Cordova eyed as permanent starting point of Nuestra Señora de Regla fluvial procession

Futch Anthony Inso 11/12/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Roro Port in Barangay Poblacion, Cordova town is now being considered the permanent starting point for the annual fluvial procession of the miraculous image of the Nuestra Señora de Regla. Lapu-Lapu City…

Demolition set for Cordova’s floating, fixed cottages

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The controversial floating cottages in Cordova town, Mactan Island is set to be destroyed next month. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has issued Executive Order (EO) No. 36, which ordered the removal of the…

MCWD to buy water from private desalination plants in 2023

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) chairman and lawyer Jose Daluz III said they hope to provide at least 22 million liters of water (MLD) to Mactan Island by 2023. Daluz, in an interview…

MECO: Expect increase in monthly bills

Futch Anthony Inso 08/09/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Mactan Electric Company (MECO) customers can expect an increase in their monthly bills. Engineer Gilbert Pagobo, the senior vice-president and general manager of MECO, said that the increase would be up to 25 percent compared…

Sunlife 5150 & Go For Gold Sprint triathlon roars off tomorrow in Panglao, Bohol

Glendale G. Rosal 07/09/2022

PANGLAO ISLAND, BOHOL — For the first time in five years, triathlon will return to the pristine beaches of Panglao Island in Bohol as the Sunlife 5150 & Go For Gold Sprint triathlon fires off tomorrow, Sunday,…

Ironman 70.3 to be held in Puerto Princesa this November

Glendale G. Rosal 03/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Triathletes have something big to look forward to this year after the Ironman 70.3 Puerto Princesa was officially launched on Monday, March 28, 2022, marking the international triathlon race’s fifth destination in the Philippines.…

MECO incurs over P400M in losses due to Odette

Futch Anthony Inso 02/03/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Electric Company (MECO) has recorded an initial loss of P400 million caused by super typhoon Odette in December 2021. Engr. Gilbert Pagobo, senior vice-president and general manager of MECO, confirmed the…

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…

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