Labella backs NHCP’s centennial park bid: It’s a chance to honor Lapu-Lapu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is willing to provide space for the plan of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to build a centennial park with a national monument of Lapu-Lapu…

Slim chance for Duterte to join Independence Day celebration at Lapu-Lapu shrine — exec

Futch Anthony Inso 06/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is a slim chance that President Rodrigo Duterte will attend the National Commemoration of the Independence Day Celebration on June 12, in Lapu-Lapu City. This is according to Dr. Rene Escalante, National…

What’s in a name? Lapulapu or Lapu-Lapu for the national hero?

Immae Lachica 05/04/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—  Everyone knows about the famous Cebuano hero who defied Ferdinand Magellan.  But, how do we really spell the name of the famous ruler of Mactan? The National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) has submitted a comprehensive…

Grade 11 student wins Ms. Lapu-Lapu 2017

Norman Mendoza 11/21/2017

  A grade 11 student from Barangay Basak was crowned Ms. Lapu-Lapu 2017 during the pageant night held on Monday. Samantha Faye Yapit, 16, bested 16 other candidates vying for this year’s crown. Yapit, a student of…

Family to offer prayer, flowers for Gisela Boniel off Lapu waters

Doris C. Bongcac 11/01/2017

Since they do not have a tomb to visit to remember slain Bien Unido Mayor Gisela Boniel, family members plan to go out on sea on All Souls’ Day to pay their respects to the late mayor.…

BINIBINING CEBU 2017 Miss Lapu-Lapu City and Miss Cordova

Mich Padayhag 09/23/2017

THE FIRST ever Binibining Cebu will be crowned on Oct. 28. Among the ladies vying for the title are Mary Catherine Codilla of Lapu-Lapu City and Karen Laurrie B. Mendoza of Cordova. Here’s more of these lovely…

Search operation for mayor’s remains scheduled Thursday

Norman Mendoza 07/12/2017

Lapu-Lapu City police re-scheduled the final search and retrieval operation for the remains of Bien Unido mayor Gisela Boniel tomorrow. Senior Supt. Rommel Cabagnot, Lapu-Lapu City police chief, said the divers were already exhausted from the reenactment…

Two Lapu City Hall workers caught with drugs

Norman Mendoza 07/12/2017

Two Lapu-Lapu City government employees tagged as “high value targets” were arrested by police at Felicitas Village, Barangay Looc, Mandaue City at past 6 pm Tuesday. The suspects were identified as Gallego Gomez, who claimed to be…

Stage set for Niño Boniel trial for parricide after indictment

Ador Vincent Mayol, Norman V. Mendoza 06/30/2017

  The Lapu-Lapu City Prosecutor’s Office has indicted Bohol Provincial Board Member Niño Rey Boniel of parricide in relation to the death of his wife, Bien Unido Mayor Gisela Boniel. Two other accused—Wilfredo Hoylar and Restituto Magoncia—were…

Cebuanos turn to FireChat app amid telco shutdown for Sinulog

Ryan Macasero 01/14/2017

Amid a shutdown of telecommunication services in Cebu City for the Sinulog Festival, Cebuanos are turning to mobile app FireChat for communication. The first shutdown began at 3 a.m. before the fluvial procession in Mandaue City that…

Anti-Marcos groups hold simultaneous noise barrage in Cebu

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/06/2016

To reiterate their stand against the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) , militant groups held simultaneous noise barrage in seven different areas in Cebu on Tuesday noon.…

Lapu has new garbage hauler

Norman V. Mendoza 11/02/2016

LAPU-LAPU City has a new hauler to deliver their garbage to the Consolacion private landfill facility after it dropped its previous hauler due to its inefficient collection efforts. In yesterday’s press conference, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza…

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