3-day warehouse fire in Parañaque leaves P525-million damage

John Eric Mendoza 02/08/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A three-day warehouse fire in Parañaque — which started on Sunday and was put out on Tuesday — left around P525 million in damage, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). Apart from the massive…

Babag firecracker vendors found compliant with safety guidelines

Futch Anthony Inso 12/30/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Firecrackers and fireworks vendors in Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City were found to be compliant with safety guidelines and policies. This was seen during the inspection conducted by the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO)…

Firecrackers still banned in Mandaue?

Mar Rose Sagarino 12/07/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The selling and lighting of firecrackers this Christmas and New Year in Mandaue City may still be taboo. Mayor Jonas Cortes on Wednesday, December 7, said that they already had initial talks with…

CCDRRMO, fire authorities to conduct weekly inspections for fire-free holidays

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To help prevent Christmas and New Year-related fire incidents, the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) will soon conduct weekly inspections in barangays with firecracker vendors and stores. According to…

Seven men extracting sand, stranded in middle of rising river in Toledo, rescued

Futch Anthony Inso 10/28/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Seven men were rescued after they were stranded in the middle of Hinulawan River in Barangay Cambang-ug, Toledo City at around 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. The Toledo Bureau of Fire…

Lawmakers tell BFP to buy more fire trucks, not guns

Beatrice Pinlac - @inquirerdotnet 10/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) was grilled during a Senate sub-panel hearing Friday where it pitched to use nearly half of its unspent P94-million fund for fire trucks to buy more than 2,000…

Mandaue City to give additional allowance to members of PNP, BFP and BJMP

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/04/2022

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Members of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire and Protection, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology assigned in Mandaue City may receive an additional allowance from the city government soon.…

Mandaue Disaster Risk Reduction office plans to train, develop brgy disaster teams

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/03/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government wants to empower more its barangay disaster teams to enable them to respond to any disaster and emergency. Buddy Alain Ybañez, head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and…

Danao lauds PNP for ‘very peaceful, successful’ Bongbong Marcos inauguration

Beatrice Pinlac 07/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. on Friday, July 1, 2022, lauded his officers and men for a “very peaceful and successful conduct” of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. ‘s…

COMELEC Cebu City lays plans for filing of COCs

Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cebu City has already submitted a recommendation for an orderly and secure filing of candidacy this October 1 to 8, 2021. Lawyer Chauncey Boholst, the North District…

Cebu City Police to help BFP-7 in fire-prevention campaign

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) will be helping the Bureau of Fire Protection in Central Visayas (BFP-7) in its fire-prevention campaign. Police Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of CCPO, said…

A firefighter’s mission: Save lives, protect properties

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/01/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — He worked for almost 20 hours while he helped others like him put out the fire that burned a paint warehouse in Barangay Cabancalan, Mandaue City on February 11, 2021. Fire Officer 1…

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