MCWD reports more water problems

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) has reported a loss of 32,000 cubic meters per day in their daily production following the dry spell in the last week of September extending to the…

Australia sets up drought-proof fund

AFP 10/26/2018

Australia is setting up a billion-dollar fund to “future proof” the country against droughts, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday, as farmers struggle with a “big dry” forecast to continue for months. Eastern Australia has been hit…

DA: Drought in Bohol not alarming

Futch Anthony Inso 08/30/2018

Around 23,000 hectares of farmlands in Bohol have been experiencing drought due to hot weather and less rainfall. Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) Director Salvador Diputado said the department is expecting a decrease in rice…

Sorongon ends drought

Glendale G. Rosal 02/25/2018

RUFFA Sorongon had enough of being a runner-up. The 26-year-old Sorongon made sure to end the drought as she topped yesterday the 21-kilometer race of the ThreeSixty Pharmacy Health Run. The Sultan, Kudarat native who is based…

UC tries to end title drought; UV wants to continue domination

Jonas N. Panerio 10/10/2017

ONE TEAM is angling for a repeat. The other seeks to restore its place atop the collegiate division of the Cesafi after a half-decade wait. After today, one of those two teams will be a step closer…

Between drought and the deluge

Radel Paredes 07/02/2016

Friday night’s flooding, which caused some cars to be stalled or even literally submerged while thousands of commuters were stuck for hours in the rain, was a reminder once again of how those of us living in…

City plans to put up water stations in drought-affected areas

Sheila Mae Gumapon 05/24/2016

TO address water shortage, the Cebu City government is planning to put up water stations in areas affected by the dry spell. “We were thinking of putting up water stations around the city, but first we have…

Neda: Drought has come to Cebu

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/19/2016

Cebu might not have been officially labeled as having been effected by the El Niño weather phenomenon, but as far as the National Economic and Development Authority in Central Visayas (Neda 7) was concerned, Cebu is now…

Cebu City under state of calamity

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/13/2016

The Cebu City Council declared a state of calamity on Wednesday after the prolonged drought destroyed P13.4 million worth of crops and affected the city’s water supply. The declaration stemmed from the recommendation of Councilor Dave Tumulak…

Water tanks, hoses for affected towns in Cebu

04/13/2016

A RESOLUTION to provide water tanks, hoses and other material assistance to farmers affected by the dry spell was approved by the Provincial Board in last Monday’s session. PB Member Alex Binghay, who authored the resolution, said…

Council declares state of calamity in Cebu City

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/13/2016

The Cebu City Council declared a state of calamity on Wednesday after the prolonged drought destroyed P13.4 million worth of crops and affected the city’s water supply. The declaration stemmed from the recommendation of Councilor Dave Tumulak…

Water problem exists, drought or not

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/29/2015

Former Cebu governor Emilio “Lito” Osmeña has declined Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama’s offer for him to serve as the city’s “El Niño crisis manager.” But drought or not next year,  Cebu City and its environs are…

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