Why Gwen, Capitol wanted Barangay Luz lot cleared

Rosalie Abatayo 03/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fighting cocks and not fire victims occupy most of the Capitol-owned lot in Barangay Luz in Cebu City. This is one of the reasons the Capitol wanted to clear the lot of structures.…

Luz fire victims appeal to Capitol: Be humane, don’t take evac area yet

Rosalie Abatayo 02/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Over a month since the fire gutted their homes, residents of Sitio Santo Niño 3 in Barangay Luz were rattled again on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Nestor Loyloy, 40, said they were shocked when…

SK in Barangay Suba launches online relief campaign

Immae Lachica 02/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Sangguniang Kabataan of Barangay Suba launched a relief campaign operations for the victims of the fire that razed 311 houses in the area on Wednesday night, February 26, 2020.  Read: 259 houses razed…

Hontiveros grateful for Cebuanos’ support to charity basketball game

Immae Lachica 01/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Putting passion and public service together, Cebu City Councilor Dondon Hontiveros gathered Cebuanos as he organized a charity basketball event. The Cebu Coliseum was filled with basketball fans yesterday, January 10 for the charity…

San Roque fire victims appeal for help; seek release of housing materials from City Hall

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Crisanto Pacayde had difficulty sleeping while on the overcrowded San Roque Sports Complex Sunday night, November 3, 2019. Pacayde, 44, was one of the hundreds of individuals who now occupy the sports complex…

IronMan organizers, winners join hands to feed Ibo, Buaya school students

Mars G. Alison 08/12/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Just a day  after winning the male and female pro titles of the Regent Aguila IronMan 70.3 Philippines Cebu, Tim Reed of Australia and Caroline Steffen of Switzerland gamely joined a feeding activity,…

Lahug fire victims’ concern on Sunday: Where to watch Pacquiao vs. Thurman fight

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some fire victims of the dawn fire on July 20 in Sitio San Roque, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City have at least set aside their worries of losing their homes and are focusing on a…

Mandaue City prepares calamity aid to fire victims

Rosalie Abatayo 06/27/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The city government of Mandaue will be readying aid for the hundreds of families who lost their homes to the dawn fire in Barangay Tipolo on Thursday, June 27, 2019. The City Council, who just…

Mambaling chief appeals to public: Fire victims need blankets, sleeping mats, clothes

Zena V. Magto 05/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Blankets, sleeping mats, and fresh clothes. These were the immediate necessities needed by the Sitio Puntod fire victims that Anne Marie Palomo, acting barangay Mambaling captain, observed as she appealed for kindhearted Cebuanos…

Mambaling fire destroys 84 houses, displaces 446 persons

Zena V. Magto 05/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An afternoon fire on May 31 razed at least 84 houses and displaced 119 families or 446 persons in Sitio Puntod, Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City. Wesley Yñigo, Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management…

Cortes wants products exhibit area, intermodal terminal at CICC grounds

Doris C. Bongcac 05/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Expect some changes on the use of the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC). Mandue City mayor-elect Jonas Cortes said that he wanted to push through with his earlier plan to set aside a portion…

P1M lost, 981 individuals displaced as fire in Tejero destroys 149 houses

Zena V. Magto and Benjie B. Talisic 04/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 921 individuals or 220 families were displaced by a late afternoon fire that razed 149 houses in Sitio Silangan, Barangay Tejero in Cebu City on Friday, April 26. Wesley Yñigo, operations head…

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