CCSC swimming pool reopens after 2 years

Glendale G. Rosal 04/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Excitement was palpable and the mood upbeat, as swimmers took to the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) swimming pool for the first time in two years when it reopened on Friday, April 22,…

Garganera on Cebu City’s Holy Week Celebration: Health protocols were observed

Morexette Marie Erram 04/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The celebration of Holy Week here was not only orderly but also compliant with existing health protocols, according to local officials. For the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the recently concluded Lent was…

Mandaue City braces for busy Holy Week

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/06/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government has already coordinated with church officials for the schedule of Holy Week activities. Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes, said since Mandaue is already under…

Expect intensified police visibility in Lapu under Alert Level 1

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With Lapu-Lapu City placed under Alert Level 1 status from April 1-15, 2022, police in the city are preparing for the effects of a more eased classification. Lapu-Lapu City was placed under Alert…

DOH-7 urges LGUs to regulate, monitor gatherings

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) urged local governments to continue regulating and monitoring gatherings despite the easing of restrictions.  DOH-7 made this pronouncement as the campaign period for local elections started, and…

Cebu City EOC lays out recommendations for future crowd-drawing events

Jewil Anne M. Tabiolo 03/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines-  The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has laid out a number of safety recommendations for both organizers and attendees of future events that are likely to draw huge crowds. This comes after the staging of…

Some cops, spectators injured during Arat na Cebu concert – Devaras

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –A still undetermined number of individuals including some police officers and concertgoers were among those who were reported to have sustained minor injuries after they were pushed and stepped on during the Arat na…

Stampede, defiance of health protocols mar Arat na Cebu concert

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A jampacked Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) and an uncontrollable crowd. This was the atmosphere at the Arat na Cebu concert, the first major public event held in the city following the easing…

COMELEC commissioner reminds Cebuano candidates: Conduct a clean campaign

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Commissioner Aimee Ferolino of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) reminds Cebuano candidates to conduct a clean campaign this year. This she said a day before the start of the local campaign period on…

Cebu Holy Week guidelines out

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu has released the guidelines for the celebration of the upcoming Holy Week from April 10 to 16, 2022. The guidelines have already been approved by the Regional Interagency Task…

Minors violating health protocols, curfew still a concern in Cebu City – CCPO exec

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña and Jewil Anne Tabiolo 02/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Despite the lifting of major restrictions in Cebu City, police were still able to apprehend several violators of the minimum health standard protocols particularly among minors. A total of 133 minors were rescued…

Limited face-to-face classes in 20 Danao City schools to start on March 7

Doris C. Bongcac 02/23/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Starting March 7, limited face-to-face classes will be implemented in at least 20 schools in Danao City in northern Cebu. Vice Mayor Thomas Mark “Mix” Durano said in a social media post that…

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