MCWD Chair Daluz breaks silence over corruption allegations

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) Chairman Jose “Joey” Daluz, III, denied the allegations of road developer Ben Aratea, that he was involved in under-the-table transactions in the Cebu City Hall over Aratea’s proposal…

Archdiocese of Cebu proposes restrictions for Kalag-kalag in Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio 10/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu has officially presented their recommendations for the celebration of All Saints Day and All Souls Day also known as Kalag-kalag on November 1 and 2. In a written recommendation…

Sitio Mahayahay in Pardo, Cebu City considered hazard area for landslides, rockslides

Dyrecka Letigio 09/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) has marked Sitio Mahayahay in Barangay Poblacion Pardo, Cebu City as a hazard area prone to landslides and rockslides. In a letter to Pardo…

Nearly P2M lost in 3 Mother’s Day fires in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 05/09/2021

CEBU CITY,  Philippines — Nearly P2 million worth of properties went up in smoke and at least 100 houses or initially at least 500 individuals were displaced after 3 fires hit Cebu City in a span of…

Cebu City markets now open on Sundays

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 04/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City markets are now open on Sundays after more than a year of closure on this day of the week for the regular disinfection. Mayor Edgardo Labella signed Executive Order (EO) No.…

Oplan Bulabog: 130 curfew violators nabbed in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City policemen arrested 130 curfew violators during synchronized checkpoints and visitations of establishments in Cebu City on January 14, which is is line with “Oplan Bulabog.” Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy…

‘More security personnel, venues needed for Misa de Gallo’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Too many people wanted to attend the mass, but there were too few security personnel to help maintain health protocols and too few venues celebrating Misa de Gallo. This was the assessment of…

Tatay Semion, 73, ice candy vendor, looking for a safe place to stay

Immae Lachica 12/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A laundry shop owner in Cebu is calling for help. Not for their own welfare, but for someone else’s who needs more help. Debbie Wan Blancas, from Pardo Cebu, took to her Facebook account…

Cebu City residents compliant to closure of cemeteries — Tumulak

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents have been compliant to the closure of the cemeteries today, November 1, 2020, for the celebration of All Saints’ Day. Councilor David Tumulak, the City Council’s chairperson for disaster risk…

41-year-old contractor arrested for exploiting minors

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 41-year-old freelance contractor is now facing anti-trafficking charges after he was caught sexually exploiting minors in his vehicle in a mountain area in Barangay Quiot, Cebu City, at 12:10 a.m., this Sunday,…

Pardo cops nab 5 men; seize P686K shabu in 2 buy-busts

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pardo policemen arrested five men in separate buy-bust operations in two barangays in a span of 9 hours on Friday and Saturday and confiscated P686,440 worth of suspected shabu. First to fall was…

Daughter breaks silence over Pardo Barangay Captain Litang and partner’s death

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There was no hospital in Cebu City and Mandaue City that could accommodate Pardo Barangay Captain Manolita “Litang” Abarquez and her partner, Neneng, when both fell ill on June 5, 2020. This was…

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