Consumers in Cebu told to avoid buying banned beauty products from China

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Consumers here are urged to be wary of buying cosmetic products.  Environment watchdog EcoWaste Coalition reported that banned beauty creams remain rampant in Cebu City.  The group, in a statement sent to members…

Man found hanging from a building in Colon remains unidentified

Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 05/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The police and the city’s disaster risk reduction and management office personnel are still clueless as to the cause of death of the still-unidentified man seen hanging from a building in downtown Cebu…

Night market proposal: Only 400 to 500 individuals at a time

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The night market in Colon Street is one step closer to making an official comeback this year. Racquel Arce, the Market Administration overseer, said that the Emergency Operations Center has approved on their…

Will the crowd-drawing Colon night market make a comeback this year?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Christmas night market may be coming back to Colon Street this year. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said that in a new directive he will be releasing within the week, he has…

A trip down memory lane: Remembering the Colon Night Market

Immae Lachica 06/07/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— What do you miss most about a trip to downtown Cebu City? Is it the busy streets, the swarm of people you pass by, or the nightly mayhem we are all so excited…

Protesters in Cebu end rally by throwing tomatoes at Duterte posters

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/25/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Instead of ripping posters of President Rodrigo Duterte, protesters in Cebu City threw tomatoes on them to conclude a rally which they organized to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the EDSA People…

Matuguina orders 5 vendors suspended from Cebu City’s night market

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — They learned their lessons the hard way. The Cebu City Market Authority has ordered the suspension of at least five sidewalks vendors who were found to have sold their assigned stalls at the…

Labella orders probe on vendors selling night market stalls to private individuals

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered an investigation into the alleged selling of night market stalls to private individuals. Labella said that this was an insult to the city government for exerting…

Continuation of Colon Night Market to be assessed in February 2020

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Colon Street night market in Cebu City may not last that long. This was the pronouncement of Jonil Mantugina, the head of the Cebu City Market Authority, on December 5, 2019, three days…

Labella: City Hall to allow, regulate sidewalk vending

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Displaced sidewalk vendors will soon be allowed to return to their vending areas along Colon Street and Osmeña Boulevard, but with some restrictions. “Sabotan natog tarong ha? Pagamyan lang nato. Iregulate lang nato,” Mayor…

DILG Usec Densing: So far so good for Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The cleanliness and orderliness of downtown Cebu City sidewalks impressed Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III. “So far I am impressed specifically here in the Osmeña Boulevard and Colon Street because…

Labella unaffected by vendors protest; to continue implementation of no sidewalk vending policy

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Not on the sidewalks. Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella said he will stand by his decision to no longer allow vendors to sell on the sidewalks even if they hold series of protests against…

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