CCDRRMO taps frat, sorority members as emergency responders

Vhenna Marie Mantilla 03/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) launched Friday (March 4) the Barangayan, Bayanihan, Bolontarismo program together with the Cebu inter-fraternity and sorority response groups at the Plaza Independencia. The…

Disasters are not natural

Rodel D. Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 02/26/2022

Whenever typhoons or earthquakes wreak havoc in our country, people quickly call these events “natural disasters.” While this is true, such terminology hides dangerous assumptions that could impede resilience to future disasters. After all, if disasters are…

DSWD-7 receives 12K sacks of donated rice from China

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Some 600 metric tons or 12,000 sacks of Chinese rice were donated by the Government of the People’s Republic of China to the Department of Social Welfare and Development on Thursday, October 21,…

Mandaue’s P22M Mobile Command Center arrives

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City’s brand new Mobile Command Center which the city purchased from the Czech Republic has arrived on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The city government’s 22-million Mobile Command Center will serve as the…

Scientists propose building ‘ark’ on moon to house millions of reproductive cell samples

Ian Biong - @IBiongINQINQUIRER.net 03/13/2021

  Scientists are proposing to have a “lunar ark” built on the moon to house millions of reproductive cells from Earth as a “modern global insurance policy.” The said “ark,” which is set to be built beneath…

Cebu City dad pushes for food banks for disasters, public health emergencies

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is proposing an ordinance establishing food banks in the city for disasters and public health emergencies.  “No one should go hungry during a disaster and public health emergency, and the…

Visayan Electric airs concern over issuance of temporary electric permits

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Visayan Electric, the primary energy provider for Metro Cebu, has asked the Cebu City Council to reconsider some portions of a proposed ordinance on the issuance of temporary electric permits. The ordinance…

City needs P1.2B to transform barangay gyms into evacuation centers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that P1.2 billion from the city’s local development fund can be used to renovate the barangay gyms in the city to make them “evacuation-ready.” Labella said many…

PH fails to get reinsurers for gov’t assets at risk from natural disasters

Ben O. de Vera 12/26/2019

The government has failed to hire reinsurers for the planned one-year program to protect government assets in areas prone to natural disasters. National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon told the Inquirer there was a “failed bidding” for the…

Firecracker zones will help deter disasters

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Jessa Mae O. Sotto 12/30/2018

LIGHTING firecrackers should be done away from residential areas in order to prevent disasters, such as fires, from happening. This is the reason why government officials from Cebu and Lapu-Lapu cities are urging their respective constituents who…

One lesson to learn from natural disasters

10/30/2018

We have concluded the yearly Season of Creation proclaimed by Pope Francis in 2016, in collaboration with other Christian Churches, denominations and other belief systems and cultures; it was celebrated from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4, feast…

4Ps families become more prepared for disasters

PR 07/24/2018

Pantawid Pamilya partner-beneficiaries in the Central Visayas region are now more prepared before a disaster strikes. Through the Family Development Session (FDS), a monthly session that gathers 4Ps partner-beneficiaries, they have acquired new skills and knowledge on…

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