Houses on government lots also demolished

Nestle L. Semilla 02/08/2018

SOME residents in Sitio Sta. Cruz in Barangay Capitol Site cried foul after a sheriff demolished their houses despite that they are located on a government owned lot. Rosana delos Santos, 61, said that she was offered…

The fate of heritage houses

Jobers R. Bersales 01/31/2018

The rash of heritage houses giving way to development — first the Bonpua House in Oslob, then the Suico Mansion in Mandaue and now the Abad House or Villa Eliton in Barili — is neither the beginning…

Fire hits 12 houses in Apas

Chris A. Ligan, Nestle Semilla 01/23/2018

CEBU CITY—Twelve houses were destroyed while a volunteer was wounded on Tuesday when a morning fire hit a densely populated area in Sitio Baca, Barangay Apas, Cebu City. Wounded was Emmanuel Waneya who suffered multiple laceration on…

Revisiting hope, love in Bogo

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/26/2017

Bogo City — Juric Omaque and Khimberly Mahilom’s star-crossed love story began with text messages and a chance meeting at a restaurant in Mandaue City on Dec. 22, 2010. Omaque, a construction worker of Barangay Lamac, Pinamungajan…

CLI allots P16M to build affordable houses for 64 urban poor families

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 11/17/2017

ASIDE from breaking ground for the last phase of its Mivesa Garden Residences, a multi-billion garden-inspired condominium project, on Tuesday, Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) has also partnered with a non-government organization and allocated P16 million to help…

Big waves caused by ‘speeding’ vessels destroy three houses at Mactan Channel

Norman V. Mendoza 10/24/2017

Three houses located on the shores of Sitio Sperla, Barangay Poblacion in Lapu-Lapu City were destroyed by big waves caused by an overspeeding fastcraft at past 6 a.m. Tuesday. Lelia Rosales, 67, broke her leg while her…

Fire razes 40 houses in Cebu City

Benjie B. Talisic, Winston Ensomo 08/24/2017

At least 40 houses went up in smoke and a still undetermined number of persons were displaced in a two-hour fire that hit the densely populated Villa Zacate Compound in Barangay Basak San Nicholas, Cebu City earlier…

Relocation site in Mandaue razed by fire

Norman Mendoza 08/23/2017

  AT LEAST 86 two-storey houses were razed by fire in a relocation site in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City early morning on Wednesday, August 23. About 100 families were left homeless by the fire that broke out…

Fire destroys two houses in Lapu

Norman V. Mendoza 07/30/2017

TWO houses were destroyed by fire at Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu early Sunday morning. The immediate response of firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to neighboring houses, SFO1 Climaco Salisid said. The fire was caused by an electrical…

Pardo fire displaces 260 people

Fe Marie Dumaboc, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Winston Ensomo 07/29/2017

  Two hundred sixty individuals were left homeless after a Saturday midmorning fire razed 33 houses in Upper Tabukanal, Barangay Pardo, Cebu City. This development increased the number of people displaced by separate fire incidents in Metro…

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