DWUP hopeful Duljo-Fatima fire victims can rebuild homes before Christmas

John Carlo Villaruel 12/07/2016

THE Division for the Welfare of the Urban Poor (DWUP) is hoping that families who were affected by the fire in Barangay Duljo-Fatima last week can rebuild their damaged houses before December 25 so they can celebrate…

City builds a shortcut to the Inayawan landfill from SRP

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/22/2016

CEBU City Hall is constructing a new bridge-like access into the Inayawan landfill from the Mambaling side of the South Road Properties (SRP). In order to avoid costs, the city will use its spare culverts to form…

Cebu inches towards full recovery three years after

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/14/2016

Stone after stone, brick by brick, the road to recovery from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake which jolted Central Philippines on October 15, 2013, was slow but sure. In its epicenter, Bohol, the energy released by the powerful earthquake,…

Labella asks Cebu City disaster office to assess soil erosion in Budlaan

Margarette Managaytay 09/30/2016

CEBU City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella requested the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) officer-in-charge Nagiel Bañacia to conduct a “more intensive assessment” in Sitio Lower Tac-an, Barangay Budlaan. This is due to the…

Alcover hits rampant quarrying in three villages

Margarette Managaytay 09/21/2016

CEBU City Councilor Pastor Alcover Jr. called on Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to reconvene the city’s Mining Regulatory Board (CCMRB) following reports of rampant quarrying in the city’s three mountain barangays. In a privilege speech during…

Contractor warned, told to finish Carbon project

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/01/2016

CEBU City’s Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) has warned the contractor of the Carbon Market Unit II project of termination of contract if the contractor continues to delay the completion of the project. Liquidated damages…

P1.5B drainage fund still unused

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/05/2015

Cebu City Hall has a P1.5 billion budget for drainage projects this year but the amount hasn’t been spent. This was pointed out by Councilor Margarita “Margot” Osmeña during the last day of  marathon budget hearings for…

City Hall tackles P3-B backlog of projects since year 2010

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/23/2015

Around P3 billion worth of programs and projects in Cebu City remain unimplemented. This is why City Hall is  speeding up the preparation of Programs of Work and Estimates (POWEs) for  infrastructure projects which has unspent funds…

City disaster management office identifies 10 unsafe structures

Nestle L. Semilla 07/14/2015

AT least 10 buildings in Cebu City are considered in danger of collapsing especially during a powerful earthquake. Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CCDRRMO) executive director Simeon Romarate said the buildings are either abandoned, dilapidated,…

Dredging in Estero de Parian to start soon

Joana Belsonda, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/24/2015

DREDGING works for the portion of Estero de Parian in Colon St. are set to start next week. Cebu City Legal Officer Jerone Castillo, who heads City Hall’s Colon Revitalization Program, said they have already identified the area…

‘Concrete storm’ for roads in upland villages

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/21/2015

Close to P600 million worth of road concreting projects connecting Cebu City’s upland barangays are scheduled to be bidded out this month, an official said yesterday. “It will be ‘road concreting storm’ for the mountain barangays,” said …

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