700 evacuated in Cebu City; forced evacuation may be ordered Thursday afternoon

Delta Letigio 12/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Over 700 individuals have already been preemptively evacuated here to avoid complications once Typhoon Odette arrives.  The typhoon, which has an international name Rai, is expected to hit Cebu City on Thursday evening,…

Tumulak files surprise candidacy for Cebu City Mayor

Dyrecka Letigio 10/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A sudden twist to Cebu City’s brewing political battle for 2022 elections came as Councilor David Tumulak filed his candidacy for City Mayor on October 7, 2021.  Tumulak filed his candidacy shortly after…

Tombs in Labangon cemetery collapse

Dyrecka Letigio 09/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tombs holding recently buried bodies collapsed in a cemetery in Barangay Labangon prompting the Cebu City government to close down the area for health and safety reasons. Councilor David Tumulak said that at…

Cebu City’s cadaver van now ready for use

Dyrecka Letigio 08/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak announced on August 31, 2021, that the cadaver van at the Department of General Services (DGS) compound at the South Road Properties is now ready for use. Tumulak…

Cebu City to go after printing shops selling fake vaccination cards

Dyrecka Letigio 08/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will be going after printing shops allegedly selling fake vaccination cards in the city following the arrest of an individual in Barangay Kalubihan, Cebu City, selling fake copies of vaccine cards…

Bomb threat suspends Cebu City Hall operations 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A bomb threat disrupted operations at the Cebu City Hall on Friday, August 27, 2021.  City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) administrative head Ramil Ayuman said they received a text of…

Archdiocese of Cebu approves giving tomb space to Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio 08/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu has given its approval to the request of the Cebu City government to build more tombs in four major cemeteries in the city. The Archdiocese gave their go signal…

Mobile freezers to provide free storage for bodies in Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio 08/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is set to receive from private donors, including Senator Richard Gordon’s Red Cross, two mobile freezers for storing deceased bodies. Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak said they are seeing this as…

Cebu City dad suspects sabotage, scam over cadaver storage

Dyrecka Letigio 08/17/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak said there may have been a scam perpetrated by some funeral parlors with regards to storing deceased bodies in the city. This he said after meeting with…

Funeral home owner says cadavers in ‘bodega’ were not abandoned

Dyrecka Letigio 08/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The management of St. Bernard’s Funeral Homes in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City insisted that the bodies found in a bodega in Barangay Basak San Nicolas that was recently found in a raid by…

Cebu City to CIDG: Investigate selling of vaccines

Dyrecka Letigio 08/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is asking the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to investigate reports of individuals selling vaccine slots. On the Facebook Page of a student organization in a medical university,…

Police tap barangays to help prevent ‘unauthorized burials’ in Cebu City

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – To prevent ‘unauthorized burials’ in Cebu City, police here have coordinated with the barangay officials to help monitor cemeteries under their jurisdiction. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the…

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