3 areas in Mandaue City flooded

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/15/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Three areas in Mandaue City have experienced leg and knee-deep floods after a heavy downpour on Friday morning, October 15, 2021. Felix Suico Jr., operations head of the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management…

Bañacia: I am already expecting the worst

Futch Anthony Inso 08/13/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government was never surprised with the extension of its modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status after August 15. Nagiel Bañacia, head of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO),…

Fallen mango tree hurts woman, damages 2 houses in Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Two houses were partially damaged while a resident in Gothong Road in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City sustained a scratch on her arm after a centuries-old mango tree was uprooted because of strong winds…

All Lapu disaster personnel test negative for drugs

Futch Anthony Inso 05/21/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- All 52 personnel from the Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) have tested negative from illegal drug use. This was confirmed by Garry Lao, executive director of the City of Lapu-Lapu…

Mandaue still under blue alert until 8 a.m. of Feb. 23

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/22/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City is still under blue alert until 8 a.m tomorrow, February 23, 2021. Even if the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) has lifted all storm signals in Cebu and…

Mandaue City gov’t’s newly hired nurses undergo rescue training

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/13/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Seven newly hired nurses of the Mandaue City government are undergoing rescue training today, February 13 in Mandaue City. Felix Suico Jr., operations head of the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO),…

DRRMOs in central, southern Cebu on full alert 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices (DRRMOs) in cities and towns in the central and southern Cebu are on full alert due to tropical depression (TD) Vicky.  Signal no. 1 has been raised over…

One dead in Danao, hundreds in central Cebu evacuated due to floods

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Jay Waren Almaden was not able to report to his workplace in Lapu-Lapu City on Wednesday morning, December 2, 2020. Almaden, 27, was found dead at the downstream portion of Tangon River in…

P19M rescue truck turned over to Lapu-Lapu’s disaster team

Futch Anthony Inso 11/20/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) has acquired a new heavy-duty rescue truck today, November 20, 2020. Nagiel Bañacia, DRRMO head, said that the heavy-duty rescue truck, which was…

Cebu City DRRMO creates advisory council to protect volunteers vs heavy metal poisoning

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –With fire occurrences becoming a common problem in Cebu City, its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) decided to create an advisory council that will formulate regulations for the protection of emergency responders…

Rain-affected mango farmers to get Cebu City gov’t aid

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has promised that the city government will provide assistance to the farmers whose mango trees were destroyed in the recent torrential rains.  The mayor ordered the City Agriculture…

Lawaan ‘mini-landslide’ destroys 1 house, damages 2 others; families evacuated

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Families of three houses affected by the mini-landslide in Barangay Lawaan, Talisay City have been evacuated and have been temporarily staying at the Lawaan’s barangay hall. Reports from the Disaster Risk Reduction Management…

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