Cebu City Council calls for executive session today to discuss state of water in the city

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Officials of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) will be appear in an executive session called by the Cebu City Council this afternoon, April 30, to brief legislators of the state of the…

More construction-related skills course needed in PH

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—With the continued shortage of construction workers in the Philippines, technical schools should offer more courses on construction-related skills. Engineer Peter Paul Dy, chairperson of the Regional Technical Education and Skills Development Council (RTESDC), called…

Cebu City Council to hold emergency session to address water supply woes

Gerard Vincent Francisco 04/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will reportedly be holding an emergency special session tomorrow, April 12, to discuss about the action to address the effects of El Niño.  Cebu City Councilor David “Dave” Tumulak…

Dad urges Cebu City gov’t to extend support in renovating police stations

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, chairman of the city’s Police Advisory Council, called for the city government to extend help in renovating the 11 police stations in Cebu City. Garganera passed a resolution…

With El Niño’s effects starting to be felt, state of preparedness in Cebu pushed

Futch Anthony Inso 03/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has approved a resolution declaring a state of preparedness in the whole province of Cebu, which is in relation with the weak El Niño…

Cebu City dads to cops: More foot patrols amid brutal killing of teen in Lapu-Lapu

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 03/12/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Cebu City Council is requesting the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) and the barangays to increase foot patrols at night following the killing of 16-year-old Christine Silawan in the neighboring Lapu-Lapu City. Councilor…

Cebu City Council to contractor: Follow safety rules in building CCMC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Council is requesting the contractor of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC), the C.E Padilla Construction Inc., to review the safety measures in the construction of the six-storey building. Councilor Jocelyn Pesquera,…

San Fernando Council to seek NBI’s help on tracing online kill lists’ accounts

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Sangguniang Bayan of San Fernando town, 38.2 kilometers south of Cebu City, will seek the help of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) to trace dummy accounts that allegedly spread a…

Cebu City Council urges gov’t officials to surrender unlicensed firearms

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Council passed a resolution urging public officials to surrender their unlicensed firearms to the police following the arrest of two barangay captains last week. Councilor Dave Tumulak, the deputy mayor on police…

EMB-7 to city gov’t : Give private firms chance to help solve Cebu City’s waste problems

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is encouraged to give private operators a chance to help the city to manage its wastes. William Cuñado, Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) regional director, said that…

City Council wants BFP report within 72 hours after a fire

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/08/2019

CEBU CITY,  Philippines—The Cebu City Council will be requesting the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to submit incident reports to the City Disaster Risk Reduction Office (CDRRMO) within 72 hours after a fire in order for the council…

Cebu City Council to hold special session for calamity aid of fire-stricken barangays

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/07/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will hold a special session on Friday, February 8, to tackle the aid for the fire victims in Barangay Pardo and Barangay Ermita. Vice Mayor Edgar Labella, who…

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