Bali declares ‘garbage emergency’ amid sea of waste

AFP 12/28/2017

  Bali’s palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favorite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage. Plastic straws and food packaging are strewn between sunbathers,…

Four new emergency, rescue vehicles for Lapu

Norman V. Mendoza 12/22/2017

THE Lapu-Lapu City government acquired three new vehicles and received one vehicle from the Department of Health (DOH) to serve emergency and rescue purposes and dental health services. The four vehicles include two brand-new ambulances worth P2.5…

Ejercito: Emergency powers to solve PH traffic woes

Inquirer.net 11/28/2017

SENATOR JV Ejercito stressed on Tuesday his hopes to urgently pass the bill granting President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to solve the country’s perennial traffic crisis. “I’m still hoping that it (Emergency Powers bill) would be passed.…

Cebu company builds platform for emergency response, management

Max Limpag 11/01/2017

Helping relatives in Leyte after Typhoon Yolanda devastated the province four years ago made IT professional Cloyd Dedicatoria realize how woefully unprepared the country was for dealing with widescale devastation and emergencies. Dedicatoria, founder and chief executive…

Capitol to invest in rehab, emergency teams, early warning systems

Morexette B. Erram 09/27/2017

  The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) will invest most of next year’s P181 million budget to hire quick responders for emergencies such as natural calamities. PDRRMO chief Baltazar Tribunalo said it is time to…

Spaces of emergence

JASON BAGUIA 09/15/2017

The health of the conversations in our public sphere can be assessed using two concepts formulated by critical discourse analyst Norman Fairclough: regulative practice and spaces of emergence. Regulative practice, as I wrote last week, refers to…

Train teachers, parents, pupils proper emergency response

Futch Anthony Inso, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/19/2017

  Training, not only for employees and officials of public schools, but also parents of students should be done on how to respond to emergencies like bomb threats. This was emphasized by Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak,…

City Hall mulls new 911 emergency hotline

Inna Gian Mejia 07/11/2017

THERE is a need to unify the number to call during emergencies by using the 911 emergency hotline. In a press conference yesterday, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña noted that under the current setup, there are several…

Barangay alarm for emergency

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/28/2017

Barangays should establish their own Barangay Alarm System to ensure efficient communications during disasters and emergencies. A resolution filed by Cebu City Councilor Jocelyn Pesquera, which was approved by the City Council last week, urged barangay officials…

More convictions, not executions

Editorial 01/15/2017

A recent Pulse Asia survey which showed that eight out of 10 Filipinos approved of the Duterte administration’s campaign against criminality may either silence critics, question the survey results or determine why the bloody war against crime…

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