Air Juan links Cebu to Catbalogan
Domestic airline Air Juan launched a new route linking Cebu to Catbalogan, Samar . A direct flight from Cebu to Catbalogan will only take 50 minutes, but if the flight is not fully booked, it will pass by Biliran to pick up passengers. Visitors looking for something new in Samar can consider the two flights the pioneering domestic airline is offering each week.
Road obstructions removed
In February 2018, J. Panis Street was blocked by a petroleum company which claimed ownership of the street, thereby making it hard to access nearby establishments like Main Hotel
. Two months later, the court ordered the demolition of obstructions on the street following the petition granted to Ricardo and Emilie Alba, the owners of Main Hotel . Guests can now freely enter and leave the hotel, which is located close to the bars and restaurants in the Cebu IT Park
18 tourist guides fail drug test
A surprise drug test for tourist and canyoneering guides in Badian found that out of 425 guides, 18 were using illegal substances . As such, these guides were fired and prohibited from being hired as tour guides in Badian, a popular destination in Cebu for its canyoneering and diving spots. Visitors are advised to get the services of accredited tourist guides when they want to explore this southern Cebu town.