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TWENTY-THREE years after it pioneered the coffee shop culture in Cebu, Bo’s Coffee opens its first “Tribute Store” in its home-ground on Friday, Dec. 7.
THE Cebu provincial government and the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the improvement of the Bantayan Airport, which has been closed since mid-Nov. 2017.
OVER P8 million worth of equipment, fertilizer, seeds and other materials were distributed to farmers during last week’s 11th Farmer-Scientists Congress organized by the Cebu provincial government under its Farmer-Scientists Training Program (FSTP).
THE PROVINCIAL government of Cebu has so far completed and turned over 49 material recovery and composting facilities (MRCF) to various localities, including towns and barangays under its jurisdiction.
THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) recently met with technical consultants to discuss the proposed Integrated and Intermodal Transport System for Metro Cebu and find determine catch-up implementation programs for the long-standing project.
THE NATIONAL Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) has recently approved the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Plan of the Cebu provincial government, which would be in effect until 2027.
THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has returned the area clearance application for the reclamation component of a proposed international seaport in San Fernando town in Cebu.
IT TOOK a while for a franchiser’s ambition to bring Rico’s Lechon, the popular lechon (roast pig) brand of Cebu to Manila.
THE POPULAR Larsian food trip in Cebu City, which was closed for three months for rehabilitation, is fully reopening on Friday, Nov. 16, with stricter policies on food handling and customer service, the Cebu provincial government announced.
MORE THAN 300,000 passengers are expected to flock to the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) next week for the observance of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days on Nov. 1 and 2.
MORE COMMUNITIES in Naga City, Cebu are seen to be at risk of natural hazards and could be required to permanently relocate, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said on Monday during a dialogue with the victims of the Sept. 20 landslides in Barangay Tina-an.
CEBU FARMERS have expressed concerns over the effects of less rainfall and the erratic weather conditions recently. Lilia Yanong, spokesperson of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas in Cebu, said farmers are complaining of lack of rain since it disrupts the planting seasons, especially for corn.
AUTHORITIES HAVE terminated the retrieval operations in Naga City, Cebu, where massive landslides killed at least 78 people on Sep. 20,.
THE SUSPENSION order issued by the Cebu governor last week on all quarry operations with permits under the provincial government will stay until companies are proven in an evaluation “that their operations are safe,” according to Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) head Jayson P. Lozano.
CEBU Province signed a sisterhood pact with China’s Fujian province last week, which is seen to boost investments and tourism cooperation.
AGRICULTURAL-TOURISM has been officially declared one of Cebu’s main industries through an approval from the provincial board.
THE POLICE are looking at illegal drugs and politics as motives in the murder of Mayor Mariano Y. Blanco III of Ronda, a 5th class municipality in the southwestern part of Cebu.
MEMBERS OF the opposition Barug Team Rama have asked the court to nullify the P18-billion Kawit island development project following Friday’s contract signing between the Cebu City government and the Gokongwei-led company Universal Hotels and Resorts Inc. (UHRI).
The United States Embassy this week trained Cebu-based judges on handling cases of money laundering and financial crimes. The US Embassy brought in Western District...
THE BUDGET for the Our Cebu Program (OCP), an evaluation and incentive scheme for local government units (LGUs) under Cebu province, has been increased to almost P29 million from P9 million, officials announced last week as the province launched the celebration of its 449th anniversary.
WE’RE GOING to be the bearer of good news for your stomach and your soul, and bad news for your arteries and heart: Rico’s Lechon is now open in Manila.
CEBU WILL soon have direct connectivity to Qatar in the Middle East, Australia, and Europe as GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC), the private operator of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, pursues talks with various airlines. GMCAC Chief Executive Advisor Andrew Acquaah Harrison said the Qatar Airways is expected to launch its direct flight between Cebu and Doha within the next three months.
BAGGAGE INSPECTION procedures at the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT), managed by the provincial government, will now be stricter after three gunrunners with 40 unregistered .45 caliber pistols were caught last weekend by the Philippine Coast Guard.
PHILIPPINE COAST Guard (PCG) units K9-Central Visayas Sub-Station intercepted over the weekend 46 unregistered caliber 45 pistols and magazines on board two rolling cargoes at the Samboan Lite Ferry port in Samboan Cebu.
WHAT WILL happen to the traffic situation in Cebu City’s south with no enforcers manning it? With the city government’s personnel out of the picture, only policemen are expected to be on site this week to assist commuters, and the public is bracing for the worst.
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deployed a dozen more officers to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) ahead of the opening of its new passenger terminal on July 1.
THE CEBU CITY National Science High School (CCNSHS) upgraded its facilities to cater to the demands of the implementation of the K-12 program. But technology needs electricity and the school does not have enough money to pay for its ballooning power consumption.
LAPU-LAPU CITY, MACTAN — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday led the inauguration of the second terminal of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA), which is expected to ease congestion at the Philippines’ second busiest gateway.
HARBOR Star Shipping Services, Inc. was tapped to supply barges for the construction of a new bridge connecting connect Cebu City to the municipality...
TRAFFIC MANAGERS from different local government units (LGUs) in Cebu province will convene today for a summit that aims to address the worsening traffic...
Amazon.com, Inc. has launched its first customer service center in the Philippines, which is expected to create over 1,000 jobs by the end of...
Two Ayala-led firms based in Cebu are merging in order to consolidate their operations in the area, as well as achieve efficiencies in management. Cebu...
BUSINESS CHAMBERS in two of the country’s major cities outside the capital Metro Manila are putting focus on the promotion of tourism as a...
By Michelle Anne P. Soliman A little boy busies himself with coloring in a sketch of a lion — bronze crayon for its mane and brown...
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