Sunday’s Ironman race symbolizes Cebu’s recovery and optimism

Glendale G. Rosal 08/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sunday’s Megaworld Cebu Ironman 70.3 Philippines is more than just a showcase of sports excellence. It is also a sign of recovery and optimism. A total of 1,928 triathletes from 46 countries will…

Lapu-Lapu City plans to put up own floating cottages near Liberty Shrine

Futch Anthony Inso 07/22/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government, through the City Agriculture and Fishery Office (CAFO), plans to establish floating cottages in the seawaters of Barangay Mactan. Alex Baring, head of CAFO, told CDN Digital that the…

Sunlife 5150 & Go For Gold Sprint triathlon roars off tomorrow in Panglao, Bohol

Glendale G. Rosal 07/09/2022

PANGLAO ISLAND, BOHOL — For the first time in five years, triathlon will return to the pristine beaches of Panglao Island in Bohol as the Sunlife 5150 & Go For Gold Sprint triathlon fires off tomorrow, Sunday,…

DOT chief: Success of tourism industry rests in success of regions

Inquirer.net 07/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines – The success or failure of the tourism industry rests on the success or failure of the regions, Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco has said. Frasco made the remark as she encouraged Thursday regional offices of…

Chan: Kidnapping case won’t affect Lapu’s tourism industry

Futch Anthony Inso 05/25/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan believes that the arrest of two Chinese nationals who were allegedly involved in kidnap for ransom activities will not affect the city’s tourism industry. “Dili sad makaingon…

Cebu mulls offering single-jab vax to unvaccinated foreign tourists 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As part of its plans to accept foreign tourists again, the provincial government of Cebu is eyeing to offer COVID-19 vaccines to unvaccinated travelers. In a recent press interview, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia announced…

Lapu-Lapu City biz tax collection dips again in 2021

Futch Anthony Inso 01/18/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Another bad year. The Lapu-Lapu City Treasurer’s Office has continued to record a decline in their business tax collection in the past two years or since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Felicitas…

Sen. Gatchalian wants to know how Duterte will revive economy during SONA

Futch Anthony Inso 07/23/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Senator Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian wants President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss his strategies in reviving the country’s economy during his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 26, 2021. Gatchalian said that…

Cebu City Tourism relaunches Highland Bloom and Ecotourism project

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Tourism Commission is taking advantage of the current downtrend in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city as they relaunched the Highland Bloom and Ecotourism project on May…

Quincentennial celebrations for 2021 is a chance to boost Cebu’s tourism – Garcia

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Quincentennial celebration for the arrival of Christianity in the country is a chance for Cebu to boost its tourism industry. This was the statement of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on the ongoing…

Lapu police prepares for influx of local tourist

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) is preparing for an influx of tourists as the city gears up for the reopening of its tourism industry for domestic clients. Police Colonel Clarito Baja, chief…

DOT: ‘Domestic-focused tourism to allow rollout of digital tools for new normal’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The deployment of digital tools is among the factors that the Department of Tourism sees as crucial as the tourism industry starts to open its gate, first, for local travelers. DOT Secretary Bernadette…

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