Mandaue still under blue alert until 8 a.m. of Feb. 23

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/22/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City is still under blue alert until 8 a.m tomorrow, February 23, 2021. Even if the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) has lifted all storm signals in Cebu and…

Capitol Tourism Officer assures safety of Cebu’s water adventures

Rosalie Abatayo 01/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) has assured the public that safety measures are in place in the different water adventure destinations here in the province. PTO Chief Maria Lester Ybañez said tour…

240 participants expected for Suroy Suroy Sugbo Northern Escapade

Rosalie Abatayo 01/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Tourism Office will already stop accepting payments for the Northern Escapade package of Suroy Suroy Sugbo on Friday, January 10. The tour, which will cover 15 out of 16 towns in…

Tourism officer Ybañez: Suroy Suroy Sugbo Northern Escapade minus Danao City

Rosalie Abatayo 01/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Suroy-Suroy Sugbo will be going up north this January minus Danao City. Provincial Tourism Officer Maria Lester Ybañez said the city declined to be part of the tour on January 22 to 24,…

A Mantalongon farmer’s Christmas wish, dreams, hopes and challenges

Doris Mae Mondragon 12/23/2019

DALAGUETE, CEBU, Philippines — As early as 5 o’clock in the morning, Cornelio Ybañez is already up carrying on his shoulders a bamboo container and a sharp razor “sanggot”(scythe) to collect coconut sap. After that, he would…

Going on a solo trip? Here’s one thing you can do to make it extra memorable

Immae Lachica 12/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Going on your first ever solo trip? Wow! That’s something scary and exciting at the same time. Jahdiel Ybañez, 26, from Cebu is on to his new adventure in traveling alone, and what better…

LGUs told to introduce new attractions during Suroy Suroy

Rosalie Abatayo 11/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Provincial Tourism Officer Maria Lester Ybañez has encouraged local government units (LGUs) to maximize Suroy Suroy Sugbo as an opportunity to promote new destinations, activities, and delicacies in their localities. The Suroy Suroy…

Cebuanos showcase Sinulog festival on PH Independence Day Parade in New York

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sinulog Festival is the pride of Cebuanos across the globe. Helen Kwong LaBarbera, president of the Cebuanos Engaging in Building Unity, Inc. – Tribu Cebuano, confirmed to CDN Digital that their group…

Talisay Mayor Gullas: Arms never a solution to settle disputes

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/16/2019

TALISAY CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Talisay City Mayor Eduardo Gullas encouraged the public to never resort to arms in settling disputes. This he said in a statement following the death of Lawaan III Barangay Captain Jimmy Bartilic,…

Talisay tragedy: Three deaths, a burning house, an hour-long shootout

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Who would have thought that a silent village of Lawaan III in Talisay City could witness three gruesome deaths in three hours? Barangay councilor Socretes Echavez could not believe that his childhood friend,…

Ex-US Marine runs amok in Talisay; shoots dead stepson, brgy chief; gets killed by cops

Delta Dyrecka Letigio and Benjie B. Talisic 05/16/2019

TALISAY CITY, Philippines — A retired US marine officer died in a shootout with the Talisay City Police inside his burning house after he killed the barangay captain of Lawaan III and his stepson. Dean Torrefranca was…

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