Bloodied Giannis, emotional Towns back on court for NBA preseason

Agence France Presse 12/13/2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo, bloodied from a cruel elbow blow, finished with 25 points and Karl-Anthony Towns welcomed a respite from a COVID-19 family tragedy as 14 NBA teams embarked on their first preseason games Saturday. Clubs are fine-tuning…

Revamp: Cop chiefs in at least 10 towns, cities in Cebu reassigned

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police chiefs in at least 10 municipalities and cities in Cebu province or those under the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) have vacated their posts or were reassigned to go back to school.…

Towns told to do LSI inventory as a preparation for the anticipated MGCQ on June 12

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While Cebu province’s appeal to move into a modified general community quarantine remains (MGCQ) pending with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID), towns here were tasked to…

Gwen to reward towns with high rating in Suroy Suroy Sugbo

Rosalie Abatayo 01/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Northern Escapade of Suroy Suroy Sugbo, slated this January 22 to 24, 2020, may earn merits for its 15 participating towns. Provincial Tourism Officer Maria Lester Ybañez said the guests for three-day…

Cebu City may extend financial assistance to Ursula-hit towns

Rosalie Abatayo 12/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is willing to extend financial assistance to Ursula-hit towns in northern Cebu, if necessary. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he is only waiting for the damage assessment of…

Cebu governor says DILG should have helped towns to clear roads instead of merely assessing

Rosalie Abatayo 10/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has expressed disappointment with the rating system of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for road clearing efforts of towns and cities. “Wa ko mobilib anang rating nila.…

Only 12 of PH towns, cities have complied with local speed limit

08/20/2019

CEBU CITY –– Only 12 out of the thousands of cities and municipalities in the Philippines complied with a national government memorandum to enact local speed limit ordinances in their areas of jurisdiction, a non-government organization said.…

Cebuano designer Francis Sollano to display artworks in Jiangsu festival

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/05/2019

CEBU CITY,  Philippines — The Water Towns Environmental Film and Arts Festival will exhibit the works of Cebuano designer Francis Sollano at the Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China. This was confirmed by Sollano to Cebu…

Shimura to ask OPAV to conduct security summit in Cebu’s northern towns

Rosalie Abatayo 02/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu fourth district Board Member Sun Shimura will ask the Office of the Presidential Assistant to the Visayas (OPAV) to conduct a security summit in the northern part of Cebu, similar to what…

New Veco substation to address power demand in 2 Cebu towns

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/13/2018

THE Visayan Electric Company constructed a 12.5 megavolt ampere (MVA) substation at the municipality of San Fernando to meet the expected growing demand for electricity in the area. “We (Veco) basically built this because of the growth…

Medellin vintage tank: Extraction to prove town’s World War II stories

Doris C. Bongcac 12/10/2018

  Japanese tora-tora fighter planes hovered in the skies of northern Cebu during World War II (WWII) as US and Japanese soldiers engaged in a gun battle on land in the towns beneath. In the town of…

Rescuers scour scorched towns after Greek wildfires kill 74

AFP 07/25/2018

RESCUE workers in Greece scoured charred homes and burned-out cars on Wednesday as the toll from some of the worst wildfires this century was expected to rise from at least 74 dead and 187 hurt. Scores of…

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