Cebu business leaders ask for more funds, equitable distribution to help workers

The leaders of the different business chambers in Cebu today asked government to add funds to its assistance program for workers and make its distribution equitable. “Our productive sector deserves better treatment from the very government to whom they have regularly remitted their taxes,” said a joint statement signed by the business leaders. The signatories…

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…

Sun brings together powerhouse Cebuano artists for ‘Para Nimo, Cebu’ in IT Park

Gear up for a one of a kind musical experience as Sun brings together powerhouse Cebuano artists for ‘Para Nimo, Cebu’, Ang Pinakalingaw Nga Concert, on November 23, Friday, at the Garden Bloc, Cebu I.T. Park, Cebu City. The event lines up Cebu’s homegrown artists including Mandaue Nights, Honeydrop, Three Legged Men, FOC Fashion, Sunday…

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…

US embassy warns Americans of terrorist threat in Cebu, Bohol

TRAVEL ADVISORY. The US Embassy has issued a travel advisory on travel to Cebu and Bohol, which are among the country’s top tourism destinations.

Terrorist groups may attempt kidnapping in Central Visayas, which includes Cebu and Bohol, according to “unsubstantiated yet credible information,” the US Embassy in the Philippines said in a travel advisory posted on its website. “US citizens are advised to carefully consider this information as you make your travel plans, and to review personal security plans,…

Philippines AirAsia opens flights to Boracay, Palawan from Cebu and Davao

AirAsia is flying to 7 brand new destinations across the Philippines this summer, opening Cebu and Davao flights to Boracay through Caticlan and Palawan starting on April 22, 2017. Starting on the same date, Philippines AirAsia will also reinstate its Cebu-Davao-Cebu flights and start flying from Davao to Clark. “It’s an exciting time to spend…

AirAsia offers low fares in seat sale

Travel to amazing destinations with AirAsia’s Red Hot Seat Sale that gives travellers access to over a hundred local and international destinations across 22 countries. AirAsia, together with its long-haul, low-cost affiliate carrier AirAsia X are offering three million promo seats for travel to popular local destinations like Kalibo, Palawan, Bohol, Cebu, Davao, Tacloban and…

Cebu listed among top alternative cities to Silicon Valley

CHANGING SKYLINE. With the booming Cebu economy comes a rapidly changing skyline as building after building is completed to meet the demand for more office and living spaces.

An article in Entrepreneur.com has listed Cebu as one of the “6 Global Alternative Cities to Silicon Valley to Start Your Company.” “Cebu is a hub for social enterprises, those organizations dedicated to fighting poverty and improving quality of life in the developing world,” according to the article written by Josh Steimle.

Xiaomi products now available in Cebu stores

Xiaomi has made available its Mi products in retail stores across the Philippines, including in Cebu. The company said the offline availability of their products will make it more convenient for Mi fans to easily get their hands on Mi products such as Redmi 2 and Mi Pad. Mi products were previously available only via…

Cebu News Digest: April 25, 2015: Ongoing Kadaugan Street Party in Lapu ends tomorrow night, re-enactment on Monday; Public warned: Cebu temperature may continue to rise in May

The search for Reyna Bulakna 2015 is one of the events leading up to the reenactment of the battle between Datu Lapu-Lapu and Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan called Kadaugan sa Mactan. Photo shows Reyna Bulakna 2015 bets with Mayor Paz C. Radaza. (Photo taken from Mactan Post)

There’s another reason to be merry with the ongoing Kadaugan Street Party in Lapu-Lapu City. With the suspension of the ordinance against drunk behavior in public areas, revelers can drink beer this weekend without fear of getting arrested. The current scorching heat caused by summer and the El Niño is already taking a toll on…

Swim in blue seas, zip or dive from a cliff in Funtastic Island Medellin

GREAT VIEW. Funtastic Island is part of Gibitngil, an island-barangay gifted with sparkling waters, vast coral reefs, long stretch of sand beaches, a picturesque sand bar and rock formations. (Photo provided by Medellin local government)

Funtastic Island is part of Gibitngil, an island-barangay gifted with sparkling waters, vast coral reefs, long stretch of sand beaches, a picturesque sand bar and rock formations reminiscent of those in Coron, Palawan.

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…

7 heritage churches in Metro Cebu for your Visita Iglesia

The cathedral in 1962.

Make your Visita Iglesia this week a journey not just of faith but also of heritage by choosing to visit the centuries-old Spanish period churches that are common across the island of Cebu. For your list of seven churches to visit this Holy Week, check out these places of worship in Metro Cebu that have…

2 top choirs perform Handel’s Messiah in Cebu concert

Bishop Joseph B. Disarno, CURE Foundation president, says proceeds of the Christmas concert will be for the benefit of sexually trafficked and exploited children.

Two of the best choirs in the Philippines unite to present the popular English-language oratorio Handel’s Messiah in a Christmas concert in Cebu City on December 6, 2014. The New Life Sounds and Coro Cantabile will perform portions of the music of German-born classical composer George Frideric Handel for the benefit of sexually abused and…

Pancake House brings high-end resto Maple to Cebu

The Salmon Catch dish at Maple. It can be grilled, pan-seared, or blackened and comes with orzo pasta and Texas summer veggies.

With the number of Cebuanos who dine out growing fast, the Max’s Group, Inc. believes the Cebu market is ready for its upscale American restaurant Maple. Maple serves American comfort food and its dishes are inspired by South American flavors which carry a lot of spices, said Bernadette Lee, chief operating officer of the Pancake…

Samboan is home to natural, heritage attractions

The town center of Samboan from the third level of the Spanish period belfry and watchtower named Campanario de Antigua.

As one of the few towns located at the southernmost tip of Cebu, Samboan is an unspoiled gem of natural wonders and ancient stone monuments. It is home to rivers, springs, waterfalls, caves and clean coastlines as well as structures that are hundreds of years old and bear silent witness to Samboan’s early years. Here…

Cebu celebrates 445th founding anniversary on August 6

The Cebu Capitol spruces up for its 445th Founding Anniversary celebration on August 6, 2014.

Many Cebuanos are well aware of the upcoming 445th Founding Anniversary of Cebu on August 6, 2014 as it has been declared a special holiday in the province. Beyond the fact that there is no work or classes on that day, what do we really know about this singular date in Cebu’s history and what…

Cebu, Bohol among foreign cruise destinations in 2014, 2015

More cruise ships are expected to stop by the Philippines in 2014 and 2015.

Cebu and Bohol will be among the ports of call of international cruise ships in 2014 and 2015, a statement from the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Central Visayas said. Despite the natural disasters and calamities faced by the Philippines in 2013, the most recent being the earthquake originating from Sagbayan, Bohol and super typhoon…

Many Philippine destinations open to tourists after Yolanda

Trips to the Cebu destinations of Bantayan and Malapascua are now available albeit with some limitations, an advisory from the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Central Visayas said. DOT 7 Regional Director Rowena Lu Y. Montecillo said ferry operations in Bantayan have returned to normal a few days after super typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan)…