Japanese national drowns in Oslob

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/02/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—A Japanese national died after drowning in Oslob town, southern Cebu on Thursday morning, January 2, 2020.  The victim was identified by Police Corporal Nicholas Quijano as 56-year-old Mari Nobo Kurayama.  Initial investigation shows that…

FACES OF CEBU: Banana cue vendor in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

Doris Mae C. Mondragon 01/02/2020

“Five years ko nga nag tour guide sa Cebu ug Bohol. Naa koy mga tours pero akong gi-handle kadtong mga client nako sauna, kana ilang mga guests. Wala naman ko anang sa internet nga booking kay kapoy…

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…

Lite Shipping’s newest vessel to serve pioneering Oslob-Dipolog City route

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/18/2019

CEBU CITY — Lite Shipping Corp.’ s pioneering route serving Oslob, Cebu and Dipolog City will boost the economy of the two areas. Lite Shipping held the blessing and inauguration of its newest vessel, the M/V Lite…

Oslob, Maribojoc families adjudged model OFW Family of the Year regional winners

Irene R. Sino Cruz 10/11/2019

CEBU CITY—A family from Oslob, Cebu and another from Maribojoc, Bohol won the Model OFW Family of the Year Award for two different categories. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Central Visayas held the awarding ceremony…

Popular Cebu sites given a pixel art twist send netizens abuzz

Immae Lachica 07/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A Cebuano animator gave a new look to some of the famous places here in Cebu by turning them into pixel art. Gian Piero Akira Espeleta, 30, a 2d and 3d animator in Cebu…

New Capitol admin urged: Limit number of tourists for Oslob’s whale shark watching activities

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vice Governor Agnes Magpale is encouraging the incoming administration in the Capitol to continue with the plans to cut the allowable number of tourists for the whale shark watching activities in Oslob town,…

Oslob suspends tourism activities on Good Friday

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The municipal government of Oslob in southern Cebu has announced the suspension of their whale shark watching and island hopping activities on Good Friday, April 19, in observance of the religious celebration. “Walay…

Philippine Coast Guard eyes 7 stations in Cebu, Bohol this year

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/15/2019

OSLOB, Cebu — The Central Visayas district of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG-7) is considering to have at least seven stations across their area of responsibility by the end of 2019.  Lieutenant Junior Grade Michael John Encina,…

Cebu’s tourism stakeholders urged to cooperate to deter terrorist threats

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/15/2019

OSLOB, Cebu — Terrorism is a danger that may plague Cebu, if stakeholders and officials are caught off guard. Colonel Noel Baluyan, commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Task Force Sugbo, has urged communities,…

Holy Week 2019: Free bus rides to some of Cebu’s towns, cities offered at Cebu South Bus Terminal

Gerard Vincent Francisco 04/15/2019

Cebu City, Philippines —The Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) will offer free bus rides to some towns and cities around Cebu this Holy Week, according to CSBT Director Jonathan Tumulak. Tumulak said during the Kasayuran sa Kalambuan…

Carcar, Oslob, Dumanjug to deploy buses for stranded passengers during Holy Week rush

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Passengers, who will find themselves stranded during the Holy Week rush, may find relief as three local government units (LGUs) in the south committed to deploy bus units  on Holy Wednesday when the peak…

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