CDRRMO expects increase demand for ambulances in December

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Office (CCDRMO) is expecting a surge in demand for ambulances during the Christmas season. According to CDRRMO officer-in-charge Ramil Ayuman, the CDRRMO expects the calls to rise…

FDA to online traders: Don’t overprice products

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/13/2020

CEBU CITY—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will crack down on online selling platforms selling emergency medical supplies above the price ceiling set by the Department of Health. The FDA has directed its inspectors and regulatory enforcement…

Zafra tells public to install ‘Guardian’ app for Sinulog

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In case of a signal shutdown, a councilor in Cebu City has asked those who intend to witness Sinulog activities to install the Guardian Emergency Response App to ensure access to report an…

Australian state declares emergency due to wildfires

11/11/2019

CANBERRA, Australia  — Australia’s most populous state declared a state of emergency on Monday due to unprecedented wildfire danger as calls grew for Australia to take more action to counter climate change. New South Wales state Emergency…

Brazilian state declares state of emergency over oil spills

10/15/2019

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia declared a state of emergency Monday after several of its beaches were contaminated by oil sludge. Brazil’s environmental protection agency said Sunday that some 20 beaches in the…

US emergency workers recover more bodies in Bahamas

09/10/2019

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas – U.S. emergency workers on Monday found five bodies in the debris left by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, and they said they expected to find more victims a week after the devastating storm…

Rough Seas: 4 from Olango Island transported to mainland Lapu for medical treatment

Doris C. Bongcac 08/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–While other travellers remained stranded in the different ports of Lapu-Lapu City, four patients admitted at the Olango Community Hospital in Olango Island were allowed to sail to mainland Cebu Monday afternoon, August 5, 2019,…

Ambulances to start roving Cebu City’s streets on July 15

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Starting Monday, July 15, Cebu City residents will see ambulances roaming around the city streets waiting to respond to any medical emergency. Councilor David Tumulak, the chairman of the committee on disaster risk…

Quisumbing urges city residents to download Guardian app

PR 05/05/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing has called on city residents to download the Guardian Volunteer app on their mobile phones to facilitate easy access to emergency response services. Qusumbing also urged medical…

Veco prepares contingency plan for May 13 polls

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Visayan Electric Company (Veco) has committed to provide faster response if power outages occur in polling places within its service areas during the May 13 polls. Veco chief operating officer Anton Mari Perdices said…

Cebu City Council to hold emergency session to address water supply woes

Gerard Vincent Francisco 04/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will reportedly be holding an emergency special session tomorrow, April 12, to discuss about the action to address the effects of El Niño.  Cebu City Councilor David “Dave” Tumulak…

CCMC to accommodate outpatients starting this month

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The first three floors of the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) will already be opened for use this month. Hospital Administrator Kenneth Siasar said they are only waiting for the issuance of…

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