Market vendors to hold emegency meeting amid DOH alert status for shellfish poisoning

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo, Futch Anthony Inso 04/10/2018

  The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is currently on alert status after coastal waters in Bohol, Leyte, Surigao del Sur and Palawan were found positive of paralytic shellfish poison which is beyond the regulatory…

Davide to check on emergency preparedness of Cebu resorts

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 04/02/2018

Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III will ask the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) and the Provincial Health Office (PHO) to inspect resorts in the province to check their preparedness in responding to emergency. The…

Bill on emergency escape fire hoods passed on first reading

Doris Mondragon 02/15/2018

A BILL that required emergency escape fire hoods in high rise buildings was passed on first reading at the Lower House in Manila last February 7. House Bill 7121 otherwise known as “An act mandating the provision…

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,…