MCWD turns to desalinated water to address supply shortage

Doris C. Bongcac 05/03/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) is considering the possibility of buying desalinated water to address the gap between its current supply and the actual demand of consumers in its franchise area. At…

An Exciting Shopping Experience Unveiled with the Grand Opening of Metro Supermarket Paseo Arcenas

PR 04/09/2022

Great news for shoppers in the southern portion of Cebu City as Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. unveils its newest shopping experience, the Metro Supermarket Paseo Arcenas in Banawa. The 2,668 square meters Metro Supermarket will hold…

Electricity rates in Metro Cebu expected to increase in April

Ador Vincent Mayol, Dale G. Israel 04/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Electricity rates in Metro Cebu are expected to rise this month due to high fuel prices that resulted from the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. Engineer Raul Lucero, president and chief…

Cebu City EOC back shipping lines’ call for increased capacity

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be appealing to the national government on behalf of the shipping lines to increase their capacity.  Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementor of the EOC,…

Visayan Electric assures stable power supply during May 2022 elections

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Energy distributor Visayan Electric assured that there will be stable power supply for polling centers in Metro Cebu in the upcoming Presidential Elections.  In a recent press interview, Engr. Raul Lucero, president and…

Consumers told: Brace for increase in energy consumption rates

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Due to the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia, electricity rates in Metro Cebu are expected to rise.  Engineer Raul Lucero, president and chief operations officer (COO) of Visayan Electric, revealed that they…

COVID-19 Vax Watch: 200,000 kids inoculated in Metro Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around 200,000 minors from nine localities in Metro Cebu, aged between five to 17-years-old, have already been inoculated as a protection against COVID-19.  Based on the latest data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations…

Metro Cebu set to vaccinate 5-to 11-year-old kids on Feb. 14; 22K doses readied

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Metro Cebu is now gearing up for the start of the COVID-19 vaccination drive among children age 5 to 11 years old. At least 22,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech have been…

More Metro Cebu pharmacies to serve as venue for booster shots soon– OPAV

Doris C. Bongcac 02/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – More Metro Cebu pharmacies have joined the government’s “Resbakuna sa Botika” program and will soon serve as additional venue for administering booster shots. And instead of implementing the program separately, this will now…

COVID-19 rising among hospital staff, mostly asymptomatic — EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hospitals are feeling the brunt of the ongoing COVID-19 surge in Cebu City not because of a spike in admissions, but rather due to their staff getting infected. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy…

Visayan Electric: More than 200K households reenergized as of Jan. 9

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Nearly a month since Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) ravaged Cebu, electricity is back in over 200,000 consumers in the metropolis.  Visayan Electric Co., in its latest energization update issued on January 9,…

More linemen in Metro Cebu to help in power restoration

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Visayan Electric on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, has reenergized over 100,000 households in its franchise area as more help from Luzon and Mindanao has come.  The power distributor on Wednesday announced that more…

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