LTO 7 offers free driving classes to Talisay’s ‘habal-habal’ drivers

Following the success of the partnership between the Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 and the village chiefs of Cebu City’s mountain barangays, a scholarship for the Theoretical Driving Course (TDC) will be given to indigent drivers residing in Talisay City. LTO 7 Regional Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec announced that 1,000 TDC scholarships will be allocated […]

Councilor Ruiz seeks incentives for drug-cleared barangays

WITH Mandaue City’s success of having Bakilid as its first drug-cleared barangay, City Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz will pass a resolution asking the City to allocate P2 million as incentive for the four barangays with impending drug-cleared statuses. The incentives, if the resolution is approved by the City Council, would be sourced from the general fund, […]

Mandaue City turns over concreted roads in 3 barangays

SIXTH District Representative Emmarie “Lolypop” Ouano-Dizon turned over P14.5 million worth of newly concreted roads with drainage systems constructed in barangays Mantuyong, Canduman and Casili, Mandaue City on Sept. 14, 2021. Dizon shared that previously, the streets in those barangays were swampy, rough and in the case of Brgy. Mantuyong, had not been concreted ever […]

Ong hits City Hall for ‘politicizing’ distribution of cash aid to brgys

CEBU City Councilor Franklyn Ong is accusing City Hall officials of allegedly playing favorites with some barangays during a cash aid distribution earlier in September 2021. Ong, also Cebu City’s Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) president, claimed that villages not allied with the current administration were treated unfairly and were allegedly harassed in trying to […]

CCPO reports 10 barangays for failing to keep minors at home

THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has submitted the list of 10 barangays where its personnel caught minors violating curfew in 17 days to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). These barangays are Guadalupe, Calamba, Talamban, Sawang Calero, Tejero, Kalunasan, San Nicolas Central, Mabini, Lahug and Ermita. CCPO Director Josefino Ligan said […]

Consolacion set to roll out mobile vaccination in mountain villages

THE Municipality of Consolacion is set to start its mobile vaccination in mountain barangays against Covid-19 next week. The mobile vaccination was supposed to begin last week, but it was postponed after one member of the team was infected with Covid-19, putting the entire team into quarantine, said Mayor Joannes Alegado on Sunday, Aug. 29, […]

‘Drug-cleared’ status conferred on Sto. Nino, Sudlon 1 in Cebu City

FOR the first time since the Duterte administration launched its war against illegal drugs in 2016, two barangays in Cebu City have been declared “drug-cleared” by the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing (ROCBC). Jonah John Rodriguez, head of the Cebu City Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap), identified the two barangays as Sto. […]

Cebu City relaunches program promoting tourist spots in mountain barangays

AS THE coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) situation in Cebu City continues to improve, the Cebu City Tourism Commission (CCTC) has seen this as an opportunity to promote tourism in the city. The CCTC relaunched its tourism program dubbed the Highland Blooms and Eco-Tourism on May 11, 2021. Tourism Commissioner Jocelyn Pesquera said the program highlights […]

Tourism commission to promote scenic spots in upland barangays

TO REVIVE Cebu City’s tourism industry, the Cebu City Tourism Commission is identifying sites in various barangays to be promoted as tourist spots. Tourism Commissioner Jocelyn Pesquera said the City aims to boost tourism in mountain barangays, which offer a number of possible tourist spots. The commission is currently inspecting waterfalls in Barangays Budlaan and […]

Region 7 ‘not a candidate’ for ECQ

CENTRAL Visayas, including Cebu City, is in no danger of being placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The Department of Health (DOH) 7 assured this amid fears that the region may follow in the footsteps of the National Capital Region (NCR) and four neighboring provinces, which were placed under a fresh lockdown for the Holy […]