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…

Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiant

08/23/2019

RIO DE JANEIRO — Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil’s government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to…

BFP to shift focus to preventing residential fires

Morexette B. Erram 12/07/2018

The Bureau of Fire Protection in Cebu City recorded 218 fires from January to October this year. More than half of the fire incidents affected residential areas. With this, BFP – Cebu City will be shifting the…

Eleazar fires entire Las Piñas police’s anti-drug unit after extortion

Inquirer.net 11/23/2018

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo Eleazar has removed 32 police officers from Las Piñas City Police’s Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) after a robbery-extortion incident. “Malalim na imbestigasyon ang ginagawa po namin dito at…

Duterte fires all Customs execs amid ‘shabu’ scandal

Inquirer.net 10/25/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday fired all commissioners and department heads of the Bureau of Customs as the agency was rocked with drug smuggling scandal. “I am ordering the freezing of all, all section, department units of…

Iran fires missiles against ‘terrorist’ camp in Syria

AFP 10/01/2018

IRAN’s Revolutionary Guards said Monday they had launched a missile attack against a “terrorist” headquarters in Syria in retaliation for a September attack on the Iranian city of Ahvaz. “The headquarters of those responsible for the terrorist…

Cesafi table tennis fires off

Hendrix Gil Berdin Lato 09/28/2018

AFTER being undefeated, the University of Cebu (UC) paddlers may now have a strong opponent in its sister school, UC Lapu-Lapu/Mandaue (UCLM), which will make its debut in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (Cesafi) this season.…

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