Mainstreaming disaster preparedness

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 01/16/2020

The year 2019 ended with many Cebuanos and fellow Filipinos reeling from the impacts of Typhoon Ursula, the 20th typhoon to enter the country. 2020 has just started. Yet, we are reminded abruptly and should be painfully…

Tumulak: Cebu City not yet ready for big disasters

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is not yet ready for big disasters. This was the pronouncement of Councilor David Tumulak, a member of the City Council’s committee on disaster risk reduction and management, in the wake…

Tumulak calls on barangays to prepare residents for disasters

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 10/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A recent trip to Japan had Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak think about the disaster preparedness of Cebuanos and the readiness of communities when disaster strikes. The seasoned councilor visited Yokohama City, the…

AI-powered video surveillance to improve public safety, security

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Detecting potential disasters or problem situations nowadays requires sophisticated and technology-driven surveillance system. This could be achieved through an artificial-intelligence-powered video surveillance system that could help improve public safety and security. Such technology is…

Gov’t agencies prepare for disaster resilience month celebration in July

CNU Intern Vernie Jean David Ruiles 06/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Government agencies engaged in disaster preparedness and mitigation will be holding a month-long campaign to make sure that Cebuanos are able to survive disasters. Speaking during the weekly Agio-7 forum, Rizajoy Hernandez, information…

Sinas: Mandatory ROTC to teach discipline to senior high school students

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The revival of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is expected to teach discipline among senior high school students. Police Brigadier Debold Sinas, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), …

NTC-7 launches program for disaster preparedness

Futch Anthony Inso 09/27/2017

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in Central Visayas has created the Rapid Emergency Telecommunications Team (RETT) to provide integrated communication flow before, during and after disasters. During the symposium conducted by the Kapisanan nga mga Brodkaster ng…

ICT foreseen to help improve disaster preparedness and response

USJ-R Intern Kristine Remolisan 09/20/2017

THE first international conference on information and communication technology (ICT) for disaster preparedness and response in Cebu commenced last Tuesday, September 19. The conference was participated by local government units (LGUs), national agencies, non-government organization (NGOs) and…

Smart programs shine at Philippine Quill Awards

PR 08/01/2017

  SMART Communications’ efforts to improve the daily lives of Filipinos through mobile technology were recognized recently at the 15th Philippine Quill Awards. Smart received second-runner up honors for Company of the Year, as well as 12…

It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark

Jeff Ruffolo 11/10/2016

THIS is a true story. Many decades ago, a very old man had a vision. Some called him mad. To others, a prophet. He said it came to him in a dream that every member of his…

Cebu bags DILG governance award

Izobelle T. Pulgo 10/27/2016

CEBU province bagged this year’s Seal of Good Local Governance from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) during the Philippine Local Governance Congress held in Manila last Oct. 27. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III…

Nicole Cordoves wins first runner-up at Miss Grand International pageant

10/27/2016

THE PHILIPPINES’ bet to Miss Grand International 2016 came close to bringing home the crown with a first runner-up finish—the highest rank a Filipina beauty queen has achieved in the international beauty tilt, held this year at…

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