Ursula damages Daanbantayan’s ‘disaster-resilient’ homes

Rosalie Abatayo 12/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Risa Estrera thought that her days of worrying over the safety of her family when typhoons hit Daanbantayan were over. She felt this way in January 2019 when they moved into their new…

Priest appeals for help to restore Daanbantayan church

Rosalie Abatayo 12/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The church still looks unscathe from the outside as it stood silent right there surrounded by uprooted trees and various debris. Inside the church is another story. It was like witnessing a repeat of…

Southern Leyte welcomes Christmas with candlelit dinners 

Jani Arnaiz 12/25/2019

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte — Most families here welcomed Christmas with lighted candles as power went out in the entire province at 10:58 p.m. of Tuesday, December 24. The power interruption angered residents as they were either…

Palma calls for prayers, help for areas affected by Ursula

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral was already full an hour before the Christmas Eve mass at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. Some even brought with them their own chairs as they arrived…

Typhoon Ursula brings power interruption, minor landside to Cebu City

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 12/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Asuncion Pedrago, 55, a resident of Barangay Capitol Site thought that Christmas this year will be marked by rain and darkness. The mother of six said there was power interruption in their home…

Storm surge warning up in northern Cebu towns

Rosalie Abatayo 12/24/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Five towns in northern Cebu are advised to prepare for possible storm surges brought about by Typhoon Ursula. These towns are Santa Fe, Madridejos, Bantayan, Daanbantayan and Medellin. Romeo Aguirre, weather specialist…

Labella orders preemptive evacuation in Cebu City’s mountain barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the preemptive evacuation in the city’s mountain barangays as Typhoon Ursula made its landfall in Salcedo Eastern Samar around 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.…

Orange rainfall alert in northern, central Cebu

Rosalie Abatayo 12/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An orange rainfall alert has been raised for towns and cities in northern and central Cebu around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 24. An orange alert or orange rainfall advisory means that rainfall in…

Signal No. 3 raised over Camotes as Ursula intensifies into a typhoon

Rosalie Abatayo 12/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The four towns of Camotes Island are now under Storm Signal Number 3, the state weather bureau said in its 2 p.m. severe weather bulletin on Tuesday, December 24. This happened as Ursula…

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