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…

CHR frowns on Osmena cash reward; NBI nabs Briton in cyber-sex sting; Lapu-Lapu tries another traffic scheme–Cebu News Digest for May 20, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, May 20, 2016. CHR to probe drug pusher’s death. The Commission on Human Righs in Central Visayas said the cash reward offered by Cebu City mayor-elect Tomas Osmena to cops, tanods and even civilians who can kill criminal elements may lead to…

Cebu News Digest: April 24, 2015: Underground pass on N. Bacalso Ave.?; Water supply critical due to dry spell

Shown on the map is the general area of the proposed underground pass on N. Bacalso Avenue.

To solve the worsening traffic in Cebu City, there are plans to build a P750-million underground pass on N. Bacalso Ave. It will be a four-lane pass for two-way traffic stretching 700 meters from Muslim Mosque on N. Bacalso Ave. to the corner of Cabreros St. Still in Cebu City, work on S. Osmena Blvd.…

Cebu News Digest: April 23, 2015: DOTC awards Cebu BRT contracts to Korean firm; CV has low rice sufficiency

An artist's perspective of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Cebu.

Kunhwa Engineering & Consulting was awarded with the contract for the detailed engineering design and construction supervision of the Bus Rapid Transit system project in Cebu City. According to the Department of Agriculture (DA) 7, Central Visayas only has a 34-35 percent rice sufficiency, which means that only about 2.4 million of the 6.8 million…

Cebu News Digest: April 8, 2015: PB approves recla project in Cordova; Cebu City needs P1B for new classrooms for K to 12

Mayor Adelino Sitoy, shown here during a recent event in Cordova, says SM Prime Holdings will finance the P138 billion reclamation project in the town.

The Provincial Board (PB) approved a resolution that authorizes Cordova town to carry out a P138-billion reclamation project under a public-private partnership agreement. The Cebu City Government’s Local School Board (LSB) seeks the National Government’s help—and funds worth almost P1 billion—for the full implementation of the K to 12 program starting next year. Are you…

Cebu News Digest: April 7, 2015: Public warned: Days to get hotter; Year-round brgy. festivals in Cebu City?

HOTTER DAYS AHEAD. Pag-asa is asking people to brace for hotter days. (Creative Commons photo: Takeshi Kawai)

After Cebu recorded its hottest day so far at 33.6 degrees Celsius last Black Saturday, Pagasa (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) Mactan Weather Station said the temperature is expected to rise in the coming month. A Cebu City barangay official, meanwhile, says there was nothing wrong in his use of a government car…

Cebu News Digest: March 30, 2015: Public urged: Do more beyond Earth Hour; 250T nurses ‘needed’ in Germany

Cebu City officials led by Mayor Michael Rama mark Saturday's Earth Hour celebration at SM City Cebu.

Some government officials recommended actions that the public can do beyond last Saturday’s Earth Hour. About 250,000 nurses are needed in Germany in the next five years, according to health care matching company Care.com Europe founder and chief executive officer Steffen Zoller. Are you planning to buy a condo unit or thinking of investing in…

Cebu News Digest: March 16, 2015: SRP collision kills 5; Former TV actress, model crowned Miss Universe-Philippines; Cebu City gets ready for El Niño

Five persons were killed in another car accident at the South Road Properties (SRP) shortly before dawn on Sunday. The car they were in crossed the center island and collided with a truck on the opposite lane. After three tries, former television actress and model Pia Wurtzbach was finally crowned Miss Universe-Philippines on Sunday night.…

Cebu News Digest: March 12, 2015: Court orders Balilis to refund Capitol P37.8 for submerged property; 3 fires hit Cebu City in one afternoon

The court has ordered the estate of Luis Balili, Amparo Balili and lawyer Romeo Balili to return to the Province of Cebu P37.81 million, the amount Capitol paid for the submerged and mangroves areas of their property in the City of Naga that the former administration purchased. Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Raphael Yrastorza Sr.…

Cebu News Digest: March 10, 2015: MCWD assures no water shortage during dry season; Heavier traffic felt in Mandaue City

The Buhisan Dam is at 'critical' level due to the dry season.

Due to the dry season, Buhisan Dam is now at a “critical level” but the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MWCD) assured consumers that there is sufficient water supply. After the rerouting plan at the North Reclamation Area was carried out, Mandaue City’s traffic congestion become heavier compared to Cebu City whose traffic condition is described…

Cebu News Digest: March 9, 2015: LTFRB to taxi drivers, operators: Impose P30 flagdown rate starting today or be fined P5T-P15T; Get protection order, battered husbands told

The P30 flagdown rate for taxis takes effect today.

Taxi drivers or operators who will refuse to reduce their flagdown rate by P10 starting today, as ordered by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), will face stiff penalties. Battered husbands can secure a Barangay Protection Order from the barangay captain to prevent their spouses from staying at their conjugal homes and avoid…

Filinvest starts work on Il Corso in Cebu

Filinvest Group president and CEO Josephine Yap (2nd from R) leads the Il Corso ceremonial unveiling at SRP in Cebu City.

Imagine a strip of land dotted with retail shops, boutiques, bars, cafes and restaurants. Shaded walkways and landscaped gardens allow people to walk along the 11 connected buildings that can be found all throughout its length. The whole stretch has a view of the sea on one side. At the far end is built a…

More people join RAFI’s 2011 Gabii sa Kabilin

ORCHESTRA. The Marigondon Public School Children’s Orchestra perform on the grounds of the Casa Gorordo Museum during the Gabii sa Kabilin last May 27. Click on image to view larger photograph. (PHOTO BY RAFI)

More than 2,500 participants attended the fifth annual Gabii sa Kabilin last May 27. This is a significant increase from the 1,800 participants last year, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. said in a press statement. At the same time, the Gabii sa Kabilin featured 11 museums and seven heritage sites, which are more than the…