Police to beef up security measures, mull signal shutdown for Fiesta Señor 2023

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Devotees and pilgrims are expected to again crowd the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu with the return of face-to-face activities for the January 2023 fiesta señor celebration. In anticipation of the…

Passenger ship runs aground in Bohol

Pegeen Maisie Sararaña and Paul Lauro 10/29/2022

CARCAR CITY, Cebu—A passenger ship ran aground near the Jagna Port in Bohol province due to strong winds and waves past 11 p.m., brought by tropical storm Paeng on Friday night, October 28, 2022. Philippine Coast Guard…

Media security : PRO-7 sets programs for journalists against threats

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has set programs for media security.  Police Brigadier General Roderick Augustus Alba, PRO-7 director, said that he already directed his personnel to meet with the…

Cebu City police assures tourist spots are safe

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu City police assured both local and foreign tourists that tourist spots here are safe to visit. Police Lieutenant Colonel Maria Theresa Macatangay, information officer of Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said that…

Babag firecracker manufacturers reminded to always prioritize safety

Futch Anthony Inso 11/12/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Officials in Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City have already started meeting with firecracker and pyrotechnics retailers and manufacturers. Babag village chief Arsenio Berdin said that this is to ensure the safety of factories manufacturing…

Cebu City to trail map waterfalls for safety and risk reduction

Dyrecka Letigio 09/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRMMO) has begun trial mapping waterfalls around the city’s mountain barangays to ensure the safety of visitors both locals and tourists. The trail mapping…

Rama’s order: Fast track CCMC’s occupancy permit

Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama has ordered the fast-tracking of the Cebu City Medical Center’s (CCMC) occupancy permit. The hospital’s new building has been operating for six months for the first floor…

Mandaue gov’t installs plastic bollards for safety of cyclists

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/05/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Here’s some good news for bikers.  The Mandaue City government, in cooperation with the Department of Public Works and Highways Central Visayas (DPWH-7), have installed plastic bollards at the North Reclamation Area here on Thursday,…

OBO stresses safety with 400 new buildings under construction in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) issued 467 building permits and 328 occupancy permits as of November 12, 2020, since the start of the year amid the pandemic. Architect Florante…

Five-year-old from Consolacion, Cebu sharpens motorbike skills

Immae Lachica 07/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— While most kids may be busy learning to play online games during these quarantine days, a  five-year-old boy from Consolacion town in northern Cebu is trying something different.  He is busy learning how to…

Study on safety of malaria drugs for coronavirus retracted

06/05/2020

Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report, saying independent reviewers were not able to verify information that’s been widely questioned by other scientists. Thursday’s retraction in…

Miss Universe PH pageant finals moved to June 14

Armin P. Adina 03/14/2020

MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES—The Miss Universe Philippines pageant, the country’s newest national beauty contest, will now stage its inaugural coronation ceremonies on June 14, more than a month later than its original schedule on May 3. The organization…

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