MCWD deploys mobile siphon tanks in 2 Cebu City barangays

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/09/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Metropolitan Cebu Water District or MCWD recently deployed two Mobile Siphon Tanks (MSTs) in barangays Cambinocot and Bonbon. This move was part of MCWD’s efforts to mitigate the impact of the El…

Cebu weather: Generally fair with isolated rain in next 5 days

Pia Piquero 04/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Visayas Regional Services Division said that Cebu City and the rest of Cebu Province will have a generally fair weather with isolated rain showers due…

Pagasa: Cebu heat index may hit 44°C, El Niño to ease by May’s end

Pia Piquero 04/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In recent months, going outdoors in Cebu has become increasingly risky due to soaring temperatures. The heat index has consistently hovered between 36 to 38 degrees Celsius, reaching levels of “extreme caution.” This rise…

Cebu City water crisis: Rama says no council approval needed for P96.94-M calamity funds

Pia Piquero 04/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Council’s approval is not required for using the P96.94 million calamity funds amid the water crisis. Mayor Michael Rama clarified that since the city declared a state of calamity and a…

PH sees decreased rice imports as local output rises

03/25/2024

Due to increased local production, the Philippines might buy less rice from abroad despite a slight rise in consumption caused by a weaker El Niño. According to a report by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural…

Rama wants state of calamity declared in Cebu City due to El Niño 

Josh Almonte 03/23/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Mayor Michael Rama wants to place Cebu City under a state of calamity or a state of emergency due to the effects of the El Niño phenomenon. The declaration will allow City Hall…

Agriculture losses P1.75B due to El Niño

Jean Mangaluz 03/20/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The El Niño phenomenon has cause P1.75 billion worth of damage to the agriculture sector, Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Assistant Secretary Joey Villarama said on Wednesday. Villarama, who serves as the spokesperson for the…

El Niño impact: 30M liters of water lost due to dry spell, says MCWD

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 03/14/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The hot season brought by the El Niño has significantly impacted the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) water facility. It was evident in the production of MCWD’s surface water facilities in Barangay Jaclupan…

La Niña Watch issued, El Niño weakened, says Pagasa

Josh Almonte, Pia Piquero 03/13/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A La Niña Watch has been issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) following the issuance of an El Niño alert in the previous months. This was confirmed by…

El Niño to persist until May, Cebu must brace for dry spell

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 02/29/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The public will have to endure the effects of El Niño until May. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration stationed (Pagasa) in Mactan said in their El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)…

Task Force Gubat sa Baha to construct water catchment to address flooding

Kim Ablaña, Pia Piquero 02/13/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Task Force Gubat sa Baha (TFGsB) is considering taking advantage of the upcoming El Niño to execute plans to construct a dam and water catchment in Apas, Cebu City, in an effort to address…

Solon pushes creation of Dept of Water Resource Management

Futch Anthony Inso 02/11/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A lawmaker is pushing for the establishment of a national framework for water resource management that is spelled out in the proposed Department of Water Resources Management (DWRM) as a long-term solution to…

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