Shimura after recovery: ‘Complying with health protocols is important’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cheers and balloons from the Daanbantayan Municipal staff welcomed Mayor Sun Shimura on Thursday morning, July 16, 2020, as the chief executive reports for work. This is the first day that Shimura physically…

Shimura discharged from hospital, now 70% ‘recovered’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura has been discharged from the hospital, nine days since he announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. In an update on the Municipality of Daanbantayan’s Facebook page this Tuesday…

Bantayan mayor undergoes self isolation after Shimura tests positive for COVID-19

Rosalie Abatayo 06/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bantayan Mayor Art Despi has undergone voluntary self isolation after Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read: Shimura is 2nd Cebu mayor to test…

Maya Ro-Ro port expected to give Daanbantayan an economic boost

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite the economic challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic this year, residents of Daanbantayan are hoping for economic opportunities to sprout as the Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro-Ro) port in Barangay Maya gets completed and is…

PB urges police to conduct all-out investigation on Ramirez killing

Rosalie Abatayo 06/25/2019

CEBU CITY — The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) has urged the provincial police to conduct a thorough and all-out investigation on the killing of former Medellin Mayor and Councilor Ricardo “Ricky” Ramirez. The PB passed in its…

Shimura says possible goons are in Daanbantayan’s hinterland village

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Are goons looming in Daanbantayan this early in the campaign period? Provicial Board Member Sun Shimura, who is now running for mayor in Daanbantayan town, 128 kilometers north of Cebu City, said he…

Shimura to ask OPAV to conduct security summit in Cebu’s northern towns

Rosalie Abatayo 02/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu fourth district Board Member Sun Shimura will ask the Office of the Presidential Assistant to the Visayas (OPAV) to conduct a security summit in the northern part of Cebu, similar to what…

Two wives file COCs in bid to succeed husbands

Zena Magto 10/15/2018

The wives of two incumbent officials have filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) in a bid to be their husbands’ successors. Janice Salimbangon, the wife of Benhur Salimbangon, wants to become Cebu’s fourth district’s congresswoman. On the…

Province gets go signal to purchase road equip’t

Izobelle T. Pulgo 12/19/2016

The 14th Sangguniang Panlalawigan has finally approved the resolution authorizing the provincial government to enter into an agreement with joint venture ConEquip Philippines Inc.-RDAK Transport Equipment Inc. for the purchase of equipment worth P227.4 million. The approval…

Shimura to withdraw proposed ordinance that bans full face helmets for motorbikers

Izobelle T. Pulgo 12/01/2016

Getting numerous negative feedback, both “violent and gentle,” on his proposed ordinance to ban the use of full face helmets in the province of Cebu, Provincial Board (PB) Member Sun Shimura decided to withdraw the measure. Shimura,…

PB’s call: File cases against fishers who killed thresher sharks

Nestle L. Semilla 09/26/2016

THE Cebu Provincial Board is asking the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Central Visayas (BFAR-7) to file appropriate cases against the 13 fishermen who killed 19 thresher sharks…

Due process urged, not vigilante-style killings

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 07/27/2016

Acting Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella admitted he is also alarmed by the spate of killings of drug suspects, saying it is possible that certain elements would take advantage of the current situation. “There could be others…

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