DOLE to assist displaced Boracay workers find new jobs

Jessa Mae O. Sotto and Futch Anthony Inso 04/28/2018

ERVIN Canlas, 26, left the famous tourist destination Boracay Island in Aklan last Wednesday (April 25) with a heavy heart. The six-month closure of the island for rehabilitation gave him no choice but to return to his…

Cebu City Government distributes subsidy to displaced students after abandoning city-owned condo

Doris Mae Mondragon 03/27/2018

At least 196 students from the mountain barangays received P6,000 each as rental subsidy from the city government today. The recipients were among the students who vacated the five-storey Cebu City Hillyland Dormitory in June last year.…

400 FAMILIES DISPLACED

Benjie B. Talisic, Fe Marie D. Dumaboc 01/14/2018

PASIL FIRE Ingracia Gabison, 70, was on the rooftop of her employer’s three-storey apartment when she saw a massive fire eating away the neighbors’ homes. Gabison, the househelper of Ingrid Maranga, did not want to leave believing…

DOLE offers livelihood programs for displaced Metro workers

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 01/07/2018

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) will meet with the management of Metro Ayala today to discuss the situation of the more than 500 employees displaced by the fire at Metro Ayala. DOLE-7 Director Cyril Ticao…

13 homes razed; 200 people displaced

Benjie B. Talisic, Morexette B. Erram 10/07/2017

QUIOT FIRE At least 100 families or 200 individuals were displaced after an early afternoon fire razed 13 houses and gutted six other homes. Senior Fire Officer Ariel Balajadia, fire investigator of the Cebu City Bureau of…

160 employees displaced

Jhunnex Napallacan 08/07/2017

Japanese company claims to have suffered from financial difficulties A locator of the Mactan Economic Zone (MEZ) 1 closed shop on Saturday leaving at least 160 of their employees jobless. The management of Cebu Nisico Corporation (CNC)…

Nine families displaced by fire

Norman V. Mendoza 07/31/2017

Two houses owned by one family were destroyed by fire at Sitio Sector 1 Barangay Pagsabungan, Mandaue City at past 1 pm Monday. Rosalia Berdegar, who owns the houses occupied by eight tenants, said one of them…

Whirlwind destroys homes, displaces Danao families

Doris C. Bongcac, Inna Gian Mejia, Nestle L. Semillla 06/06/2017

Hundreds of families were displaced as strong winds, which they described as a “tornado”, tore through 16 houses and damaged 60 more in Barangays Suba and Taytay in Danao City at past 8 p.m. last Monday. One…

MAO BA?

06/02/2017

AND WHY NOT? The arrival in Cebu City yesterday of at least 14 families, or 62 internally displaced persons, who escaped from the raging gun battle in Marawi City between state troops and the Maute-IS terror group,…

Cebu City offers P1M aid to displaced Marawi residents

Inna Mejia 05/31/2017

  CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has promised to extend P1 million worth of relief assistance to Marawi City residents displaced by the ongoing fighting between state troops and the Maute terror group in the capital city…

185 Talisay fire victims to get financial help

Nestle L. Semilla 03/27/2017

FOOD packs from the Talisay City Department of Social Welfare and Services were distributed to the 56 families or 185 individuals displaced by last Sunday afternoon’s fire in Sitio Kilawan, Barangay Tangke, Talisay City. Barangay Captain Perla…

Lopez is a bright spot in gov’t

Ricky Poca 03/13/2017

Last Wednesday and Thursday, I watched the confirmation hearing of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, and it was an eye-opener. Initially, I didn’t give much attention until I heard her answer hard questions from some members of the…

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