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While Cebu City hotels’ occupancy drops, those on Mactan are full booked

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Compared to hotels in Cebu City that experienced a decrease in their occupancy rate, hotels and resorts in Lapu-lapu City are already at 100 percent in terms of occupancy over a week before the Sinulog 2020 celebration. Eduard Mendez, Lapu-lapu City Tourism Officer, told CDN Digital on Friday, January 10, that […] The post While Cebu City hotels’ occupancy drops, those on Mactan are full booked appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 10th, 2020

No international flights to land at MCIA on May 14-15

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will temporarily stop accepting flights carrying returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) for two days. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a virtual press conference on Thursday, May 13, 2021, announced that quarantine hotels, where ROFs and OFWs will be staying in Cebu […] The post No international flights to land at MCIA on May 14-15 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Cebu City’s critical care hospital occupancy rate drops to 8.9 %

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation continues to improve with the health care system finally feeling the improvement. For the first time since the peak of the pandemic, the city’s critical care hospital occupancy rate has dropped to 8.9 percent, after weeks of continuous drops in new cases. This means […] The post Cebu City’s critical care hospital occupancy rate drops to 8.9 % appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

IN PHOTOS: Beaches in Lapu-Lapu reach full capacity on Sunday

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Several beachgoers in Lapu-Lapu City in Mactan Island were not able to spend their Sundays by the sea on October 25, 2020. This after local authorities there denied them entry in some beaches, both public and private, which have reached full capacity, said Nagiel Bañacia, head of the city’s Disaster Risk […] The post IN PHOTOS: Beaches in Lapu-Lapu reach full capacity on Sunday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

9 Cebu-based hotels now accepting foreign travelers subjected for quarantine

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Metro Cebu now has at least 2,000 hotel rooms ready to accommodate foreigners arriving at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA), who will be subjected to the 14-day mandatory quarantine. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced at a press conference Friday, March 20, 2020, that nine hotels based in Metro Cebu have […] The post 9 Cebu-based hotels now accepting foreign travelers subjected for quarantine appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2020

HRRAC mulls legal actions vs netizens alleging Cebu hotels are unsafe amid COVID-19 threats

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The organizational assembly of general managers of Cebu-based hotels are planning to file complaints against netizens spreading allegations that their establishments are not safe for occupancy due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a statement on Saturday, February 29, the Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant Association of Cebu (HRRAC) denied claims that […] The post HRRAC mulls legal actions vs netizens alleging Cebu hotels are unsafe amid COVID-19 threats appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2020

Cebu airport shortlisted for Routes Asia 2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is shortlisted for the Routes Asia 2020 Awards for best airports under the “4 million -20 million” category.  Routes Asia announced on January 30, 2020 the full list of nominees for best airports for more than 20 million passengers, airports for 4 million -20 million […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2020

Cebu hotels report drop in Sinulog-related bookings; occupancy rate at 50-60%

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Around this time in 2019, hotels in Cebu should have an occupancy rate of 70 to 80-percent. But less than two weeks before the Sinulog Grand Parade on January 19, the Hotel Resort & Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc. (HRRAC) reports that occupancy rate of most hotels is only at 50 […] The post Cebu hotels report drop in Sinulog-related bookings; occupancy rate at 50-60% appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

Sportsfest for Cebu hotels, resorts gets underway

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Hotel Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc. (HRRACI) 2019 Sportsfest kicked off last May 28, 2019 with its basketball games held in two separate venues. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Harolds Hotel Cebu, Bai Hotel, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resport and Spa and the Pacific Cebu Resort won their respective first games […] The post Sportsfest for Cebu hotels, resorts gets underway appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2019

10 safe malling tips to shop safely during the 'TheGreatSeasideSale

Well, that was fast! We’re almost halfway through the year and we all deserve a treat as huge price drops are coming our way this month of May at #TheGreatSeasideSale!  Three days of non-stop deals await shoppers at the Great Seaside Sale in SM Seaside City Cebu from May 14 to 16, 2021.   Are […] The post 10 safe malling tips to shop safely during the #TheGreatSeasideSale appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Pungko Ta Poy! opens in Mactan

Pungko Ta Poy! opened on the first street food restaurant that offers authentic Cebuano street food Pungko Ta Poy! located at Bloom Building Saac 11 along M.L. Quezon Highway in Lapu-Lapu City. Opened last May 8, 2021, Pungko Ta Poy! offers an array of dishes with more additional meals soon to be added to their menu. […] The post Pungko Ta Poy! opens in Mactan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Airport execs say 2nd taxiway may be used for commercial planes this June

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Commercial aircraft may start using the second taxiway at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) for landing and takeoff this June, airport officials announced. MCIA officer-in-charge and lawyer Glenn Napuli said they are just waiting for the go-signal from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to use the second taxiway […] The post Airport execs say 2nd taxiway may be used for commercial planes this June appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2021

New taxiway, CAAP building at Cebu airport inaugurated

The expanded taxiway and new Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines building at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City have been completed, signaling the government’s push to pursue growth and development in the Visayas amid the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Mactan-Cebu International Airport expands with 2nd taxiway

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Expansions at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) continue despite the crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, inaugurated MCIA’s second taxiway. Watch it here: He was accompanied by Presidential Assistant to the Visayas Secretary Michael Dino, and Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) officer-in-charge and lawyer […] The post Mactan-Cebu International Airport expands with 2nd taxiway appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Ahong backs Gwen’s no-quarantine-for-returning-OFWs proposal

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is backing the proposal of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to no longer quarantine returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who would arrive at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). Chan said he is not against the proposal, as long as the returning OFW can present a negative […] The post Ahong backs Gwen’s no-quarantine-for-returning-OFWs proposal appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Tugade to inspect Cebu bike lanes, BRT progress

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade is set to inspect Cebu’s bike lanes and the progress of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) this May 6. Tugade made this announcement during his speech at the inauguration of the second taxiway of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), and the new building of the Civil […] The post Tugade to inspect Cebu bike lanes, BRT progress appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

NHCP: No historical accounts on birthplace of Lapulapu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) has released a statement over the debate on the origins of Cebuano hero, Datu Lapulapu. The debate was brought by a controversial statement of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, who claimed in his speech during the Kadaugan sa Mactan celebrations on April 27, 2021, […] The post NHCP: No historical accounts on birthplace of Lapulapu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Spotlight on for local performers in future reenactments of Kadaugan sa Mactan

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The activities and the number of attendees for the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan may have scaled-down. But the event that culminated on Tuesday, April 27, at the very same site believed to be where Portuguese navigator and explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by Datu Lapulapu and his 1,500 […] The post Spotlight on for local performers in future reenactments of Kadaugan sa Mactan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2021

Cebu City celebrates Lapulapu Day with unveiling of painting

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City joined the rest of the country in the simultaneous flag-raising ceremony for Lapulapu Day on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, through the unveiling of a donated painting by a Cebuano master painter. As the country celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan, Cebu City paid tribute to the […] The post Cebu City celebrates Lapulapu Day with unveiling of painting appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

IN PHOTOS: The reenactment of the Victory at Mactan

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu–Lapu-Lapu City successfully hosted once again the reenactment of the Kadaugan sa Mactan (Victory at Mactan) that happened on this day 500 years ago.   The reenactment of the historic battle was held at the Liberty Shrine in Barangay Mactan. Performers from Mactan gave it their all in the event, which also serves as […] The post IN PHOTOS: The reenactment of the Victory at Mactan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

Kadaugan sa Mactan at 500

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – On April 27, 1521, warriors under Datu Lapulapu’s command defended the island of Mactan from Spanish invaders. 500 years later, this historic event was reenacted on the same spot believed to be where the ferocious battle happened. Lapu-Lapu City on Tuesday, April 27, led the culmination of the nationwide Quincentennial celebrations […] The post Kadaugan sa Mactan at 500 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021