After the Sinulog, Cebu is bracing itself for another huge event: the International Eucharistic Congress. Here’s what you need to know this morning:

Increase police presence to control Sinulog crowd: mauling victim

A guitarist and marketing professional asked Sinulog organizers to increase police presence and ban street parties if they cannot guarantee the safety of people. Carlo Borromeo was mauled by 5 men during the Sinulog afterparty Sunday night on Ramon Aboitiz St., within the hot spot of rowdy parties in Cebu City after the annual festival.

Borromeo was driving with his wife when some revelers began painting and scratching his car. He told them to “to stop banging on my car” when he was punched and mauled. He suffered a fractured nose and multiple injuries.

“Every year there are unruly participants who occupy not only the venue but also the street. Those partying end up outside our gate every year. Didn’t our mayor disallow street parties and public drunkenness? It was already 9 p.m. but the crowd was out of control. No authorities controlling the situation.”
Carlo Borromeo

Other Sinulog Stories

Sinulog mauled
MAULED. Carlo Borromeo, left, was mauled during the Sinulog afterparty. At right is a photo of what he and his family suspect to be one of the attackers.


Plan trips during IEC as roads will be closed

Organizers are advising the public to plan their trips during the International Eucharistic Congress, when major roads in Cebu City will be closed.

On Sunday, the roads surrounding Plaza Independencia will be closed starting at 4 p.m. for an opening mass and the same area will be closed to traffic on Jan. 29 for a procession.

“We request the public to steer clear of the IEC activity areas to avoid inconvenience. Leave early for your destinations and plan your trips ahead by checking the Facebook page of CCTO for alternative routes.”
Rafael Yap of Cebu City Traffic Office



SM City hands over final payment for SRP property

SM Prime Holdings handed over its final payment for its 30-hectare property at the South Road Properties worth P30 million to the Cebu City government last Jan. 14.

“After they completed their final payment, the next thing to do is to turn over the title of the property to SM. But we still haven’t scheduled the turnover yet.”
Cebu City Treasurer Diwa Cuevas



Cebu News Headlines
CEBU HEADLINES. The front pages of Cebu’s English dailies today, January 20, 2016.


Other Cebu News Headlines

» Cebu Daily News: Man who wanted Sinulog taurpaulin as mat electrocuted in attempt to remove tarp at skywalk


» Cebu Daily News: PNoy visits Cebu to attend wake of former labor leader


Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: BOC turns the table, blames cargo congestion on importers


» Sun.Star Cebu: Cokaliong acquires new P180M vessel for VisMin route


» The Freeman: Hotel group says Cebu has enough room for new players in food sector


» The Freeman: CCCI calls for sustainable plan vs. El Niño


» Cebu Daily News: Port officials, port services firm disagree on ‘Cebu congestion’


Cebu Sports Headlines

» The Freeman: USC, Ateneo face off for Division 1 title in Cebu Youth Basketball League


» Sun.Star Cebu: Cebuana Lois Kaye Go tries luck in PHL Amateur Golf Open


» Cebu Daily News: Vic Manuel tows Alaska to comfortable 2-0 lead vs. San Miguel

MyCebu is all about Cebu. If you share our passion and have a story to tell or you want to partner with us, pitch us at [email protected].

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *