Damage caused by dry spell in Cebu now at P43.97M

Futch Anthony Inso 04/11/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – The El Niño has already damaged P43.970 million worth of crops and livestock in Cebu Province, the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) reported. Rhee Telen, local DRRM officer…

Cebu City’s Sambag residents get free water rations from MCWD

Zena V. Magto 04/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Maria Sandra Merida, 58, has not had running water in their home for almost five days now. This goes to majority of the residents living in Sitio Pailob, Barangay Sambag 1 in Cebu…

Six Cebu LGUs declare state of calamity

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  More local government units (LGUs) in Cebu province have declared a state of calamity in their localities due to the prevailing effect of the El Niño weather phenomenon. As of 3 p.m. of…

DA-7: 417.3 hectares of farmland in CV affected by dry spell

Futch Anthony Inso 03/26/2019

Cebu City, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) said that 417.3 hectares of farmland in the region have been affected by the dry spell. Joel Elumba, regional technical director of DA-7, said that…

Politics and El Niño: The heat rises

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/03/2017

(PART 2) Following months of heated political bickering, One Cebu gubernatorial candidate Winston Garcia conceded defeat to re-elected governor, Hilario Davide III a day after the May 9 elections. Results later showed that Davide garnered 616,381 votes…

Dry spell’s end and political intramurals

Stephen D. Capillas 06/23/2016

Manila — The last few days of rains have brought some relief to Metro Cebu residents after four months of heat aggravated by the El Niño dry spell caused many faucets to go bone dry. April was…

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…

Insured farmers may file claim for cash indemnity

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/12/2016

Farmers, who are members of the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA), may file a claim for monetary indemnity for losses incurred due to the effects of El Niño. Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation  (PCIC) Regional…

Toledo places nine villages under calamity status

Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/09/2016

NINE villages or barangays were placed under calamity status by the Toledo City government after water levels there dropped by more than 90 percent due to the ongoing dry spell. In a resolution approved last Friday, the…

Fifteen-hour water interruption in 44 areas served by MCWD

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/07/2016

ABOUT 44 areas serviced by the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) will experience water supply interruption for 15 hours from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily starting Thursday. “Starting today, there will be low pressure to no…

Dry spell forces farmer to commit suicide

02/07/2016

COTABATO CITY — A 37-year-old farmer, who reportedly got so depressed after his farmland got parched by the dry spell, committed suicide in South Upi town in Maguindanao. Chief Insp. Roel Villarin, South Upi police chief, said…

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