More flights in and out of Cebu with ISO certification
The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) is expecting more flights coming in and out of the airport after it received a certification from the International Organization for Standardization. MCIAA attained the ISO 9001:2015 certification for meeting the quality management system requirements .
With the certification, global carriers may now consider Cebu as one of their hubs in the region. It also shows the competitiveness of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport with other international airports around the world. Flights to and from Cebu is also expected to increase. In fact, Cebu is set to become the first destination of Tigerair Taiwan in the Philippines by December 1.
Cebu resorts told to clean up their acts
The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Region 7 issued a notice of violation to 337 beach resorts in Central Visayas. Most of these resorts are located in Cebu. Having no wastewater treatment facilities, these resorts violate the Clean Water Act. Resorts without these facilities are required to build or enhance existing facilities to protect the environment .
The Department of Tourism (DOT) has already warned the resorts to follow the law or face closure. In response to the order of the DOT, resorts in Mactan Island have already started policing themselves. It can be recalled that Boracay Island reopened recently after being shut down for a six-month rehabilitation.
Organizers to clear up streets for Sinulog
The Sinulog Foundation organizers are set to remove obstructions from the streets for Sinulog 2019. Aside from disallowing parking along the parade route, a “No Parking Zone” will also be implemented around the Basilica del Sto. Niño from January 10 to 19, 2019.
Parties along the parade route will also be prohibited from January 19 to 21. The prohibition is intended to make the festivities more meaningful and dynamic. The Sinulog Grand Parade will still follow the same route as last year from Imus Road to General Maxilom Ave before rounding Fuente Osmeña and going through Osmeña Boulevard to the Cebu City Sports Center .