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…

16 fires reported in Cebu City from June 1 to 20

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 06/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Fire Office (CCFO) recorded a total of 16 fire incidents from June 1 to 20 and at least P80 million in damages. Senior Fire Officer 2 (SFO2) Wendell Villanueva, information…

Punta Princesa fire may have been intentionally set, says CCFO

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Fire Office (CCFO) may have reason to believe that the fire that burned down hundreds of houses in Barangay Punta Princesa on Saturday, June 11, 2022, was deliberately set. Senior…

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…

Fire breaks out in Brgy. Ermita, Cebu City

Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 06/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — (Updated) A fire broke out in Sitio Bato, Barangy Ermita in Cebu City on Monday afternoon, June 6, 2022.  An incident report from the Cebu City Fire Office stated that the fire started…

P2.7 million lost in Punta Princesa fire

Wenilyn B. Sabalo and Paul Lauro 06/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Properties worth P2.7 million went up in smoke when a fire hit a residential area in Victor Village in Barangay Punta Princesa in Cebu City, early Thursday evening, June 2, 2022, fire authorities…

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…

Fire causes P59.5M in damage in Cebu City

Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 04/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Around P59 million worth of property was damaged in a fire in downtown Cebu City on Friday morning, April 8, 2022 The Cebu City Fire Office pegged the estimated cost of damage at P59.5…

CCFO shows off disaster preparedness on high rise buildings

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Fire Office (CCFO) held a simulation exercise on disaster preparedness on a high rise building  on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.  Senior Fire Officer 2 (SFO2) Wendell Villanueva, information officer of…

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,…

Fire Prevention Month: Firefighters level up camaraderie for better service

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In this Fire Prevention Month, firefighters also level up their sense of camaraderie to each other. Senior Fire Officer 2 (SFO2) Wendell Villanueva, information officer of the Cebu City Fire Office (CCFO), said…

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