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Police up visibility for New Year

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Expect more policemen patrolling in terminals, ports and business areas like the malls in Cebu starting Friday, December 30.

In an interview on Friday morning, Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) director Sen. Supt. Joel Doria said that the CCPO and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has joined forces to conduct more security checks in areas where people are expected to gather for the New Year.

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December 31, 2016 |

Cebu bags three sports tourism awards

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Cebu Province bagged 3 awards in the first Sports Tourism Awards held at Resorts World Manila last November 22, 2016.

The province of Cebu was awarded as Organizer Of The Year and Event Of The Year for hosting the 2015 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines.

Cebu province was also awarded as Destination Marketing Of The Year for marketing and promoting the 2015 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines effectively.

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December 3, 2016 |

Cebu may experience rain until November 2

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CEBU, Philippines – Those travelling or visiting cemeteries come All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days are advised to bring umbrellas as cloudy skies can be expected in Cebu on these days next week, PAGASA said.

Engr. Alfredo Quiblat, Jr. of PAGASA Mactan also said intermittent rains and thunderstorms may occur in some areas. These will be due to the formation of an Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

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October 31, 2016 |

How Bojo River has saved chickens, goats

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CYNTHIA Moreno, then the mayor of Aloguinsan town, defied the odds to develop the Bojo River, as no one believed the river’s tourism potential.

Now both Barangay Bojo and Aloguinsan town are getting international recognition because of the river that’s lined with mangroves and habitated by different species of birds.

“Pagsugod namo grabe ang resistance. Nobody loves change and nobody loves to go out of their comfort zone,” she said.

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September 30, 2016 |

Cebu to host Miss Universe’s swimsuit tilt

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SAYING that the tourism department wants to highlight the island’s beaches, the swimsuit competition of the Miss Universe 2017 pageant will be held in Cebu, an administration official said.

Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino confirmed the development after he met with Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo.

Dino and Teo were both in Tacloban yesterday to attend the Eastern Visayas Tourism consultation forum.

Read more on Sunstar.com.ph

August 30, 2016 |

City braces for Carina, keeps eye on rivers

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A LOW-pressure area (LPA) has intensified into a tropical depression, which may bring rains in most parts of Visayas throughout the weekend, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

According to Pagasa’s severe weather bulletin issued at 5 p.m. yesterday, tropical depression Carina maintains its strength as it moves northwest towards eastern Luzon with an estimated rainfall amount from moderate to heavy within its 300-km. diameter.

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July 30, 2016 |

Mactan-Cebu International Airport finished by 2018 as world’s first resort-airport

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Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is an existing passenger terminal accepting both international and domestic flights.

The terminal is designed to accommodate 4.5 million passengers a year, however, starting 2011 it was accommodating 6.2 million passengers per year. MCIA is the second busiest airport in the country. It was listed in the top 20 ASEAN  airports last 2011.

With the said situation, it is indeed timely to rehabilitate and turn the old airport into world-class terminal.

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July 25, 2014 |

Typhoon Rammasun batters the Philippines

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July 16 2014 at 08:57am, Manila – A typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of more than 370 000 people, shutting financial markets, offices and schools, rescue officials said on Wednesday.

The eye of Typhoon Rammasun, the strongest storm to hit the country this year, passed to the south of Manila on Wednesday after cutting a path across the main island of Luzon, toppling trees and power lines and causing electrocutions and widespread blackouts.

Richard Gordon, chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross, said there was minimal damage in the capital, but staff were trying to rescue people trapped by fallen debris in Batangas City to the south, where two people were electrocuted.

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July 16, 2014 |

Rainy weather seen as Storm Glenda arrives

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CEBU City’s disaster council activated all its barangay-based disaster response groups as tropical storm Glenda entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

Although Cebu City will not be directly hit by the storm, Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak said that officials will keep monitoring the weather since rain and strong winds may be felt. Tumulak chairs the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CCDRRMC).

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July 15, 2014 |

CEBU PACIFIC IN PURSUIT OF NEW ZEALAND FLIGHTS

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Budget carrier Cebu Pacific is seeking authorization to operate a daily flight to New Zealand from the Civil Aeronautics Board which is scheduled to meet next month.

According to Alex Reyes, General Manager of Cebu Pacific’s long haul division, the carrier has the aircraft in place to fly direct to New Zealand. “We asked for daily frequency to New Zealand,” said Reyes. “We have aircraft with the range for a direct service to New Zealand. The market is attractive because of the growing Filipino community in New Zealand.” He added that the carrier plans to stimulate tourist traffic between the two countries.

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July 15, 2014 |

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