Google data show Metro Cebu residents slowly returning to work, going to beaches, parks

Metro Cebu residents continue to slowly return to their workplaces. They have also been heading to beaches, parks, and plazas, according to mobility data tracked by Google. But overall, data Google gathered from Metro Cebu phone users of Google Maps showed that visits to places outside the home were still way below the baseline in… Continue reading Google data show Metro Cebu residents slowly returning to work, going to beaches, parks

CCLEX more than halfway through; stay cable installation starts

Builders of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) have turned another corner in the construction of the P30-billion toll bridge, even amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The project’s progress stands at 61 percent. Set to be a new landmark in the country, CCLEX will connect mainland Cebu from Cebu City to the Municipality of Cordova in Mactan… Continue reading CCLEX more than halfway through; stay cable installation starts

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Cebu business leaders ask government: revert Cebu City to GCQ

Business leader in Cebu released today a manifesto supporting the call by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella for the city to revert to General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The leaders of various business groups said the decision to place Cebu City under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was based on flawed data. It was also done “without… Continue reading Cebu business leaders ask government: revert Cebu City to GCQ

Extend enhanced quarantine in Cebu City to prevent resurgence of cases: UP researchers

As Metro Cebu prepares to reopen for business by June 1, a group of researchers based at the University of the Philippines recommended that the enhanced quarantine (ECQ) in Cebu City be extended to prevent a resurgence of cases. The COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) is expected to decide this week whether to extend the… Continue reading Extend enhanced quarantine in Cebu City to prevent resurgence of cases: UP researchers

Location data show how Pinoys stayed home, avoided public places during ECQ

Visits to public places such as groceries, pharmacies, retail outlets, transit areas, and workplaces plunged as a community quarantine was put in place in the Philippines in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19, phone location data show. Stays at home dramatically increased in the same time period, according to information made available by… Continue reading Location data show how Pinoys stayed home, avoided public places during ECQ

Confirmed COVID-19 positive cases: an interactive map

More cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected in areas throughout the country. Cebu City is among the areas with an increasing number of confirmed cases. These infections are clustered in the city jail and communities like Barrio Luz, Barangay Suba, and Mambaling. Below is an interactive map of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cebu. It… Continue reading Confirmed COVID-19 positive cases: an interactive map

Calls to boycott Carcar lechon spread online

A recent report of how lechon vendors in Carcar City’s public market intimidated a customer into buying lechon spurred sharing online of horrible experiences with the vendors, with many calling for a boycott. Many of those who shared their experiences, via comments and status updates on Facebook, centered on three main complaints:

Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway project completes piling works for main bridge pylons

Progress on the construction of the 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) will be more visible now, particularly for those passing by the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) viaduct, after the completion of all the bored piles for the project’s main bridge pylons. The concrete pours for the pile caps of the two towers between Mactan… Continue reading Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway project completes piling works for main bridge pylons

VECO reminds public: No posters on poles please

PROHIBITED. Members of VECO’s Revenue Protection Department take out announcements and posters that are posted on VECO poles in Barangay Kasambagan. Comelec rules prohibit the posting of campaign materials on electric posts.

As the campaign for the upcoming May elections heats up, the Visayan Electric Company, Inc. (VECO) is reminding the public, candidates, and their supporters not to post campaign materials on its electric poles. The Commission on Elections released last January Resolution No. 10488, reiterating provisions of Republic Act 9006 or the Fair Elections Act, which… Continue reading VECO reminds public: No posters on poles please

MCIA to build Airport Village ‘to improve travel experience’

PEDESTRIAN ZONE. The old MCIA arrivals road will be permanently closed and designated a pedestrian zone as part of the Airport Village.

It takes a village to welcome home or send off a Filipino traveler and authorities at the Mactan Cebu International Airport want to create the space and ambience for that by building an Airport Village. “We all know in the Philippines one person arrives, half the barangay comes to meet them. So we are creating… Continue reading MCIA to build Airport Village ‘to improve travel experience’

Cebu-Cordova bridge done by 2021; CCLEC signs P19B loan agreement

LOAN FACILITY. Representatives pose with the finance documents after the signing of the P19 billion loan agreement.

The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) is on track to be finished by mid-2021 and will transform the economy and social landscape of Cebu, according to officials of the company undertaking the project. The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) signed on February 7 a P19-billion loan and security agreement with 6 banks: Rizal Commercial Banking… Continue reading Cebu-Cordova bridge done by 2021; CCLEC signs P19B loan agreement

Mactan-Cebu International Airport named Asia-Pacific Medium Airport of the Year

Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) was awarded the Asia-Pacific Medium Airport of the Year in the CAPA 2018 Asia Aviation Awards for Excellence. MCIA emerged top among airports with over 10 million annual passengers. It was awarded for having been “the biggest standout strategically,” having “established itself as a strategic leader,” and having “done the… Continue reading Mactan-Cebu International Airport named Asia-Pacific Medium Airport of the Year

Don’t cancel BRT but pursue LRT: Cebu chamber; group warns: Cebu in a crisis

A proposed BRT station.

The economic benefits of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system are clear and canceling it is “not the right thing to do,” the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) said in a statement today. What government can do is to make road widening an integral component of the project, CCCI said. The organization issued… Continue reading Don’t cancel BRT but pursue LRT: Cebu chamber; group warns: Cebu in a crisis

Mega Cebu conducts training on traffic management

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT. Dr. Hilario Sean O. Palmiano, one of the lecturers from UP NCTS, talks about Traffic Engineering and Management during the Metro Cebu Traffic Administration Certificate Course Training on April 2 at the Golden Prince Hotel & Suites.

Mega Cebu, in partnership with the Cebu Provincial Government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau 7 (DENR-EMB 7) started the Metro Cebu Traffic Administration Certificate Course Training on Monday, April 2, at the Golden Prince Hotel & Suites. The training was conducted with the assistance of the University of… Continue reading Mega Cebu conducts training on traffic management

Cebu Link Joint Venture issued Notice of Award for Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway

CCLEX will have two lanes in each direction and will feature the main navigation span bridge, along with viaduct approach bridges, a causeway, roadway and toll facilities.

The Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) has been issued the Notice of Award for the “Design and Build” contract of the 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), the much-anticipated bridge project that will connect Cebu City to the Municipality of Cordova in the island of Mactan. CLJV is a joint venture of Spain-based Acciona Construccion S.… Continue reading Cebu Link Joint Venture issued Notice of Award for Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway

DOE raids illegal LPG refilling station in Mandaue City

Authorities seized 16,000 canisters refilled with LPG worth P2.7 million in a raid on a liquified petroleum gas refilling station in Mandaue City. The raid last Friday night was led by the Department of Energy-Visayas Field Office (DOE-VFO) with members of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). Douglas Labra, who was identified as… Continue reading DOE raids illegal LPG refilling station in Mandaue City

New majority seen in Cebu City Council with resignation of Abella

NEW MAJORITY. Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia (left) with partymate Joel Garganera at the City Hall. Barug Team Rama is expected to regain council majority after Councilor Hanz Abella resigns to assume as a commissioner of the National Labor Relations Commission. (Photo from Councilor Garcia’s FB page)

There will be a new majority again at the Cebu City Council after the appointment by President Duterte of Councilor Hanz Abella as a commissioner with the National Labor Relations Commission, according to members of the opposition Barug Team Rama. Under the law, Barug Team Rama will nominate his replacement since Abella ran with the… Continue reading New majority seen in Cebu City Council with resignation of Abella

4-day work week? House approves measure to let companies offer option

The House of Representatives has approved on 3rd and final reading a bill that would allow companies to designate for employees a 4-day work week. House Bill 6152 will amend the Labor Code to allow companies to increase the workday from 8 hours to 10 or 12 hours. It will then allow companies to shorten… Continue reading 4-day work week? House approves measure to let companies offer option

Tutelage Learning Center brings progressive education to south Cebu

PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION. Officials of the Tutelage Learning Center talk about their school in a press conference. TLC will start classes on August 1, 2017 in a second and bigger branch in Pakigne, Minglanilla.

With its small class sizes, individualized program for regular and special education students, child-centered curriculum, Tutelage Learning Center is every parent’s dream school. What’s even better for preschool and elementary kids, Tutelage Learning Center (TLC) will start classes on August 1, 2017 in a second and bigger branch in Pakigne, Minglanilla. Ava Kristine Rosello, vice… Continue reading Tutelage Learning Center brings progressive education to south Cebu

Global Cebu FC fails to break Davao Aguilas defense, settles for draw

Global Cebu FC wasted a golden chance to go on top after settling to a scoreless draw against a gritty Davao Aguilas at the Cebu City Sports Center in the Philippines Football League. Global Cebu remains at second place with 21 points, two off leaders Meralco Manila, which saw its unbeaten streak ending in embarrassing… Continue reading Global Cebu FC fails to break Davao Aguilas defense, settles for draw