Fireworks makers told: Comply with standards

Dominic D. Yasay 11/29/2016

Fireworks makers and dealers in Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City were told to comply with occupational safety and health standards as requirement to lift the stoppage order issued to all pyrotechnic makers in the country. Regional Director Exequiel…

Fire hits Barangay Suba anew

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inna Mejia 11/21/2016

AT least 81 houses made of light materials were destroyed in a fire that hit a residential area in Barangay Suba, Cebu City on Monday morning. No one was hurt in the second to have hit the…

Boy cited for saving baby in Suba fire

Michaela Jaycel L. Dolores 11/14/2016

The 17-year-old boy who earned praise for rescuing a month-old baby from their burning house in Sitio Taguntongan, Barangay Suba, Cebu City last October 25 was awarded yesterday morning by the Bureau of Fire Protection in Central…

Hundreds march in Cebu City for ‘Independence Day’ vs illegal drugs

Dominic D. Yasay 11/12/2016

AROUND 3,000 people took to the streets in Cebu City Saturday to mark Cebu’s first-ever Independence Day Against Illegal Drugs. Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Local Government Units (LGUs), the…

Exec: Province-wide cleanup drive to lessen dengue cases

Nestle L. Semilla 11/08/2016

Cebu Provincial government officials are attacking the breeding ground of mosquitoes with a province-wide cleanup drive in their bid to lessen or stop the surge of dengue cases in the province. “Specifically, ang mahitabo ani maglimpyo ta…

Fight against dengue: Provincial Health Office to hold Cebu-wide cleanup drive

Nestle L. Semilla 11/08/2016

Following the declaration of state of calamity due to dengue outbreak last month, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) will conduct a province-wide simultaneous clean-up drive on Thursday. PHO head Dr. Rene Catan said the activity will be…

No more buildings above 18 storeys, mayor says

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/17/2016

THERE won’t be any more high-rise buildings in Cebu City if Mayor Tomas Osmeña has his way. In yesterday’s press conference, the mayor said he wants to lower the height of buildings to less than 18 storeys…

Cebu inches towards full recovery three years after

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/14/2016

Stone after stone, brick by brick, the road to recovery from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake which jolted Central Philippines on October 15, 2013, was slow but sure. In its epicenter, Bohol, the energy released by the powerful earthquake,…

Nine hurt as wall collapses

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/14/2016

Nine construction workers were hurt when a wall collapsed at a construction site in Lilo-an, northern Cebu yesterday afternoon following incessant rains. PO3 Neil Ryan Talle, desk officer of the Lilo-an Police Station, said that investigation was…

Labella asks where aerial truck ladder is

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/12/2016

CEBU City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella asked the General Service Office (GSO) on the whereabouts of the aerial truck ladder acquired by the city government back in 2000. Labella sent a letter yesterday morning to Ronaldo Malacora,…

City to turn over aerial ladder truck to BFP

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/10/2016

Not being able to respond to fires or emergencies in high-rise buildings will soon be a thing of the past in Cebu City. The city government has now an aerial ladder truck that they can use in…

Calamba fire razes house with junk shop

Michaela Jaycel L. Dolores 09/30/2016

A residential house with a scrap iron shop in Lucio Lopez Drive, Barangay Calamba, Cebu City caught fire past 10 a.m. yesterday. Based on initial investigation by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the fire may have…

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