Tip of Bohol mayor helps NBI-7 to close fake RT-PCR results business in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A tip from the mayor of Bohol town about the rampant selling of falsified real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain (RT-PCR) results or fake RT-PCR results at P1,500 each in Cebu City ports led…

308 passengers stranded in Cebu ports due to TD Vicky

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Passengers are now stuck in at least three ports in Cebu as Tropical Depression (TD) Vicky approaches Central Visayas. The weather disturbance is expected in the region in the next six to ten…

20 seafarers avail of CPA’s crew change hub services

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The new crew change hub services established by the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) on October 18, 2020, has benefitted 20 seafarers after two days of activation. In a statement released by the CPA,…

CPA: Close to 8K passengers left Cebu ports

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Port officers in Cebu have recorded close to 8,000 individuals, who have left the island-province. The Cebu Port Authority (CPA), on August 20, announced that a total of 11, 910 locally stranded individuals…

PJ Garcia wants Cebu warehouses checked following Lebanon blast

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Representative Pablo John Garcia of Cebu’s Third District has called on port and customs authorities to conduct inspections in all warehouses and storage facilities in Cebu for materials that may pose danger to…

Normal operations in Cebu ports amid COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Amid protocols in place to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), it’s still business as usual for Cebu ports. The Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) made this assurance in a statement…

Suspension of sea trips lifted in central and southern Cebu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—With typhoon Ursula  moving past Cebu and the weather improving on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, the suspension of sea trips in central and southern Cebu has been lifted by the Philippine Coast Guard.  Cebu to…

Holy Week boat passengers urged: Buy tickets early, be ready for tight port security

Gresheen Gift M. Libby and Isabella Kristianne M. Angan 04/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Passengers are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance for their boat trips and to be at their assigned terminals three hours before their scheduled trip as authorities tighten security in Cebu ports…

62 sea vessels cancel trips; hundreds wait in Cebu ports

Nestle L. Semilla 12/16/2017

STORM URDUJA’S EFFECTS Sixty-two passenger vessels remained at port as of 6 p.m. on Saturday, stranding hundreds of passengers in different ports in Cebu as sea trips were canceled because of tropical storm “Urduja.” These passenger vessels…

Tropical storm strands 52 vessels in Cebu ports

Nestle L. Semilla 12/15/2017

THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Cebu station reports that at least 43 passenger vessels with trips to places like Manila, Ormoc, Surigao, Bantayan Island and Camotes were stranded in Cebu on Friday, as sea travel was declared…

MAO BA?

Editorial 11/25/2016

TEMPTING FATE They never learn. With the weather bureau raising storm signal no. 1 over northern Cebu on Thursday and the Philippine Coast Guard Cebu warning sea vessels not to sail, a motor banca filled with passengers…

Karen strands over a thousand in Cebu ports

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/15/2016

OVER a thousand passengers were left stranded in Cebu City ports after four inter-island vessels suspended their trips due to the bad weather spawned by typhoon Karen. As of last count, 1,102 passengers were stranded at the…

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