Councilor calls for crowd surge prevention measure ahead of Sinulog in 2023

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After the Halloween stampede in Itaewon, South Korea, which claimed hundreds of lives last month, a councilor in Cebu City is proposing a measure to help prevent the same incident from occurring in…

Preemptive evac underway for families in Binaliw sitio due to threats of landslide

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 11/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Several families residing in a mountain barangay in Cebu City have been told to leave their properties as soon as possible due to threats of a possible landslide.  Ramil Ayuman, secretary for special…

As soil continues to move in Busay, Cebu City asks intervention from nat’l govt

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The earth around Sitio Garahe, Barangay Busay in Cebu City continues to move following days of non-stop rains. And the Cebu City Government has asked the national government to intervene and help them…

Arce to reorganize, instill internal discipline at CCTO

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Newly designated Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) acting head Racquel Arce said she will prioritize internal personnel discipline and strict enforcement of the city’s traffic code. Arce is now tasked with leading the…

Rama appoints Arce as CCTO acting department head

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has named Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) chief Racquel Arce as the new acting department head of the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO). Under…

2 men injured as motorcycle falls off Brgy Tisa cliff

Paul Lauro and Pegeen Maisie Sararaña 10/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A motorcycle driver, and his passenger sustained injuries after the motorcycle they were riding in fell off a cliff in Sitio Lower South Hills in Barangay Tisa, Cebu City, past noon on Friday,…

Worker injured after backhoe fell into a 60-foot cliff in Cebu City barangay

Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 08/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A construction worker was injured after he was pinned down from a fallen backhoe, that he was operating in a quarry site, in Upper Tac-an, Barangay Budlaan, Cebu City, past 2 p.m. on…

7 landslides hit Cebu City over the weekend, 80 evacuated

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – No less than seven landslides hit the hinterland villages of Cebu City over the weekend, resulting in the displacement of at least 80 individuals, authorities confirmed. Raquel Arce, head of the Cebu City…

‘Drunk’ driver hurt in Cebu City road accident

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A car crashed and rolled over after its driver was believed to have fallen asleep while travelling along V. Urgello Street in Barangay Sambag 2 in Cebu City at dawn on Sunday, May…

Man found hanging from a building in Colon remains unidentified

Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 05/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The police and the city’s disaster risk reduction and management office personnel are still clueless as to the cause of death of the still-unidentified man seen hanging from a building in downtown Cebu…

3 Cebu City Hall workers fail drug test, face sanctions

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three employees of the Cebu City government are now facing sanctions after they failed to pass the mandatory drug test. Ramil Ayuman, officer-in-charge of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO),…

Cebu City disaster unit to Cebuanos: Don’t take heavy rains lightly

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – With rains expected in the coming days, Cebuanos, especially those living in areas prone to landslide and floods, are urged to take extra precautions. This as Cebu City has remained on Monday, October…

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