Calero fire victims can go back, rebuild homes

Nestle L. Semilla 02/03/2018

MOST of the 944 fire victims displaced by Thursday’s Sawang Calero fire can return and rebuild their destroyed houses in the nearly a hectare Block 4 of Sitio Kanipaan. Sawang Calero Barangay Captain Ariel Yburan told Cebu…

Mambaling families lose homes, offered relocation

Nestle L. Semilla 01/08/2018

ABOUT 162 families in Sitio Tangke, Barangay Mambaling were left homeless after a court ordered demolition which took place at a privately owned lot yesterday. Judge Pamela Baring-Uy of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) Branch…

Kalunasan families ask Capitol’s aid on homes

Morexette B. Erram, Nestle L. Semilla 01/08/2018

Fearing they may lose their homes, about 23 families or 100 residents of Sitio Oprra in Barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City asked for help from the Cebu provincial government yesterday. The Kalunasan People’s Initiative Association Inc., represented by…

Families to stay at fire site in Talisay

Rosalie Abatayo 12/27/2017

The fire victims in Sitio Caduldulan, Barangay Lawaan 3 can rebuild their homes, unless the owners of the land will say otherwise. According to Delia Ybañez, Lawaan 3 Barangay Captain said that the privately owned lot was…

205 families lose homes to fire incidents

Nestle L. Semilla 12/25/2017

CEBU CITY—It was a sad Christmas for the at least 205 families displaced in two separate fire incidents in two villages in Cebu and Talisay cities on Christmas Eve. Fire of still unknown origin gobbled 200 houses…

Police reminds public to be vigilant, secure homes

Nestle L. Semilla 12/23/2017

  DO not leave the house unguarded and save numbers of police stations this holiday season. The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) gave these reminders as the region celebrates Christmas. Senior Supt. Renato Dugan, PRO-7…

Securing your homes for the holidays and beyond

Nestle L. Semilla 11/25/2017

Be vigilant. Or better yet, be paranoid and install double locks at home. Such was the advice given by the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) as the holiday season begins to unfold. According to CCPO director Senior…

Nov. 30 deadline to demolish homes

Norman V. Mendoza 11/13/2017

Settlers at the shorelines of Barangay Poblacion, Lapu-Lapu City, won’t celebrate Christmas nor the New Year in their homes which are scheduled for demolition next month. The Lapu-Lapu City Legal Office gave the settlers until the end…

Choosing to be happy: An embalmer’s story

Benjie Talisic 11/11/2017

In this day and age when true happiness is hard to find, a man has found joy and fulfillment in life working in a job that many others would frown upon. Hermes Sanchez, 48, finds joy in…

13 homes razed; 200 people displaced

Benjie B. Talisic, Morexette B. Erram 10/07/2017

QUIOT FIRE At least 100 families or 200 individuals were displaced after an early afternoon fire razed 13 houses and gutted six other homes. Senior Fire Officer Ariel Balajadia, fire investigator of the Cebu City Bureau of…

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