This Week in Cebu (May 28 to June 4, 2018)

Cebu witnesses the end of summer and the arrival of modern jeepneys!

By: Peter Parcon | May 28, 2018
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Rains continue to fall on Cebu after the sun sets over the horizon.

Even as the summer sun bears down on the Queen City of the South during the day, rain showers and thunderstorms continue to affect the metro after the sun sets. Meanwhile, the arrival of 40 modern jeepneys provides commuters a new option for convenient transportation even during a rain shower. Travel between islands has also become easier with the expanded roro operations in and around the country. With easier access, the need for additional measures was raised by the DOT-7 to ensure the safety of local and international tourists.

Weather: Rainy weather continues as summer ends

An umbrella is a good thing to bring when you go around the city. It not only protects you from the heat of the sun in the morning, it also keeps you dry when the rain starts to fall at night. While the week starts off with sunny weather, cloudy skies with an occasional thunderstorm are expected on the days leading up to the weekend. Thin and breathable fabrics are the order of the day as the summer heat peaks at 33 0C while the sun is in its full glory. But, the same thing cannot be said once darkness falls as temperatures drop down to as low as 25 0C [1].

Traffic News: Modern jeepneys arriving in Cebu

Commuting in and around Cebu will soon become comfortable with the arrival of at least 40 modern jeepneys before the end of the month. These jeepneys comply with the government’s modernization program. Each unit costs PhP1.6 million and features a Euro 4 engine, according to Cebu Integrated Transport Service Cooperative (Citrasco) chairman Ryan Benjamin Uy. This initial batch of jeepneys will follow a route from Cebu City Hall to Ayala and Cebu IT Park via Robinsons Galleria Cebu. Each jeepney can accommodate 35 passengers and will have a fare of PhP15 for the first five kilometers and PhP1 for every succeeding kilometer [2].

Travel Updates

Safety and security of tourist emphasized by DOT-7

The Department of Tourism - Region 7 called on resort owners and other tourism stakeholders to ensure the safety and security of all tourists. The call came after a Czech national died at a resort in Moalboal town. Twenty-seven-year-old Roman Sgiloda sustained severe injuries after he decided to take a dip by jumping off the verandah of the resort. He thought the water was still deep. Unfortunately, it was already low tide, and it caused him to land on rocks below the veranda [3].

Projects for Tañon Strait launched

The Tañon Strait Protected Seascapes is the largest protected seascape in the country. It features over 18,000 hectares of live coral along with 5,000 hectares of mangrove. To provide locals and tourists access to the sea, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources built pathways separating private property and the coastal areas. This will allow visitors an unobstructed access to the coastal areas of Tañon Strait [4].

Anti-Bonnet Ordinance to be strictly implemented

The Anti-Bonnet Ordinance in Lapu-Lapu City will be strictly implemented following recent shooting incidents in the city. While the ordinance was passed in 2009, Mayor Paz Radaza ordered its strict implementation to ensure the safety of local and tourists alike. The only time motorcycle riders are exempted from the anti-bonnet ordinance is when they can produce a medical certificate showing their health condition [5].

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About Peter Parcon
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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