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Woman freediving in Cebu waters

Medellin Cebu: A New Diving
Attraction Masterpiece For You?

Medellin Cebu has many tourist spots that are perfect for anyone who’s looking to spend a much-needed vacation. Fun-filled summer getaways and stunning landscapes have warranted numerous road trips from locals and foreigners in the past.Fortunately, there is so much more to look forward to if you find yourself on a road trip to northern Cebu.As freediving in Cebu becomes more popular, divers may consider exploring the waters of Medellin as the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) determined the number of major diving areas.

aerial view of Pescador Island, a popular location for tourism in southern Cebu

Tourism in Southern Cebu Returns
with Attractions Reopening

Southern Cebu has breathtaking beaches, historical sites, and outdoor activities that have made it one of the go-to tourist attractions in the Philippines.However, several tourist attractions had to either cease operations or rebuild because of unforeseen circumstances, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters.

Overhead view of the Cebu Business Park in Cebu City

Cebu City Bids Farewell to Curfew
and Other Restrictions

Is Cebu City going back to its pre-pandemic state?For the first time in nearly two years, Cebu citizens can now stay outdoors later than usual after the government-issued curfew was finally lifted.This was announced by Mayor Michael Rama during the 85th celebration of the city’s Charter Day at Cebu City Hall last February 24, 2022

property damage as a result of typhoon Rai

Typhoon Rai | The Costly Destruction
of Cebu Tourist Spots

Typhoons are some of the most common natural disasters in the Philippines. With the country located near the Pacific Ocean, it brings in around 20 typhoons every year, causing massive destruction to several homes, streets, and public attractions.

Cinemas playing Pixar's Soul

Cinemas in Cebu City: What to Look Forward to This 2021

As tourism in Cebu picks up, more and more establishments are opening their doors to people who want to take a break, go shopping, or simply enjoy being out of the house. This time, movie buffs can now enjoy more than just their Netflix subscriptions, online streaming services, and downloaded films, because mall cinemas are now back!

Cebu City Lifts COVID-19 Tests for
Fully Vaccinated Tourists

It seems that entering Cebu City won’t be much of a hassle if you have already gotten two jabs of the COVID-19 vaccine.The Cebu City government announced that fully vaccinated domestic travelers will only need to present a valid ID and their vaccination card to enter the different ports in the city.

Hotels in Cebu

One Step Closer: Hotels in Cebu
Finally Open

Don’t call it a comeback! After long months of waiting, finally, Cebu’s tourism industry is starting to open up again. It’s still a long way to go, but we can all breathe a sigh of relief as the light at the end of the tunnel slowly creeps.Several hotels in Cebu have reopened and are expected to resume operations after being closed due to the setup of various quarantine protocols. This is absolutely great news, especially for all the thrill seekers and adventurers looking for a new hotspot in their Cebuano itinerary.

Cebu Tourism, Trade Industry among Others to Restart after May 15

COVID-19 has certainly taken its toll on Cebu, including the Cebu tourism and trade industry. With the scheduled end of the enhanced community quarantine on May 15, Cebu Province is eyeing on restarting the economy right away.However, although there is a need to reopen businesses and offices once the ECQ is lifted, a proper transition should be done. Hence, a modified community quarantine will be implemented. Task Force New Normal will be created as well as guidelines on moving forward after May 15.

Modified Community Quarantine after ECQ in Cebu City

Cebu City is one of the cities in the province that is still under enhanced community quarantine. The ECQ is scheduled to be lifted on May 15, and a lot of Cebuanos have been anticipating this. This means that work will resume and the businesses will be opening their doors again. Lifting the ECQ is a sign of recovery.

3 Cities of Cebu Island Undergo Rapid Testing on May 4

On May 4, 2020, the Department of Health-Central Visayas will conduct a rapid testing in the 3 major cities of Cebu Island. Approximately 46,000 residents will undergo a strategic testing in Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Lapu-Lapu City.The areas will first be categorized as red zones (infected) and, depending on the results, will be changed to orange zones or green zones.

Congested Areas in Cebu City Have Most COVID-19 Cases

There has been a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Cebu City. These confirmed cases are recorded in tightly packed areas.Massive testing was conducted in the city, particularly in areas like these, and the Cebu City Government rolled out the results. As of April 29, 2020, there are 124 cases in Barangay Labangon, 162 cases in Barangay Luz, and 212 cases in Cebu City Jail. These three locations are heavily populated.

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