Olango slowly rising from ashes

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/03/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Olango Island was one of the most badly hit by super typhoon Odette last December 2021. Six months since the storm, the island located east of Mactan Island in Cebu is starting to recover, although…

Sabang officials want area where blacktip sharks are found protected

Futch Anthony Inso 06/13/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Officials in Barangay Sabang in Olango Island want to declare the seawater where blacktip sharks are found as a marine sanctuary. Alex Baring, the head of the Lapu-Lapu City Agriculture and Fisheries Office…

Police: Still no clue to identity of killers of Tungasan councilor Sadam Quiros

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen in Lapu-Lapu City admit that they still do not have the names, photos, and backgrounds of the at least three men who are believed to be behind the killing of Tungasan barangay…

Slain Tungasan brgy dad’s family to killers: Have pity, please surrender

Futch Anthony Inso 05/15/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The family of slain Tungasan Barangay Councilor Jose “Sadam” Quiros has appealed to his killers to surrender, as the councilor was laid to rest on Sunday noon, May 15, 2022. Quiros was shot…

Olango Island not yet ‘fully energized’ — MECO exec

Futch Anthony Inso 05/14/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Almost five months after Super Typhoon Odette hit Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City, some areas of the island have not yet been energized. Engineer Gilbert Pagobo, general manager of Mactan Electric Company (MECO),…

Family of slain Tungasan councilor not satisfied with police probe

Futch Anthony Inso 05/11/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The family of slain Tungasan Barangay Councilor Jose “Sadam” Quiros says they are not satisfied with how the police are handling the case. On Wednesday noon, May 11, 2022, the mother and sister…

Lapu police rule out politics in killing of Olango Island councilor

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 05/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City police have ruled out politics as the motive behind the killing of a councilor in Barangay Tungasan, Olango Island, last May 8, 2022. Police Major Judith Besas, information officer of…

Paz Radaza ally in Olango Island killed just a few hours before May 9 elections

Doris C. Bongcac 05/09/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Rep. Paz Radaza of the lone district of Lapu-Lapu City is offering a P300,000 cash reward for information that would lead to the arrest of the killer of her political ally in Olango…

LCPO starts deploying police personnel to polling centers

Futch Anthony Inso 05/05/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) has started deploying on Thursday, May 5, 2022, police personnel to polling centers. This was confirmed by Police Colonel Arnel Banzon, city director of LCPO. On Thursday…

Radaza’s camp cries foul over Ahong party’s posters in Olango Wharf posts

Futch Anthony Inso 05/04/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines– The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Lapu-Lapu City has confirmed receiving a complaint from Team Deretso of lone district representative Paz Radaza, accusing Team Ahong-Team Libre of Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan of postinig campaign…

Influx of local tourists, fiesta goers in Olango Island, says local police

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police in Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City noted an increase of local tourists on the island on May 3, 2022. Police Major Michael Gingoyon, chief of Olango Police Station, said this although he could…

Floating restaurants: Rebuilding, trying to stay afloat again in Olango

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/10/2022

OLANGO ISLAND, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu — Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City has been known for its bird and marine sanctuary. While some residents of the island worked on mainland Lapu-Lapu City and in other cities in Cebu,…

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