Flooding: Threat to life,Cebu City’s progress

[Flood In The City: First of Two Parts] FLOODING in Metro Cebu throughout the years has worsened and become more frequent, costing millions of pesos in damage to property, posing a threat to human lives and to business. In 2022 alone, Cebu City and the rest of Metro Cebu experienced severe rains in July, August […]

Cebu City as cruise ship destination mulled

THE Cebu City Government is open to the possibility of making the city a cruise ship destination to boost its tourism industry. Singapore Ambassador to the Philippines Gerard Ho Wei Hong told Mayor Michael Rama during the former’s courtesy call on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, that Cebu City has the potential of becoming a port […]

Schools in 4 Cebu LGUs chosen for ‘wash’ project

FOUR areas in Cebu have been chosen by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to serve as beneficiaries of the Wash (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Readiness Project that aims to reduce the risk of water, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases in marginalized and vulnerable communities, especially during emergencies and disasters. On Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, PRC chairman […]

Two kids killed, 8 houses destroyed in Danao City fire

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy and his four-year-old cousin were killed after they failed to escape a fire that hit their in Purok 4 Delfin Dawe in Barangay Tuburan Sur, Danao City on Friday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2023. Senior Fire Officer 1 Ronald Tellidua of the Danao City Fire Office identified the two fatalities as Vohn Evanz […]

Lack of funds, right of way hinder flood-control projects

LACK of funding and issues relating to Right of Way Acquisition (Rowa) caused years of delay in implementing the Metro Cebu Integrated Flood and Drainage System Master Plan, an official of the Unified Project Management Office-Flood Control Management Cluster (UPMO-FCMC) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. This […]

15 Carcar village chiefs told to surrender service firearms

AT LEAST 15 barangay captains in Carcar City, southern Cebu responded to the call of the police to surrender their service firearms with expired licenses. Lieutenant Colonel Ardioleto Cabagnot, chief of Carcar City Police Station, said in an interview with SunStar Cebu on Friday, February 10, that he was expecting the barangay captains to turn […]

Chan: Lapu power consumers should not pay for sins of DPWH

LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will not agree to have the consumers in his city pay for the increase in electric bills, particularly the generation cost, being imposed by the Mactan Electric Company (Meco) to cover its increased costs following damage to a power supply cable caused by the Department of Public Works and […]

40 hectares available for investors in SRP

AROUND 40 hectares of land at the 300-hectare South Road Properties (SRP) are still available for investors to build their businesses on, but a City Hall official said these are no longer for sale. All available lots can only be used for joint venture agreements (JVAs) between the City Government and future investors, Roberto “Bo” […]

Go, accused of estafa, asks court to lift arrest warrant

THE camp of Michelle Lim Go has sought the lifting of the arrest warrant issued against her last month, saying she was deprived of due process in relation to the multimillion-peso estafa complaint filed by a Cebuano businessman against her and two others back in 2022. Ruben Capahi, legal counsel of Go, told Judge Judilyn […]

Rinani Acquires KL City FC

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, Feb 7, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Rinani Group Berhad, a financial consulting firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kuala Lumpur City FC (KL City FC), Asia’s second-best team in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup last year, champions of the 100-year old Piala Malaysia in 2021 for […]

Mati City fish port secures full funding

MATI CITY, capital of Davao Oriental province, has secured the full P150-million fund needed to complete its fish port complex project, the mayor announced on Friday.   Mayor Michelle N. Rabat, in a statement, said another P2 billion has been approved under the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for a 2.25-kilometer coastal highway and […]

Hour-long Lapu-Lapu fire razes 21 houses, shops

AT LEAST 21 houses were razed by a fire that broke out in a residential and commercial area in Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City at dawn Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. FO3 Jeffrey Gerodias, fire investigator of the Lapu-Lapu City Fire District, said there were other houses and establishments that were damaged during the fire that lasted […]