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Museum burglary may impact on tourism

November 12, 2012

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THE recent robbery at the Fort San Pedro Museum may affect tourism in the 16th century historical landmark. Aside from empty showcases because of the robbery, the robbery discovered last Nov. 7 may create an impression among tourists that the museum isn’t safe, said Erwin De la Cerna, museum executive director. Police investigators believe the […]

Barili’s LP mayor, One Cebu VM tussle over 2013 proposed budget

November 12, 2012

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IT will be rough sailing for Barili Mayor Teresito Mariñas’ proposed annual budget for 2013 as Vice Mayor Marlon Garcia sees the eventual slashing of some items. “These are political items that he can use during the campaign. The mayor should expect rough sailing for his proposal,” said Vice Mayor Garcia. Topping the list of […]

Koreans enjoy staying in Cebu, PH, envoy says

November 11, 2012

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South Koreans are enjoying their stay and visits to the country as much as Filipinos are developing a love for Korean trends and products, Korean ambassador Hyuk Lee said yesterday in Cebu City. He said this mutual appreciation would strengthen ties between both countries. “I am amazed by the continuing popularity of South Korean telenovelas […]

Cebu tourism not threatened by Iloilo int’l flights

November 7, 2012

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WITH the Iloilo airport opening its first international direct flight to and from Hong Kong and Singapore via Cebu Pacific Air tomorrow, some Cebu tourism stakeholders see this as a positive boost for tourist traffic. Nigel Paul Villarete, general manager of the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), said the diversion of direct flights to […]

Cebu tourism eyes higher ranking next year

November 4, 2012

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by Aileen Garcia-Yap, Business Reporter With Cebu’s ranking as Best Island Destination rising a notch higher to 7th this year from 8th last year, the tourism sector is already thinking of how to have a better performance next year. The international travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller, saw Cebu’s performance as a tourism jumping a notch […]

‘Korean crime cases won’t affect Cebu tourism’

November 4, 2012

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WITH a foiled kidnapping and car ambush of Korean businessmen happening within a week, some Cebu tourism private stakeholders were still optimistic this would not affect the province’s appeal as a designation of leisure and investments. Hotel Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu president Hans Hauri and National Association of Independent Travel Agencies chairman emeritus […]

2 men waited for 2 hours before Korean ambush

November 3, 2012

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IN the CCTV footage presented by police, both the gunman and his accomplice were seen lingering in the vicinity of the Pacific Villa subdivision gate for two hours before the Oct. 31 ambush. 6:30 AM – The accomplice arrives near the gate. He wears a black black ball cup, jeans and a gray t-shirt. At […]

Korean behind ambush

November 3, 2012

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Lapu-Lapu police to file charges of frustrated murder vs Korean money lender and 2 cohorts By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos and Norman Mendoza, Correspondents   A fellow Korean businessman involved in tourism and financing casino bettors in Cebu has been identified by police as the mastermind in the Oct. 31 shooting attack against two Korean […]

During closure, some visitors still enjoyed Kawasan Falls, says Badian town mayor

October 26, 2012

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EVEN during the six-month official closure of the Kawasan Falls , some lucky visitors were allowed entry, said Badian Mayor Robburt Librando yesterday. He was asked about the Cebu Daily News photo on Wednesday showing foreign tourists bathing in the falls or about to ride a raft in the lagoon hours before Gov. Gwen Garcia […]

Cebu preparations intensify for Thanksgiving Mass site

October 24, 2012

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October 24, 2012 By Ador Vincent Mayol, Reporter with Correspondent Chito Aragon From Rome, the celebration of St. Pedro Calungsod’s sainthood shifts to the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City on Nov. 30. Iron bars shaped to form a pyramid above an altar are already visible and concrete pavement is being laid at the site […]