01/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— If the city life is making you crazy, the silence of the mountains will surely do the trick to calm you down. In Naga City, a southern Cebu town, approximately one and a half-hour…

Capitol releases P17M as incentives for police, soldiers, linemen 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial government on Monday, January 24, has begun distributing the cash incentives they promised to police officers, soldiers, and linemen who helped in the post-Odette rehabilitation works. The Capitol on Monday…

Samsam in isolation after family gets COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More local chief executives in Cebu are undergoing isolation as the number of new COVID-19 cases here continues to rise.  Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony ‘Samsam’ Gullas on Monday, January 24, 2022, announced…

Cebu receives aid from Chinese community

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Help continues to pour for Odette-stricken residents in Cebu province. The latest batch came from the Chinese community in Cebu.  Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on January 18 personally received at least 2,000 sacks…

Pescador Island closed to public for 3 months

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The local government of Moalboal has decided to close one of its popular tourist spots for three months. The municipality on January 19 announced that Pescador Island will be temporarily closed for three…

Visayan Electric restores power to over 80% of customers within franchise area

PR 01/21/2022

AboitizPower subsidiary Visayan Electric Co. (Visayan Electric) is furthering its power restoration works after it breached its 80-percent re-energization target, with additional manpower and equipment pouring in. Visayan Electric President and Chief Operating Officer Raul Lucero announced…

Rebuilding assistance for badly hit Odette survivors in Cebu province increased to P8,000

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government has increased the allocation of rebuilding assistance they will give to residents who lost their homes due to Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).  Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced that…

Gwen to mayors: Vax cards are not mandatory

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has instructed mayors of municipalities and component cities in the province not to leverage COVID-19 vaccination cards as a prerequisite.  Garcia on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, issued Memorandum No.…

Multiple tremors recorded in Medellin

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 3.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Medellin town in northern Cebu past midnight on Wednesday, January 19. But what really shocked residents there, and in nearby towns, was the fact that at least 12 aftershocks…

Gwen opposes use of vax cards as condition for travel, employment, etc.

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As far as Cebu province is concerned, the presentation of vaccination cards will not be required when traveling, getting a job, and even entering inside establishments. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia made this announcement…

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