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…

COACH ROLANDO ALVAREZ: Father of youth swimmers

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 06/17/2017

Coach Rolando Alvarez does not have biological children. But he has been a father more than a thousand times — nurturing, both personally and professionally, young students to become professional athletes since he established the Cebu Blue…

HUDSON RIVER, CHECK

Glendale G. Rosal 05/15/2017

‘Pinoy Aquaman’ conquers freezing waters in New York Boholano Ingemar Macarine logged another historic feat last Sunday as he became the first Asian to swim non-stop for 8.4 kilometers in the freezing Hudson River in New York,…

Cviraa in danger of suffering its worst finish in Palaro

Calvin D. Cordova 04/27/2017

San Jose, Antique— Is the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (Cviraa) headed to one of its worst finishes in the Palarong Pambansa? Cviraa found itself in a precarious situation as it is stumbling to the finish line…

Macarine eyes new open water swim

Glendale G. Rosal 03/18/2017

AFTER failing to cross Gingoog Bay which connects Camiguin Island and Misamis Oriental last January, Pinoy Aquaman Ingemar Macarine is now setting his sights on crossing Triana Port in Limasawa Island to Padre Burgos Port in mainland…

Thai princess fulfills dream of swimming with whale sharks in Oslob

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/26/2017

  CEBU CITY—Even a visiting princess cannot resist the allure of swimming with famed whale sharks in Oslob town, 121 km south of here. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand and her party arrived in Barangay Tan-awan, Oslob…

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