Oslob to reopen Sumilon sand bar, whale-shark watching to tourists

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More tourist destinations in Cebu province are set to welcome back guests more than a month after they were closed due to Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai). The local government of Oslob on…

Cebu’s Sumilon Island shortlisted in international luxury awards

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another popular tourist destination in Cebu has been nominated for a prestigious international award for luxurious getaways. Destination Deluxe has shortlisted Sumilon Island in southern Cebu in their ‘Private Island of the Year’…

Sumilon Island ‘almost’ garbage free

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/18/2018

Four months since the local government of Oslob in southern Cebu started to implement a cleanup drive on Sumilon Island, garbage volume at the popular tourism destination has already decreased by around 80 percent. Alex Gumapon, Oslob…

Chinese woman drowns in Sumilon

Rene F. Alima 01/27/2017

A 27-year-old woman from China died after she drowned while swimming in the seawater of Sumilon Island, Oslob town, southern Cebu last Thursday. PO2 Noel Mamali, police desk officer of Oslob Police Station, identified the victim as…

PRO-7, Centcom hold simulation exercise

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Edison Delos Angeles 11/29/2016

Four navy vessels patrolled coastal waters located near Sumilon Island in Argao, 65 kilometers south of Cebu, and Dumaguete City in Negros Occidental on Tuesday morning. Personnel of the Central Command (Centcom) and the Police Regional Office…

SECURITY UPPED IN SOUTH CEBU

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 11/04/2016

Better safe than sorry. Amid calls by law enforcement authorities for people to stay calm, government officials in Cebu don’t want to take chances and have stepped up security measures in southern Cebu. Cebu City Mayor Tomas…

TERROR THREATS IN THE SOUTH?

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Doris C. Bongcac, Nestle L. Semilla, Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/03/2016

US Embassy alerts Americans of kidnap threats in southern Cebu Cebu officials were caught by surprise by the advisory of the United States Embassy in Manila to its citizens to avoid going to southern Cebu to avoid…

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