Capitol pledges P11.5M cash aid to councilors

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government pledged a total of P11.5 million of financial assistance to councilors who joined the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo tour this week. Sugbo News, the Capitol-ran media outlet, announced that Governor Gwendolyn…

Capitol preps for another Suroy-Suroy Sugbo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Capitol is gearing up for another round of the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo. But this time, the packages and its guests will be different, the Provincial Tourism Office announced. Maria Lester Ybañez, Provincial Tourism…

Full steam ahead for Suroy-Suroy Sugbo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – It’s full steam ahead for the Capitol’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo program. This after the national government’s anti-COVID-19 task force allowed residents in the National Capital Region (NCR) and neighboring provinces to visit areas under…

Upticks seen in Cebu province’s tourism portal

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Provincial Tourism Office in Cebu is upbeat in welcoming more tourists this year. The Capitol on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, officially launched its Suroy-Suroy Sugbo Tour Packages, barely a month after Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

Suroy-Suroy Sugbo tour packages for Holy Week to be launched on March 16

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Holy Week packages for tourists in Cebu Province will be launched on March 16, 2021, which the Capitol hopes would bring in more tourists to the province during the upcoming Holy Week. The…

Madridejos now COVID-19 free

Morexette Marie Erram 12/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are now zero active cases of the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Madridejos town, a week after the town was under wide scrutiny due to crowd gathering. Mayor Salvador Dela Fuente,…

Madridejos welcomes DILG probe on crowd gathering

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/29/2020

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines — The local government of Madridejos town in northern Cebu welcomed the decision of the national government to conduct an investigation into the mass gathering during last November 27’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo in Bantayan Island. …

Seafood, fish products from Madridejos remain in demand amid pandemic

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/29/2020

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines — The coronavirus crisis has adversely affected nearly all sectors in Cebu, both small and large-scale.  But in the sleepy town of Madridejos, located approximately 140 kilometers northwest of Cebu City, fisherfolks are still…

Capitol releases P25.5M cash aid to Bantayan Island towns

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/29/2020

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Cebu – The Cebu Provincial Government turned over a total of P25.5 million in cash assistance to local government units in Bantayan Island in northern Cebu on Thursday, November 26, or a day ahead of…

Madridejos Mayor: Crowd grew uncontrollable

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/28/2020

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines — Madridejos town in northern Cebu recently made headlines – both in the negative and positive light. This fourth-class municipality nestled in Bantayan Island became the second stop of Suroy-Suroy Sugbo in Bantayan held…

SAROK WEAVING: Preserving the dying industry of Consolacion

Rosalie Abatayo 01/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Even without looking, Guillerma Balaba’s hands seem to know where to fit and where to pull the thin bamboo strips as she weaved them to form a layer of sarok. The 78-year-old grandmother,…

Consolacion highlights urban, nature, culture merger in Suroy Suroy Sugbo Northern Escapade

Rosalie Abatayo 01/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Urban living and preserving nature could fit in one picture. This was what the town of Consolacion wanted to paint on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, as they hosted the kick off leg of…

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