FACES OF CEBU: Sheila Cabedo, 23, Cebuana K-Pop Dancer and Enthusiast

Jessa Ngojo 12/03/2023

GINATILAN, CEBU— Have you ever felt small in a throng of people? Even though you don’t know them all, the moment they discover your innocent passion for a certain hobby, a collective gasp ensues, followed by judgment.…

Christian Balunan and Reymart Tagacanao: Villamor Boxing Gym’s standouts

Glendale G. Rosal 12/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Villamor Boxing Gym (VBG) in Mandaue City has more reason to celebrate following the success of two of their boxers, Christian Balunan and Reymart Tagacanao. Last month, the Villamor Boxing Gym in Barangay Pagsabungan,…

Fiesta Señor 2024: Will original foot procession route be used?

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 12/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he wanted the original routes for the foot processions  unchanged, the working committee for the Fiesta Señor held another walk-through on Friday morning, December 1, 2023. Various…

Woman nabbed for stealing bottles of expensive liquor in Minglanilla mall

Paul Lauro 12/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A woman landed in jail after she allegedly tried to steal several bottles of expensive liquor from a mall in Minglanilla town, southern Cebu on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Police in Minglanilla confirmed…

IN NUMBERS: HIV cases in the rise in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The number of confirmed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Central Visayas continues to increase. From 878 in 2021, HIV cases in the region grew to 1,007 in 2022, data from the Regional Epidemiology…

Day 1 of Suroy-Suroy Sugbo 2023: Guests greeted with rich culture and warm welcome

Emmariel Ares 12/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The first leg of the Suroy Suroy Sugbo 2023 left guests feeling satisfied and excited for the rest of the 3-day tourism excursion around the south of Cebu. Under the scorching heat of…

Pregnant woman killed after getting run over by truck in Danao, Cebu

Emmariel Ares and Paul Lauro 12/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 26-year-old pregnant woman and her unborn baby were killed after a wing van hit them while crossing the road in Barangay Looc, Danao City late Thursday evening, November 30, 2023. The victim…

Retired policeman nabbed for alleged possession of unlicensed firearms in Mambaling

Paul Lauro, Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/30/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A retired policeman from Sitio Ibabao, Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City, was apprehended late Wednesday, November 29, 2023, for allegedly maintaining possession of unlicensed firearms. The arrest, based on a search warrant, was conducted…

Cebu Province secures interim water agreement with MCWD

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/30/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Province entered into an interim agreement with the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) to prevent water stoppage in Cebu after the termination of a contract between CMWD and MCWD. The official contract…

Cebu City eyes 80% of hotel bookings for Sinulog 2024

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 11/30/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Jocelyn Pesquera on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, said that the city is looking to reach 80-percent of bookings in hotels in Cebu City for the Sinulog 2024. It can be…

Shooting and robbery incidents not cause for alarm – PRO-7

Emmariel Ares 11/28/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police here said that the public should not be alarmed by the recent spate of shooting and robbery incidents in Cebu City.  During a forum on Tuesday, November 28, a police official revealed…

Weather: Generally fair in Cebu in the next five days says Pagasa

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/25/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Weather in Cebu will be generally fair in the next five days, according to the latest forecast of Pagasa-Mactan. It will be sunny to partly cloudy days with a 50 percent chance of…

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