Team Rama mulls shrinking budget

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/30/2016

CEBU City Hall’s budget for next year may be smaller than the P7.2 billion proposed by Mayor Tomas Osmeña depending on how the Team Rama bloc sizes it up. Councilor Joy Pesquera, who chairs the council’s committee…

Cebu City’s disaster budget hits snag amid claims of politicking

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/12/2016

A 350.8-million budget plan next year for the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) was met with irritation by members of the Cebu City Council majority bloc during budget deliberations, Friday, amid growing noise arising…

Hundreds of homes still submerged in floods

Norman V. Mendoza 11/03/2016

Around 1,500 houses in four sitios of Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City remained submerged in ankle- to knee-deep flood waters due to heavy downpours experienced in Cebu for the past several days. Residents of Sitios Tondon, Sto. Niño,…

Labella probes damage to equipment

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/03/2016

The failure to properly maintain an important aerial ladder truck and water tanker, earlier acquired by Cebu City through a donation, may have caused the equipment to end up in a junkyard, useless and left to rust.…

Kin wade through flooded cemetery to visit tombs

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morexette Erram, Norman V. Mendoza 10/31/2016

THE ankle-to-knee-deep waters flooding the municipal and protestant church cemetery in Barangay Gun-ob, Lapu-Lapu City, failed to stop some visitors yesterday from visiting the tombs of their loved ones there. These visitors, who wanted to avoid the…

Lapses found in Cebu City cemeteries

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/31/2016

Minor deficiencies were noticed by city officials after inspecting some cemeteries in Cebu City on Monday morning. Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) operations chief Harold Alcontin said the entrance and exit areas in…

Sunday rain brings flood in some metro areas

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/30/2016

AN almost 12 hours of heavy rain last Saturday evening until early Sunday morning resulted in flooding in some parts of Metro Cebu. Vhan Singson, weather specialist of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Mactan…

ALERT UP FOR KALAG-KALAG

Dominic D. Yasay, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/30/2016

As the exodus of thousands departing for their hometowns peaked today, local officials and law enforcement agencies are on high alert to watch over those heading out of Cebu as well as those who have started to…

ALERT UP FOR LAWIN

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Edison Delos Angeles, Izobelle T. Pulgo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 10/19/2016

Better safe than sorry. Although Cebu is not in the path of Super Typhoon “Lawin” (international name: Haima), local disaster and law enforcement authorities yesterday geared up for an intense weather disturbance that was bearing down fast…

Cebu City ready to aid Luzon amid ‘Lawin’s’ arrival

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/19/2016

Cebu City Hall is ready to send a team to northern Luzon to assist areas hit by supertyphoon Lawin. Nagiel Banacia, Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) chief, said they signified their intent to…

Labella asks Cebu City disaster office to assess soil erosion in Budlaan

Margarette Managaytay 09/30/2016

CEBU City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella requested the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) officer-in-charge Nagiel Bañacia to conduct a “more intensive assessment” in Sitio Lower Tac-an, Barangay Budlaan. This is due to the…

Cliff dwellers seek help amid landslide risks

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/28/2016

On the hillylands of Barangay Budlaan, Cebu City, several residents live in peril as their homes sit dangerously at the edge of a cliff right beside a small river. The houses numbering eight are among 62 structures…

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