A salute from one open-water swimmer to another

Glendale G. Rosal 04/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Ingemar Macarine lauded the feat of Cebuano swimmer Cleevan Alegres, who completed a swim around the entire island of Mactan on Monday, April 26, 2021. Read: Cebu’s ‘Little Merman’ makes history, completes swim around Mactan…

Cebu’s ‘Little Merman’ makes history, completes swim around Mactan Island

Doris C. Bongcac and Futch Anthony Inso 04/26/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Cebu’s “Little Merman” made history after he completed his swim around Mactan Island shortly before noon on Monday, April 26, 2021. Oponganon Cleevan Alegres finished his more than 40-kilometer swim in 17 hours, 37…

Oponganon completes swim around Olango Island in under 10 hours

Futch Anthony Inso 04/05/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Oponganon Cleevan Kayne Alegres seems ready for his upcoming swim around the entire Mactan Island. This as the 25-year-old open-water swimmer successfully completed a swim around the sea waters of Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City. He…

Controversial Plantation Bay exec ‘resigns’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An executive of a high-end resort in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan has vacated his post days after he received backlash over what netizens called a poorly handled response to allegations of discrimination from one…

‘I have no plans to sue Plantation Bay’ – mother in viral post

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The mother of a six-year-old boy with special needs has no plans to file charges against Plantation Bay after the infamous response of its stakeholder to her review of the resort on an…

Cordova fire razes 15 houses, displaces 50 families

Paul Lauro and Alven Marie A. Titmtim 11/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A midmorning fire today, November 27, 2020, has razed 15 houses and displaced at least 50 families in Sitio Calan, Barangay Poblacion, Cordova town in Mactan Island. Fire Officer 2 Jan Cyril Delfin…

Cordova’s new public market to be finished in 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The local government of Cordova in Mactan Island vowed to local vendors that they will be able to sell their goods in the town’s new public market. In a statement issued on Friday,…

Stakeholders told: Save Mactan Island

Norman V. Mendoza 06/15/2018

AROUND 250 businessmen, government representatives and other stakeholders were gathered at the Waterfront Mactan Hotel and Casino last Thursday for the Lapu-Lapu City Shoreline Summit. The assembly was initiated by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza to address…

Digital hospital to open in Lapu-Lapu in 2018

Donna Mae Ocmeja 11/13/2017

A new hospital is currently being built in the historic resort city of Lapu-Lapu. Hospital group Allegiant Regional Care Hospitals (ARC) is set to open the four-storey, 100-bed medical facility early next year. The medical facility is…

Cebu ranks second in World’s Friendliest Islands list

Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/11/2017

Readers of New York City-based travel magazine, Travel + Leisure (T+L), have named Cebu as the second friendliest island in the world next to Palawan, which was recognized as the world’s friendliest island. All of Luzon as…

DUTERTE DECLARES NO END TO DRUG WAR

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/02/2017

President Rodrigo Duterte remains committed to the war against drugs even if it meant that more drug suspects will die. The President, speaking while in Cordova town on Mactan Island yesterday, said the criticisms of the Catholic…

Editorial 02/09/2017

COMPASSIONATE TAXI DRIVER A working student was already near his house on Mactan Island when he realized he left his wallet in his Cebu City office. Distraught, he asked the taxi driver to turn around so he…

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