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Boat bound for Camotes sinks off Ormoc

Boat bound for Camotes sinks off Ormoc

 
 

CEBU CITY (3rd Update) -- At least eight people have been reported dead after a motorized passenger banca bound for Camotes Island in Cebu sank off Ormoc, Leyte on Thursday, officials confirmed. Lieutenant Christopher Gamet, operations officer of Coast Guard District (CGD) Eastern Visayas, said that M/B Kim Nirvana, owned by Joge Bung Zarco, was carrying 173 passengers when it capsized around 12:10 p.m. just minutes after it left Ormoc port for Pilar, Camotes. The banca has a capacity of 178 people.

'Graduates, stay in Cebu'

'Graduates, stay in Cebu'

 
 

JESSICA Soho advised new graduates: Stay in Cebu and share your knowledge. The multi-awarded broadcast journalist and TV host was at the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu to encourage graduates to practice their craft in Cebu. Soho, a Mass Communications graduate of UP Diliman, was the keynote speaker of UP Cebu’s commencement rites this year. UP Cebu Dean Liza Corro, in her speech, said that this year has the most number of graduates with honors—six Magna Cum Laude and 57 Cum Laude graduates.

2 Lapu-Lapu barangay chiefs caught in raid

2 Lapu-Lapu barangay chiefs caught in raid

 
 

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 agents raided a firing range in Lapu-Lapu City last Saturday, after receiving a complaint that the establishment allegedly used government-issued bullets. Lawyer Augusto Eric Isidoro, NBI 7 assistant director, said they have identified the alleged suppliers, one of whom is a military officer. Undercover agents noticed the bullets issued for the military were sold to foreigners and locals. The agents were also reportedly offered with the bullets, added Isidoro.

Robinsons Galleria Cebu to offer ultra-modern cinemas

Robinsons Galleria Cebu to offer ultra-modern cinemas

 
 

Robinsons will take cinema-viewing to the next level as it opens its newest and most state-of-the-art movie house in Robinsons Galleria Cebu, the company’s biggest mall in the country.

Major roads in Metro Cebu congested after heavy rain

Major roads in Metro Cebu congested after heavy rain

 
 

Major roads in Metro Cebu experienced traffic congestion after heavy rain caused floods on Thursday morning (June 18).

Cinema roof collapse in Philippines: Six injured a Dreamscape Networks event in Cebu City

Cinema roof collapse in Philippines: Six injured a Dreamscape Networks event in Cebu City

 
 

Six people are in hospital after the roof of a cinema caved in on hundreds of people at a team-building event for an Australian company in Cebu City, Philippines.

Cebu City farmers oppose ban of GMO crops

Cebu City farmers oppose ban of GMO crops

 
 

Citing possible adverse impact in their livelihood, farmers in Cebu City are opposed to the idea of eliminating genetically modified organism crops in the market.

DENR offers to help in Cebu City’s riverbank cleanup

DENR offers to help in Cebu City’s riverbank cleanup

 
 

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is willing to survey all waterways in Cebu City, in support of plans to clear their three-meter easement of illegal structures. But there should be a request from the Cebu City Government, an official said. “As of this time, we have not received a formal request on the intention of the Cebu City Government to demolish illegal structures within the three-meter easement. This will keep our communities who live along the riverbanks safer against flooding,” said Dr. Eddie Llamedo, DENR 7 information officer.

Cebu prioritized for free WiFi

Cebu prioritized for free WiFi

 
 

MORE than 7,000 access points across the Philippines will benefit from the government’s P1.4 billion free WiFi project and Cebu has been identified as the top priority area in the Visayas. “This July, Free Wi-Fi will actually be piloted in areas in Cebu, along with areas in Metro Manila and Davao City,” said Monchito Ibrahim, Deputy Executive Director of the Department of Science and Technology Information and Communications Technolocy Office, who was in Cebu yesterday for the Cebu ICT-BPM Conference held at the Cebu City Marriott Hotel.

IBM Phils: PH is ready to go beyond outsourcing

IBM Phils: PH is ready to go beyond outsourcing

 
 

IBM Philippines pledged to bring more jobs in software development support services this year, saying it is time the country went beyond business process management (BPM). Luis Pineda, president and general manager of IBM Philippines, believes the country can handle deep-skilled work because of a highly trainable talent pool.

SM Seaside City targets November opening

SM Seaside City targets November opening

 
 

THE next six months is shaping up to be an exciting time for Cebuanos. SM Seaside City, the region's most-awaited and grandest mall destination, is projected to open by the end of November. Hans Sy, president of SM Prime Holdings Inc., revealed this today during the tenant preview of the P7.5-billion, five-level mall located in the South Road Properties. “It's a lot of work but I believe we will make it,” he told reporters. Features

Dump truck rams into Toledo house; 2 killed, 5 hurt

Dump truck rams into Toledo house; 2 killed, 5 hurt

 
 

A GIRL, 19, and her four-year-old nephew died after a dump truck rammed into a house with a sari-sari store in Barangay Cantabaco, Toledo City yesterday noon. Moments before that, driver Johnrey Sarita, 29, jumped out of the Fuso truck when he realized its brakes had failed, but the truck ran over his right foot, an initial investigation revealed.

In branding Cebu, draw from culture

In branding Cebu, draw from culture

 
 

TOURISM stakeholders in Cebu are coming up with a sustainable integrated tourism brand for the whole province in a bid to strengthen Cebu’s footing as a premier tourism destination. The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) and proponents of the Mega Cebu project conducted a branding workshop yesterday with global brand strategist Jacqueline Alexis Thng to brainstorm the appropriate tourism branding for the province.

They chose not to surrender: Four dead in shootout

They chose not to surrender: Four dead in shootout

 
 

Four men, one of them held responsible for killing a policeman, were killed after they shot it out with policemen who came to serve a warrant of arrest past 2 a.m. in Sitio Panas, Barangay Bugtong Kawa-yan, Barili town.

New Lapu casino?

New Lapu casino?

 
 

A PROPOSED multi-billion casino resort in Lapu-Lapu City will create more than 6,000 jobs and help the city attract more tourists and earn more revenues, Mayor Paz Radaza said. A US investment group and a Macau-based gaming operator have expressed their intent to build a 14-hectare casino resort in Barangay Mactan. The Sino-American Gaming Investment Group and the Macau Resources Group Ltd. will reportedly shell out $650 million or roughly P28 billion to build the Mactan Leisure City. Their target is to open it in 2017.

3-way fight for Cebu governor emerging

3-way fight for Cebu governor emerging

 
 

A THREE-WAY gubernatorial fight looms in Cebu Province. The One Cebu Party yesterday said it is “seriously considering” fielding former three-term governor Gwendolyn Garcia as its candidate for governor in 2016. One Cebu Secretary General Pablo John Garcia said the party believes that Gwen will be a formidable candidate, considering her track record and vote-getting abilities.

2 brothers drown

2 brothers drown

 
 

LEFT unattended by their parents who were at work, two young boys drowned in the seawaters off Ginatilan town yesterday. Another child who went for a swim off Talisay remained missing. The two from Ginatilan, brothers ages three and five years old, were found floating lifeless near different shores. The other child has not been found yet after he plunged under a bridge in the South Road Properties (SRP) in Talisay City around 3 p.m.

DENR chooses trees over BRT

DENR chooses trees over BRT

 
 

A BUS system in Cebu City has hit a roadblock, before actual work on its road lanes or stations could begin. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas denied the tree-cutting permit application prepared by proponents of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which is set to be implemented in 2018. At least 300 trees on N. Bacalso Ave. and Osmeña Blvd. stand to be affected by the bus system. Aside from the BRT, three other government projects, mostly road widening, also failed to get their tree-cutting permits from DENR 7.

Ship collision kills engineer

Ship collision kills engineer

 
 

A Bohol-bound fast craft has collided with a cargo vessel at Lauis Ledge off Talisay City yesterday afternoon, killing the passenger vessel’s chief engineer.

3 women, 3 kids hurt as car falls off Busay cliffside

3 women, 3 kids hurt as car falls off Busay cliffside

 
 

With Shanice Kae O. Suarez USJ-R Mass Comm Intern A GRAY Mazda 2 sedan fell 35 feet below as it was navigating a steep road coming from a resort in Sitio Garahe, Barangay Busay, Cebu City at around 3 p.m. today. Three women and three children ages 10, 11 and 13 were injured after the car fell off a cliffside and overturned on its way down, with the rear portion of the vehicle landing on the road first. As the car was on its way down, one of the children and two women fell from the vehicle and landed in the nearby river.

1 lane of SRP closed for 2 days

1 lane of SRP closed for 2 days

 
 

MOTORISTS taking the South Road Properties (SRP) are warned to brace for heavier traffic in the area over the weekend. On May 16 and 17, the seaside lane of the SRP will be closed for the Vios Cup Season 2—Cebu Leg while the other lane will be converted to a two-way street for north- and south-bound vehicles. “Only light vehicles are allowed to pass at the SRP. The seaside portion of the south coastal road, from Mambaling Trunk Road up to El Prado Road, shall be closed,” read the traffic advisory of the City Traffic Operations Management (Citom).

Cebu City faces looming crisis on garbage disposal

Cebu City faces looming crisis on garbage disposal

 
 

Cebu City may face another “crisis” on garbage disposal after the City Council junked the additional P50 million budget for tipping fees for the dumping of waste at the private sanitary landfill in Consolacion town.

Cebu IT workers paid highest in PH

Cebu IT workers paid highest in PH

 
 

INFORMATION Technology (IT) workers in Cebu receive higher average salary than their counterparts anywhere else in the country, even surpassing that of Metro Manila, an online job site reported. JobStreet.com, in its 2015 Cebu Salary Report that was presented yesterday to the local press, said fresh graduates in Cebu working in IT and computer software get paid an average of P25,483 a month. This is P1,534 higher than what a fresh graduate with the same specialization receives in other parts of the country.

Because we are one

Because we are one

 
 

THE boxing hysteria settled down. Reality sank in. Moving on doesn’t happen overnight but somewhere in between silence and post-match musings, lost bets and curses are slowly lost to history. Eventually, people will go back to the norm of daily existence. The Filipino contender is loved no matter what, torn rotator cuff and all. Acceptance is the best pacifier.

P4M in 'shabu' seized in Labangon raid

P4M in 'shabu' seized in Labangon raid

 
 

[INITIAL] Some P3.8 million worth of shabu were confiscated by authorities during a buy-bust in Sitio Cogon, Barangay Labangon, Cebu City at 4 p.m. today, May 11. Rodolfo Tabasa, 52, was arrested in the operation conducted by the City Intelligence Branch (CIB) of Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 7 and Punta Princesa Police Station. Superintendent Romeo Santander, CIB chief, said Tabasa is allegedly the cohort of Clarissa Ricablanca, who was the subject of the buy-bust.

Baseball bat attack on lawyer downgraded to "simple physical injuries"

Baseball bat attack on lawyer downgraded to "simple physical injuries"

 
 

Pearl Ungab, the angry spouse who went after a lady lawyer with a baseball bat and rammed her car, was ordered released from police custody yesterday.

Cebu Pacific, Tigerair cancel flights during Pope Francis’ visit

Cebu Pacific, Tigerair cancel flights during Pope Francis’ visit

 
 

(UPDATED) 103 are cancelled, plus 119 more international and domestic flights are adjusted by the budget carriers on January 15 and 19

PS Bank Cebu - Banilad Branch

Ground Level, Gaisano Country Mall, Banilad, Cebu City

Metrobank Cebu - Tabunok Branch

South National Road, Bulacao, Talisay City

GE Money Bank Inc.

Keppel Center, Cardinal Rosales, Cebu Business Park

Bluesky Mansion

Basak, Marigondon Road, Lapu-Lapu City

Don Mertos delicatessen

Crossroads Mall, Banilad, Cebu City

Tourist Seaside Hotel

Poblacion, Talisay City

Goldilocks - SM City

S M City, Cebu City

Cebu Hria Korean Restaurant

EGI Bldg., Looc Maribago, Lapu-lapu City

McDo Cebu

Emsu Bldg. Osmeña Blvd. cor. Arlington Pond, Cebu City

The French Baker - SM City Cebu

North Reclamation Area, Cebu City