Water in Borbon river turns white; residents urged not to swim in the river yet

Futch Anthony Inso 08/22/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Residents of Barangay Don Gregorio Antigua in Borbon town are urged to avoid swimming in the river and letting their farm animals like goat, cow among others drink river water just yet. Barangay…

House falls into river after riprap wall collapses in Cebu City brgy

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/13/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two individuals were rescued in Purok 5, Barangay Kamputhaw in Cebu City, after a portion of their house fell into the river when a riprap wall at the bank of the river…

Talisay mayor: Lagtang-Lawaan 3 hanging bridge remains closed for now

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines  — The hanging bridge that connects Barangays Lagtang and Lawaan 3 in Talisay City remains closed until further notice. Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas said this after he and other officials visited…

Rescuers end search for victims of Bohol bridge collapse

Leo Udtohan 04/30/2022

LOAY, BOHOL — After three days of extensive search, the disaster response teams ended their operation on April 29 for more persons who might have fallen into the river following the collapse of the old bridge in…

Cebu City Tourism Commission eyes rehab of Tagbao trail

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Tagbao trail is now considered as one of the tourist attractions in Cebu City’s highlands. But the trail will only be opened to experienced hikers, at least for now. Jocelyn Pesquera, chairperson…

Whose body is it?

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/04/2020

SANTA CATALINA, Negros Oriental—The woman whose body was found with no head, hands, and feet in Barangay Talamban in Cebu City last October 24, 2020 remains unidentified. Police in Cebu City said they are still continuing to work…

Police ‘back to zero’ in investigation of torso found in Talamban river

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/30/2020

SANTA CATALINA, Negros Oriental — Police in Talamban, Cebu City will have to start from scratch in their investigation of the torso of a woman found in a river in Sitio Kalubihan last October 24, 2020. READ…

Body of woman with missing head, hands and feet, found in Talamban river

Paul Lauro and Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A woman’s body with no head, hands and feet was found inside a garbage bag in the river in Sitio Kalubihan, Barangay Talamban in Cebu City at past noon today, October 24, 2020.…

Three minor-siblings drown in Dalaguete river

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three minor siblings drowned in a river in Sitio Mag-alambak, Barangay Mantalungon, Dalaguete town in southern Cebu at past 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020. The siblings who drowned were two girls,…

Centro policemen jump into a river to catch fleeing drug suspect

Norman V. Mendoza 02/09/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Determined policemen swam through the chest-deep water of the Butuanon River to arrest a fleeing drug suspect during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Paknaan in Mandaue City at past noon on Sunday, February…

DPS assures safety of food for work program volunteers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) assured the public that volunteers for their food for work program will not be put in danger when cleaning the rivers of the city. Engineer…

Labella calls on barangays to help in the ‘massive’ river cleanup

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has called the barangays in the city to help in the “massive” river clean-up that the city government aims to conduct starting August. In the meeting with the…

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