Cebu City DRRMO prepares for expected storm

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) is on guard for possible disasters amid continuous rains and the possible passing of a tropical storm next week. Disaster administrative head, Ramil…

Personnel from different gov’t offices in Mandaue undergo surprise drug test

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/16/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A total of 250 personnel from the Mandaue City Health Office, Emergency Operations Center, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office have undergone a surprise drug test on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Dr.…

COMELEC Cebu City lays plans for filing of COCs

Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cebu City has already submitted a recommendation for an orderly and secure filing of candidacy this October 1 to 8, 2021. Lawyer Chauncey Boholst, the North District…

Bañacia: I am already expecting the worst

Futch Anthony Inso 08/13/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government was never surprised with the extension of its modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status after August 15. Nagiel Bañacia, head of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO),…

One dead in Danao, hundreds in central Cebu evacuated due to floods

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Jay Waren Almaden was not able to report to his workplace in Lapu-Lapu City on Wednesday morning, December 2, 2020. Almaden, 27, was found dead at the downstream portion of Tangon River in…

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…

Oponganons told to take health protocols seriously

Immae Lachica 06/23/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Oponganons are told to take health protocols seriously to avoid the further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the city. After reporting that there were 42 new cases recorded in Lapu-Lapu…

Body of missing habal-habal driver found in dam

Delta Letigio and Paul Lauro 12/26/2019

(First update) CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The body of habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) driver Jonathan Canggas, who was officially reported missing on December 25, was retrieved by personnel from Danao City’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) at 11:30…

Officials urge vessel owner to siphon oil from ill-fated ship

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/11/2017

Five days after the ill-fated  sank off the waters of Barangay Cansojong, Talisay City, no marine life has been affected by any oil spill so far. But Alvin Santillana, head of Talisay City’s Disaster Risk Reduction and…

MGB boosts coordination with local officials on disaster preparedness

Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/15/2017

IN its aim to achieve zero casualties during disasters and calamities, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Director Loreto Alburo said they were strengthening their coordination with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) by…

Lost fishermen found in Balamban

Izobelle T. Pulgo 02/03/2017

SEVEN fishermen of Barangay Six, Tuburan town in midwest Cebu who were reported missing at 11 a.m. yesterday were eventually found in Balamban town, Cebu, more than 50 kilometers away just a few hours after. Richard Hernandez,…

Cebu City’s disaster budget hits snag amid claims of politicking

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/12/2016

A 350.8-million budget plan next year for the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) was met with irritation by members of the Cebu City Council majority bloc during budget deliberations, Friday, amid growing noise arising…

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