Rama orders security around burned mall to avoid looting

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has ordered the Cebu City Police Office to provide ample security at a mall in Barangay Mabolo, which was destroyed by a fire on January 28, 2022. The…

Overheating generator possible cause of fire in Carbon Market

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A generator set that reportedly overheated likely caused the fire that partially razed an establishment located at the Carbon Public Market Unit 2 in barangay Ermita here on Monday morning, January 3, 2022.…

Basak San Nicolas fire razes 53 houses, displaces 474 individuals

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 12/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Nearly 500 individuals were displaced after a morning fire today, December 13, razed 53 houses in Barangay Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City. Basak San Nicolas Barangay Captain Norman Navarro said that most of…

Cebu City Council told: Declare state of calamity in fire-struck Mambaling sitios

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is asking the  City Council to declare a state of calamity in Mambaling sitios hit by Friday night’s fire. Rama said in a press conference on Saturday that…

Fire hits docked ship in Consolacion; damage to property pegged at P1M

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 11/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A late morning fire damaged a passenger cargo ship docked in Barangay Tayud in Consolacion town on November 12, 2021. Fire Officer 1 (FO1) Jayvee Ango, a fire investigator, pegged the damage to…

Fire destroys COVID-19 vaccines in Zamboanga del Sur gov’t building

Leah Agonoy 11/02/2021

PAGADIAN CITY – A fire that broke out inside the provincial government center here shortly before midnight on Sunday destroyed supplies of COVD-19 vaccines and other routine vaccines for people in the province. Dr. Anatalio Cagampang Jr.,…

Unplugged computer may have caused Banilad fire — fire prober

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/14/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The fire that razed 30 houses and displaced at least 100 individuals in Sitio Mohon 2, Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City on Wednesday, October 13, may have been caused by an unplugged electrical appliance…

Renovation of Mandaue City Hall expected to be completed next month

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The left wing of the Mandaue City Hall that was hit by a fire last June 11, 2020, is expected to be completely renovated next month according to Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede. Bercede…

Unattended candle eyed in Sambag 1 fire that destroyed P4M property

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 09/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An unattended candle was believed to have started the late afternoon fire on Saturday, September 25, in Barangay Sambag 1 in Cebu City that destroyed at least P4 million worth of property. Senior…

Sta. Cruz barangay captain: We need help

Dyrecka Letigio 09/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sta. Cruz Barangay Captain Jerome Lim said the barangay coffers are running low after two major fires hit their village in the last three days. Lim said that because of the ongoing pandemic…

Second fire in 3 days in Brgy. Sta. Cruz displaces 100 individuals

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 09/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 100 individuals lost their homes after another fire erupted in a residential area in Brgy. Sta. Cruz on Thursday, September 2. Fire investigators said a total of 16 houses were burned…

Tumulak to Cebu City residents: Be more vigilant against fires

Dyrecka Letigio 09/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, the chairperson for the committee on disaster risk reduction and management urge residents to be extra vigilant this rainy season for possible sparks that may cause a fire.…

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