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…

Japanese tourist nearly drowns while whale shark watching in Oslob

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Emergency responders rescued a Japanese tourist from drowning while he was swimming with the whale sharks (locally known as butanding) in the waters of Oslob town in southeastern Cebu on Sunday, March 24.…

Tourist on Tumalog Falls photo: I hope this gets the attention of Oslob town execs, residents

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A photo of Tumalog Falls in Oslob of southern Cebu that seemed to have lost its curtain-like appeal is now making the rounds on social media.  The photo was uploaded by a Facebook…

DOT-7 to help give tourism workers in Oslob the needed training to spot potential threat

Rosalie Abatayo 02/04/2019

OSLOB, Cebu — The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) committed to tourism operators in this southern town of Cebu to provide their employees with the training needed to spot potential threat. Ted Madamba, an officer of the…

Police have identified prime suspect in Mayor Reluya’s ambush

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The police have already identified a prime suspect in the ambush against San Fernando Mayor Lakambini Reluya and her group on January 22 in Talisay City where the mayor’s husband, Panadtaran Barangay Captain…

Dino to ask UK to lift travel advisory vs southern Cebu; assures no terror threat exists in the south

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/03/2019

  OSLOB, Cebu — Presidential Assistant for the Visayas  Michael Lloyd Dino wil ask the British government to lift the travel advisory that cautioned its citizens to travel to the southern section of Cebu province. Dino, speaking…

Oslob tour operators complain of new rules

Rosalie O. Abatayo 11/20/2018

THE implementation of the new rules crafted for ‘sustainable’ tourism activities in Oslob town, south Cebu, is faced with yet another setback. Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, the Provincial Board’s Chair of the Committee on Tourism and International…

Missing SK chairman safe in Oslob; Badian cop: Threat caused teen to flee

Benjie B. Talisic 11/12/2018

REYNELL Cantilla, the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairman of Barangay Tigbao of Badian town, who had been missing since Friday (Nov. 9) has been found. Senior Insp. Elmond Jhon Mondaya, Badian Police Station chief, said in an interview…

Of Boracay reopening, love letters, moves for Oslob town

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/22/2018

Stakeholders working to address popular southern town’s tourism issues Steps have already been taken for Oslob town, a tourism hotspot in southern Cebu, to avoid suffering Boracay’s fate. Regional Director Shalimar Tamano of the Department of Tourism…

DOT-7 makes sure Oslob won’t suffer same fate as Boracay

JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA 10/22/2018

With the upcoming reopening of Boracay Island, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Puyat said five more areas including Cebu’s Oslob were asked to also look into their own rehabilitation efforts. Sought for comment, Shalimar Tamano, director of the Department…

Reservation system eyed to cut number of whale watching tourists to 800

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/09/2018

A CENTRALIZED reservation scheme is seen to be used in order to control the number of tourist flocking to the whale watching sites in Oslob town, in southern Cebu. Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said local tourism stakeholders…

Capitol to reduce number of whale shark visitors in Oslob

Rosalie Abatayo 10/09/2018

The Cebu provincial government has decided to reduce the number of people who go whale shark watching in Oslob. From the a daily average of 1,000 visitors, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said stakeholders agreed to reduce it…

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