This year’s Kadaugan sa Mactan celebration in Lapu-Lapu City opens with a week-long Food Festival.
From April 22-27, 17 large resorts and hotels and 20 other fastfood chains and restaurants will sell signature dishes at very affordable prices in stalls put up at the Liberty Shrine in Barangay Mactan.
Resorts and restaurants are pricing their food items for less than a hundred pesos during the festival nights.
All throughout the Food Festival celebration, there will be presentations from the City Government’s tourism partners. Continue reading…
Lapu-Lapu City is set to build a skate park, the first of its kind in Cebu, for longboard enthusiasts.
Mayor Paz C. Radaza led the groundbreaking last March 26 for the Lapu-Lapu Skate Park that will rise on the open lot behind the Hoops Dome stadium.
The City Government is allocating P2.5 million for the skate park, which is made possible through the cooperation of the mayor, other city officials, longboarding group Grupo Nopo, and other longboarding enthusiasts.
Mayor Radaza said she feared for the safety of young people using their longboards on the streets. Continue reading…
She turned 101 a few days ago but Paostina Centillas Sobiono is still a very energetic grandmother who cooks for her family and helps keep house.
Lola Paostina, who lives in Pangan-an Island – one of Lapu-Lapu City’s satellite islets, was surprised with a party on her birthday last March 25 by Mayor Paz C. Radaza and local officials led by barangay head Virgilio Casiao.
She said the mayor made her 101st birthday unforgettable. Mayor Radaza brought roasted pork, roast chicken, pancit, fish, crabs, and hanging rice for the party. Continue reading…
A centenarian woman received a surprise visit on her birthday from the mayor and some barangay heads in Lapu-Lapu City.
Mayor Paz C. Radaza and the barangay chiefs organized a surprise birthday party and brought gifts for the grandmother of 19 on March 17, 2014.
Pacita Arjero or Lola Pacita, who turned 100 years old, is a native of Ilo-ilo City but has lived in Lapu-Lapu City since 1985 when she married a World War II veteran and a retired Air Force official. Continue reading…
For violating an ordinance and operating without permit, at least 16 karaoke and videoke bars in Lapu-Lapu were ordered closed by the City Government.
Antonio Utrira, the city’s “We Care” team leader, headed the inspection on the establishments that were the subject of complaints from residents. Utrira’s group was accompanied by police personnel.
Utrira said the establishments were found to be violating City Ordinance No.117-2002, which regulates the commercial operations of “karaoke, videoke, sing-along, minus one, music box, and other similar machine or contraptions.” Continue reading…
A privilege speech on cyber prostitution by Rep. Aileen C. Radaza in Congress that was livestreamed to a packed stadium in Lapu-Lapu City highlighted the opening salvo of the Women’s Month Celebration here.
Her speech, which states it was now time to “ring the alarm bell,” effectively brought the fight against cyber prostitution to the House of Representatives.
Radaza delivered her speech on the evils of cyber porn and how it harms and strips away the innocence of children, who are mainly the victims of this heinous deed, in Congress last March 3, 2014.
Listening in were her fellow House of Representatives members as well as Lapu-Lapu City officials and residents. The congresswoman’s speech was streamed through video to an audience of over 8,000 Oponganons who converged at the Hoops Dome in Gun-ob, Lapu-Lapu City. Continue reading…