Ginatilan accident: Hubby dead, wife injured after truck rear-ends motorcycle

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 44-year-old man died while his 45-year-old wife suffered serious injuries after the motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a delivery truck from behind in Barangay Palanas, Ginatilan town in southern…

FACES OF CEBU: Jay Oracoy, 32, local delicacy maker

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 10/10/2021

  GINATILAN, Cebu—Almost everybody was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including Jay “Bonjing” Oracoy. But the 32-year-old from this southwestern town of Cebu, like many, managed to cope by staying focused on his goal. “Dasig lang gyud…

More Cebu towns reinstate restrictions

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—More localities in Cebu province have reinstated restrictions due to the continuous rise of COVID-19 cases.  The towns of Moalboal, Ginatilan, and Balamban recently issued Executive Orders (EO), reimposing stricter health protocols to contain the…

Two Cebu towns back Capitol’s ROFs’ swabbing policy

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two Cebu towns have issued support to the Provincial Capitol’s policy on Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF) to swab them upon arrival with a seven-day home quarantine after proving negative to the coronavirus disease…

Ginatilan mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Ginatilan Mayor Dean Michael Singco has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Singco, in a statement issued on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, said he recently received confirmation that he and his wife, Hannah Singco,…

13 of Ginatilan’s 30 active cases are detainees

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local health officials in Ginatilan town in southwestern Cebu are reiterating their reminders to constituents to always observe minimum health standards. This as the town mayor, Dean Michael Singco, announced on Sunday, January…

Alleged pedophile nabbed in Ginatilan

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 12/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Law enforcers here in Cebu arrested on Thursday, December 10, a 57-year-old U.S. citizen in Ginatilan town over allegations that he sexually exploited minors. Initial reports from the National Bureau of Investigation in…

Two Ginatilan fishermen drown after vessel capsizes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police in Ginatilan town in southwestern Cebu retrieved on Thursday, June 11, the bodies of two fishermen who drowned after their vessel capsized in the sea. Reports from the investigating team of Ginatilan…

‘Martial law ta versus COVID-19!’

Lloyd Suarez 03/14/2020

  Kung seryoso  gyud ang gobyerno batok niining Coronavirus Disease 2019 o COVID-19, nganong di naman lang modeklarar og martial law si Presidente Rodrigo Roa Duterte suud sa pipila ka simana o mga buwan aron mapadali ang pagsulbad…

Police confirm Ginatilan town councilor’s links to illegal drug trade

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro confirmed that the slain Ginatilan town councilor had links with the illegal drug trade. At a press conference on Thursday, March 12, 2020, Ferro announced to reporters…

DILG: More LGUs to face raps for road clearing failure

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ginatilan Mayor Dean Michael Singco may not be the only local chief executive in Cebu who will face charges over “noncompliance” with the road clearing directive of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Department…

Ginatilan mayor: DILG’s unclear process, case filed are frustrating

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) evaluation of road clearing operations for local government units (LGUs) is unfair and frustrating.  This was the statement of Ginatilan Mayor Dean Michael Cinco, who…

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