Tourist ‘crushed by whale’s tail’ in Australia

Agence France Presse 08/03/2020

SYDNEY — A tourist snorkeling off Australia’s pristine northwest coast was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after being struck by a whale, medics said Monday. The victim was exploring near the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef in the…

German, accused of taking cop’s phone, charged

Norman V. Mendoza 03/09/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Policemen filed a theft case against a 69-year-old German tourist, who was accused of stealing mobile phones at the Centro Police Station in Mandaue City. Veronica Engle Weisenberg, who was temporarily billeted in…

Suspected coronavirus case in Camiguin negative

Froilan Gallardo 01/27/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO—Health authorities in Camiguin Island said on Monday, January 27, that a tourist earlier suspected of being infected with the Novel-coronavirus, was tested negative by a team of experts.   Camiguin Provincial Health officer Gretchen…

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark in Panglao, Bohol

Marc Cosep 10/08/2019

With Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark’s dream of expanding to every tourist attraction in the country, the resort made true to its promise by putting up the brand in Panglao, Bohol. Dubbed as the grandest, and boldest…

Motorcycle rider killed in Boljoon road accident

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A man died after the motorcycle he was driving collided head-on  with a tourist van at around 2:30 p.m. on Frtiday, October 4, 2019, along Sitio Tinawgan, Barangay Granada, Boljoon town, southern Cebu.…

Turning Poblacion into tourist spot is Samsam Gullas’ priority if he wins as Talisay mayor

Futch Anthony Inso 05/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City’s Barangay Poblacion to become a tourist destination and the city’s “lechon” (roasted pig) to be popular again. These are the two goals of Cebu’s First District Congressman Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas,…

Tourists assured canyoneering in Kawasan safe

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 03/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Association of Kawasan Canyoneering Operators of Badian (AKCOB) assured the public that the extreme sports adventures they offer in Badian town, Cebu, are safe. AKCOB made the assurance amid the March 29…

Tourist on Tumalog Falls photo: I hope this gets the attention of Oslob town execs, residents

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A photo of Tumalog Falls in Oslob of southern Cebu that seemed to have lost its curtain-like appeal is now making the rounds on social media.  The photo was uploaded by a Facebook…

Rape rap to be filed against habal-habal driver for sexually assaulting female tourist in Moalboal

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The police in Moalboal town, 85.7 kilometers south of Cebu City, will file rape through sexual assault charges against a habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) driver on Monday, March 4, for allegedly forcing a female tourist to engage in sexual…

Chinese tourist arrivals in Central Visayas nearly doubled in 2017

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/06/2018

RELATIONS between China and the Philippines, including Cebu, are expected to continue improving in the coming months, especially in terms of tourism. Consul General Jia Li, the newly appointed consul of the Consulate of the People’s Republic…

Regulating tourist traffic

Editorial 10/29/2018

The re-opening of Boracay Island to tourists and the distribution of so-called “love letters” by the Department of Tourism (DOT) to several tourism destinations in the Visayas and Mindanao, including Oslob town in southern Cebu, highlighted anew…

Korean tourist arrivals remain high in PH

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/02/2018

Korean tourist arrivals in Central Visayas and the rest of the Philippines remain high at 1.6 million despite the closure of Boracay Island and other concerns, a top official of the Korean consular office in Cebu said.…

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