Rehab of MCIA runway started
Travelers to and from Cebu should expect some delays in their flights as the rehabilitation of the runway of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport started on April 8 . Airport authorities said there may be longer taxiing times for some airplanes upon arrival or right before they take off since they may take a roundabout route depending on which phase of the runway is being worked on. The work will be done in phases to avoid major disruptions is airport operations. General maintenance of the taxiways will run until June 6 while work will be done between 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM during the rehabilitation of the runway.
Central Visayas maritime patrol launched
To secure and keep the waters in the Visayas safe, an inter-agency maritime patrol was launched by the National Coast Watch System (NCWS) regional coordinating center central (RCCC) recently . The activity is the first coordinated maritime safety and security exercise the Central Visayas that will support tourism activities in the region. The patrols will be conducted by members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Naval Forces Central (Navforcen) of the Philippine Navy. The launch of the patrols is timely as tourism officials are expecting a high volume of travelers visiting the most visited tourist spots during the Holy Week and the summer season.
New tourist spot in Oslob eyed
Tourists normally visit Oslob to swim with the whale sharks. But they may have something else to look forward to when they visit this southern Cebu town. A restaurant in Barangay Gawi features a garden with 3,000 plastic tulips . The setup at the Tulip Valley Flower is similar to the 10,000 Roses Café in Cordova. Businessman Mancini Romares is hoping that it will become another tourist stopover in the town. Around 60 percent of the plastic tulips are made of 18,000 plastic spoons the businessman collected from parties in the area. The plastic tulips are colored red, white, and yellow, and they are set up beside a garden with real flowers in an area overlooking the sea.