All you need is beach therapy 

Immae Lachica 12/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebu has a lot of beautiful beaches offering adventure and relaxation.  Just lounging at any of Cebu’s beaches, one can easily destress.  Most of those who live in Cebu are lucky to just have…

Culinary gems, stories showcased in Suroy Suroy Sugbo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The sleepy town of Malabuyoc in southwestern Cebu looked like it was hosting another fiesta last November 19. Residents were out and about. And the town park, which boasts an uninterrupted view of…

Kawasan named among world’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A London-based travel blogger has named Kawasan Falls in Badian town, southwestern Cebu as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Amanda OBrien listed Kawasan among the 31 Most Beautiful Waterfalls…

Suroy-Suroy 2023 to kickoff after Sinulog

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Following the success of this year’s Suroy-Suroy sa Sugbo, organizers from the Capitol confirmed that another excursion will take place this January 2023. The Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) said they want guests to…

Dalaguete airport a boost in Cebu south’s tourism scene

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials in the southern portions of Cebu province welcomed the proposal to put up a commercial airport there.  Dalaguete Mayor Ronald Allan Cesante said improving accessibility to Cebu’s southern parts would help…

Proposed Dalaguete airport to boost Cebu’s tourism image

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – To improve accessibility to the southern portions of Cebu province, the local and national governments have expressed interest in putting up an airport there. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia met with Mark Lapid, general…

Mayor Chan wants ‘maximum penalty’ against vandals

Futch Anthony Inso 11/08/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has recommended to the city council to impose stiff penalty against vandals who will be caught damaging government property. Chan made such a statement after he observed that a…

Gov. Garcia wants ‘more accurate’ COA report on province’s liabilities

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/18/2022

PASAY CITY—Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia wants to boost the province’s equity further and in doing so, she asked state auditors to look into its liabilities. Garcia made this pronouncement after the Commission on Audit (COA) ranked Cebu…

Cebu takes centerstage in tourism event in Pasay

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/18/2022

PASAY CITY—The culture and heritage of Cebu took centerstage at the Philippine Tourism Industry Convergence Reception, an event held in line with the celebration of World Tourism Day, last Monday, October 17, 2022 at the SMX Convention…

Suroy-Suroy sa Sugbo returns this November

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu province will be relaunching one of its core programs to spur economic and tourism activities here.  The Capitol announced that it’s set to revive Suroy-Suroy sa Sugbo this November.  It will be…

PART 2: Travel and tourism in a post-pandemic era: The sunny and dark side  

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/10/2022

This is the conclusion of a two-part special report on scammers targeting small tourism players in Cebu. Read the first part by clicking this link.   Overpayment scams, particularly cheque-based overpayment scams, are among the most common types…

PART 1: What are overpayment scams and how do scammers prey on small tourism players?

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It all began with a picture of a child in a hospital bed, connected to an intravenous line. Her hand was wrapped with thick gauze, and her eyes were closed.   The photo…

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