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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

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

Cebu City police looking into cases handled by slain lawyer

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police here are looking into the cases handled by slain lawyer Joey Luis Wee as investigation to his ambush goes full swing. Wee was shot dead by unidentified men on a motorcycle outside his office in Barangay Kasambagan on Monday, November 20, 2020. Read: 2 lawyers shot in Cebu in less than […] The post Cebu City police looking into cases handled by slain lawyer appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Cebu will have fair weather this weekend –Pagasa

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Sunny skies will prevail over Cebu this weekend, from November 21 to November 22, the state weather bureau announced. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in Mactan (Pagasa-Mactan) said there are no major weather systems affecting Cebu and most parts of the Visayas. “We will have generally fair weather […] The post Cebu will have fair weather this weekend –Pagasa appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

BOI approves Cebu hotel project

SureStay Plus Hotel, one of the globally-recognized and fastest growing Best Western® Hotels and Resorts brands, is investing P45 million to expand its location to Cebu City. The Board of Investments has already approved the registration of the hotel project entitling it to a package of tax and fiscal incentives. ........»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

OBO stresses safety with 400 new buildings under construction in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) issued 467 building permits and 328 occupancy permits as of November 12, 2020, since the start of the year amid the pandemic. Architect Florante Catalan, Cebu City’s building official, said this number would show the success of the online permit application that […] The post OBO stresses safety with 400 new buildings under construction in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

MCIA passengers told to download contact tracing app

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Smartphone-equipped passengers departing and arriving at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) are advised to download the government’s contact tracing application. GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), in a press release dated November 12, 2020, announced that passengers accessing MCIA will have to submit information needed for contact tracing through Traze. Traze, developed […] The post MCIA passengers told to download contact tracing app appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Talisay City reactivates motorcycle wiper patrol

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Talisay City Police relaunched the motorcycle wiper patrol team (MWP) to boost police visibility in the city as the Christmas season approaches. “The MWP is a police intervention wherein policemen in full battle gear will crisscross the busy district 24/7 to ensure no one dares to commit a crime. Created […] The post Talisay City reactivates motorcycle wiper patrol appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

Siony’s trough to bring cloudy skies, rains in Cebu on Nov. 5

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cloudy skies with rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail all over Cebu province on Thursday, November 5, 2020, the state weather bureau announced. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in Mactan (Pagasa-Mactan), in its daily weather bulletin, said this is due to troughs or extensions of Severe Tropical Storm […] The post Siony’s trough to bring cloudy skies, rains in Cebu on Nov. 5 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

Mandaue’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops, no new cases reported

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- Mandaue City now has a 2.63 positivity rate of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes revealed that from October 1 to 15, a total of 2,272 swab samples were tested with only 62 individuals positive for the pneumonia-inducing disease. This translates to a […] The post Mandaue’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops, no new cases reported appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

IN PHOTOS: Marigondon Beach reaches full capacity, beachgoers barred

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Police, and disaster and rescue personnel in Lapu-Lapu City have barred several beachgoers from entering a public beach on Monday, November 2. Nagiel Bañacia, head of the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), said Marbeach in Barangay Marigondon on Monday morning has reached full capacity, prompting them and the city […] The post IN PHOTOS: Marigondon Beach reaches full capacity, beachgoers barred appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

Labella: CDRRMO, emergency services on standby for Super Typhoon Rolly

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Super Typhoon Rolly will not have any direct effects on Cebu City or central Cebu, but Mayor Edgardo Labella wanted to be certain that the city is prepared for any eventualities. Labella has directed City Disaster Risk Reduction Office (CDRRMO) to be on full alert starting this Sunday, November 1, to […] The post Labella: CDRRMO, emergency services on standby for Super Typhoon Rolly appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2020

DOLE-7 starts livelihood training for retrenched MEPZ workers

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The regional labor department in Central Visayas has started conducting livelihood training for some of the retrenched workers of the Mactan Economic Processing Zone (MEPZ) workers. The Department of Labor and Employment here (DOLE – 7) announced in a press release that at least 26 employees affected by the massive lay-off […] The post DOLE-7 starts livelihood training for retrenched MEPZ workers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

DOT: Hotels allowed to operate at full capacity in GCQ, MGCQ areas

MANILA, Philippines — Hotels in general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified GCQ areas are now allowed to operate at their full capacity, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Wednesday. In a statement, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat noted that “the decision to open at 100% operational capacity will be subject to the hotel management’s decision and […] The post DOT: Hotels allowed to operate at full capacity in GCQ, MGCQ areas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

DOT-7 urges LGUs to focus on wellness, medical tourism, outdoor activities

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) is encouraging local government units (LGUs) in the region to venture into wellness and medical tourism, as well as outdoor activities. DOT-7 regional director Shalimar Tamano said that now that LGUs in the region are under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), wherein hotels and […] The post DOT-7 urges LGUs to focus on wellness, medical tourism, outdoor activities appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Bantayan Island Airport ‘on track’ for 2020 completion

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Improvements made in the Bantayan Island Airport are set to be finished by December 2020, local officials here have announced. The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), in a statement on Sunday, October 18, said that the airport’s upgrades are currently in the last stages of concreting its extended runway. “The […] The post Bantayan Island Airport ‘on track’ for 2020 completion appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020