Cebu City police assures tourist spots are safe

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu City police assured both local and foreign tourists that tourist spots here are safe to visit. Police Lieutenant Colonel Maria Theresa Macatangay, information officer of Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said that…

Only estimated 1K tourists visited Bantayan Is. for Holy Week — CPPO chief

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tropical Depression Agaton was one of the factors why there were only a thousand tourists visiting Bantayan Island for this year’s Holy Week. Unlike the pre-pandemic days where several thousands would usually visit…

Singapore to waive quarantine for vaccinated travelers from April

03/24/2022

SINGAPORE — Singapore will allow travelers vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the country without quarantine from April and is considering removing a requirement for pre-departure swab tests, its transport and health ministers said on Thursday. RELATED STORY:…

Bali welcomes back tourists with first international flight

02/17/2022

DENPASAR — Bali began a tentative re-opening to foreign tourists on Wednesday with the first international passenger flight to the Indonesian holiday island in nearly two years. The resumption of flights comes as the Southeast Asian archipelago…

MCIA reports improving passenger traffic

Futch Anthony Inso 12/07/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is slowly recovering from months of slow passenger traffic. Lissa Aines Librodo, Airline Marketing and Tourism Development head of GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation, said that currently, they…

Cebu City to trail map waterfalls for safety and risk reduction

Dyrecka Letigio 09/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRMMO) has begun trial mapping waterfalls around the city’s mountain barangays to ensure the safety of visitors both locals and tourists. The trail mapping…

PNP to coordinate with LGUs on travel requirements

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 07/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — To avoid further confusion on what tourists are required to bring during their travels across the country, the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday directed its officers to coordinate with local government units (LGUs)…

Chan welcomes IATF move to study bid to allow foreign leisure tourists into PH

Futch Anthony Inso 05/29/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan welcomes the move of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to study the possibility of allowing foreign tourists to enter the…

Labella: No RT-PCR requirement for entry in Cebu City up to medical experts

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he was considering waiving the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for tourists and travelers entering the city from other modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) areas. This…

Chan backs Gwen’s no RT-PCR test policy for local tourists

Futch Anthony Inso 02/25/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is willing to harmonize the city’s policy with that of the Cebu Provincial Government for tourists and travelers who want to visit Cebu. Earlier, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

DILG: Cebu Province policy for tourist and travellers’ entry acceptable

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 02/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III said the policy of Cebu Province for the entry of tourists and travellers is acceptable. This he clarified after it was reported that…

Year of Covid plunges Vatican deeper into the red

Agence France Presse 02/18/2021

VATICAN CITY, Holy See  – With donations down 25 percent, revenues from the Vatican Museums slashed 85 percent and millions of euros spent to support struggling tenants, the coronavirus pandemic has left a big hole in Pope…

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