Unused classrooms despite shortage

Futch Anthony Inso 07/12/2018

SOME school buildings in Cebu province remained vacant despite completion, a report from the Commission on Audit (COA) stated. Amaryllis Villarmia, information officer of the Department of Education (DepEd) 7, said they are now coordinating with the…

CLASSROOM SHORTAGE WOES

MAO BA? 06/25/2018

The news about the prevailing issue on the insufficient number of classrooms in public schools in the entire region drew strong reactions from Cebuano netizens. This came after the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) admitted…

MCWD: Metro Cebu to face water shortage in 7 years

Doris Mae Mondragon and Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2018

Aside from the monstrous traffic, pollution, floods and an ever-rising crime rate, Metro Cebu will soon have to contend with another major problem — shortage of potable water. And this bleak scenario could happen as early as…

JAILS FACE RICE SHORTAGE

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo, Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Morexette B. Erram 02/08/2018

As the supply of rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) continues to dwindle every day, detention facilities such as the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) are now faced with the dilemma on where to…

Vaccine fiasco

Editorial 12/05/2017

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Rene Catan may have felt vindicated by his decision to delay the implementation of the government’s dengue vaccination program for Cebu’s children early this year despite the insistence of local officials to proceed…

NFA-7: No rice shortage in CV

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/28/2017

THE National Food Authority in Central Visayas (NFA-7) assures there will be no rice shortage in the region even as President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a halt in the importation of rice. Olma Marie Bayno, NFA-7 information officer,…

NGCP exec assures stable power supply for Visayas

Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/12/2017

DESPITE recent problems with the Luzon grid due to strong quakes in Batangas earlier this week, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) assured stable power supply for the Visayas. Rosette Martinez, NGCP Visayas spokesperson, said…

MCWD says no new lines in El Niño-hit barangays

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/21/2017

The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) suspended installation of new connections to 27 areas in Metro Cebu which have yet to recover from last year’s El Niño dry spell. “Our stand here is we want to protect…

Between drought and the deluge

Radel Paredes 07/02/2016

Friday night’s flooding, which caused some cars to be stalled or even literally submerged while thousands of commuters were stuck for hours in the rain, was a reminder once again of how those of us living in…

Province calls for program to address water shortage

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/30/2016

The Cebu Provincial Board has approved a resolution requesting the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) and Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) to spearhead a program that will provide a long-term solution to the worsening effects…

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