MCDRRMO’s newly hired staff undergo disaster training

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/04/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines– The 27 newly hired personnel of the Mandaue City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MCDRRMO) underwent rescue training on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Their training will last for three months before they will be…

Rama to push for budget allocation on Food Bank in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Eduardo Rama, Jr. is pushing for a budget allocation on the implementation of a Food Bank in Cebu City. This after the spread of community pantries in the city indicated…

CDRRMO forms squad to patrol SRP tunnel

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) has formed a squad to patrol the South Road Properties (SRP) tunnel to ensure that no individual will be loitering in the tunnel…

Residents call for help online as 11 villages in Tuburan, Cebu affected by floodwater 

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 12/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Rescue operations are now ongoing in Tuburan town, northwestern Cebu as floodwaters emerged due to incessant rains on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Tuburan Vice Mayor Aljun Diamante confirmed in a phone interview with reporters on…

River in Danao City overflows; 30 families evacuated

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 12/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Disaster and rescue personnel in Danao City are currently doing evacuation and search and rescue operations after one of the city’s major tributaries overflowed on Wednesday morning, December 2, 2020. Roland Reyes, head of the…

P19M rescue truck turned over to Lapu-Lapu’s disaster team

Futch Anthony Inso 11/20/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) has acquired a new heavy-duty rescue truck today, November 20, 2020. Nagiel Bañacia, DRRMO head, said that the heavy-duty rescue truck, which was…

Gullas says DPWH currently working on drainage system to address flooding problems in Talisay

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/10/2020

Talisay City, Cebu—Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas is urging the public to be patient as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) continues to work on improving the drainage system that would help address the…

Fire, minor landslide in Cebu City on Tuesday dawn

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City was greeted with a fire at the Carbon Market and a minor landslide in Barangay Sapangdaku on Tuesday dawn, November 3, 2020. The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO)…

Environmental disasters we wish had never happened

Rhobie A. Ruaya, Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 03/22/2020

Pope John Paul II once said that “the Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by…

Five Lapu-Lapu City residents under home quarantine closely monitored

Norman V. Mendoza 02/07/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Five residents in Lapu-Lapu City, who have been placed under home quarantine, are being closely monitored by the Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO) and the city’s nCoV Incident Management Team.…

Zubiri’s prayer to Sto. Niño: Passing of the Disaster Resilience Bill

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senator Miguel Zubiri is a long time devotee of the Señor Santo Niño de Cebu and this is his 12th time in Cebu for the Sinulog festival.  “Sa among altar sa balay, naa…

LGUs urged to assess need to suspend classes; rough seas strand 300 passengers 

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The local government units (LGUs) of the province of Cebu are encouraged to proactively assess their localities if there is a need for them to declare a suspension of classes due to the…

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