Cuenco: Urgency, not change of plans needed for BRT

Dyrecka Letigio 10/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor James Cuenco, chairperson of the committee on transportation in the City Council, said the problem with the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project was not so much as the plans, but…

Rubik’s cube artist gets recognition and full ride to college

Immae Lachica 04/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebuana Rubik’s cube artist from Daanbantayan in northern Cebu is now looking at a brighter future. Mel Ann Shane Lauron, 19, first came to light last March when she shared some Rubik’s cube…

Dino tests positive for COVID-19

Doris C. Bongcac 02/15/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Sec. Michael Lloyd Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas is asking those who were recently in contact with him to have themselves tested for the coronavirus disease 2019…

RACU-7 acts on Dino’s complaint on calls for his resignation online

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit in Central Visayas (RACU-7) is gathering information and tracing online posts about the petition seeking the resignation of Secretary Michael Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant of the…

DOH-7 opens COVID-19 center in Cebu City

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) will be setting up a center here that will help address the needs for COVID-19 response. This is made possible after the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de…

‘No lockdown but strict movement protocols in Cebu’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/20/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Strict movement protocols, not a lockdown, will be implemented in Cebu amid the confirmation of the first Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) case here. The Cebu provincial government and the cities of Cebu,…

DA-7 seeks Dino’s help to get P98M ASF testing equipment

Doris C. Bongcac 02/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Central Visayas office of the Department of Agriculture (DA-7) needed P98 million to acquire testing equipment needed to detect the presence of African Swine Fever in the region. Dr. Daniel Ventura Jr.,…

Metro Cebu needs national gov’t help to solve traffic problem — Labella

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The local government units (LGUs) in Metro Cebu cannot solve the “massive” traffic problem of the metropolis without the help of the national government. This was the statement of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo…

Dino: President’s statement on skyways, trains ‘support’ LRT, monorail bid for Cebu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A proponent of the Integrated Intermodal Transport System (IITS) for Cebu said the project’s implementation had seen light after President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement on Sunday, January 19, 2020, that the way for Cebu’s…

Secretary Dino supports proposed state-funded College of Medicine in Cebu

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/21/2019

CEBU CITY—Cebu will have its own state-funded medical college once the proposal gets approval from the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). In an emailed press release, Secretary  Michael Dino, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, expressed support for…

6K Cebuanos join Cebu leg of SEA Games Torch Run at South Coastal Road

Mars G. Alison 11/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — About 6,000 Cebuanos registered for the second leg of the 30th Southeast Asian Games Torch Run to show their support for the Filipino athletes who will be competing in the biennial meet.  Cebuanos…

MCWD chair speaks out: We are not at fault for water crisis

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Chairman of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), Joel Marie Yu, broke his silence on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, a day after Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella terminated the water utility’s Board of…

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