Talisay City office closely watching landslide, flood-prone areas

John Michael Aroa 06/01/2018

With the rainy season drawing near and the opening of classes in public schools on June 4, the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (LDRMMO) in Talisay City is closely monitoring landslide and flashflood prone areas in…

2 dead in Malabuyoc

Morexette Erram, Nestle Semilla, Rosalie Abatayo 01/02/2018

  CEBU CITY—Two persons were killed during a landslide that hit Barangays Sto. Niño and Looc in Malabuyoc town, southern Cebu following heavy rains triggered by tropical storm “Agaton” on Tuesday. The victims were identified as Richie Pimentel…

114 Sirao families hit by landslides get P20K aid

Inna Gian Mejia 11/28/2017

ONE hundred fourteen families in Barangay Sirao received P20,000 financial assistance from the Cebu City government. Jerry Guardo, deputy mayor on infrastructure matters, said the aid was given to the families last week as their homes in…

Boljoon’s diversion road to isolated villages passable only to motorcycles

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/14/2017

The recently constructed 100-meter diversion road that reconnected the town proper to the mountain villages of Boljoon town in southeastern Cebu previously cut off by landslides was unpassable except to motorcycles yesterday. The incessant rains since Monday…

Experts: Landslides to continue, ground to stabilize in 4 months

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/11/2017

The landslides will likely continue for at least four to six months, the time estimated by experts for the ground in the affected barangays in Boljoon town to stabilize. Rafael Luche, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office…

IMMINENT DANGER

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Therese Alegado, USC Intern 11/09/2017

Province calls for forced evacuation of 37 families from two sitios in danger of being buried in massive landslide It is only a matter of time before the two sitios in Barangay Lower Becerril, Boljoon town in…

State of calamity in 6 barangays

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/03/2017

Due to the incessant landslides in a mountain village of the southeastern Cebu town of Boljoon, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR–7) recommended declaring the…

Landslides continue as fault line remains unstable

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/01/2017

LOWER Becerril, Boljoon THE fault line in Boljoon town, which began moving on Friday, remains unstable. The continued movement of land has created another natural dam blocking the flow of the Lusopan River in Barangay Lower Becerril,…

Danger zones

Editorial 11/01/2017

Though they may have lost their houses, the 24 families or over 200 persons who were forced to leave after landslides hit their areas in Sitios Calfranco and Upper Cansiloy in Boljoon town, southern Cebu, can count…

MAO BA?

Editorial 10/30/2017

BOLJOON FAULT LINE A clearing operation is now underway in the town of Boljoon after a landslide hit Sitio Sangi of Barangay Lower Becerril last week due to the movement of the fault line. The provincial disaster…

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