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Lapu-Lapu City enlists citizens to be 'Responsible Warrior-Texters' to fight virus

Jul 10, 2020 - 8:26 AM

The citizen/texter must report those without a face mask, wandering senior citizens, those without quarantine passes, and other related violations

RECOVERIES: Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan congratulates the 26 new fully recovered patients who will be coming home from the isolation facility. Photo from Junard “Ahong” Chan official Facebook page

Lapu-Lapu City sets up coffins in checkpoints to warn the public

Jul 07, 2020 - 10:39 PM

Mayor Junard 'Ahong' Chan says he is dead serious in driving home the message to his constituents in Lapu-Lapu City that COVID-19 kills

FUNERAL. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard 'Ahong' Chan attends a 'funeral' as part of campaign to show public the dire consequences of violating quarantine guidelines. Photo from Lapu-Lapu City PIO official Facebook page

17 Lapu-Lapu City hospital workers test positive for coronavirus

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:05 PM

Policemen, who man the checkpoints, are also among the 71 new confirmed coronavirus cases in Lapu-Lapu City in Central Visayas

Cebu med techs yet to receive pay for govt rapid test program

Jun 20, 2020 - 11:02 PM

(UPDATED) Out of 93 medical technologists, who conducted rapid tests last May in 3 cities in Cebu, only the 24 tapped by Lapu-Lapu City received their stipend

FRONTLINERS: Med Tech volunteers in their PPE suits, preparing to test residents in Barangay Basak Pardo. Photo courtesy of Renz Yu

Lapu-Lapu City mayor tests positive for coronavirus

Jun 12, 2020 - 12:59 PM

Mayor Junard Chang says he has been quarantined in his home and has not developed any symptoms

TEST. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan undergoes a throat swab on June 10, 2020. Photo from Chan’s Facebook page

Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu cities want to remain under ECQ 

May 12, 2020 - 9:52 PM

The national government places the two cities under general community quarantine starting May 16, but they don't think they are ready to ease restrictions

RAPID TEST. A resident of Cebu City gets blood drawn for antibody test. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Online sex trafficker arrested in Lapu-Lapu City

Apr 18, 2020 - 2:03 PM

Philippine authorities urge communities to be 'extra' vigilant as online sex traffickers may be taking advantage of the lockdown

ARRESTED. Police continue arrests of crime suspects during the coronavirus lockdown. Image from Shutterstock

Fireworks storage area catches fire in Cebu

Dec 29, 2019 - 12:28 AM

The Lapu-Lapu City fire department estimates P100,000 in damage due to the blaze

FIREWORKS STORAGE FIRE. Firefighters put out a blaze at a Cebu fireworks storage facility.

10 rescued after boat capsizes off Cebu

Aug 07, 2019 - 6:01 PM

No one is seriously injured in the incident that happened off Mactan Island

RESCUED. Waves cause a boat carrying 10 people to capsize off of Mactan Island. Photo Courtesy of Lapu-Lapu City Quick Rescue Team

German trafficker in Lapu-Lapu City arrested

Jul 11, 2019 - 8:23 PM

A police report says his two-year-old son was among the pornographic images found in the evidence gathered by police

TRAFFICKING. Police arrest German online trafficker in Lapu-Lapu City. Photo by IJM

Accused in murder of Christine Silawan pleads not guilty

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:32 AM

The accused in the killing of a high school student in Lapu-Lapu City pleaded not guilty during his arraignment

MURDER WEAPON. The scissors test positive to the DNA of Christine Lee Silawan and her alleged killed Renato Llenes. Sourced photo

Prosecutors to consolidate cases vs suspects in Silawan murder

Apr 17, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Ruso Zaragoza, the prosecutor in the case, says the investigation would move faster if the charges were to be consolidated

Image via Shutterstock

Cebu police arrest another suspect in Silawan killing

Apr 10, 2019 - 12:32 AM

Police Colonel Limuel Obon, chief of Lapu-Lapu City police, confirms the arrest but does not give further details about the operation

'Suspect' in killing of Cebu student arrested in Davao City

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Jonas Bueno is arrested over the killing of another victim, 62-year-old Trinidad Batucan from Danao City, Cebu

ARRESTED. Jonas Bueno, suspect in the killing of Grade 9 student Cristine Silawan, is arrested in Davao City on Friday, March 15. Photo from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

DepEd to Cebu police: Arrest 'barbaric' killers of Grade 9 student

Mar 12, 2019 - 2:44 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Education urges schools to heighten security measures, following the gruesome killing of a 16-year-old student in Lapu-Lapu City

World slots up in Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Aug 01, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Age-group berths for the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in France are up for grabs in the Cebu race

FAVORITE. Three-time world champion Melissa Hauschildt of Australia hopes to flash her winning Ironman form in Cebu.

DOH orders probe if Cebu infants' deaths due to pentavalent vaccine

Nov 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Lapu-Lapu health officer Dr Rodolfo Berame says: 'It was already the second dose for those babies. If it was vaccine-related, they could have died on first dose.'

INVESTIGATION. Len-len and Ruben Suson look at the remains of their 3-month-old daughter Ayesha Mae, who died due to acute gastroenteritis leading to severe dehydration, allegedly after getting the pentavalent vaccine. Photo courtesy of DYRF Cebu

Lady cop securing Cebu cemetery gunned down

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Police Officer 1 Sassy Mae Sasing just finished her shift securing cemeteries in Lapu-Lapu City when motorcycle-riding gunmen ambushed her October 31

Cebu to deploy special busses during October 16-17 transport strike

Oct 13, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The LTFRB in Central Visayas says it will give special permits to these busses, which will charge P10 to convey stranded passengers during the jeepney strike

STRIKE. Piston Cebu says it does not intend to cripple the transportation system of Metro Cebu on October 16-17, 2017. Photo from Cebu Traffic Updates Facebook page

#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions, Tuesday, January 17

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes and work have been suspended for Tuesday January 17 due to rains and floods in the Visayas and Mindanao

Cebu cop who threatened journalist faces transfer to Cordillera region

Sep 08, 2016 - 3:47 PM

Police Regional Office 7 Chief Superintendent Noli Taliño says the incident is under investigation

Lapu-Lapu City traffic chief shot

Aug 06, 2016 - 8:36 PM

UPDATED Frank Brazil head of traffic management for Lapu Lapu City in Cebu has been transferred to the University of Cebu Medical Center and is in stable condition

SHOT. Lapu-Lapu City traffic chief Frank Brazil is shot on his way out of his office building on August 6, 2016. Photo from CMTS Facebook page

Roxas: 'No time' to answer 'number 1 fan' Duterte's Yolanda question

Mar 03, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Malacañang spokesman Herminio Coloma Jr says all foreign aid received for Yolanda hit communities are fully accounted for and have undergone audit

CEBU SORTIE. Presidential candidate Manuel "Mar" Roxas II (right) drops by the shipyard of Evercat Asia, one of the biggest shipping companies based in Cebu City during his campaign rounds on March 3, 2016. Photo from Roxas' official Twitter account

Cebu 'carmageddon': Road, bridge repairs cause gridlock

Feb 09, 2016 - 1:58 PM

The heavy traffic on Tuesday February 9 forces some to walk to their destinations

Korean divers rescued in Cebu, 1 still missing

Jul 07, 2015 - 10:13 PM

UPDATED Lapu Lapu Mayor Paz Radaza has suspended the business permit of the dive shop at the New Grand Bleu Resort in Lapu Lapu City

SEARCH AND RESCUE. Authorities plan the search for Korean divers who were reported missing in Cebu province since July 5, 2015. Photo courtesy of Lapu-Lapu City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office

Cebu City traffic rerouting for May 29 heritage tours

May 29, 2015 - 4:17 PM

Several roads will be closed to make way for Gabii sa Kabilin or Night of Heritage from 6 pm until midnight

OLD CHURCH. Built in the 1800's, the newly renovated Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown Cebu City is among the heritage sites that will be featured in the 'Gabii sa Kabilin' (Heritage Night). Photo By Dale G. Israel/Rappler

Gov't geologists to map Bohol sinkholes

Oct 18, 2013 - 6:47 PM

The results of the mapping will be the local government units reference in issuing warnings to residents says Mines and Geoscience Bureau s Leo Jasareno

Cebu ferry collision toll now at 91

Aug 29, 2013 - 10:03 AM

46 still missing; 9 survivors remain in hospital

AFTERMATH. Life rafts from the sunken ferry St. Thomas Aquinas float in front of cargo ship Sulpicio Express 7 on August 17, 2013, whose bow was destroyed after a colliding with the ferry the night before off Talisay, Cebu. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Cebu ship collision toll rises to 71

Aug 21, 2013 - 10:12 AM

Out of the 71 dead 33 have been identified the National Risk Reduction Management Council said; 49 remain missing as of 7:30 am Wednesday

SEARCH & RETRIEVAL. Operatives of Philippine Navy on board a motorized rubber boat looking out toward waters off Cebu, 18 August 2013. Photo by EPA/ Dennis Sabangan

Death toll from Cebu ferry disaster rises to 64

Aug 20, 2013 - 8:02 PM

Boats searching nearby islands for survivors found only the dead while divers pulled out more bodies from the waters off Cebu

RETRIEVAL. Operations to search for the missing continue

Oil spill: Cebu under state of calamity

Aug 19, 2013 - 4:22 PM

The entire province of Cebu is under a state of calamity due to the oil spill coming from the sunken M V St Thomas Aquinas

OIL-COATED MANGROVES. A resident walks through a mangrove area affected by an oil slick near the site of a ferry and freighter collision in Cordoba town near Cebu City, August 18, 2013. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Ferry disaster: Death roll rises to 52

Aug 19, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Divers and patrol boats continue to search for 68 other people still missing after a ferry collided with a cargo ship Friday night

RETRIEVAL. Operations to search for the missing continue

Divers to search sunken ship Monday

Aug 18, 2013 - 4:01 PM

UPDATED An oil slick adds a new dimension to the disaster which now counts 38 people dead; Some Cebu LGUs report seeing oil near their coasts