Emergency power outage affects Brgy Day-as, Cebu City

Doris C. Bongcac 03/20/2019

LOOK:  Emergency power outage affects portions of P. Del Rosario Street in Barangay Day-as, Cebu City today, March 20, after a passing truck snagged telco wires and caused two primary poles of the Visayan Electric Company (VECO) to…

Emergency responders for 2019 Sinulog Grand Parade ready

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/10/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) will be deploying emergency responders from different local government units (LGUs) during the Sinulog Grand Parade on January 20. Raffy Luche, head of…

One lane of new Simala bridge closed for emergency repair

Doris C. Bongcac 11/22/2018

The concrete bridge in Sitio Dumlog, Barangay Simala, Sibonga town was just completed this year. But even before this could be formally turned over to the Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7), the…

Metro Cebu emergency responders now on “Blue Alert”

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/19/2018

The different cities and municipalities in Cebu are now on a blue alert status in anticipation of the ill effects of Tropical Depression Samuel that is expected to make a landfall in Metro Cebu on Wednesday morning.…

Plane makes emergency landing on the freeway

AP 10/20/2018

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA El Cajon, California — A small plane with a student pilot on board made an emergency landing in the middle of traffic on a Southern California freeway. The California Highway Patrol says the plane landed…

Emergency employment underway for the landslide victims in the City of Naga

09/27/2018

Cebu City, Philippines. Talks have started between the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) and the local government unit (LGU) of the City of Naga, Cebu for a possible provision of emergency employment for the workers affected…

Emergency Responders Congress tackles disaster preparedness, resilient attitude for sustainable progress

Nestle L. Semilla 08/29/2018

  At least 700 local emergency responders coming from different municipalities and cities Cebu attended the 4th Emergency Responders Congress held at the Central Command Headquarters in Barangay Apas, Cebu City. The congress aims to equip local…

Mandaue City Government seeks to fund purchase of emergency equipment

Doris C. Bongcac 08/08/2018

The Mandaue City government plans to allocate P3.86 million from its share of Pagcor funds for the purchase of emergency equipment for the city fire department. But purchase will have to wait until such time that council…

TISA launches emergency, alert, help text lines

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/27/2018

THE residents of Barangay Tisa in Cebu City have a new way of reaching out to their officials: Text messaging. Barangay Tisa launched the first barangay-based infocast or text line in partnership with Smart Communications on Friday,…

Market vendors to hold emegency meeting amid DOH alert status for shellfish poisoning

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo, Futch Anthony Inso 04/10/2018

  The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is currently on alert status after coastal waters in Bohol, Leyte, Surigao del Sur and Palawan were found positive of paralytic shellfish poison which is beyond the regulatory…

Davide to check on emergency preparedness of Cebu resorts

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 04/02/2018

Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III will ask the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) and the Provincial Health Office (PHO) to inspect resorts in the province to check their preparedness in responding to emergency. The…

Bill on emergency escape fire hoods passed on first reading

Doris Mondragon 02/15/2018

A BILL that required emergency escape fire hoods in high rise buildings was passed on first reading at the Lower House in Manila last February 7. House Bill 7121 otherwise known as “An act mandating the provision…

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