E-sabong activities now in mountain areas in Central Visayas – Police

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/10/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines —After relentless operations against e-sabong in urban areas, police in Central Visayas noticed that e-sabong activities are now being conducted in mountain barangays. Police Brigadier General Jerry Bearis, director of the Police Regional Office…

Body of man who jumped off ship from Cebu found

Paul Lauro 12/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Authorities confirmed that they found the body of the man who reportedly jumped off a ship that departed from Cebu last Saturday, December 24. Responding disaster and rescue personnel from Maria town in…

NPA rebels in Visayas continue to weaken, says Army official

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — NPA rebels in the Visayas continue to weaken in the face of unrelenting operations by government troops in the region. Major General Benedict Arevalo, the acting commander of the Visayas Command (VisCom), confirmed…

Aumentado, Cobonpue to lead RDC-7

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., has appointed Bohol Gov. Erico Aris Aumentado and businessman Keneth Cobonpue as chairman and co-chairman, respectively, of the Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC-7). In a statement…

192 IP families may lose 4Ps benefits after being tagged as non-poor

Futch Anthony Inso 10/21/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Some 192 Indigenous Peoples (IP) families in Central Visayas, who were beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), were tagged as non-poor in the Listahanan 3 of the Department of Social Welfare…

Siquijor ditches COVID vax card, tests as entry requirement

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More provinces in Central Visayas have decided to do away with COVID-19 vaccination cards and RT-PCR tests as travel conditions. The latest to join is Siquijor after its Governor, Jake Vincent Villa, recently…

LOOK: A freediver shares breathtaking underwater photos with barracudas in Siquijor

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/15/2022

CEBU, Philippines —Siquijor is not only known for its mountain tours, waterfalls, and beautiful beaches, but also for its promising diving spots! Freediver Jedo Gairanan shares astonishing underwater photos of barracudas taken from the Tulapos Marine Sanctuary…

DOLE-7 provides free COVID testing for newly hired employees in Central Visayas

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) announced the one-time grant of free COVID-19 testing for qualified newly hired employees who are required to secure a negative RT-PCR test result…

DSWD-7 reminds public of no walk-in application for educational assistance

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/01/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) has again reminded the public that it will not cater to walk-in applicants for educational assistance in the region. In a…

P25.4M ‘shabu’ seized in Central Visayas in one day

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 3.7 kilos, or 25.4 million worth of ‘shabu,’ was seized in a one-day long Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO) from August 13 to 14, 2022. This total drug haul…

DSWD-7 searching for warehouses in CV to stockpile on family food packs

Futch Anthony Inso 07/11/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) is already looking into warehouses in Central Visayas for prepositioning of family food packs (FFPs), especially in high-risk or disaster-prone areas. Aimee…

CV logs 392 active cases as of June 30

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas currently has 392 active COVID-19 cases, based on the June 30, 2022 COVID-19 tracker of the Department of Health-Central Visayas Center for Health and Development’s Regional Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (DOH 7-RESU).…

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