Excitement builds up for Cebu City’s hosting of Palarong Pambansa boxing

Glendale G. Rosal 06/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Excitement continues to build up for the upcoming Palarong Pambansa VisMin Boxing Cup next month as tournament organizers revealed the eight competing teams in the major amateur slugfest at the Cebu City Sports…

Alleged active NPA member surrenders in Dumanjug, Cebu

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An alleged active member of the New People’s Army (NPA) based in Negros Occidental surrendered to the police in Barangay Bulac in Dumanjug, Cebu on Monday, June 20, 2022. Police Lieutenant Colonel Rolando…

Body found in Luyang Cove in Carmen identified

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in the town of Carmen in northern Cebu have identified the body found floating at the Luyang Cove on Monday, June 20, 2022. Police Major Eric Gingoyon, chief of Carmen Police Station,…

Habal-Habal driver accused of ‘raping’, ‘molesting’ sister’s friend nabbed in Liloan

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  A 22-year-old motorcycle-for-hire driver was arrested on Friday, June 17 for allegedly raping and molesting a 17-year-old girl, who happens to be his sister’s friend, in Liloan town, northern Cebu. Police Major Ramil…

Gwen on latest rift with Año: It’s not ‘bad blood’ 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Amid their recent clash over Cebu province’s policy on the optional wearing of face masks in outdoor and well-ventilated areas, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said there is no “bad blood” between her and…

Hit and run motorcycle rider in Carcar incident still unidentified

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are still trying to look for footage from security cameras that can help them to identify the motorcycle rider involved in the June 16 “hit and run” incident, which caused the death…

Cebu province unfazed by DILG ultimatum 

Morexette Marie Erram 06/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Not even an ultimatum from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) can make Cebu province reconsider its decision to make wearing face masks an option in open areas. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn…

Dumanjug LGU to schools: Vaccination not required in graduation rites

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The local government of Dumanjug in southwestern Cebu has reminded schools there not to require vaccination cards as requirements for students and parents attending commencement exercises. The municipality, in an advisory dated June…

Davide: Why not question provincial ordinance before court?

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More local officials in Cebu expressed their support behind the recent ordinance that makes wearing face masks an option, and not anymore a requirement, in open spaces, as the national government reiterates its…

COA asks Oslob LGU to justify P1M purchase of medical supplies from ‘questionable supplier’ 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the Oslob Municipal Government’s decision to buy P1 million worth of medical supplies from a questionable supplier. Based on COA’s 2021 Annual Audit Report for Oslob,…

Soriano relieved as CPPO director

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Police Colonel Engelbert Soriano was relieved from his post as Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) director effective June 12, 2022. Camp Crame released a directive on the replacement of Soriano, who was temporarily assigned to…

Gwen reiterates reminder to mayors that vaccination not a prerequisite to employment, school admissions

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has once again reminded mayors that an individual’s vaccination status should not be used as a prerequisite for employment, education, and other government transactions.  Garcia on June 13 signed…

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