Chan donates 3 months salary for the restoration of Olango church

Futch Anthony Inso 01/11/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has donated his three months’ worth of salary for the restoration of the St. Agustine Parish in Olango Island. The church suffered extensive damage from Super Typhoon…

A year after Odette: Things return to normal but ’emotional scars’ still remain

Mary Rose Sagarino, Morexette Marie Erram 12/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The scars Typhoon Odette, internationally known as Rai, left in Cebu may have started to gradually disappear, more especially as people have begun returning to their pre-pandemic lives.   But for Cebuanos like…

#HPDCEBUSAVEDLIVES: How a Sister’s Heart can overcome the strongest storms

PR 12/14/2022

For almost three decades, former factory worker Lulibeth has long battled heart disease.        Now 54, Lulibeth survived several stroke attacks through the help of her father and sisters, and credits her life today to her…

Water firm shares hard-earned lessons learned from Odette

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It may have been almost a year since it hit Cebu and other parts of Visayas and Mindanao, but Super Typhoon Odette still rings a bell in everybody’s ear. The date, Dec. 16,…

1 year after Odette: Capitol to light Christmas Tree to send message of hope

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A Christmas tree of hope and unity. This is the message the Cebu Provincial Government wants to convey as it sets to hold its annual Christmas Tree lighting event this December 16. The…

Cordova eyed as permanent starting point of Nuestra Señora de Regla fluvial procession

Futch Anthony Inso 11/12/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Roro Port in Barangay Poblacion, Cordova town is now being considered the permanent starting point for the annual fluvial procession of the miraculous image of the Nuestra Señora de Regla. Lapu-Lapu City…

Lapu-Lapu gov’t to replace school cameras damaged by Odette

Futch Anthony Inso 11/11/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government will be replacing the CCTV cameras in schools that were damaged by Super Typhoon Odette in December last year. Chan admitted that there were CCTV cameras in schools that…

Australian Embassy donates dragon boat equipment to PADS

Glendale G. Rosal 10/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Australian Embassy in the Philippines on Thursday, donated various dragon boat equipment to the Philippine Accessible Disability Services Inc. or PADS. The donation was led by Australian Embassy in the Philippines Direct…

Cebu City Schools ready for limited face-to-face classes on Monday, but not for immediate full face-to-face classes

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd)-Cebu City has a pending request to its regional office to allow schools in the City to implement a blended learning modality beyond August 31, 2022. Bernadette Susvilla, the…

More Odette-affected families in Mandaue receive cash assistance

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/10/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Almost 100 Odette-affected families in Mandaue City received their P5,000 financial assistance from the National Housing Authority (NHA) on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. The distribution to 96 beneficiaries coming from the city’s 27…

‘I was in isolation’ – Rama on criticisms over city officials’ absence in recent floodings

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has responded to criticisms and complaints hurled against him, and several City Hall officials, as to why they were not ‘physically present’ when the city suffered its ‘worst…

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…

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