Cebu Pacific issues warning against fake promos and websites
Cebu Pacific issued a warning against fake promotions and websites. This warning comes as the local carrier is celebrating its anniversary with a seat sale. As the website of the company became inaccessible to many visitors, some unscrupulous entities tried to lure customers using alleged promo fares from the carrier . The carrier added that visitors to these fake websites may put their data at risk. They may also be lured to a scam. Since the home page and mobile app of Cebu Pacific are undergoing improvements, the carrier provided alternative links for passengers to book, manage, and check into their flights. Cebu Pacific also indicated that any promo announcements are made through mass media or its official social media accounts.
Southern Cebu town shuts down piggery for environmental violations
A piggery in the southern Cebu town of San Fernando was shut down after authorities discover it was dumping animal waste into the sea. The Philippine Coast Guard and National Bureau of Investigation ordered the closure of Multifarms Agro-Industrial Development Corp. for violating RA 8550 or the Fisheries Code of the Philippines and RA 9275 or the Clean Water Act. A 400-meter pipe leading to the farm was found to have been dumping animal waste directly into the sea. Authorities have been clamping down on environmental violators ever since the shutdown and cleanup of Boracay Island last year.
South Cebu security upgrade with Coast Guard substation
Following an inter-agency summit on safety and security, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) activated its southern Cebu substation to ensure the safety and security of tourists in the southern towns of Cebu. The summit, held in the towns of Badian and Oslob, followed a travel advisory issued by the United Kingdom for its citizens after a bombing incident in Jolo, Sulu. Organized by Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino, the summit aimed to enhance maritime safety and security in southern Cebu, which is the gateway to Mindanao.