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PH beaches ranked among ‘best’ but still no accredited lifeguards

August 27, 2012

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MANILA— Several prestigious foreign travel publications like Travel + Leisure Magazine have reaffirmed the Philippines’ fame as having some of the best beaches in the world. However, lifeguards manning those beaches have not been accredited in compliance with the law. More than two years after Republic Act No. 9993, or the “Philippine Coast Guard Act […]

Ginatilan readies for burial

August 24, 2012

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The beach house in Ginatilan town, south Cebu where he was preparing to retire is the scene of busy prepartions for a vigil wake for Captain Jessup Bahinting. Ginatilan, the hometown of his widow Margarita, was considered his hometown as well although the pilot was born in Siquijor. Bernabela Matas, a sister-in-law of the pilot, […]

‘GIVE BACK THE ISLAND’

July 22, 2012

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Mayor says town can manage Malapascua Daanbantayan Mayor Ma. Luisa Loot said she wants to regain control of the development planning for Malapascua Island from the office of the governor because projects have been “stalled” for years. Loot said projects which the Capitol administration have been announcing were just “stories”. After her falling out with […]

Volunteers remove garbage from Lapu beaches

July 9, 2012

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A TRUCKLOAD of garbage was taken from the waters of public beaches in barangay Marigondon in Lapu-Lapu City during a coastal and underwater clean-up last week. The clean-up project is in line with the celebration of the 17th Police Community Relation (PCR) month which is celebrated for the whole month of July. The Lapu-Lapu City […]

Power firm bucks Capitol’s bid to collect P72M tax

June 21, 2012

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A POWER utility asked the court to stop the Province of Cebu from selling in auction the company’s properties for its supposed failure to pay P72 million in real property taxes. In petition for declartory relief, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) asked the Regional Trial Court in Cebu City to issue a […]

Whale shark visitors swarm Oslob; public hearing on Tuesday

April 9, 2012

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  About 1,500 visitors yesterday swarmed the coast of barangay Tan-awan, Oslob town eager to get into bancas to see whale sharks up close. The Easter Sunday surge was double the size of the usual weekend crowd, said town officials. Long lines and priority numbers that were ignored by excited spectators who rushed to the […]

Swim, frolic in Mactan, Mandaue

April 9, 2012

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Thousands of people flocked to Lapu-Lapu City’s beaches including Mandaue City’s coastal areas to celebrate Easter Sunday. Upscale beach resorts like Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort and Spa in barangay Punta Engaño were fully booked. “We are filled to capacity, that’s 407 rooms occupied.” said Cassandra Cuevas, Shangri-La Mactan’s communications officer. Eric Monsanto, communications officer of […]

Oslob hikes fees for diving, swimming with whale sharks

April 4, 2012

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    Fees for swimming or diving with whale sharks in Oslob town, south Cebu, will go up almost double on April 15. The price hike is supposed to “discourage” crowds of visitors from going near the giant fish, said a town official. Oslob Mayor Ronald Guaren said the current P300 fee “is too affordable, […]

Boy electrocuted in Lapu-Lapu hotel

March 26, 2012

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A 12-year-old boy was electrocuted within the premises of a resort in barangay Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City. Police said the boy touched a live wire that was used to cordon off construction materials inside the Shangri-La Resort. Police said the boy and three other children tried to enter the barracks of  construction firm that had […]