PB Soco to DPWH: Address Metro Cebu’s flooding woes now

Doris C. Bongcac 09/24/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Several flood mitigating measures were already planned way back in 2017. But most of these have not been implemented to date, said Cebu Provincial Board Member Glenn Anthony Soco. During the recent session…

Cebu City to conduct massive river dredging, coastal clean up this Saturday

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A massive dredging in Cebu City’s seven major rivers is scheduled to happen this Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. As the Cebu City government participates in the International Coastal Clean Up Day this Saturday,…

Cebu City gov’t to file Writ of Kalikasan to restore seven major rivers

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is set to file a Writ of Kalikasan before the Supreme Court next week to penalize violators of the city’s three-meter easement rule, and to enjoin concerned government agencies…

Mandaue eyes motorcycle lanes in city

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/25/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City has started its plan on establishing motorcycle lanes in the city. On Thursday, August 25, the members of the Traffic Board met and discussed the matter. Lawyer Jamaal James Calipayan, city…

Mandaue eyes full implementation of drainage master plan to address flooding

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/16/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City wants to fully implement its drainage master plan. Mayor Jonas Cortes on Monday afternoon, August 15, called for a meeting with the heads of the City Engineering’s Office, City Planning and…

Affected residents’ appeal: Cash aid first before demolition

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/11/2022

CEBU CITY — Some affected residents of the ongoing clearing operations in Kinalumsan River in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City, appealed to the city government to ensure that they would be provided with the promised cash assistance first…

Majority of structure owners encroaching Kinalumsan River agree to settle: Guardo

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The majority of the owners of structures encroaching the three-meter easement of Kinalumsan River in Cebu City have agreed to settle and accept the P35,000 financial assistance, Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo said.…

Cracks seen near Barili’s damaged highway, MGB-7 asked to assess

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu 3rd District Rep. Pablo John ‘PJ’ Garcia has requested concerned national government agencies to evaluate the soil condition in Brgy. Malolos, Barili town when portions of a highway there collapsed.  Citing findings…

Floods overwhelm Cebu City again

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City streets turned into dirty and smelly oceans on Wednesday afternoon as multiple urban barangays experienced heavy floods. This was nearly the same scene just the day before on Tuesday, June 5,…

Diversion road connecting Naga, Minglanilla, Talisay eyed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is a proposal to build a coastal diversion road in the southern portion of Metro Cebu to alleviate traffic congestion there. The local government unit of Minglanilla announced that proponents from the…

Mandaue mayor aims to make Pajara Park, a place where the public can enjoy

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/01/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government will be beautifying the Pajara Park located underneath the Marcelo Fernan Bridge in Barangay Umapad this city. Mayor Jonas Cortes who freshly assumed his straight second term, said he…

Lapu’s unfinished road works pose serious challenge to Ironman competitors

Futch Anthony Inso 06/09/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City’s unfinished road works are expected to pose a serious challenge to triathletes competing in the upcoming Aguila Ironman 70.3 Philippines. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, however, said that currently, they cannot do…

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