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This Week in Cebu (April 9 to 15, 2018)

Cloudy and rainy weather will prevail over Cebu this week.

By: Peter Parcon | April 09, 2018

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Cebu City updates

Rain is expected even as the summer season starts in Cebu.



Cloudy skies over Cebu may rain on the parade of tourists as thunderstorms are expected to affect the city over a good part of the week. Even as the rain may have an adverse effect on traffic, this may not be for long as preparations for the planned Mandaue underpass are already underway. Other Cebu City updates include the expected increase of tourists in the coming months as the imminent closure of Boracay Island draws near.


Weather: Mostly gloomy skies throughout the week



Cloudy weather continues to dominate the skies of Cebu even as the summer season has started. The week begins with a thunderstorm set to affect the city on Monday afternoon. On Tuesday, the sun tries to make its appearance as a partly sunny weather is expected during the day. Gloomy weather will take over as thunderstorms are forecast to affect the city from Wednesday all the way to the weekend. Temperatures for the week are expected to go as high as 32 0C. On the other hand, the lowest temperature is forecast to be at 25 0C.


Traffic News: Preparation for Mandaue underpass project underway



Travel time from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport to the different hotels in Mandaue City and Cebu City may be cut shorter as the Department of Public Works and Highways 7 (DPWH 7) is laying the groundwork for an underpass project in Mandaue City. To prepare for this, DPWH 7 is conducting an inventory of electric posts and water pipes along UN Avenue in Mandaue City. Relocating the posts and pipes is necessary to prevent any obstructions once the underpass project is underway.


Travel Updates



Airlines consider rebooking or refunding flights to Boracay

Philippine Airlines (PAL and Cebu Pacific have agreed to waive rebooking or cancellation fees for passengers affected by the imminent closure of Boracay. The island paradise faces closure for six months starting April 26 as part of the rehabilitation efforts of the government. The move may be a windfall for other tourist destinations as tourists may opt to visit other places in the country.


Six Mactan resorts in violation of rules

Even as six Mactan Island resorts were found to have violated easement rules, Cebu may see an increase in tourist arrivals once Boracay Island is closed. Since the structures built by these resorts were manageable, they will be given time to remove them. Failure to remove the obstruction will result in cases filed against these resorts.


“Little Boracay of Cebu” urges tourists to help protect the environment

Officials of Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island are urging visitors and resorts to the northern town to follow environmental laws. Mayor Jose Esgana expressed his concern on the effect of the influx of tourists on the environment. He said establishments found to have violated environmental laws face closure. Visitors to the town are advised to avoid pitching tents within 20 meters from the shore and dispose of their trash properly to maintain the pristine beauty of this northern Cebu town.


Passed Ordinance: Lapu-Lapu City implements a no-bonnet ordinance



The no-bonnet ordinance in Lapu-Lapu City was implemented on April 1, 2018. Passed on May 25, 2009, Mayor Paz Radaza ordered its strict implementation as a crime prevention measure. Exemptions are given to persons who can present a medical certificate showing their health condition.

Cebu City updates

Rain is expected even as the summer season starts in Cebu.



Cloudy skies over Cebu may rain on the parade of tourists as thunderstorms are expected to affect the city over a good part of the week. Even as the rain may have an adverse effect on traffic, this may not be for long as preparations for the planned Mandaue underpass are already underway. Other Cebu City updates include the expected increase of tourists in the coming months as the imminent closure of Boracay Island draws near.


Weather: Mostly gloomy skies throughout the week



Cloudy weather continues to dominate the skies of Cebu even as the summer season has started. The week begins with a thunderstorm set to affect the city on Monday afternoon. On Tuesday, the sun tries to make its appearance as a partly sunny weather is expected during the day. Gloomy weather will take over as thunderstorms are forecast to affect the city from Wednesday all the way to the weekend. Temperatures for the week are expected to go as high as 32 0C. On the other hand, the lowest temperature is forecast to be at 25 0C.


Traffic News: Preparation for Mandaue underpass project underway



Travel time from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport to the different hotels in Mandaue City and Cebu City may be cut shorter as the Department of Public Works and Highways 7 (DPWH 7) is laying the groundwork for an underpass project in Mandaue City. To prepare for this, DPWH 7 is conducting an inventory of electric posts and water pipes along UN Avenue in Mandaue City. Relocating the posts and pipes is necessary to prevent any obstructions once the underpass project is underway.


Travel Updates



Airlines consider rebooking or refunding flights to Boracay

Philippine Airlines (PAL and Cebu Pacific have agreed to waive rebooking or cancellation fees for passengers affected by the imminent closure of Boracay. The island paradise faces closure for six months starting April 26 as part of the rehabilitation efforts of the government. The move may be a windfall for other tourist destinations as tourists may opt to visit other places in the country.


Six Mactan resorts in violation of rules

Even as six Mactan Island resorts were found to have violated easement rules, Cebu may see an increase in tourist arrivals once Boracay Island is closed. Since the structures built by these resorts were manageable, they will be given time to remove them. Failure to remove the obstruction will result in cases filed against these resorts.


“Little Boracay of Cebu” urges tourists to help protect the environment

Officials of Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island are urging visitors and resorts to the northern town to follow environmental laws. Mayor Jose Esgana expressed his concern on the effect of the influx of tourists on the environment. He said establishments found to have violated environmental laws face closure. Visitors to the town are advised to avoid pitching tents within 20 meters from the shore and dispose of their trash properly to maintain the pristine beauty of this northern Cebu town.


Passed Ordinance: Lapu-Lapu City implements a no-bonnet ordinance



The no-bonnet ordinance in Lapu-Lapu City was implemented on April 1, 2018. Passed on May 25, 2009, Mayor Paz Radaza ordered its strict implementation as a crime prevention measure. Exemptions are given to persons who can present a medical certificate showing their health condition.

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After leaving spending 16 years of his professional life in the academe, Peter decided to try his luck in the world of online freelancing. For the past eight years, he has been creating content for clients all around the world. He can work on just about any topic - from tattoos to technology and food to finance. He dreams of visiting every island in the archipelago some day.

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