Cebu City agri head open to dialogue on farmer aid plans

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The head of Cebu City’s Agriculture department (CAD) is open to discussing farmer aid plans with Councilor Pastor “Jun” Alcover, who called for his resignation. “Kung naa siya’y maayong plano, atong istoryahan then…

Cebu City wants to declare special ‘BPO Day’ to honor sector’s economic impact

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s economy has benefited significantly from the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. The City Council plans to honor the dedicated workers in this sector by declaring a special ‘BPO Day’. Councilor Pancrasio “Francis”…

Fish vendor shot while sleeping inside market in Cebu City

Emmariel Ares and Paul Lauro 04/20/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A fish vendor was shot by an unidentified assailant while she was sleeping  inside a market in Sitio Gen. Genis, Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City early Saturday morning, April 20, 2024. The shooting…

DJ shot in the head by unidentified gunman in Cebu City

Emmariel Ares and Paul Lauro 04/20/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A man, who reportedly works as a bar DJ, died after he was shot in the head by an unidentified assailant along the General Maxilom Avenue in Cebu City on Saturday dawn, April…

Marijuana-filled vapes: Cebu City council pushes probe

Pia Piquero 04/19/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The use of marijuana-filled vapes in Cebu City must be investigated and stopped, a Cebu City Councilor said in a proposed resolution. City Councilor Rey Gealon authored the resolution, requesting the Cebu City…

Man nabbed for burning clothes and causing panic in Cebu City

Emmariel Ares and Paul Lauro 04/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 24-year-old man was nabbed for burning his belongings at his aunt’s house and causing panic among his neighbors in Purok 3 Upper, Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City early Thursday morning, April 18. The…

Delayed salaries due to employees’ defiance – City Admin

Pia Piquero 04/17/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The delayed salaries of the four regular Cebu City employees were blamed on their defiance, a top city hall official said. On April 16, the four told reporters that they did not receive their…

Ex-convict ‘accidentally’ shot by friend in Cebu City

Emmariel Ares and Paul Lauro 04/17/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 30-year-old man, who is an ex-convict, was rushed to the hospital after getting shot by his friend in Barangay Duljo Fatima in Cebu City on Tuesday evening, April 16, 2024. The shooting,…

4 Cebu City ex-tax mappers cry: Give us our 10 months worth of salaries

Pia Piquero 04/17/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Four regular employees of the Cebu City government have reported that they have not received their salaries since July 2023. This amounts to nearly 10 months of work without pay. They brought this…

Cebu City to provide rice, water supply to farmers affected by El Niño

Pia Piquero 04/16/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Committee on Agriculture in Cebu City plans to provide rice and water supply assistance to the farmers in the mountainous barangays affected by the El Niño. The City reported that at least…

Cebu City to build ‘new Sambag Ville’

Josh Almonte 04/15/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “We will build a new Sambag Ville,” announced Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama on Monday, April 15. He said this announcement during his meeting with barangay officials of Sambag II, the Cebu City…

Guadalupe fire: P12M lost in 2-hour blaze

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 04/15/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least P12 million in properties went up in smoke in a fire here that hit a house and a warehouse on Monday, April 15 which lasted for at least two hours. Firefighters…

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