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Cebu Normal University choir wins at international choral fest

Cebu Normal University choir wins at international choral fest

 
 

PENANG, Malaysia -- The Cebu Normal University Children and Youth Choir (CNUCYC) returned triumphant from the 7th A Voyage of Songs International Choral Festival. CNUCYC, the youngest group to compete, receive a Silver A Diploma in both Equal Voices Junior Youth Category and in the Folklore Category.

Bantayan, Camotes under Signal 1

Bantayan, Camotes under Signal 1

 
 

MORE than 1,400 passengers were told to spend the night in Cebu after the Philippine Coast Guard kept 13 vessels from leaving port last night. Most of these vessels were bound for Maasin in Southern Leyte, Ormoc City and Leyte, and were told not to sail as a precaution while typhoon Nona continued to intensify, said Commodore Enrico Evangelista, commander of the Coast Guard District in Central Visayas. The rest were bound for other points in the Visayas and Mindanao. The other five vessels were supposedly bound for various destinations in Visayas and Mindanao.

IN PHOTOS: SM Seaside City Cebu opens in grandeur

IN PHOTOS: SM Seaside City Cebu opens in grandeur

 
 

If Manila has the SM Mall of Asia, Cebu now has the SM Seaside City.

Marine park up soon in Cebu

Marine park up soon in Cebu

 
 

Families in the Visayas and Mindanao are in for an “above all else” kind of treat as SM Supermalls announced a strategic partnership with Cebu Sealife Park Inc., the same group that brought the Manila Ocean Park in the country.“The opening of SM Seaside City Cebu this November signals the beginning of so many great news to all the families in the VisMin area, and among which is the soon-to-rise Cebu Ocean Park,” said SM Supermalls president Annie S. Garcia. “Once the theme park is up and running, parents and their kids in Cebu and other neighboring provinces need not to spend more and fly to Manila anymore just to experience the world-class spectacular marine life attractions found at the Manila Ocean Park. In no time, it will be closer to home.”

SM BUS RATES APPROVED

SM BUS RATES APPROVED

 
 

Cebu brand unveiled

Cebu brand unveiled

 
 

Social Dev't Celebration: CSOs to converge for inclusive growth

Social Dev't Celebration: CSOs to converge for inclusive growth

 
 

Civil society continues to have an active role in the Philippines. Many civil society organizations are involved in grassroots work, policy and advocacy work, and reform agendas

Palawan, Boracay, Cebu among world's best islands – survey

Palawan, Boracay, Cebu among world's best islands – survey

 
 

Conde Nast Traveler's Best Islands in the World list was published on Tuesday (October 20) and covers places

Over 1M jobs in Metro Cebu by 2050 under roadmap – JICA study

Over 1M jobs in Metro Cebu by 2050 under roadmap – JICA study

 
 

The full implementation of the Metro Cebu Roadmap is also expected to grow the area's gross domestic product (GDP) per capita to more than $20,000 by 2050, almost the same level as South Korea in 2010, according to a JICA study

‘Suicide Squad's’ Margot Robbie cooks for less-fortunate kids in Cebu

‘Suicide Squad's’ Margot Robbie cooks for less-fortunate kids in Cebu

 
 

Photos of Australian actress Margot Robbie has emerged, showing her prepping Baguio beans, chopping carrots, and stirring a pot of porridge almost half her size — all in an effort to help feed less-fortunate children from the slum areas of Cebu.

Mandani Bay transforming Cebu into a world-class into a world-class lifestyle destination

Mandani Bay transforming Cebu into a world-class into a world-class lifestyle destination

 
 

Cebu airport, 18th best in Asia

Cebu airport, 18th best in Asia

 
 

THE Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) was voted 18th best airport in Asia in a survey by a website that ranks airports based on responses from travelers. Two other airports in the Philippines made it to the top 30 airports in Asia: the Iloilo International Airport, which ranked 21st; and the Clark International Airport, which ranked 24th. The website www.sleepinginairports.net (The Guide to Sleeping in Airports) released the results of its 2015 Airport Survey last Saturday.

Philippines's first Bus Rapid Transit system, in Cebu, gets P1.3B

Philippines's first Bus Rapid Transit system, in Cebu, gets P1.3B

 
 

The country's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system will get P1.3 billion in funding next year, with the project seen completed by early 2018, Cebu Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. said over the weekend.

Have Fun in Cebu, Philippines

Have Fun in Cebu, Philippines

 
 

Cebu, famously known as the 'Queen City of the South' and the 'Seat of Christianity', is the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. One of the most p

Ayala Group seeks Cebu City endorsement for expansion of IT park

Ayala Group seeks Cebu City endorsement for expansion of IT park

 
 

Cebu Property Ventures and Development Corporation is developer and operator of the Cebu IT Park.

Cebu charmer advances to 'Voice Kids' live shows

Cebu charmer advances to 'Voice Kids' live shows

 
 

A young singer from Cebu City is the latest artist to advance to the live semifinals on the second season of "The Voice Kids."

62 street dwellers in Cebu City 'rescued'

62 street dwellers in Cebu City 'rescued'

 
 

IF she had her way, Mitchelle Ebcas, 28, would like to continue living on the road. She and her partner Jopel Rasgo operate a vulcanizing shop near Cebu City’s Plaza Independencia. “Naa man among pangitaan sa dalan mao nga mas maayo nga naa rami sa dalan (We make a living on the streets, so it’s better for us to stay there),” she said. Ebcas and Rasgo were among the 62 persons rounded up last Friday night by the Cebu City Anti-Mendicancy Office.

Lawyers shot; 1 dead, 2 hurt

Lawyers shot; 1 dead, 2 hurt

 
 

A FEMALE lawyer was killed while former Mandaue City administrator Briccio Boholst and their companion were wounded in an ambush in Barangay Looc, Mandaue City last night. Amelie Ocañada-Alegre, 35, who was driving her gray BMW (ABM 5635), died on the spot after two unidentified men riding a black motorcycle fired at them at 6:51 p.m. Boholst, 55, also a lawyer, was sitting beside Alegre, while Antonio Pino, an accountant, was in the backseat. The two were rushed to the UC Medical Center.

Pastor meets horrific end in accident

Pastor meets horrific end in accident

 
 

A church pastor and basketball coach met his untimely death while eight others were injured in an accident that involved 10 vehicles along the Cebu North Hagnaya road in Barangay Canduman, Mandaue City at past 9 a.m. yesterday.

Cebu to host 2016 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship

Cebu to host 2016 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship

 
 

The Philippines will be the first Asian country to host the Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship when it comes to Cebu in August 2016

S. Osmeña Blvd. ‘off-limits’

S. Osmeña Blvd. ‘off-limits’

 
 

THE Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) has advised the public to brace for heavier traffic tomorrow as major roads will be closed for this year’s Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines. Citom Executive Director Rey Gealon said the closure will only last for a few hours. “Since there will be road closures, we ask the public to bear with it for a few hours because it’s a momentous event that we only get to witness once a year,” Gealon said.

Mandaue to implement 1-way scheme next week

Mandaue to implement 1-way scheme next week

 
 

THE Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team) plans to implement its one-way road scheme next week, instead of August. Team Chief Glenn Antigua said Mayor Jonas Cortes wants Team to start the 60-day dry run earlier so motorists will have more time to adjust before the start of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) conference. Antigua said they target to finish making road signs this Monday and start re-directing traffic by Wednesday. Affected roads

Cebu roads closed for Ironman triathlon on August 2

Cebu roads closed for Ironman triathlon on August 2

 
 

Several roads in Mandaue City will be closed to make way for the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Triathlon

Cebu City trader shot dead after bringing kids to school

Cebu City trader shot dead after bringing kids to school

 
 

Motorcycle-riding men gunned down a businessman who had just brought his children to school in Cebu City Tuesday morning.

3 Cebu university engineering graduates get DOST award for amphibious 'trisikad'

3 Cebu university engineering graduates get DOST award for amphibious 'trisikad'

 
 

Three mechanical engineering graduates from the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City were cited for inventing an amphibious "trisikad," a three-wheeled pedal-powered transport vehicle that is functional in both land and water.

Cebu church leaders confirm Pope Francis to skip IEC in 2016

Cebu church leaders confirm Pope Francis to skip IEC in 2016

 
 

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma confirmed yesterday (July 14) that Pope Francis is not coming to the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City in 2016.

5 rob suspects fall after chase, shootout in Cebu

5 rob suspects fall after chase, shootout in Cebu

 
 

POLICE arrested five men who allegedly robbed a businessman inside his house in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City yesterday dawn. The five suspects—four of whom reportedly have criminal records, according to the police—barged into the home of Victoriano Pagador, and tied and gagged the businessman and eight members of his household. Armed with guns, the suspects took jewelry, P260,000 in cash and Pagador’s van. They were arrested by the police after a chase and a shootout.

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.

Pier One Bar and Grill - Lahug

The Walk @ Asiatown I.T. Park, Salinas Drive, Lahug Cebu City

Waterfront Cebu City Casino Hotel - Lahug

Salinas Drive Lahug, Cebu City

Goldilocks - SM City

S M City, Cebu City

PNB - Cebu Branch

Cor. Jakosalem & M.C. Briones Sts. Sto. Nino, Cebu City

Sugbahan Restaurant - Mandaue

A.S. Fortuna St., Banilad, Mandaue City

McDonalds - Escario

Escario Ave. Cebu City

PS Bank Cebu - Capitol Branch

The Strip, Osmeña Boulevard, Capitol Site, Cebu City

Nonki Japanese

A.S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City

PS Bank Cebu - Carbon Branch

Plaridel corner Progreso Streets, Cebu, Cebu City

Orange Garden - Mandaue

A.S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City