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…

Enjoy summer in Brgy San Vicente, Olango Island

Doris C. Bongcac 03/15/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Planning a summer get away? Don’t forget to add a visit to the Marine Sanctuary and the Pag-utlan Camp that are both located in Barangay San Vicente in Olango Island to your wish…

Olango Island stores agree to provide goods to typhoon victims

Futch Anthony Inso 02/19/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government has made arrangements with some stores in Olango Island, to allow those who will be affected by Tropical Storm Auring to take goods worth P1,500 to be paid by…

Lapu-Lapu fishermen get P5K cash aid, food subsidy from DA-7

Futch Anthony Inso 02/16/2021

LAPU CITY, Philippines — Some 538 fishermen in Lapu-Lapu City have received P5,000 worth of financial assistance and food subsidy from the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7). Alex Baring, special assistant to the mayor for…

FACES OF CEBU: Arrianne Mae Amorin, 22, online seller

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/10/2021

Mandaue City, Cebu—The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has taught us a lot of things: to take care of our health, spend quality time with our loved ones, thank God always, and save money. Arrianne Mae Amorin,…

Ahong inspects Olango lot for proposed cemetery

Futch Anthony Inso 11/09/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan inspected on Monday, November 9, 2020, a 10-hectare lot in Barangay Sta. Rosa on Olango Island, which will be developed into a public cemetery. Chan said that the city…

Chan: Lapu-Lapu’s underwater cross won’t harm corals

Futch Anthony Inso 10/20/2020

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — No corals will be destroyed in the construction of the 100-meter underwater cross in Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City. This is the assurance of Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan on the city’s…

516 fishers, sari-sari store owners in Olango each get P5K aid

Futch Anthony Inso 10/11/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Some 516 fishermen and sari-sari store owners in Olango Island have received a P5,000 cash grant each from the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) through their Livelihood Assistance…

In Photos: Exploring Olango Island

Doris C. Bongcac 09/07/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The administration of Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan, through the City Tourism Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission, is exploring the possibility of enhancing tourism activities on the island under its “Balik Turismo” and…

Olango Island has a new police station

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A new police station was unveiled in Barangay Talima on Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan attended the inauguration and turning over ceremony together with…

Lapu to launch #ExploreOlango campaign

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In a bid to revive its tourism industry, the city government of Lapu-Lapu is planning to launch a campaign that puts the spotlight on Olango Island. Mayor Junard ‘Ahong’ Chan announced on Saturday,…

Fisherfolks return to Olango after getting stranded in Palawan

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — One hundred seventeen individuals, mostly fisherfolks, who reside in Olango Island, have returned to their homes this Saturday, July 11, after they were stranded in Palawan in Luzon. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan…

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