Cebu, Iloilo among best airports in Asia

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 1, 2019   •   415

Mactan-Cebu International Airport

The airports in Cebu and Iloilo are among the best in Asia, according to an online poll of a travel website.

Among the top 20 best airports in Asia, the Sleeping in Airports has ranked the Mactan Cebu International Airport in 16th place while Iloilo International Airport is ranked 18th.

Iloilo International Airport

The website said, the ranking is based on the overall experience of travellers: comfort, services, immigration/ security, customer service, navigation/ease of transit, food options and ‘sleepability’.

In a statement, the Chief Executive Advisor of the GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation Andrew Acquaah-Harrison is happy with the said ranking.

“We are glad to once again be ranked by travellers among one of the best airports in Asia on Sleepinginairports.net. Our common goal, in partnership with the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority, government agencies, and airport community stakeholders, is to continuously improve and provide a positive experience to the passengers at Mactan-Cebu International Airport,” he said.

Ranking first in Asia, as well as in the world, is Singapore Changi Airport followed by Seoul Incheon Airport.—AAC

Vintage bomb found in Talisay City, Cebu

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 9, 2019

A vintage bomb was found by a resident in Cansojong, Talisay City in Cebu on Wednesday (August 7) while he was collecting metal scraps.

Tyrone Cabigas thought it was just another metal scrap that he can use for profit.

“Naghahanap ng pera. Kaso yun ang aking nakita. Iyon lang ang nakita ko. Akala ko bakal (I was looking for money but that’s what I saw. I thought it was just a piece of metal),” he said.

The residents immediately called the authorities upon realizing it was a vintage bomb.

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) immediately examined the bomb on whether it was safe to be removed.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) advices the public not to touch or move the bomb and immediately report to authorities.—AAC (with reports from Gladys Toabi)

Palawan ranks 8th best place to visit in Asia

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 8, 2019

Palawan ranks 8th in the best places to visit in Asia according to a travel website.

According to the Lonely Planet, “long known as the Philippines’ last frontier, Palawan has ridden a slew of media accolades to the cusp of international superstardom.”

Travel site, Lonely Planet, has listed 10 best places to visit in Asia which includes Margaret River & Southern WA, Australia, Shikoku in Japan, and Bay of Islands & Northland, New Zealand as the top three places.

“The crown jewel is El Nido, where skyscraping karst formations rise out of blue water in Bacuit Bay.

New rules restrict visitor numbers at signature sights like the Big Lagoon on Miniloc Island, while a ban on single-use plastic bottles on tour boats is helping to tackle marine pollution,” the website reads.—AAC

Former Medellin, Cebu mayor shot dead inside hospital

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 19, 2019

Photo: Former mayor Ricardo Rodriguez Ramirez Facebook

Former Medellin, Cebu mayor Ricardo Rodriguez Ramirez was shot dead while still under hospital arrest.

Based on reports, still unidentified armed men raided the hospital and disarmed the security guards on duty. They went to Ramirez’s room and shot him multiple times.

The former mayor sustained gunshot wounds on his head and several parts of his body resulting in his death.

Ramirez was arrested in July 2017 due to illegal possession of firearms and was placed under hospital arrest when he felt chest pains.

Authorities continue to further investigate on the incident as well as the pursuit operations against the gunmen.—AAC (with reports from Gladys Toabi)

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