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…

Lapu closes Mandaue-Mactan bridges to nonresidents, non-essential personnel

Rosalie Abatayo 04/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government will already ban the entry and exit of non-essential personnel to and from the city amid the rising number of coronavirus disease cases there. The order which covers all…

Chan denies reports on Olango Is. ‘lockdown’; warns city residents vs spreading fake news

Doris C. Bongcac 03/14/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – There is no truth to reports circulated on social media that a lockdown has been implemented in Olango Island because of the presence of a person infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).…

P650K e-Library launched in Olango Island

Norman V. Mendoza 03/10/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — School children in Olango Island need not go far to do research because the Lapu-Lapu City government have opened an e-Library in the island. A development that school children in the island are…

Lapu-Lapu police, Pangan-an school get Chinese guild’s donated computers 

Norman V. Mendoza 02/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office and the Pangan-an Elementary School in Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City will have new sets of computers. This developed after the Lapu-Lapu City Chinese Guild made good their promise…

Lapu-Lapu gov’t plans to convert Angasil port to tourism port

Futch Anthony Inso 01/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The City Government of Lapu-lapu plans to construct a port dedicated to tourism activities. Eduard Mendez, Lapu-Lapu City Tourism Officer, said that they were planning to convert the Angasil port in Barangay Mactan…

Lapu mayor wants to develop Olango Island into ecotourism hub

Rosalie Abatayo 01/06/2020

CEBU, Philippines —  Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan announced the city’s interest in developing Olango Island into an ecotourism hub. Chan said developing an ecotourism hub will benefit the city as it would invite more tourists to…

Lear Corp donates school supplies to over 800 pupils of Sabang ES in Olango Island

PR 12/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As part of its annual community outreach program, Lear Corporation recently provided educational assistance worth P1.3 million to pupils of the Sabang Elementary School (SES) in Olango Island. The managers and employees distributed…

Dead man found floating off Olango Island waters is missing Danao dad

Alven Marie A. Timtim and Paul Lauro 12/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The man, whose body was found floating off the waters of Barangay San Vicente, Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City at past 1 p.m. of December 9, 2019, has already been identified. Police Master Sergeant…

PCG’s order to halt trips of wooden hull boats to Olango strands hundreds for hours

Norman V. Mendoza 11/01/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu  – Hundreds of passengers crossing Olango Island and Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island were stranded for hours after the Philippine Coast Guard prohibits the sailing of wooden hull motorboats plying the route since the…

Marina-7 eyes phaseout of wooden commercial sea vessels plying Lapu-Lapu to Olango route

Futch Anthony Inso 08/14/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—The Maritime Industry Authority in Central Visayas (MARINA-7) plans to phase out wooden commercial vessels navigating the Lapu-Lapu City to Olango Island route and replace them with steel-hulled vessels. Lawyer Daniel Martin Oral, legal officer…

Lapu seeks deployment of commercial vessels to serve Olango Island residents

Futch Anthony Inso 08/10/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – City officials saw the need to already deploy commercial vessels weighing more than 250 gross tons that are capable of transporting Olango Island residents to and from mainland Lapu-Lapu City even when the…

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