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…

Punta Princesa fire victims need hygiene kits, milk, diapers

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Families who lost their homes and other valuables to the fire that hit Barangay Punta Princesa in Cebu City are in need of help. Portia Basmayor, head of the Department of Social Welfare…

Rama tasks ‘resident ombudsman’ to probe Odette financial aid anomalies

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has ordered City Hall’s resident ombudsman, Lawyer Homer Cabaral, and other city lawyers to investigate the anomalies surrounding the Odette financial assistance distribution.  “There is no more need…

Odette aid: 33,000 more Cebu City residents to receive P5,000 cash

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will be 33,231 more Odette victims who will receive P5,000 financial aid from Cebu City. The Cebu City Treasurer’s Office and the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) are set to…

PROBE: Children found inside or around cemeteries will be rescued

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/21/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Prevention Restoration Beautification and Enhancement (PROBE) team said children who will be found within or around the premises of cemeteries will be rescued. PROBE Head Racquel Arce said that…

Cebu City Council wants P3M earmarked for food banks in 2022 budget

Dyrecka Letigio 10/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council wants the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) to allocate enough funds for the establishment of a food bank in the city in 2022. Councilor Alvin Dizon, the…

P1.9 million allotted for Cebu City’s TUPAD beneficiaries

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 02/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The unemployed and displaced workers in Cebu City will now have something to look forward to. Senator Emmanuel Joel Villanueva has managed to secure a P1.9 million allotment for the city under the…

Labella on P2M rent of building for Women’s and Children’s Center: ‘I think it’s too much’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is not inclined to approve the renting of a private building in Barangay Banilad here for a Women’s and Children’s Center for P500,000 per month, or P2 million for a…

Financial assistance finally reaches victims of Kalunasan fire

Delta Letigio 09/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Families in Barangay Kalunasan here who were victims of a fire incident last March 17, 2020 finally received their financial assistance. Cebu City’s Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) conducted the distribution…

Cebu City dads express concerns with the bypassing of barangays in PWD financial distribution

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City councilors expressed concerns on the report that many of the barangays were bypassed during the distribution of financial assistance to Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The Cebu…

Cebu City rounds up street dwellers

Benjie Talisic, Nestle L. Semilla 04/04/2017

WITH the ongoing summit meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), around 100 street dwellers were rounded up by the Cebu City government and placed in the old building of the Cebu City abattoir. The…

Soc to propose increase of seniors cash aid to P3,000

Edison Delos Angeles 03/13/2017

Seniors in Talisay City has something to look forward to. Councilor Socrates Fernandez of Talisay City in southern Cebu wants to increase the annual financial assistance given to the at least 10,000 senior citizens in the city…

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