Mactan Rock offers free water to Cebuanos suffering from COVID-19, El Niño threat

Doris C. Bongcac 03/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Bulk water supplier Mactan Rock Industries Inc. (MRII) is preparing its plants to distribute free water to Cebuanos especially during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the looming El Niño. “We are…

MCWD: Rains slowly replenishing Buhisan Dam

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Buhisan Dam is recovering from the effects of the El Niño. Charmaine Kara, Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) spokesperson, said this during an interview on June 25 as the Buhisan Dam had…

PDRRMO: State of calamity stays until weather condition significantly improves

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The declaration of a state of calamity in Cebu province due to the prevailing weak El Niño remains active despite the official start of the rainy season. Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office…

Rainy season here, but El Niño may last until November

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite the start of the rainy season, Cebu will continue to experience humid, warm weather and rising temperatures until August or even lasting until November this year. Engineer Al Quiblat, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical…

Rainy season may start this week — Pagasa

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Get your rain gears ready as the rainy season may start this week. The state weather bureau forecasted that the official start of the rainy season may fall anytime before June 15, Saturday.…

MCWD tests water in schools before classes start

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Personnel of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) are conducting free water testing to various elementary schools in Cebu City in preparation for the start of classes on June 3. According to Charmaine…

Rains bring Jaclupan Dam’s water level slightly up; Buhisan Dam still dry

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Jaclupan Dam is slowly recovering from the heat of the El Niño. This was the statement of Charmaine Kara, spokesperson of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), following the rains in line…

Cebu’s weather still very humid – Pagasa

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The last few days may have been gloomy with isolated rainshowers, but the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Metro Cebu’s weather remained very humid. Romeo Aguirre, weather specialist of Pagasa…

Pagasa: Rainy season may start mid of June but effects of El Niño could last until August

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite the recent rainfall, the state weather bureau advises that Cebu and the rest of the country would still feel the effect of the weak El Niño, at least until August. Engineer Alfredo…

El Niño damages P121M worth of crops in Cebu province

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It may have rained in parts of Cebu province the last few days, but this was not enough to remedy the ill effects of the mild El Niño phenomenon. The Provincial Disaster Risk…

Tumulak: Water still a ‘big’ problem in Cebu City south district barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite the rainshower now experienced in parts of Cebu, water supply remains low especially in barangays in Cebu City’s south district. Councilor Dave Tumulak is asking officials of barangays with abundant water supply…

Carmen Copper augments Toledo City’s water supply

PR 05/19/2019

TOLEDO CITY, Philippines – With the crippling drought caused by El Niño phenomenon, Carmen Copper Corporation is augmenting the water supply in the different barangays of Toledo City by providing 1,200 cubic meters or 1.2 million liters…

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