Rehabilitation of Agaton-struck barangays in Cebu City begins

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rehabilitation of TD Agaton-struck barangays is expected to start soon after the Cebu City Council granted Mayor Michael Rama’s request to declare a state of calamity. However, the City Council only declared 35…

Damages in interior lines delay Visayan Electric’s restoration efforts; Rama ‘pissed off’

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 02/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The extent of the damages in the interior power lines of Metro Cebu is the reason why Visayan Electric failed to fully reenergize its franchise area on time. This was the power utility’s…

PROBE fears rise in quarantine violators with reduced penalty

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, and Enhancement (PROBE) team is concerned that the number of quarantine violators may increase once the reduced penalty of quarantine violators will be implemented. The City…

Raquel Arce, the woman behind Cebu City’s PROBE

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The name Arce has become a taboo among street vendors in Cebu City. A 25-year-old woman vendor, who refused to be named, selling mangoes at the Carbon Market Unit III told CDN Digital…

Osmeña files raps against Labella over mayor’s office issue

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has filed charges against incumbent Mayor Edgardo Labella and his men in the Office of the Ombudsman for stopping the “restoration” of the mayor’s office.  In his…

Sidewalk vending: A cat-and-mouse game in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Mao man gyud ni among kinabuhi. Papahawaon mi, mohawa mi. Ig taod-taod mobalik ra pud mi. Mura mig iring nga way padulngan.” (This is our life. If we are asked to leave, we…

National Museum to convert Malacañang sa Sugbo into a museum

Irene R. Sino Cruz 07/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The National Museum plans to transform the Malacañang sa Sugbo into a museum. Secretary Michael Dino, Presidential Assistant to the Visayas, made this disclosure in a statement sent to reporters on Saturday. Dino said he received…

Garma denies cop’s involvement in violent dispersal of vendors

Nestle Semilla 10/22/2018

The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has denied allegations that a police officer destroyed a food cart along N. Bacalso Ave. A video posted on Sunday (October 21) of the alleged incident went viral on Facebook. Senior…

Lot owners told: Secure permits for bleachers

Inna Gian Mejia 01/17/2018

PRIVATE lot owners who plan to put up their own bleachers during the Sinulog celebration are required to secure permits from the Office of the Building Official (OBO). Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak, who chairs the Sinulog…

Officials inspect Sinulog parade route

Inna Mejia, Nestle L. Semilla 12/18/2016

Officials of the Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI), the police and staff of the Cebu City mayor’s office held a walk-through inspection along the Sinulog Grand Parade route yesterday, barely a month before the event. SFI Executive Director…

Settlers of Osmeña shrine stage silent protest

Lesley Cara Delos Santos 10/17/2016

FIFTY illegal settlers of the Osmeña Shrine staged a silent protest in front of Cebu City Hall Monday morning. Most of the settlers originally came from Barangays Lahug, Kamputhaw, Kalunasan and Mabolo but transferred to an area…

Osmeña to remove stalls after complaints

Nestle L. Semilla 07/11/2016

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said all members of Cebu City United Vendors Association (CCUVA) were blacklisted in his administration. In a press conference yesterday, Osmeña said he received reports through the hotline that some business establishments…

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