Rama orders evacuation of Sindulan in Mabolo due to rains

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has ordered the immediate evacuation of residents in Sitio Sindulan in Barangay Mabolo this city. This is after the continuous rains have threatened a wall and softened the…

Good news for Cebu City seniors: Financial aid distribution starts Sat

Vhenna Mantilla 03/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The distribution for the first tranche of financial assistance to senior citizens for this year will happen on Saturday, March 12, 2022, in all 80 barangays in Cebu City. Portia Basmayor, the head…

Cebu City receives P54M in financial aid for Odette affected families

Vhenna Mantilla 03/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Government has received a total of P54 million in financial assistance from the national government and other donors for the families affected by Supertyphoon Odette. Dr. Ester Concha, who oversees…

Rama orders immediate release of aid for fire victims

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has ordered the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) to release immediately the aid for fire victims.  Three separate fires occurred over the weekend from March 5…

Rama to City Accounting: Hasten obligating of budget to release P5K typhoon aid

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has instructed the City Accounting Department to hasten the obligating of the budget allocated for the P5,000 aid for structure owners affected by Typhoon Odette. Rama said the…

Financial assistance for first batch of typhoon victims in Cebu City ready for release

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) is ready to release the first batch of financial assistance for victims of super typhoon Odette (International name: Rai).  According to DSWS Head, Portia Basmayor,…

P5K aid to Cebu City affected residents

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents affected by the typhoon will get P5,000 per household.  Councilor Raymond Garcia, chairperson for the budget and finance committee, said that the city could provide P5,000 to households whose homes…

Cebu City’s Center for Women and Children now in NOAH

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Center for Women and Children has been temporarily transferred to the New Oasis for Adaptation and a Home (NOAH). This after the facility that was previously known as Sta. Rita’s…

Cebu City DSWS appeal: Don’t close Sta. Rita Center

Dyrecka Letigio 10/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) is appealing to the City Council to keep the Sta. Rita Center for Women and Children running until the city can build a…

Cebu City Council wants P3M earmarked for food banks in 2022 budget

Dyrecka Letigio 10/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council wants the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) to allocate enough funds for the establishment of a food bank in the city in 2022. Councilor Alvin Dizon, the…

Labella wants remaining Lumad children under DSWD care

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella wants the remaining Lumad children to be taken under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).  Labella said that the DSWD would be best…

Lighted candle eyed in Cebu City fire that killed widow, razed 118 houses

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 02/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 62-year-old widow died in a late night fire on Thursday, Feb. 4, that razed 118 houses, displaced 731 individuals in three sitios in Barangay Bulacao, Cebu City. Fire Officer 3 Emerson Arceo,…

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