PWDs in Cebu City receive P2,000 financial aid covering June and July

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 4,824 persons with disability (PWDs) from 39 of Cebu City’s 80 barangays have already claimed their P2,000 financial assistance for the months of June and July 2022. The figure is based on…

Cebu City to distribute senior citizens’ cash aid starting this Saturday

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is set to start the distribution of senior citizens’ cash aid starting this Saturday, August 13, 2022. According to Dr. Ester Concha, head of the Cebu City Department of…

Cebu City’s DSWS provides cash aid to landslide-hit families in Sirao

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) in Cebu City started on Monday, August 8, the distribution of financial assistance to six families in the mountain barangay of Sirao whose houses were…

Cebu City to distribute cash aid to fire victims in Punta, Quiot on Saturday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government plans to start distributing financial assistance to the residents displaced by the recent fires in at least three barangays here. Dr. Ester Concha, head of the Department of Social…

Cebu City launches Oplan Lista app to counter anomalies

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is taking seriously the issue of anomalous distribution of financial aid for Typhoon Odette, and the Disaster Council is launching a long-term solution to avoid any more irregularities in the distribution…

Cebu City Council passes P1.2B Supplemental Budget on last session

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 15th Cebu City Council has passed the P1.2 Supplemental Budget No. 2 right on their last regular session before they permanently adjourned today, June 29, 2022. The council passed on a divided…

Rama awaits names of persons behind Odette financial aid anomalies

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The fact-finding committee of lawyers assigned to probe the Odette financial aid irregularities are wrapping up their investigations. Mayor Michael Rama said in a phone interview with reporters on June 22, 2022, that…

Ermita and Punta Princesa fire victims to receive cash aid from the city government

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Victims of the separate massive fires that hit barangays Ermita and Punta Princesa in Cebu City this month will soon receive cash aid from the Cebu City Government. In a text message to…

Cebu City Council probes Odette financial assistance irregularities

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council began a probe on the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) over the alleged irregularities of the Odette financial assistance distribution. In a Citizen’s Hour with the City…

Rama names Arce as disaster chief, more officials and department heads

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is slowly forming his new set of officials as his inauguration draws nearer.  In a press conference on June 16, 2022, Rama said he was appointing Lawyer Mat…

Hope remains amid the ruins left by Punta fire 

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 06/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — They might go back to nothing after the fire hit their houses but their hopes for recovery remains.  Some residents have assured themselves that they will start from scratch again in building what…

Rama tasks ‘resident ombudsman’ to probe Odette financial aid anomalies

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has ordered City Hall’s resident ombudsman, Lawyer Homer Cabaral, and other city lawyers to investigate the anomalies surrounding the Odette financial assistance distribution.  “There is no more need…

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