More Korean tourists visiting Lapu-Lapu City – tourism officer

Futch Anthony Inso 09/07/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — More Korean tourists are visiting Lapu-Lapu City after the country’s health and safety protocols were relaxed. This was confirmed by John Kristoffer Rafols, OIC tourism officer of Lapu-Lapu City, in a forum on…

Olango slowly rising from ashes

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/03/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Olango Island was one of the most badly hit by super typhoon Odette last December 2021. Six months since the storm, the island located east of Mactan Island in Cebu is starting to recover, although…

RDC-7: 42,000 metric tons of crops lost to Super Typhoon Odette

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 42,454 metric tons of crops were lost when Super Typhoon Odette hit Cebu and other parts of the Visayas and Mindanao on December 16, 2021. This was according to the first…

Floating restaurants: Rebuilding, trying to stay afloat again in Olango

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/10/2022

OLANGO ISLAND, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu — Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City has been known for its bird and marine sanctuary. While some residents of the island worked on mainland Lapu-Lapu City and in other cities in Cebu,…

P531M released to Odette-affected homeowners in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has released over P531 million worth of financial aid to homeowners affected by super typhoon Odette. The allocation was released before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ordered a temporary stop to…

Cebu City public markets fully operational despite Odette-sustained damages

Vhenna Marie Mantilla 03/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Despite the destruction caused by super typhoon Odette in Cebu, Cebu City Market Authority head Racquel Arce assured the public that public markets here are fully operational.  “Inspite sa nahitabo after the typhoon, padayon ang…

Financial aid coming for Odette-affected families in 11 remaining Mandaue barangays

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/02/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Families in the remaining 11 barangays here will most likely receive the national government’s financial assistance for typhoon Odette victims starting Monday, March 7, 2022. Julia Ballesteros, assistant city treasurer, said they will be allocating…

Cebu City’s tourism sector to get typhoon aid

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City’s tourism sector that was greatly affected by the wrath of super typhoon Odette will be getting the needed aid.  Tourism Commissioner Jocelyn Pesquera said that they are continuously assessing the damages sustained in…

Typhoon delays negotiations for 93-1 land swap deal

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Super Typhoon Odette (International name: Rai) and the rehabilitation efforts after the storm  significantly affected the negotiations for the 93-1 land swap deal between the Cebu City government and the Cebu Provincial government.  Cebu City…

MECO: 100% of power feeders restored 

Futch Anthony Inso 02/02/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Mactan Electric Company (MECO) has reported that 100 percent of their power feeders have already been restored in mainland Lapu-Lapu after it was damaged by Super Typhoon Odette in December 2021. Engr. Gilbert Pagobo,…

Some Mandaue beneficiaries unable to receive Odette aid during house-to-house distribution     

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/31/2022

MANDAUE City, Cebu—At least nine individuals here who were affected by super typhoon Odette were unable to receive the national government’s financial assistance during the first batch of the house-to-house distribution last week. The nine beneficiaries are…

WATCH: Cebu’s city lights are shining bright again!

Immae Lachica 01/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Over a month after the devastating super typhoon Odette, Cebu City is slowly getting back on its feet.  This is what netizen Michael Sagonoy proved as he shared with CDN Digital via Instagram a…

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