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Flood hits Paknaan relocation site anew

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Houses at the relocation site in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City were once again submerged in flood waters after the Butuanon River overflowd following a heavy downpour past 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Houses in Zones Talong, Sili and Ahos of Barangay Paknaan were submerged in flood water for the fifth time this year. Residents are often […]

Posted: May 24th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

FLOOD KILLS 9 ON EASTER SUNDAY

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  Matters related to security and fear of terrorist attacks have momentarily taken a back seat as heavy rainfall spawned by tropical depression “Crising” caused widespread flooding in Cebu, leaving at least nine persons dead, half of them children. The flood also left two persons missing, injured ten others while displacing at least 60 families […]

Posted: April 16th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

MCWD halts water supply amid flood

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WHILE floodwater filled roads and communities in Metro Cebu area on Easter Sunday, some areas in the metropolis did not have potable drinking water for about six hours. Very low pressure to no water pressure was experienced in the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu, Consolacion town and part of lower Central Cebu area starting at […]

Posted: April 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Floods claim six in Carmen, Danao City

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CEBU CITY—Six persons were killed in floods in Danao City and Carmen town in northern Cebu on Sunday following heavy rains spawned by tropical depression “Crising.” According to Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) spokesperson Julius Regner, the five were washed away by floodwaters in Carmen town. They were Rowena Asenicion, 38, and her […]

Posted: April 16th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

LPA threatens Holy Week break

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MANILA — A low pressure area (LPA) east of Mindanao is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday and bring rains in Eastern Visayas and portions of Southern Luzon over the weekend. In a press briefing on Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the LPA, that was, […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Heavy rain causes flooding, traffic congestion in Metro Cebu

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CEBU CITY–Early morning rains caused traffic congestion in major thoroughfares in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu on Monday. Knee-deep flood caused traffic to slow down in Mandaue City at the foot of the First Mandaue-Mactan Bridge, one of the two bridges that connects mainland Cebu to Mactan Island. Flooding was also reported along […]

Posted: April 3rd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Australian towns submerged in flood after cyclone Debbie

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BRISBANE, Australia — Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned Friday there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by a powerful tropical cyclone. Category four Cyclone Debbie hit northeastern Australia on Tuesday between Bowen and Airlie Beach in Queensland state, ripping up trees, washing […]

Posted: March 31st, 2017 in World | Read More »

World Vision provides relief for flood victims in Agusan

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World Vision continues its ongoing relief operations in the municipalities of La Paz and Loreto in Agusan del Sur. More than 1,700 Manobo families have already received water purification kits (P&G water purifier packets, filter cloth, jerry can), hygiene kits (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, alcohol, face towel, comb, sanitary napkins and bath and laundry soaps) and […]

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

DSWD delivers food packs to Cagayan de Oro

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TO augment the need for more food assistance to calamity victims in northern Mindanao, the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) delivered 3,750 food packs to the DSWD Field Office X in Cagayan de Oro City. Arnel Radaza, supply officer of DSWD X, signed the delivery documents as he accepted the […]

Posted: January 31st, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Worsening floods

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It was no small coincidence that the floods and landslides in Metro Cebu and Cebu province occurred at the same time that a city in faraway northern Mindanao experienced its worst flooding since it went through the devastation caused by Typhoon Sendong nearly six years ago. Cagayan de Oro City experienced chest-high floodwaters and lost […]

Posted: January 24th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »