Death toll in Japan floods rises to 15

AFP 07/08/2017

Tokyo — The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in southern Japan has risen to 15, media reported yesterday, as rescuers continued work to bring out isolated survivors. Raging rivers overflowing with water and mud have…

Gearing up for coming floods

Calvin D. Cordova 06/22/2017

Authorities are preparing for expected cases of flooding especially with the onset of the rainy season. For Cebu province, Kathy dela Calzada of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) said that they are encouraging the…

MAO BA!

Inquirer, Inquirer.net 04/19/2017

FAITH AMID FLOODS The Gethsemane Parish in Mandaue City wasn’t spared by the Easter Sunday downpour with floodwaters reaching ankle deep. But it did not stop people from attending the Mass, prompting one parishioner to remark, “That…

Floods and traffic

Doris C. Bongcac, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla, Norman V. Mendoza, Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/03/2017

Heavy rains poured and major thoroughfares were flooded as delegates of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit meetings arrived in Cebu on Monday for a week-long gathering. But the knee-deep floods which covered several streets…

VM Fortuna: Rehabilitation of Cabancalan wetland, not drainage, can solve flooding

Dominic D. Yasay 01/20/2017

THE Mandaue City government expressed worry over the Cebu City government’s plan to construct a drainage system as a remedy to control the floods in Barangays Banilad and Talamban in Cebu City, and Cabancalan and Mandaue side…

Capitol mapping out contingency plans, relocation of families

01/18/2017

The provincial government allocated P24 million to develop contingency plans for dealing with calamity victims this year. Baltazar Tribunalo, the Capitol’s consultant for disaster risk reduction management, said the amount is part of a three-year program aimed…

Clearing operations continue in Busay

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/18/2017

As of 11 a.m., a backhoe continues to remove huge slabs of cement, which used to be part of a retaining wall along a highway in Sitio Garaje, Barangay Busay, Cebu City. A portion of the retaining…

FLIGHT TO SAFETY

Doris C. Bongcac, Edison Delos Angeles, Izobelle T. Pulgo, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla, Norman V. Mendoza 01/16/2017

Hours of heavy rain on Monday killed at least two people, including a four- year-old girl, and caused the evacuation of hundreds in Mandaue City as the murky waters of Butuanon River overflowed, unleashing knee- to waist-deep…

Quisumbing orders pre-emptive evacuation in some Mandaue City barangays

Doris C. Bongcac, Norman V. Mendoza 01/16/2017

At least 60 families were evacuated in different barangays in Mandaue City on Monday morning in the wake of heavy rains that triggered floods in some parts of Cebu. Mandaue City Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisimbing said he…

Auring in Cebu: Heavy rains bring floods as rivers swell, causing damage

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla 01/10/2017

Yesterday’s continuous heavy rains resulted to the swelling of rivers and flooding in different parts of Cebu. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pag-asa) said the amount of rainfall recorded yesterday was 64 millimeters. The…

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