Oslob town posts P31-m in income from whale shark watching in 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/13/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – After three years of COVID-related restrictions, tourism activities in southern Cebu, particularly in Oslob town, are starting to get back on their feet. The municipality of Oslob earned over P35.3 million from tourism…

Whale sharks, Lapu-Lapu’s marine resources need protection: Create Bantay Dagat group

Futch Anthony Inso 06/24/2023

Two Lapu-Lapu City officials are calling for the establishment of a “Bantay Dagat” group to protect the city’s rich marine resources. Councilor Annabeth Cuizon and City Agriculture and Fishery Office (CAFO) head Alex Baring are urging Mayor…

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…

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