Gov’t places more areas under Alert Level 1 until June 15

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 06/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — More areas in the country were placed under Alert Level 1 until June 15, Malacañang announced Saturday. Alert Level 1 is the least restrictive of the five-level COVID-19 alert system. In a statement, acting…

Santander shooting may not be election-related – Comelec

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections in Cebu province (Comelec-Cebu) has ruled out for now the possibility that the recent strafing in Santander town could be an incident of election-related violence. Lawyer Jerome Brillantes, acting…

Police still looking for leads in shooting of “campaign vehicle” driver in Santander

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are still looking for possible leads in the shooting incident involving a driver of a “campaign vehicle” in Barangay Talisay in Santander town, southwestern Cebu on Friday, May 6, 2022. Police Colonel…

Driver of campaign vehicle wounded in Cebu shooting

Nestle Semilla 05/07/2022

CEBU CITY — A driver of a campaign vehicle is in critical condition after he was shot and wounded by a still unidentified assailant on board a private car in Barangay Liloan, Santander town, south Cebu at…

Santander’s vice mayor passes on

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The vice mayor of Santander town in southern Cebu has passed away. The Municipal Government of Santander on Wednesday, March 23, announced on social media the death of Vice Mayor Marilyn ‘Bebe’ Wenceslao.…

Santander to reimpose restrictions for 1 week

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another town in southern Cebu will be reimposing restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19. Santander Mayor Marites Buscato on Sunday, July 25, issued Executive Order (EO) No. 070-07-2021, laying down guidelines for…

Santander also bans karaoke use on weekdays

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The ban on karaoke use on weekdays is a policy that is now being adopted even in the countryside. The municipality of Santander that is located on the southernmost tip of Cebu island…

Santander issues EO mandating face shields by Sept. 1

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The local government of Santander town in southern Cebu has issued an executive order (EO) mandating the wearing of face shields in public places starting September 1. The EO, dated August 18, 2020,…

Santander mayor to require use of face shields starting Sept. 1

Doris C. Bongac 08/19/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Starting September 1,2020,  employees and visitors of the different municipal and barangay offices in Santander in southern Cebu will be required to wear face shields on top of their face masks. The policy…

CPPO chief to poor communities: We will not leave you

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “We want to assure you that we will not leave you.” This was what Police Colonel Roderick Mariano, Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO), have to say with all the relief goods they have…

More than 500 families in Santander town get food packs from CPPO

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s still May but personnel of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) played Santa Claus to more than 500 families in the mountain barangays of Bunlan and Cabutongan in Santander town in southern…

BFAR-7: Baby sharks near Santander shoreline is a normal phenomenon

Doris C. Bongcac 02/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) is asking the public not to fear the sightings of baby sharks on the waters off Barangay Pasil in Santander town in…

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