Arson complaint readied against several individuals linked to Punta fire – CCFO

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Fire Office (CCFO) is set to file formal complaints of arson against individuals allegedly behind the Barangay Punta Princesa fire possibly this week. Senior Fire Officer (SFO1) Wendell Villanueva, CCFO…

Hope remains amid the ruins left by Punta fire 

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 06/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — They might go back to nothing after the fire hit their houses but their hopes for recovery remains.  Some residents have assured themselves that they will start from scratch again in building what…

Ermita fire razes 25 houses, displaces 150 individuals

Pegeen Maisie Sararaña and Paul Lauro 06/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An afternoon fire razed 25 houses and displaced at least 150 individuals today, June 6, in Sitio Bato, Barangay Ermita, Cebu City. Senior Fire Officer 1 (SFO1) Riza Julve, fire investigator, estimated the…

Polling centers in Cebu City have adequate fire protection equipment — CCFO

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 05/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Fire Office (CCFO) has assured that the polling centers in the city have adequate fire protection equipment. Senior Fire Officer 2 (SFO2) Wendell Villanueva, information officer of the Cebu City…

How a female teacher became a firefighter in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It must have been fate. That was one way to describe how Fire Officer 2 (FO2) Novie Dagcuta found herself in the male-dominated business of putting out fires and saving lives. Dagcuta, 32,…

CCFO: 23 fires after Odette destroyed P22M worth of properties

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More than P22 million worth of properties went up in smoke in Cebu City from 23 reported fire incidents from December 17 until December 31 or days after city got hit by typhoon…

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