Guidelines released as swimmers get back in the pool

June Navarro - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/04/2020

Given the green light to return to the pool, Philippine swimming will carefully tread the water and ensure nobody will end up catching the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Swimming chief Lailani Velasco has released a set of…

13 men rounded up in NegOr for ECQ violation

Florence Baesa 04/13/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental-Police rounded up 13 individuals on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, for defiance of the enhanced community quarantine implementation. Among those arrested were eight men who were caught holding illegal cockfighting in an open…

Six people arrested for swimming at SRP Baywalk

Alven Marie A. Timtim 04/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The public must take seriously the new executive order on the prohibition of  swimming on beaches or on bodies of water like the sea or rivers else they might be facing charges. This…

PRISAA: Cebu City booters, tankers clobber foes

Mars G. Alison 03/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City represented by the best athletes of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Season 19 secured two tickets to represent Central Visayas to the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) National Finals…

UC leads Cebu City Olympics day 2 tally with 36 gold medal haul in secondary division

Mars G. Alison 11/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After failing to end as double overall champions last year, the University of Cebu (UC) is starting on the right note as both its secondary and elementary athletes are currently topping their respective…

Hospital waste discovery: Is Mactan Channel still safe for swimming?

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Is taking a dip in the Mactan Channel safe?  Officers from the Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) wanted to be sure as they started getting water samples from the channel to determine if…

Mactan Channel not safe for swimming – official

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Swimming in the Mactan Channel is now prohibited after hospital wastes believed to contain toxic substances were collected there. An official of the Lapu-Lapu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) said it is no…

Swimming scavenger stays in Bohol for good

Gerard Vincent Francisco 11/03/2018

After being rescued when he attempted to swim from Cebu to Bohol to visit his departed loved ones three days before Kalag-kalag, scavenger Ceferino Angco said he will no longer return to Cebu but will instead stay…

USC, SHS-Ateneo top Cesafi swimming tiff

Glendale G. Rosal 09/30/2018

THE one-day Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) swimming competition was highlighted with four new meet records yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Center as the University of San Carlos (USC) and the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de…

Teen drowns while swimming in river in Cebu City

Benjie Talisic 08/10/2018

A 16-year-old grade six pupil drowned in a river in Barangay Toong, Cebu City at past 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 8. The fatality was identified as Marvin (name withheld) from Sitio Badiang in the same barangay. Decilyn…

Cebu City adds four golds as competition in swimming, athletics ends

Glendale Rosal, Mars G. Alison 05/23/2018

  Athletes from Cebu City added four gold medals early Wednesday as competition in swimming and athletics in the Philippine National Games 2018 came to an end at the Cebu City Sports Center. Gold medalists for Cebu…

Safety, not just profit, in swimming pools

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 04/12/2018

It is hard to imagine for an event taken to supposedly make enjoyment but turned out to be tragic. This happened to a mother, a happy and proud one who wanted to share her happiness with her…

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