Tighter port and terminal security eyed
Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia called on law enforcement agencies to implement tighter security measures in ports following a daring heist in Mandaue City recently. Even as mall security is an immediate concern, the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) should also implement strict security measures in terminals and seaports, the governor added. The comment of the governor was made after seven suspects in the mall robbery were not from Cebu. She said CPPO Director Colonel Roderick Mariano already gave his assurance that the police will work on preventing lawless individuals from entering the province .
Sea jeepney launched
Commuters from the south can look forward to smooth sailing, both figuratively and literally, with the launch of the sea jeepney. The new commuter service offers ten trips between Pier 1 of Cebu City and the Naga City Wharf every day from 5:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Moreover, the fare for a one-way trip is PhP60. Operated by MCE Shipping Lines, the MV Nicole Express can accommodate 45 persons, including the crew. Aside from serving commuters living in Naga City and other neighboring towns, the new service can also help in decongesting the traffic in the south. Nelson Mejia, owner and chief executive officer of MCE, said the company may increase the number of vessels servicing the route by the end of the year if necessary .
Cebu Archdiocese enters the digital age
To provide accurate information on some heritage sites in Cebu, the Archdiocese of Cebu started using QR markers ahead of the quincentennial celebration in 2021. Launched on October 21, information about the Archdiocesan Museum of Cebu and the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral are now available through QR markers. The markers were installed with the help of InnoPub and Smart Communications. InnoPub co-founder Max Limpag said tourists will only have to scan the QR marker using a smartphone to get the information about the heritage site. Moreover, the information displayed is well-researched and checked by historians and the heritage commission of the archdiocese. Cebu Archdiocesan commission for culture and heritage head, Fr. Brian Brigoli, said the project aims to provide correct information for both residents and visitors of Cebu .