Cebu City’s EOC provides more tents, chairs to LSIs crowding port area to buy boat tickets

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) who plan to visit ticketing outlets that are located near pier 1 in Cebu City to purchase boat tickets will now have a comfortable place to stay. This after…

Electrical failure eyed as cause of fire on ship

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Authorities are now considering electrical failure as the possible cause of the fire that devoured a passenger ship that was sailing on the waters off Catmon town, Cebu last Thursday, July 23. The…

PCG: No Sail Policy in Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) announced on Good Friday, April 10, 2020, that a “No-Sail Policy” is being implemented in the Visayas. In a statement, PCG said the order is a preventive measure…

‘Moral responsibility’ drove team behind PH-made virus test kit

Mariejo Ramos - Philippine Daily Inquirer 03/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — As panic spread faster than the new coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, local scientists at the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) and the University of the Philippines (UP)-National Institutes of Health (NIH) knew they were…

PCG to Penro: Clarify status of Oslob station ‘encroaching’ easement zone

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard District in Central Visayas wanted to clarify with Cebu Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) the status of their southern Cebu station in Oslob town that is said…

Coast Guard sends out relief goods to northern Cebu 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has shipped the first set of relief goods to the typhoon-struck northern Cebu on Thursday morning, December 26, 2019.  Read: Storm surge warning up in northern Cebu towns PCG vessel,…

Ursula’s winds throw barge into house in Ormoc coastal village

Robert Dejon - Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/25/2019

ORMOC CITY – Strong winds stirred by Typhoon Ursula sent three barges and a tug boat slamming into the shore of a coastal village here, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). One of the barges, owned…

More boat trips get PCG clearance

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Before the day ends, some passengers, who were left stranded at the different ports in Cebu province, may already reach their homes. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has allowed vessels to leave and…

Suspension of sea trips lifted in central and southern Cebu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—With typhoon Ursula  moving past Cebu and the weather improving on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, the suspension of sea trips in central and southern Cebu has been lifted by the Philippine Coast Guard.  Cebu to…

Over 22,000 passengers still stranded in ports on Christmas Eve

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 12/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Over 22,000 passengers remain stranded at several ports in the country on Tuesday, Christmas Eve, due to the inclement weather brought about by Typhoon Ursula. As of 4 p.m., a total of 22,717 passengers…

Dinagat-bound boat runs aground, 20 passengers rescued in Surigao City

Erwin Mascariñas - Inquirer Mindanao 12/24/2019

SURIGAO CITY – A boat carrying 20 passengers bound for Dinagat Island for Christmas were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) after its engine ran aground, buffeted by strong winds and heavy rains brought about by…

2K passengers stranded in Cebu, Bohol ports

Rosalie Abatayo 12/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — They may have to spend Christmas away from home. More than 2, 000 travellers were left stranded in the different ports in Cebu and Bohol provinces this afternoon, December 23, 2019, after the…

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