Virtually, there’s a fire every day in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/28/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Firefighters in Cebu have been constantly reminding the public to always observe fire safety measures. And their calls could not come in a more timely manner as the city saw an increasing number…

What is a ‘silent airport’ and why is Mactan-Cebu IA doing it?

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/26/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Airports can be nerve-racking places. Amid the rush of travelers checking in, and passengers not wanting to miss the flights, it cannot be denied that airports can be stressful. Compounding this problem is…

Scorching schools: How heat worsens conditions of poor students in PH

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/24/2024

[This is the second and last part of a special report on how extreme heat in 2023 impacted the education sector in the Philippines. Click here for the first part.] CEBU CITY, Philippines – The same analysis…

Extreme Heat as a ‘New Pandemic’: Thousands in PH Cancel Classes During ‘Hottest Year’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/23/2024

(Part 1 of 2) CEBU CITY, Philippines — The decades-old Gabaldon building of Leyte National High School in Tacloban City has narrow hallways, high and dark ceilings, and overcrowded classrooms. On hot and humid days, the rooms…

Loboc river cruise in Bohol to implement price increase

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Tourists looking to visit and experience the popular river cruise in Loboc, Bohol this summer may have to prepare a bigger budget. Beginning April 1, 2024, the Loboc River Cruise will be implementing…

‘Johnnie Water’: Man jailed, accused of selling fake expensive liquor in Cebu City

Paul Lauro 03/20/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police here arrested a man for allegedly duping delivery riders in a scam that involved selling fake bottles of expensive liquor. The Mambaling Police Station confirmed apprehending a certain Greman Louise Malinao, 44,…

Rapper Range999 to face frustrated murder, illegal possession gun raps for shooting foreigner in Cebu City

Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro 03/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu-based rapper Jed Andrew Salera, popularly known as Range999, will be facing cases of frustrated murder and possession of an unlicensed gun after getting involved in a bloody shooting last Sunday, March 17,…

Around 400 lost homes after fire razes 2 sitios in Looc, Mandaue

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/12/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Close to 400 individuals lost their homes after a massive fire broke out in a densely populated area underneath the Osmeña bridge in Mandaue City on Tuesday noon, March 12. The fire erupted…

Boy rescued after falling from Marcelo Fernan bridge in Cebu

Paul Lauro 03/11/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rescuers and fisherfolks here saved a teenage boy from drowning after he reportedly fell from the second bridge that connects Mactan Island and mainland Cebu last Sunday evening, March 10. The Mandaue City…

FACES OF CEBU: Eary Francis Miaga, 26, firefighter

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/10/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Nothing but thick black smoke surrounded Eary Francis Miaga as he and his fellow firefighters tried to find a way out of a burning high-rise in Brgy. Kasambagan, Cebu City last year. Despite…

Massive outage hits Facebook, Instagram users

Ralph Gurango 03/06/2024

[UPDATED] CEBU CITY, Philippines — A massive outage locked out users of Meta-owned platforms Facebook and Instagram, including Facebook Messenger and Threads, from their accounts on Tuesday evening, March 5. The outage lasted over an hour, with…

Capitol still wants Cebu BRT construction stopped

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol still wants construction of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stopped. This time, it’s coming from the provincial government’s legislative body. The Provincial Board (PB) on Monday, March 4 passed two…

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