Alert Level 2 up on Mt. Kanlaon – Phivolcs

Inquirer.net, Katrina Hallare 11/15/2017

‘INCREASED UNREST’ MAY BECOME A ‘STEAM-DRIVEN OR PHREATIC ERUPTIONS’ The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has raised an Alert Level 2 status on Kanlaon Volcano in Negros province, as it warned of a possible “sudden…

Sto. Niño Basilica tolls De Profundis bells

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc 10/15/2017

In commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the October 15, 2013 devastating earthquake that hit Bohol and Cebu, a mournful sound emanated from the grounds of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño in Cebu City, as the…

Heritage church in Dauis restored

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/14/2017

BOHOL EARTHQUAKE 4TH ANNIVERSARY Located 3.1 kilometers southwest of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, is the town of Dauis on the island of Panglao. Exactly four years ago, on October 15, 2013, parishioners witnessed portions of the town’s centuries-old…

ICT foreseen to help improve disaster preparedness and response

USJ-R Intern Kristine Remolisan 09/20/2017

THE first international conference on information and communication technology (ICT) for disaster preparedness and response in Cebu commenced last Tuesday, September 19. The conference was participated by local government units (LGUs), national agencies, non-government organization (NGOs) and…

Gov’t needs P1B for rehab of quake-hit areas in Leyte

USJ-R Intern Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/08/2017

Around P1 billion is needed to rehabilitate earthquake-stricken towns in Leyte province. The estimate is contained in a report by the members of the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) team of the National Economic and Development Authority…

Strong quake rocks Mexico

AFP 09/08/2017

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico late Thursday, killing at least five people and triggering a tsunami alert in what the president called the quake-prone country’s biggest one in a century. Officials evacuated residents along the central…

Davide hands over P1M assistance to Leyte town

08/25/2017

We will forever be grateful to Cebu province for helping us.” This was the remark of Kananga, Leyte, Mayor Rowena Codilla after accepting the P1-million check as financial aid from Governor Hilario Davide III last week in…

Two women die in Leyte quake

Agnes B. Alpuerto 08/23/2017

TWO people died after a 5.1 magnitude quake jolted Albuera, Leyte early morning on Wednesday, August 23. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded the epicenter of the earthquake northeast of Albuera at 6:26 AM.…

Building resiliency of our people

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/16/2017

The “rotating brown-out” happening in Cebu and other parts in the Visayas after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the region is another dismal revelation of our lack of preparedness when disaster strikes. We still don’t learn, do…

How safe are Cebu’s buildings if an earthquake strikes

Victor Anthony Silva 07/14/2017

Experts, developers share views on how Cebu’s developments are built While there was no reported damage on structures in Cebu when the recent 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked the Visayas, one still can’t help but ask the question: Just…

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