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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

MCIA closes port for non-Filipino passengers from flagged countries

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has closed its ports to passengers from the 19 countries with the reported new strain of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as mandated by the national Interagency Task Force (IATF) from December 30, 2020, to January 15, 2020. In an advisory, MCIA has warned passengers […] The post MCIA closes port for non-Filipino passengers from flagged countries appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Lapu’s active COVID-19 cases now down to 23

Mactan Shrine in Lapu-Lapu City. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – It’s now down to only 23 remaining active cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lapu-Lapu City with 20 barangays considered free from the virus. Based on the data prepared by Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology […] The post Lapu’s active COVID-19 cases now down to 23 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

CCMC’s occupancy permit still under process

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Medical Center has been partially inaugurated on December 28, 2020, marking the first time for the hospital in construction for five years to be available to the public. Yet one more permit stands in the way of its operations as the Office of the Building Official (OBO) has […] The post CCMC’s occupancy permit still under process appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

DRRMOs in central, southern Cebu on full alert 

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices (DRRMOs) in cities and towns in the central and southern Cebu are on full alert due to tropical depression (TD) Vicky.  Signal no. 1 has been raised over portions of central and southern Cebu on Friday morning, December 18, 2020, as “Vicky” developed into a tropical […] The post DRRMOs in central, southern Cebu on full alert  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Cortes to Mandaue parishioners: Go home if churches are already full

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government will no longer allow people outside churches during the celebration of Misa de Gallo and Simbang Gabi especially at the National Shrine of Saint Joseph. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said that although social distancing was observed inside the churches, it was a completely different story outside. […] The post Cortes to Mandaue parishioners: Go home if churches are already full appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Gwen welcomes Lapu-Lapu’s plan to reopen international flights

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia welcomed the plans of the Lapu-Lapu City Government to reopen Mactan airport for international flights ferrying foreign tourists. “I will join Mayor Ahong (Chan) in that aspect as long as we will be able to lay down proper guidelines to govern the entry of tourists here,” said […] The post Gwen welcomes Lapu-Lapu’s plan to reopen international flights appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

First Samsung Experience Store in Mactan opens with a full Galaxy range line-up

December 15, 2020 – Samsung launched its first remarkable Samsung Experience Store in Mactan with a full range of the Galaxy line-up. Residents can walk into and buy a brand new phone, wearable and accessories with exclusive opening give-aways. “First of all, we would like to thank the management of the Gaisano Island Mall for […] The post First Samsung Experience Store in Mactan opens with a full Galaxy range line-up appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Controversial Plantation Bay exec ‘resigns’

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An executive of a high-end resort in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan has vacated his post days after he received backlash over what netizens called a poorly handled response to allegations of discrimination from one of the resort’s clients. Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, in an official statement dated December 15, 2020, announced […] The post Controversial Plantation Bay exec ‘resigns’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2020

Del Mar returns home, honored as ‘father’ of CPA, MCIA

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The remains of the late Cebu City Congressman Raul Del Mar have returned home. Del Mar’s ashes arrived at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, wherein welcome rites were led by former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard ‘Ahong’ Chan, airport authorities, […] The post Del Mar returns home, honored as ‘father’ of CPA, MCIA appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

Protesters in Lapu apprehended for violating health protocols

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu–Five individuals who participated in a protest rally on Monday morning, November 30, 2020, near the Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) in barangay Pusok here were apprehended by policemen for violating health and safety protocols. Police Master Sergeant Dennis Singson, desk officer of Police Station 5, identified the apprehended individuals as Myra Opada, 36 […] The post Protesters in Lapu apprehended for violating health protocols appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

NQC to artists: Join Quincentennial art, design competitions

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) is urging artists to join the art and design competitions ahead of the celebration of the Quincentennial anniversary of Datu Lapulapu’s victory on the shores of Mactan. NQC executive director Dr. Rene Escalante said the deadline has been extended to January 6, 2021, to give more […] The post NQC to artists: Join Quincentennial art, design competitions appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

Cordova fire razes 15 houses, displaces 50 families

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A midmorning fire today, November 27, 2020, has razed 15 houses and displaced at least 50 families in Sitio Calan, Barangay Poblacion, Cordova town in Mactan Island. Fire Officer 2 Jan Cyril Delfin estimated the damage to property at P350,000. No one was reported injured in the fire, which was reported […] The post Cordova fire razes 15 houses, displaces 50 families appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

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