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…

Preparedness for disasters and revelry

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 12/28/2017

Cagayan de Oro City — This writer extends his condolences to the family and relatives of Cebu Daily News columnist Ricky Poca who passed away last Dec. 26. The closest interaction I had with Poca was at…

Boy missing after falling into Butuanon River

Norman V. Mendoza 01/10/2017

According to Mandaue City’s disaster response office, an 8-year-old boy named Charlie Ranile, a resident of Maguikay, went mising around 3 pm on Tuesday, January 10. He fell into the Butuanon River, and was swept away by…

Children and disasters

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 06/26/2016

The rainy season now brings much apprehension to many. It can mean flooding, landslides, tornadoes and other related weather phenomena. Remember the children and their teachers entombed, among the reported 1126 deaths, in the deadly February, 2006…

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