Mandaue residents who disregard evacuation orders during calamities will be penalized

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/30/2022

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City residents who will not obey evacuation orders during disasters will soon be penalized. In the hopes of further protecting the lives of Mandauehanons during disasters, Councilor Jennifer Del Mar drafted…

Rama allows school heads to implement localized class suspensions

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama issued on Friday, August 19, 2022, an executive order (EO) authorizing school heads and heads of higher educational institutions to suspend classes due to typhoons, flooding, other weather…

Cebu CDRRMO to focus on disaster prevention, mitigation in Rama’s first 100 days

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) plans to focus on disaster prevention and mitigation in the barangays as part of Mayor Rama’s goal for his first 100 days. Harold…

Cebu City launches Oplan Lista app to counter anomalies

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is taking seriously the issue of anomalous distribution of financial aid for Typhoon Odette, and the Disaster Council is launching a long-term solution to avoid any more irregularities in the distribution…

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…

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