PDRRMO: State of calamity stays until weather condition significantly improves

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The declaration of a state of calamity in Cebu province due to the prevailing weak El Niño remains active despite the official start of the rainy season. Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office…

Two Mambaling chiefs’ dispute may stall declaring state of calamity in barangay

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Zena V. Magto 06/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The fire victims of Barangay Mambaling will have to wait for the state of calamity to be declared in their barangay following the fire that razed 105 houses in Sitio Puntod displacing 156…

Tejero chief calls for help as burnt body of woman found in razed house

Zena V. Magto 04/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An appeal for help, a state of calamity declared, and a death confirmed. This is what happened at past 4 p.m. in Barangay Tejero, a day after a fire razed 149 houses in…

Cebu City Council to hold emergency session to address water supply woes

Gerard Vincent Francisco 04/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will reportedly be holding an emergency special session tomorrow, April 12, to discuss about the action to address the effects of El Niño.  Cebu City Councilor David “Dave” Tumulak…

Cebu LGUs urged to declare state of calamity in their levels if ‘necessary’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With “worsened” effect of the weak El Niño in Cebu province, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) Head Baltazar Tribunalo is encouraging local government units (LGUs) to declare a state of calamity…

4 Cebu LGUs under state of calamity

Rosalie Abatayo 04/03/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A state of calamity was already declared in at least four local government units (LGUs) in Cebu province. The legislative bodies of Carcar City in southern Cebu, Ginatilan town in the southwestern…

El Niño Phenomenon: Cebu province under state of calamity

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A state of calamity was declared in Cebu province today, March 25, to caution the ill effects of the El Niño phenomenon. Members of the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) passed a resolution authored…

With El Niño here, PDRRMO urges Gov. Davide to place province under state of calamity

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Following an interagency meeting among the different departments in Cebu, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) has recommended to Governor Hilario Davide III to place the province under a state…

Cebu City Council to hold special session for calamity aid of fire-stricken barangays

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/07/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will hold a special session on Friday, February 8, to tackle the aid for the fire victims in Barangay Pardo and Barangay Ermita. Vice Mayor Edgar Labella, who…

Ermita officials to seek DILG advice on release of calamity fund

Rosalie Abatayo 02/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With only two officials left in Barangay Ermita, acting Barangay Captain Efe Rupinta raised concerns on how to release the quick response funds for the over 2,000 individuals who were affected in Tuesday’s…

Poe: Release calamity fund to affected food-producing regions

Inquirer.net 09/15/2018

SENATOR Grace Poe has asked government to speed up the release of calamity funds for typhoon-hit Cagayan Valley, to ensure that the region can “replant, rebuild, and restore its farm output and facilities.” “One-fourth of the corn…

Marikina under state of calamity due to flooding

Inquirer.net 07/22/2018

THE tropical cyclone warning signal is now down to one province as Tropical Depression “Josie” moves north-northeast of Bashi Channel. According to the severe weather bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa),…

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