UNHAPPY WITH KALUNASAN RELOCATION PLAN: Apas fire victims start to rebuild

Nestle L. Semilla 12/09/2016

For fear of losing their slots, about 50 fire victims in Barangay Apas have returned to the fire site on Friday morning and began rebuilding homes without the permission of the Cebu City government. Eric John Catalya,…

DWUP hopeful Duljo-Fatima fire victims can rebuild homes before Christmas

John Carlo Villaruel 12/07/2016

THE Division for the Welfare of the Urban Poor (DWUP) is hoping that families who were affected by the fire in Barangay Duljo-Fatima last week can rebuild their damaged houses before December 25 so they can celebrate…

Fire site will be reblocked with wider roads

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/02/2016

THE Cebu City government is looking at constructing wider roads in the six sitios in Barangay Duljo Fatima that were struck by a fire area shortly before midnight on Thursday. The narrow roads leading to and inside…

Fire prevention project for Barangay Suba mulled

Inna Mejia 11/30/2016

THE Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) has proposed a community-based fire prevention system in Barangay Suba following two successive fires which hit the densely populated village within just weeks. CCDRRMO proposed the installation…

More than 100 vehicles recalled, parked at SRP

Julit C. Jainar 05/19/2016

About 133 vehicles and 55 motorcycles were turned over to the city government and parked at the South Road Properties (SRP) grounds in compliance with an order issued by acting Cebu City Mayor Margot Osmeña for an…

No more delays for demolition

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/25/2016

Tension rose between occupants of more than 100 shanties and a demolition team in Sitio Hayco Railways along Tres Borces Street in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City yesterday. Some residents tried to block the demolition and asked for…

UP lot survey halted; ‘No one filing lawsuit’

Juli Ann M. Sibi, Marc Eric Cosep 01/07/2016

A lot survey being made by the University of the Philippines Cebu in a fire-damaged  sitio of barangay Lahug was suddenly stopped yesterday by an office of the Cebu city government. Robert Barquilla, assistant division chief of …

Bone chambers for Doña Pepang remains

Marc Eric Cosep 09/25/2015

The Division for the Welfare of the Urban Poor (DWUP) of Cebu City assured that the remains at the Doña Pepang Cemetery will not be moved out but will be transferred to a bone chamber. Yesterday, DWUP…

Tensions flare as Probe tries to demolish structures

Nestle L. Semilla 08/14/2015

Cebu City’s demolition team failed to demolish two structures in  Doña Pepang cemetery in barangay Tejero yesterday after former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña and his lawyer, Benjamin Militar, intervened. Osmeña, who is also a former Cebu…

Housing for sitio Palma fire victims sought

Nestle L. Semilla 08/12/2015

The Cebu City Council called on the Division for the Urban Poor (DWUP) and the City Engineering Office to prepare a program of works for a medium-rise building that can house the fire victims of sitio Palma…

Houses near Doña Pepang cemetery to be cleared

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/28/2015

Clearing of the houses near the Doña Pepang Cemetery will proceed this week, following the court’s denial of a petition to stop the demolition. For the third time, former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña lost in his…

Ease requirements on beneficiaries, Rama tells DWUP

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/29/2015

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama ordered the Division for the Welfare of the Urban Poor (DWUP) to ease the requirements of beneficiaries of the city’s Slum Improvement and Resettlement (SIR) program. “I’ve been telling DWUP to pursue…

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