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…

San Francisco nears semis berth in Red Durano Cup

Jonas Rey N. Panerio 05/02/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—San Francisco is one step closer towards earning a berth in the semifinals after they tripped the hometown favorites, Poro, 55-39, in the 9th Congressman Red Durano Cup basketball tournament on Wednesday, May 1, 2019,…

Pilar scores 2nd win in 9th Congressman Red Durano Cup basketball tournament

Jonas N. Panerio 04/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Pilar basketball team gave its home fans something to cheer for as they nipped Poro, 75-72, in the 9th Congressman Red Durano Cup basketball tournament on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in a…

LTO brings E-Patrol Mobile Services to Poro, Camotes

Delta Derycka Letigio 04/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Motorcycle use in the municipality of Poro in Camotes Island has remained unregulated for years. Mayor Luciano “Boy” Rama said that most of the drivers do not even have licenses to start with.…

Poro logs first win in Red Durano Cup

Jonas Rey N. Panerio 03/27/2019

Cebu City, Philippines— Poro barged into the win column of the 9th Congressman Red Durano Cup after they slipped past Sogod, 95-92, in the lone game that was played on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Borbon. Poro…

Police: Suspects killed in Poro shootout are members of notorious drug group

Delta Dyrecka Letigio and Benjie Talisic 01/04/2019

CAMOTES ISLAND, Cebu, Philippines—The alleged drug pusher and his driver who were killed in Thursday’s shootout with the police in Poro town, Camotes Island, are members of the Marissa Obrero Drug Group, the police said. The Marissa…

Police tag as drug dealers 2 slain in a shootout in Poro, Camotes

Paul Lauro 01/04/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police have tagged as drug dealers the two persons killed in a  shootout in the town of Poro on Camotes Island pre-dawn today, January 4, 2019. Senior Inspector Alejandro Batobalanos, chief of the…

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