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Natural instincts saved whalesharks from ‘Pablo’ wrath, researchers say

December 9, 2012

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The whale sharks in Oslob town in southern Cebu were spared from Pablo’s wrath as they have an in-built warning system that prompted them to dive deep into the water to escape the strong currents whipped up by the typhoon. The Italian-based research group Physalus led by Dr. Alessandro Ponzo said that the whale sharks […]

Trial for Korean language training for cops

November 14, 2012

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ABOUT 30 tourist police officers in Lapu-Lapu City will start learing to speak and read basic Korean starting Nov. 22. Two Korean volunteers were provided by the Korean community after last week’s dialog with the police, said Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, Lapu-Lapu City police chief. Two-hour lessons will be given on Tuesdays and Thursdays […]

PB to verify funding for tourist buses

November 14, 2012

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The Provincial Board (PB) will verify where the funding was taken for the tourist buses distributed last Sunday to Asturias town located 71 kms southwest of Cebu City. Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said they will have to check if the funding was taken from the Capitol’s e-Gwen program. Last Sunday at the Central Visayas […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gwen ‘lifts’ closure order of waterfalls

October 24, 2012

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You can swim again in the three-level Kawasan waterfalls but tourists can no longer spend the night in lodging houses next to it. The waterfalls in Badian town was declared open again for visitors yesterday, six months after Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia ordered the nature spot off limits to tourists in order to demolish picnic […]

Cebu city shrine draws devotees, out-of-town visitors

October 21, 2012

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DEVOTEES from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao were represented in the Archdiocesan Shrine of San Pedro Calungsod in Cebu City yesterday. The Mass ended about 3 p.m. just before the start of the canonization rites in the Vatican. At the shrine, some tourists from Manila expressed delight over the timing. They had booked a package tour […]

Cebu inmates do the Gangnam; Over half million hits in 2 days

October 2, 2012

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by Jessa J. Agua, Correspondent After only two days online, the latest performance of  Cebu’s  dancing inmates  got over half a million hits  in YouTube. About a thousand inmates in orange prison shirts danced in the rain  to Korean singer Psy’s hit song “Oppa Gangnam Style.” The  Sept. 29 performance at the the Cebu Provincial […]

Gov’t wants Oslob tourism to offer more than whale sharks

September 12, 2012

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) plans to help Oslob town diversify its tourism industry to be less dependent on whale shark watching, which has come under criticism from envrionment groups. The agency came up with this idea amid the recent sharp decline in the number of visitors coming for whale shark tours. Rowena Montecillo, regional […]