CEBU CITY – Actor John Lloyd Cruz was seen extending help to the residents in Cebu City on Monday where a couple of his photos while giving vitamins to children and frontliners surfaced on several social media sites. His outreach is not the first time the actor extended help to the less fortunate. Last May, the actor was seen talking to a Baranggay chairman and asking how he can provide

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Cebu will have enough ham, a staple for Christmas, despite the ban on Luzon’s pork and pigs, parts of which were hit by an outbreak of African swine fever that led the authorities to kill some 7,000 pigs. The ban, which will end before December, is aimed at protecting Cebu’s P11 billion hog industry, a living source for 200,000 locals. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia coordinated with Agriculture Secretary William Dar,


Although the amount of fatalities is primarily attributed to Cebu being the most populated island, Cebu City Councilor David Tumalak calls on local authorities to be prepared. So far this year, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said at least 35 individuals have already died owing to dengue in Cebu. The province of Cebu also has the largest amount of dengue instances in the Visayas with 5,935, followed

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While anti-drug activities would continue in Central Visaya’s largest town, there would be no shoot-to-kill order, fresh Colonel Gemma Cruz Vinluan, director of the Cebu City Police Office, said. Vinluan stated to neutralize and not kill. Then, prevent them from harming individuals and police officers. According to an Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University study, Cebu City and province ranked third in the number of drug suspects

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Around 130 passengers and seven crew members of mv Sunriser 2 were rescued after the vessel confronted big waves and strong winds in the waters north of Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City on Saturday morning, June 29, 2019. Bonifacio Dayangco, captain of the Cordova Inter-island Shipping Lines Inc. vessel, didn’t want to endanger his passengers. “We left the port of Cordova at around 8:18 a.m. bound for Getafe, Bohol. However, on


Cebu – National Meat Inspection Service and the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries set fire to 260 kilos of imported meat These imported meats came from Poland and Belgium, two of the countries affected with African Swine Fever (ASF). These meat products were seized during the inspection at the DVMF office on Thursday morning. Dr. Jennifer Luarente, office-in-charge of the Public Health section of DVMF, stated that they had


CEBU CITY, Philippines – There were at least 15 armed men who stormed a private hospital and shot dead former Medellin town mayor Ricardo “Ricky” Ramirez on Tuesday night, June 18. Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) public information officer Eleveo Marquez stated the gunmen neutralized the jail guard detailed outside Ramirez’s room and destroyed the door. Marquez described in Cebuano, “They disarmed the guard on watch and told the medical


MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) stormed the Kapa-Community Ministry office in Compostela town in northern Cebu on June 10, Monday. According to the reports, the operation began after a warrant was issued by Manila Regional Trial Court Judge Marivic Umali against the group for alleged violation of the Securities and Regulation Code. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stated in


Cheese in Cebu? Who doesn’t love cheese? Cut straight from the block or fried and melted, by itself or as a topping, cheese is a food item enjoyed anytime of the day. In celebration of National Cheese Day tomorrow, here are six cheese-tastic dishes from restaurants. For all the cheese lovers out there, this is for you! 1) Cheese Ribs from Fat Dois Where: A.S. Fortuna St., Banilad, Mandaue City

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Richard Yap (PDP-Laban), best known as a Cebuano businessman and actor unsuccessful in beating longtime politician and Cebu City 1st District Representative Raul Del Mar (Liberal Party) in this midterm election. Del Mar won by a wide margin of 134,816 votes over Yap’s 81,167, according to the latest unofficial real-time results. Yap stated in a Facebook post that the loss was a “disappointing end” to the campaign, “I also know