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Capitol to lead quake drill


THE public is advised to reschedule their appointments at the Cebu Provincial Capitol today (Friday) as the provincial government will lead the country as it undertakes the 1st Quarter National Earthquake Drill. The Cebu provincial government has been chosen as the venue for the ceremonial pressing of the “Push Button,” which will signify the start […]

Posted: March 30th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

3.6 tremor hits Cebu

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A 3.6-magnitude earthquake of tectonic origin jolted parts of Cebu province and Metro Cebu at dawn on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damages from the areas affected by the quake. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded the tremor at 3:41 a.m. Its epicenter was six kilometers southwest of the town […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Two earthquakes hit Cebu


CEBU CITY–Two earthquakes were recorded in midwest Cebu on Tuesday dawn, according to Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Based on the advisory posted on its website, the Phivolcs said first tremor was recorded at 3:41 a.m. with a magnitude of 3.4 with the epicenter traced about two kilometers northwest of Asturias town, midwest […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

DSWD sends goods to Surigao


Earthquake Relief Aid  The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) sent relief goods to Surigao del Norte following the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit the province last February 10. “As a response to the immediate needs of the earthquake survivors, we provide augmentation to DSWD Caraga,” said DSWD-7 Regional Director Ma. […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Calamity resilient


Last week’s earthquake that rocked Surigao is yet another reminder of the necessity to build better homes and buildings in the country if only to rebuild faster and protect one’s families from harm. The 6.7-magnitude earthquake did its damage, and the first to fall were old buildings and aging infrastructures like the power and water […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

City Hall to assess areas, Capitol to allocate P1M

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Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña wants a detailed on-site assessment of the situation in quake-stricken Surigao City before deciding what assistance City Hall can extend to the victims. “We don’t like to be a burden. We want to be responsive to a specific need. I dispatched Nagiel (Bañacia) immediately to Surigao because he is from […]

Posted: February 14th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Calamity resilient center at the Capitol


AN earthquake- and typhoon-resilient concrete building in the Capitol compound will serve as the provincial government’s emergency operations center. Baltazar Tribunalo, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said the center will serve as a model for disaster resilient structures. It will serve as an emergency operations center pending completion of […]

Posted: February 14th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Help amid destruction


Unlike typhoons which can be tracked by weather satellites, earthquakes can occur at any place and any time, and it was unfortunate for the people of Surigao province that they were hit by a major quake late last Friday evening. Unlike the Oct. 15, 2013 earthquake which occurred at 8:45 am, Surigao’s earthquake broke out […]

Posted: February 14th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Aid from LGUs, civil society pours for earthquake victims

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Minda Ocleasa turns 74 on February 21. But instead of throwing a birthday party, she decided to donate the P5,000 she set aside for her party to earthquake victims in Surigao City, saying it will be better spent to help them. “It’s not easy baya. Paet kaayo nang mabiktima ka og earthquake,” she said. Ocleasa […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Capitol to extend P1 M financial assistance to Surigao


The Cebu provincial government will be sending P1 million in financial assistance for the victims of the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Surigao City last Friday. Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) head Baltazar Tribunalo Jr. made the announcement on Monday saying the P1 million will be taken from the PDRRMO budget. Tribunalo, […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »