Retail sector cashes in on Valentine’s Day

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/09/2017

WHILE February is generally considered a “slack month” for business, brisk sales are expected days leading up to the occasion most lovers look forward to each year. Robert Go, president of the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) in…

Villages lose P5M in crops

Inna Mejia 01/24/2017

Crop losses incurred by 13 mountain barangays in Cebu City have reached over P5 million with five hectares of farm land affected by last week’s downpour, the City Agriculture Office said yesterday. Asst. City Agriculturist Arleigh Gesta…

No entry to Sirao flower farms

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/19/2017

Tourists are no longer allowed to visit the flower farms at Sitio Tawagan in the mountain barangay of Sirao in Cebu City. During their meeting yesterday afternoon, the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CCDRRMC)…

STATE OF CALAMITY

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 01/17/2017

Days of incessant rain have placed in danger the lives of residents of Cebu City’s mountain barangays, forcing 99 families to flee their homes that were damaged or threatened by landslides and soil erosion. The threat to…

CCDRRMO advises food poisoning patients not to self-medicate

Inna Mejia 12/22/2016

RESIDENTS of Barangay Sirao in Cebu City who were hit by food poisoning on Monday still came in trickles at the city-run hospital in Barangay Guba yesterday even as most of the over 200 persons who were…

232 DOWNED BY FOOD POISONING

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 12/21/2016

What’s supposed to be a happy gift-giving moment in one of the mountain barangay in Cebu City turned out to be a misfortune for nearly two hundred residents who were rushed to different hospitals in the city…

Cebu LGUs on alert

Inna Mejia, Nestle L. Semilla 11/24/2016

Classes in province suspended; landslide areas under watch Cebu province is placed under Code Red: Alert Charlie after it was placed on signal No. 1 by the state weather bureau Pagasa due to the arrival of Tropical…

It’s harvest time for Cebu’s cut flowers

Apple Ta-as 10/29/2016

It’s going to be busy days ahead for the flower growers in the mountain barangays of Cebu City, with only days away from the commemoration of All Saints’ Day and Souls’ Day on the first two days…

The best time of the year for flower farmers

Apple Ta-as 10/28/2016

(Conclusion) For flower farmer Jonie Bonganoy, the task of harvesting and packing his cut flowers is made easier with the help from his friend Toto Bayawa, 32, who is also the owner of the lot that Bonganoy…

More visitors troop to Sirao

Apple Ta-as 10/22/2016

With the flowers now in full bloom, more local and foreign tourists are traveling to the mountain barangay of Sirao in Cebu City to take “selfie” with celosia flowers, locally known as the burlas, which are abundant…

The ‘dying’ bamboo trade

Morexette Erram 10/16/2016

Once a week, before a streak of sunlight touches the asphalt sidewalk of Gorordo Avenue, a mini-bus unloads more than 30 freshly harvested poles of bamboo from Cebu City’s hillside barangays Bacayan, Sirao and Talamban on the…

Burlas bloom anew in Sirao

Apple Ta-as 02/07/2016

Yellow and red celosia, locally known as “burlas,” now blooms anew in abundance at this hillside flower farm in Barangay Sirao, an upland village of Cebu City. The Sirao flower garden, managed and owned by Maria Elena…

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