Dying in an earthquake: Experts say it’s not just the tremor

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 07/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Earthquakes—which can result in ground shaking, soil liquefaction, landslides, fissures, avalanches, fires, tsunamis, and other destruction—have caused 750,000 deaths globally from 1998 to 2017, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Earthquakes, which can strike suddenly and…

Lapu-Lapu establishments checked for fire safety

Futch Anthony Inso 06/30/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- The Lapu-Lapu City Fire District has inspected establishments in Barangay Basak to ensure their fire safety on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Fire Chief Inspector Tito Purgatorio, the city’s newly installed fire marshall, said that…

Mandaue fires damage P800,000 worth of property

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/26/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Over P800,000 worth of property went up in smoke when two fires hit Mandaue City on Thursday, May 26. The first fire alarm was reported along Mabugat Road in Barangay Tabok at 1:23…

Mandaue conducts firehose mapping in all barangays

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/02/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Fire Office (MCFO) has been conducting a firehose mapping in the city’s barangays especially in fire-prone areas and places where firetrucks could not penetrate. Fire Superintendent Noel Nelson Ababon, MCFO…

Dante PH aftermath: 5 landslides, 3 fires in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) revealed that Tropical Storm (TS) Dante left Cebu City with a total of five landslides in various barangays and three fires. In the…

New road in barangay Ibabao-Estancia a big help to fire-prone areas

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/17/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The construction of a P37.7 million road project connecting A.C Cortes Avenue and G. Ouano extension in barangay Ibabao-Estancia which is expected to be completed in five months will be a huge help…

Residents urged: Be vigilant of fires during holidays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Cebu City is urging the public to be extra vigilant this long weekend especially since many people may be going home to their hometowns. This means…

Visayan Electric airs concern over issuance of temporary electric permits

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Visayan Electric, the primary energy provider for Metro Cebu, has asked the Cebu City Council to reconsider some portions of a proposed ordinance on the issuance of temporary electric permits. The ordinance…

City needs P1.2B to transform barangay gyms into evacuation centers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that P1.2 billion from the city’s local development fund can be used to renovate the barangay gyms in the city to make them “evacuation-ready.” Labella said many…

Man burned as huge wildfire forms during Australia crisis

Associated Press 01/11/2020

BURRAGATE, Australia — Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeast Australia on Saturday, and a man suffered serious burns protecting a home during a night of treacherous conditions during the nation’s unprecedented fire crisis.…

Duterte fires Robredo as drug czar

DJ Yap 11/25/2019

BUSAN — President Rodrigo Duterte took offense at the “taunt” of Vice President Leni Robredo challenging him to just fire her if he didn’t want her on the government’s counternarcotics body, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo told reporters…

G-7 nations pledge $40 million to fight Amazon fires

08/27/2019

PORTO VELHO, Brazil  — The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help fight raging wildfires in the Amazon and protect its rainforest, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich…

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