Fishers in Bohol town want whale sharks out

Leo Udtohan 01/19/2023

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Philippines — Whale sharks may be welcome in the waters of most coastal towns due to their potential to attract tourists, but not in Loay, Bohol, where fishermen consider them a threat. Fisherfolk in…

US travel guide names Cebu world’s #19 Best Place to Travel in 2023

11/16/2022

DENVER, USA — Cebu has been named the 19th best place to travel in the world in 2023 by Travel Lemming, a US-based online travel guide read by more than 6 million travelers. The annual list of…

20 tons of coastal garbage collected in Lapu-Lapu coastal cleanup

Futch Anthony Inso 09/20/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Close to 20 tons of garbage were collected during the International Coastal Cleanup held in Lapu-Lapu City on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Jocelyn Abayan, environmental management specialist of the City Environment and Natural…

Interesting facts about the ‘butanding’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The entire world on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, celebrates International Whale Shark Day as part of a collective effort in promoting the welfare and conservation of the gentle giants. Here in Cebu, residents…

Chan: Marine buoys meant only to mark fish sanctuaries not trap butandings

Futch Anthony Inso 06/10/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The marine buoys that Lapu-Lapu City will purchase would only serve as markers for the marine sanctuaries that the city plans to establish and not to trap the whale sharks recently seen in…

Lapu-Lapu plans to cordon area where butandings were spotted

Futch Anthony Inso 06/08/2022

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government plans to cordon the sea water in Barangay Marigondon where whale sharks, known here as butanding, were spotted. Alex Baring, head of the Lapu-Lapu City Agriculture and Fisheries Office (CAFO),…

DH Cebu FC: A football club born out of a pandemic

Glendale G. Rosal 09/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The newly-formed Dynamic Herb Cebu Football Club also had its fair share of struggles and challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The club looks ready to start their campaign in the Philippines Football…

Cebu makes list of Top 25 trending destinations in the world for 2020 – TripAdvisor

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu has once again made it to the list of TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Trending Destinations in the World for 2020. TripAdvisor, an online global travel platform, ranked Cebu island on the 24th spot…

Japanese tourist nearly drowns while whale shark watching in Oslob

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Emergency responders rescued a Japanese tourist from drowning while he was swimming with the whale sharks (locally known as butanding) in the waters of Oslob town in southeastern Cebu on Sunday, March 24.…

Stakeholders to meet in Oslob for whale shark watching

Carmel Loise Matus 07/17/2016

ENVIRONMENT and fishery officials will soon meet up with officials of Oslob town and the provincial government to discuss ways to regulate human interaction with whale sharks. This came after the International Union of Conservation of Nature…

PB amends ordinance to expand shark trade ban

Peter L. Romanillos 09/02/2014

Cebu province finalized yesterday a wider ban on the slaughter and trade of all shark species after the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) amended a 2012 ordinance that protects various marine resources. The Provincial Board passed on third…

PB set to approve measure banning trade of all shark species in Cebu

Peter L. Romanillos 09/01/2014

“It’s as good as passed.” Cebu Provincial Boardmember Thadeo Ouano over the weekend said the proposed amendment to a provincial fisheries ordinance to impose a ban in the catching of all species of shark will smoothly sail…

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