Four suspected drug dealers arrested in Cordova, Cebu 

Norman V. Mendoza 04/21/2020

CORDOVA, Cebu –Four suspected drug dealers were arrested by police in two separate drug operations at a port in Barangay Poblacion, Cordova town in Cebu on Monday evening, April 20, 2020. The first to fall were Gregorio…

With 13 rescued at sea off Liloan, public urged to refrain from patronizing colorum motorbancas

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) is reminding the public not to patronize or risk riding on unregistered motorbancas to travel across islands in Cebu. Lieutenant Junior Grade Michael John Encina,…

2 fishermen from Oslob rescued from capsized motorbanca

Alven Marie Timtim 12/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) rescued two fishermen from Oslob town shortly after their motorbanca capsized Friday night, December 13, 2019. Lieutenant Junior Grade Michael John Encina, PCG-7 spokesperson, said…

Coast Guard: Small seacrafts still not allowed to sail

Rosalie Abatayo 08/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard District Central Visayas (PCG-7) warns fishing vessels and small sea craft against venturing out in the sea. As of Wednesday morning, August 7, 2019, all motorbanca trips in Cebu…

12 rescued after motorbanca capsizes

Futch A. Inso 11/27/2018

Daanbantayan rescue personnel fished 12 persons from Lapu-Lapu City from their municipal waters after the motorbanca which they boarded on their way to Samar capsized. The accident happened around 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the vicinity of…

Passengers, crew of motorbanca rescued off Bantayan

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/14/2017

Eleven passengers and crew members of a motorbance were rescued on Thursday evening after strong waves caused the motorbanca to almost sink off waters of Barangay Tamiao in the town of Sta. Fe, Cebu. Based on reports…

Public advised to be at port terminals early

Dominic D. Yasay, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/28/2016

THE traveling public is advised to arrive at Cebu port terminals ahead of their departure to prevent congestion. Glenn Sarador, chief of port of police at Cebu Ports Authority (CPA), said that they asked the shipping companies…

Marina: Only 3 pumpboat operators allowed to ferry passengers for Olango

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Norman V. Mendoza 09/17/2016

ONLY three pumpboat operators are allowed to ferry passengers from Angasil Port in Barangay Mactan, Lapu Lapu City to Sta. Rosa in Olango Island. Lawyer Jose Cabatingan, spokesman for the Maritime Industry Authority in Central Visayas (Marina-7),…

Three men found dead off the shores of Aloguinsan town

Apple Ta-as 05/20/2016

THREE men were found dead under a capsized motorbanca at the shores of Purok 1, Barangay Poblacion, Aloguinsan, Cebu at 3 am Friday. PO1 Ronelo Lawas, desk officer of the Aloguinsan police, said the couple Sherwin and…

167 passengers rescued from Bohol-bound boat

Jhunnex Napallacan, Victor Anthony V. Silva 05/08/2016

With trips going to Bohol and other provinces fully-booked, desperate Bohol-bound passengers, who wanted to vote in today’s election, decided to get a ride in a motorized boat/banca at Pasil fish port leaving for Getafe, Bohol. But…

Motorbanca accreditation, “no-sail zone” for APEC

07/22/2015

Starting August 13, motorbanca operators in Cebu have to get passenger safety certificates for accreditation to service passengers for the duration of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings. “We are trying to curtail this number to ensure…

36 dead, several injured as banca capsizes off Ormoc City

Marian Z. Codilla, Melissa Q. Cabahug 07/02/2015

On our way to Ormoc City for Business Presentation!!! Pero ito ang nakita namin!!!! A boat from Ormoc to Camotes Island… Posted by Maimai Montajes on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 At least 36 persons died and several others…

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