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Mandaue City traffic enforcers get body cameras

Jul 08, 2020 - 7:42 PM

This is meant to achieve 'higher rates of citizen compliance during encounters and fewer complaints lodged against law enforcement,' says the city government

BODY CAMERAS: The Mandaue City government purchases dust, water, and shock-proof body-worn cameras to be used by its traffic enforcers during operations. Photo from Mandaue City PIO official Facebook page

Mandaue City COVID-19 frontliners to get P200 daily hazard pay

Jul 07, 2020 - 10:59 PM

Mandaue City has 717 active coronavirus cases, 319 recoveries, and 25 deaths

MANDAUE CITY Mayor Jonas Cortes signs the ordinance that will give P200 daily hazard pay to all Mandaue City workers who physically report for work during the pandemic. Photo from Mandaue CIty PIO

Mandaue City gov't provides mortuary freezer for residents who die of coronavirus

Jul 06, 2020 - 7:02 PM

The city public information office says the mortuary freezer van can accommodate 40 bodies and will be installed at the Mandaue City Hospital this week

FOR LOVED ONES. The Mandaue City government purchased a mortuary freezer where remains of deceased coronavirus patients can be stored while waiting to be cremated. From the Mandaue City government Facebook page

Coronavirus cases in Mandaue City breach 1,000

Jul 06, 2020 - 6:11 PM

The city records 1,036 confirmed COVID-19 cases while still in general community quarantine

FREE SERVICE. The Mandaue City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO) provides free decontamination service to the city's residents. Photo from Mandaue City Facebook Page

17 Mandaue City police test positive for coronavirus

Jul 01, 2020 - 11:28 PM

Mandaue City is still under general community quarantine

Cebu med techs yet to receive pay for govt rapid test program

Jun 20, 2020 - 11:02 PM

(UPDATED) Out of 93 medical technologists, who conducted rapid tests last May in 3 cities in Cebu, only the 24 tapped by Lapu-Lapu City received their stipend

FRONTLINERS: Med Tech volunteers in their PPE suits, preparing to test residents in Barangay Basak Pardo. Photo courtesy of Renz Yu

Mandaue City sets new border control guidelines after Cebu City lockdown

Jun 17, 2020 - 6:12 PM

In revising his city's border control guidelines, Mayor Jonas Cortes cites the national government's decision to place Cebu City under lockdown and Talisay City under modified lockdown

CITY HALL. The Mandaue City Hall. Photo from Mandaue City PIO official Facebook page

Fire hits Mandaue City Hall

Jun 11, 2020 - 9:58 AM

One person sustained injuries during the evacuation of security personnel, says Mandaue City Administrator James Jamaal Calipayan

RAZED. A portio of the left wing of the Mandaue City Hall after fire struck the building on June 11, 2020. Photo from Mandaue City PIO

Cebu City, more VisMin areas to be on GCQ starting June 1

May 30, 2020 - 11:37 AM

Central Visayas, Mandaue City, and Zamboanga City are also added to GCQ areas after President Rodrigo Duterte initially placed them under the more relaxed modified GCQ

Residents in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City undergo blood extraction for rapid testing as part of the massive testing of the City Government to all barangays. Residents who got their blood extracted for testing will be given five kilos of rice from the barangay. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu City, Mandaue City now under ECQ until May 31

May 16, 2020 - 8:19 AM

Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Zambales, Angeles City are under modified enhanced community quarantine until May 31, the government coronavirus task force says in its latest resolution

CEBU CITY. Sitio Zapatera is the first barangay to be placed on lockdown in Cebuu City. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu cities want to remain under ECQ 


May 12, 2020 - 9:52 PM

The national government places the two cities under general community quarantine starting May 16, but they don't think they are ready to ease restrictions

RAPID TEST. A resident of Cebu City gets blood drawn for antibody test. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Mandaue City Jail inmate tests positive for coronavirus

Apr 24, 2020 - 11:59 PM

This is the first coronavirus case reported at the 2,100-capacity Mandaue City Jail

PRAYERS. Inmates pray at the Mandaue City Jail. Photo from the Mandaue City Jail Facebook page

37 persons under investigation for coronavirus in Mandaue City 


Mar 12, 2020 - 7:12 PM

There are a total of 52 persons under investigation for COVID-19 in Central Visayas

FACE MASKS. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cebu waterways off-limits to public after poliovirus found in river

Feb 17, 2020 - 6:16 PM

Aside from closing off waterways, local government units will be intensifying their vaccination and information campaigns against the polio virus

MAYORS MEET. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and Edgar Labella meet to discuss how to prevent a polio outbreak after the virus was discovered in local waterways. Photo from Mandaue City Public Information Office

3 killed in fire near Mandaue City Hall

Feb 17, 2020 - 1:58 PM

Among those killed in the fire are a retired judge and his wife

ELDERLY KILLED. A retired judge is among the casualties of an early morning fire in Mandaue City, Cebu. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Mandaue City councilor suspended over graft charges

Jan 09, 2020 - 6:04 PM

Nerissa Soon-Ruiz is accused of funneling her Priority Assistance Development Fund to dubious NGOs and colluding with government owned corporations when she was Cebu congresswoman

SUSPENDED. Mandaue City Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz is suspended by the Sandiganbayan. Photo from Facebook

Mandaue City beefs up security vs riding-in-tandem robbers

Dec 21, 2019 - 9:01 PM

Mandaue City police beef up security after a deadly shootout with riding-in-tandem suspects last December 12

Truck accident triggers blackouts, gridlock in Cebu, Mandaue cities

Dec 16, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The damaged posts will be replaced and power is expected to be fully restored by 5 am on Tuesday, December 17

WIRELESS. Light posts are taken down by a truck in Mandaue City. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

COA recommends filing charges vs Mandaue City over reclamation project

Oct 03, 2019 - 12:02 PM

State auditors find out that the 35,821 square meter reclaimed land was sold for only P1.8 million or about P50 per square meter

RECLAMATION. The Commission on Audit flags a reclamation project near the Mactan Bridge in Mandaue City. Photo from Wiki

Mandaue City orders total ban on pork, live hogs from Luzon

Sep 18, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Cebu City bans pork from Luzon, but live hogs with proper clearance may enter

FEVER. Hogs in Quezon City are tested for African swine fever. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ateneo de Cebu student found dead in Mandaue City shipyard

Aug 19, 2019 - 1:50 PM

The family does not suspect foul play in the student's death

Online sex trafficker in Cebu gets 15 years

Jul 31, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Judge Ramon Daomilas Jr orders the woman to pay fines and damages amounting to P1.5 million for trafficking at least 5 minors aged 6 to 17, among them her own daughter

SENTENCED. A woman pleads guilty to online sex trafficking charges and is sentenced to 15 years in prison. Photo courtesy of the International Justice Mission

Man killed in Mandaue City jail shot by fellow inmate, says police chief

Jul 30, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Police officials clarify that the inmate was shot and not stabbed as earlier reported

Inmate killed inside Mandaue City prison

Jul 29, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The victim is allegedly linked to suspected drug lord Steve Go, who was killed inside the same prison in 2018

3 killed in riding-in-tandem shootings in Metro Cebu

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:16 PM

The killings happen in a span of less than 24 hours

Mandaue City places 3 sitios under state of calamity due to fire

Jun 28, 2019 - 9:37 AM

Local officials say 1,200 families have been displaced by the fire

FIRE. Fire razes several areas in Mandaue City on June 27, 2019.Photos from Mandaue City PIO Facebook page

Daniel Cabrera, boy in viral FB post, graduates from Cebu grade school

May 16, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Daniel's life has changed since a photo of him studying outside a McDonald's branch to take advantage of electricity spread on social media

WATCH: The boys of Mandaue Nights (try to) teach you Bisaya words and phrases

May 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Gino Rosales and Karl Lucente of the Cebu-based band define words and phrases like 'ubay-ubay,' 'purbida,' and 'di ma da'

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Mandaue Nights

May 05, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The synthpop duo from Cebu is playing on Rappler Live Jam!

Cebu Landmasters to build 1st Radisson Red hotel in PH

Apr 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The 146-room hotel geared towards millennials will rise at the Astra Centre in Mandaue City, Cebu, and is set to open in late 2021

Ex-lover tagged as mastermind in murder of Cebu policewoman

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Suspect Felix Pastorfide Taytayan wanted to rekindle his relationship with college sweetheart PO1 Mae Feguis Sasing, but the latter refused, investigators say

SUSPECT. Felix Taytayan, suspect in the killing of PO1 Mae Sasing, is presented to members of the media at the Mandaue City Police Office on Monday, November 6, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu to deploy special busses during October 16-17 transport strike

Oct 13, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The LTFRB in Central Visayas says it will give special permits to these busses, which will charge P10 to convey stranded passengers during the jeepney strike

STRIKE. Piston Cebu says it does not intend to cripple the transportation system of Metro Cebu on October 16-17, 2017. Photo from Cebu Traffic Updates Facebook page

3 days after leaving jail, 3 brothers killed in Cebu drug bust

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:15 PM

Police say the Umpad brothers were killed after fighting back in a buy-bust operation, but the suspects' mother says her sons were sound asleep when cops barged into their home

San Miguel to build industrial estate in Cebu

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:27 PM

The industrial estate in Mandaue City will house a processed foods plant feed mill and port terminal

KEY INVESTMENT. 'This major development is an important part of San Miguel's current expansion in key regions nationwide,' SMC chief Ramon Ang says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Mandaue mother arrested for pimping daughter online

May 28, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Local police caught the mother in the act of live streaming her 15 year old daughter s online show to a foreigner

CHILD ABUSE. A mother was caught live streaming her teenage daughter's 'show' to a foreigner in exchange of money. Photo by IJM

Award-winning Mandaue Children's Choir to sing in San Francisco

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:56 AM

The children s choir from Mandaue Cebu will perform at different venues in San Francisco

MANDAUE TO SAN FRANCISCO. The Mandaue Children’s Choir will perform in different venues in San Francisco, USA. Photo from Pandoo Foundation

COA: Mandaue, Cebu City execs liable for P44-M lamppost deal

Feb 16, 2017 - 8:30 AM

City officials fail to show there was an imminent danger to life or property due to man made or natural calamities which would have been the only justification for procurement negotiations for the lampposts

McDonald's ad features Cebu street boy's story

Dec 13, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Daniel Cabrera now 11 was captured in an inspiring viral photo in 2015 while studying outside the fastfood chain s branch in Mandaue City at night Watch the video here

My jeepney ride with Loribeth

Dec 04, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The story of how a person with autism guided me in commuting in a city I don t know

Cavite, Cebu schools prepare PWDs for employment

Nov 20, 2016 - 5:30 PM

These two special education centers equip their students with skills needed for livelihood opportunities

LEARNING INDEPENDENCE. Schools in Cavite and Cebu City train their kids with livelihood skills. Photos by Patty Pasion/Rappler

#InspireCourage: The education of Daniel Cabrera

Nov 16, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Ever since a photo of Daniel studying on a sidewalk went viral his life has changed He now has a scholarship and his family now has a place to call home

EDUCATION. Daniel Cabrera visits the Mind Museum to learn more about science. Photo by Abigail Abigan/ Rappler

Mandaue City warns Pokémon Go players: Don't play and drive

Aug 11, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The resolution also warns pedestrians to be safe while walking and playing the popular augmented reality game

Advocates call for highest political recognition of HIV/AIDS epidemic

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Advocates say political will and leadership at the national and local government levels are needed to create scale up and sustain comprehensive programs on HIV AIDS prevention in communities

Teresita Bagasao, UNAIDS country director, with Dr. Enrique Tayag of the Department of Health. Photo by Diana Mendoza.

Mandaue City mayor fires employees who played DOTA 2 on the job

Jul 06, 2016 - 11:17 PM

They are not paid by the government to play Dota one commenter says on the Facebook post

Several Cebu cities, towns under yellow alert

Jul 02, 2016 - 10:51 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA issues a yellow alert or heavy rainfall warning over 8 cities and towns in Cebu

#FloodPH: Cebu emergency hotlines

Jul 02, 2016 - 10:27 PM

Here are emergency contact numbers for Metro Cebu and Cebu province

Cebuano supporters: 'Miriam Magic' still alive

May 07, 2016 - 10:32 PM

Around 100 volunteers traverse the streets of Cebu and Mandaue to convince residents to vote for Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

Image courtesy Fritzy Yañez

Cebu gay politician: It's not gender but track record that matters

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:12 PM

Gay politician from Cebu seeks a seat in the city council to represent the LGBT community

#PHvote: Cebu poverty through the eyes of the kid in viral photo

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:49 PM

As presidential candidates head to Cebu City for the debate a non governmental group asks: What are your concrete plans to alleviate families like that of Daniel Cabrera’s from poverty?

INSPIRATION. Daniel Cabrera pose in front of his medals and certificates in their home in Mandaue City, Cebu. A social media post changed his life in June 2015.

What does Mandaue's LGBT ordinance mean for gender rights?

Feb 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

A gender rights advocate in Cebu says Mandaue s city ordinance is a victory for the entire LGBT community

HISTORIC. Advocates herald Mandaue's city ordinance as 'historic' for providing protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Image courtesy of the Mandaue Public Information Office