Capitol OKs cutting down Poro’s trees but…

By Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite calls from concerned residents and a parish church, the Cebu Provincial Government has given the go-signal to cut down trees that stood in the way for its road widening project in Poro,…

‘Save Poro’s trees’: Parish church widens calls vs tree-cutting

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/16/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The parish church in Poro town, Camotes Island, in northern Cebu is not giving up on its fight to save hundreds of trees from being chopped down. The Sto. Niño de Poro Parish…

Poro parish church urges gov’t: Don’t chop down our trees

By Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/17/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A parish church in Poro, Camotes Island in northern Cebu wants to save dozens of decades-old trees that stand in the way of road widening projects there. The Sto. Niño de Poro Parish…

Running, biking races to be held in Camotes next month

Glendale G. Rosal 08/09/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After the highly successful “Cong. Duke Frasco Cup” basketball and volleyball tournament last June, another sports event will hit Cebu’s fifth district in September. This time it will be bike and run race…

Capitol to launch new alternative route to Camotes Island

Wenilyn Sabalo 04/06/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourists and locals from Cebu traveling to Camotes Island will now have alternate access to the island. This is as the Cebu Provincial Government and the transport sector, will launch a new route…

Camotes mayors join Team Frasco; Bakud says ‘unfortunate but it’s reality’  

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “It is unfortunate, but it is the political reality.”  Danao City Vice Mayor Ramon ‘Nito’ Durano III made this statement following the decision of several members of the Barug Alang sa Kauswagan ug…

Poro barangay exchanges plastic bottles with food in ECOmmunity pantry

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A barangay in Poro town, Camotes Islands, Cebu has taken the community pantry concept to the next level. Barangay Esperanza has opened an ECOmmunity pantry that would provide food for those who need…

Frasco files bill for proposed Camotes Cebu Domestic Airport

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourists and residents may soon be able to access Camotes Islands by plane, cutting off the long travel time from mainland Cebu to the island group in Cebu’s northeast. Cebu fifth district Representative…

Capitol to shell out P24 M for Poro waterworks project

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government has committed P24 million of funding for a Level III waterworks system project in the municipality of Poro, which would benefit five barangays in the town located on Camotes…

Family survives limestone quarry site collapse in Camotes

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A family of three escaped death after being buried alive for over three hours at an abandoned quarry site in Barangay Paz, Poro town in Camotes Islands on Sunday, June 2. Police Master…

GMA thanks Cebuano businessmen for helping Pampanga after quake

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/17/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Former President and incumbent Speaker of the House, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, expressed gratefulness to Cebuano businessmen who helped Pampanga following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit the province on April 22. Arroyo,…

San Francisco takes second spot after elimination round of Red Durano Cup

Jonas Rey N. Panerio 05/06/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—San Francisco ended its elimination round campaign with a flurry of wins that allowed them to grab the second seed in the 9th Congressman Red Durano Cup basketball tournament. San Francisco beat Poro, 55-39, in…

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