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Passenger vessels cleared to sail, told to heed weather advisories

December 7, 2012

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CEBU’S passenger vessels were cleared to sail by the Cebu Coast Guard after three days of being docked due to typhoon Pablo in the province. The order grounding ships was lifted on Wednesday when the weather improved except of vessels going to Manila and Batangas. But Cebu Coast Guard station commander Captain Rolando Punzalan said […]

Bus crash victims receive P35,000

November 16, 2012

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Families of five of seven fatalities in the Jegans bus crash in Toledo City cried after receiving P35,000 each as the balance of the standard P75,000 insurance benefit. Analy Umba, 35, widow of passenger Erineo Umba, 59, said she was thankful even if the money didn’t compensate for losing her husband. “I still thanked them […]

Crash survivor heard brakes screech as bus sped downhill

October 29, 2012

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By Carmel Loise Matus, Correspondent Rosalinda Cerna, 50, was supposed to take a van-for-hire home to Toledo city but she got on a Jegans bus thinking it would be a safer ride. She had no inkling the trip would end up in a major accident. She survived with a fractured right shoulder. At the Vicente […]

After 3 ship stalling incidents, Prov’l Board asks Marina to check seaworthiness of vessels

October 16, 2012

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THE Cebu Provincial Board is asking the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) in Region 7 and the Philippine Coast Guard to monitor the seaworthiness of ships in the province. The request, in a resolution sponsored by PB Member Arleigh Sitoy, followed successive incidents of vessels of Trans Asia Shippine Lines stalling at sea or experiencing problems […]

Third Trans Asia vessel stalls at sea, returns to Cebu City

October 14, 2012

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IT was supposed to be the first commercial voyage of MV Asia Philippines, a passenger vessel of Trans Asia, after three months of major repairs. But a “minor technical problem” experienced at the vicinity of the first Mandaue-Mactan Bridge forced the crew to turn the vessel back to Cebu City’s Pier 4 at past 11 […]

Lapu govt backs terminal expansion

October 11, 2012

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The Lapu-Lapu City government lent its support to the passenger terminal expansion of the Mactan Cebu International Airport. But Mayor Paz Radaza is reminded the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) anew to pay even just a portion of the airport’s P1.5 real property taxes it owes the local government unit. Mayor Radaza said it […]

Routes to be restructured under BRT, Citom says

September 16, 2012

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ABOUT 22 of Cebu City’s 90 passenger jeepney routes will be “restructured” with the planned implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, the Cebu City Integrated Traffic Operations Management (CITOM) said yesterday. Citom chief Rafael Yap said these routes are located along the BRT route which starts in Bulacao and will traverse Osmeña Boulevard, […]

Ayala-Aboitiz venture seen to help spur Cebu tourism

September 11, 2012

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The joint venture of the Ayala and Aboitiz groups who will bid for the passenger terminal project of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will spur tourism in Cebu and help increase investor confidence in the province. Tourism stakeholders in Cebu shared this sentiment. Islands Group president Jay Aldeguer said he felt reassured that big […]

Suspension of Super Shuttle vessels lifted

September 6, 2012

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THE Marine Industry Authority lifted the suspension of the Asian Marine Transport Corp. sea vessels operating in the Central Visayas. After inspecting the vessels of the shipping line that operates a fleet of 24 sea vessels, the the Super Shuttle The Maritime Industry Authority – 7 (Marina 7) lifted the suspension of 11 vessels serving […]

PUJ fare hike stays as long as diesel is over P45/liter

March 21, 2012

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It’s a temporary increase but jeepney operators are happy to collect a 50 centavo increase in fare rates starting today. Commuters in Cebu and the region must pay P8 instead of P7.50 minimum fare for a jeepney ride. The provisional increase was approved yesterday by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in Manila […]