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DENR BEGINS PROBE ON CEBU RIVER POLLUTION

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is taking steps to reverse the damage brought by the improper waste disposal on the Goyong River in Cebu province after its waters turned “milky white” recently. EMB Director William Cuñado said DENR-Region 7 is already “coordinating with the concerned individuals and […]

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BORACAY, PALAWAN, CEBU AMONG WORLD’S BEST ISLANDS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) applauded the naming of the country’s three island destinations among “The 25 Best Islands in the World” by the New York-based travel magazine Travel + Leisure (T+L). Boracay Island featuring its postcard-perfect sunset ranked 9th in the T+L World’s Best Island list, followed by Palawan at 11th with a photo […]

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FRASCO TO BRING LGU PERSPECTIVE TO DOT

Incoming Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco will bank on her extensive local government experience and perspective to make the country’s tourism industry “a major pillar” for economic recovery and resiliency. Frasco made the pronouncement as she visited the DOT Central Office in Makati—where she received a warm welcome from the Department’s employees and officials who committed […]

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DIALOGUE TO SETTLE CEBU FACE MASK ISSUE — ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara called on the national government and Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to sit down for a dialogue to iron out their differences on the enforcement of the mask mandate. Angara said he understands Garcia’s sentiments over the issue, saying Cebu is a province that is dependent on tourism income. “Naiintindihan ko yung point ni governor in […]

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CASH PRIZES FOR FULLY VAXXED LAPU-LAPU RESIDENTS

The Lapu-Lapu City government will be distributing thousands of pesos in cash prizes to residents who have completed the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination doses during its 61st Charter Day on June 17, the mayor said. The historical city reached the desired 80-percent population protection in December last year. “Achieving herd immunity would not have been […]

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DSWD HELPS FUND SAMBOAN CEBU’S FIGHT VS COVID-19

The mayor of Cebu’s southern coastal town of Samboan cited the almost P17-million community development projects of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which enabled them to more effectively fight COVID-19. Mayor Emerito Calderon Jr. said his town has prioritized healthcare services for his constituents through its partnership with the DSWD-Central Visayas in […]

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SOUTH KOREA TO TRAIN 2,000 FARMERS FROM CEBU TOWN

At least eight local government units (LGUs) in South Korea are participating in the “Agricultural Exchange Program” to host at least 2,000 trainees from the municipality of Cordova in Cebu this year. This was announced by former Korean ambassador to the Philippines Dongman Han, who expressed support for this joint program and ensured the safety […]

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DUTERTE LEADS INAUGURATION OF CCLEX IN CEBU

President Rodrigo Duterte recently led the inauguration of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project, an iconic bridge that links mainland Cebu in Cebu City to Mactan Island through Cordova. The 8.9-kilometer CCLEX is highlighted by its iconic crosses on top of the twin pylons of the cable-stayed main bridge over the Mactan Channel befitting Cebu’s titles as […]

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NEW EXPRESSWAY TO SPUR TOURISM IN CORDOVA, CEBU

The municipal government of Cordova has committed to lay a strong ground in promoting responsible development, particularly in tourism as the town expects to attract more investments with the opening of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX). Town officials prepared for the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte for the opening ceremony of the iconic expressway that […]

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P12-B RECLAMATION PROJECT BEGINS IN CORDOVA, CEBU

A P12-billion, 254-hectare reclamation project is seen to soon transform the sleepy town of Cordova into an economic powerhouse with its mixed-use commercial and recreational hub, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said. Garcia, who led other government officials and development contractors in the groundbreaking and time capsule-laying ceremony, said the project will translate into “so much […]