Palace declares Eid’l Fitr on April 10 Holiday

CDN Digital 04/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another long weekend is up on the horizon. This after the Malacañan issued Proclamation 514 declaring April 10, Wednesday as a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr or Feast of Ramadhan. READ…

Tour guides struggle after boat trip ban in Santa Fe’s Balidbid Lagoon

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – After losing his livelihood of guiding tourists around the scenic and serene lagoon in Brgy. Balidbid in Santa Fe town, Jose Anuncio has been relying on random and sometimes odd jobs to help…

LIST: Face-to-face class suspensions in Cebu due to extreme heat

Futch Anthony Inso, Mary Rose Sagarino, Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/03/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – For the first time in recent history, the local governments in Cebu ordered  face-to-face class suspensions due to the extreme heat. As of 3 p.m., April 4, the following localities allowed schools in elementary…

Capitol defends plans to relocate in Balamban

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/02/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government defended its plans to relocate its seat of power to Balamban town in western Cebu amid criticisms following site redevelopment in the locality’s mountains. Furthermore, they assured the public,…

Santo Entierro: Taking care of the dead Christ on the island

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/30/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The sun was beating down harshly one Friday at noon in Bantayan town in northern Cebu. In a family-owned compound in Barangay Ticad, its residents, workers, and volunteers did not mind the hot…

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,…

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