Heavy rains cause flooding, landslides in Eastern, Northern Samar

Joey Gabieta 12/24/2022

TACLOBAN CITY — Heavy rains due to a shear line have resulted in flooding and landslides in Eastern Samar and Northern Samar provinces with several fishermen reported missing and some eventually rescued. In Jipapad town, Eastern Samar,…

Flooding in southern Brazil strands hundreds, some rescued by helicopter

Reuters 12/02/2022

SAO PAULO – Heavy rains caused serious flooding in southern Brazil on Thursday, where rescuers in the southern state of Santa Catarina were dispatched to help evacuate hundreds of families trapped in their homes. Video footage provided…

TF Gubat sa Baha issues notices to downtown malls, establishments obstructing 3-meter easement of Estero de Parian

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Notices of Illegal Construction have been issued to four business establishments in downtown Cebu City for obstructing the Estero de Parian’s three-meter easement. Raquel Arce, Cebu City Task Force Gubat sa Baha River…

Mandaue City reopens old fishpond aquifer as relief channel for Butuanon River

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/17/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City on Thursday, November 17, started the reopening of the old fishpond aquifer at the controversial lot in Barangay Paknaan here. Aside from the city government, an individual has also claimed ownership…

IN PHOTOS: Flood in N. Bacalso, Bulacao, Talisay City

Paul Lauro 11/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Traffic on the southbound lane of N. Bacalso Avenue in Brgy. Bulacao, Talisay City, Cebu literally stopped as floodwaters on portions of the highway made it impossible for vehicles to pass through.  A…

#PaengPH displaces 70 individuals in Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/26/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — At least 14 families or 70 individuals were evacuated in Mandaue City due to flooding caused by tropical depression #PaengPH on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Based on the report from the City Disaster…

Third group of Mandaue flood victims receive financial assistance

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/20/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Another batch of flood victims in Mandaue city were able to receive their financial assistance on Thursday, October 20. A total of 919 beneficiaries from barangays Alang-Alang, Maguikay, Tabok, and Casuntingan received P9,000…

Mayor Chan proposes P2.8 billion annual budget for 2023

Futch Anthony Inso 10/12/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has proposed a P2.8 billion annual budget for 2023. This was confirmed by Councilor Annabeth Cuizon, chairman of the Committee on Finance in the city council. Cuizon…

PB Soco to DPWH: Address Metro Cebu’s flooding woes now

Doris C. Bongcac 09/24/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Several flood mitigating measures were already planned way back in 2017. But most of these have not been implemented to date, said Cebu Provincial Board Member Glenn Anthony Soco. During the recent session…

Mandaue City drafts flood mitigation measures during round table discussion

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/14/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A few anti-flood projects were proposed on Wednesday, September 14, during the round table discussion hosted by the Mandaue City Government. With the recent massive flooding in Mandaue City, the city government called…

After massive flooding, fire hits Brgy Casuntingan in Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/13/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — After the massive flooding on September 9, Barangay Casuntingan is beset with another crisis: fire. On Tuesday dawn, September 13, a fire razed apartments in a compound in the barangay, displacing 34 families…

Minglanilla exec wants new town center; solution to traffic, flooding problems in next 3 years

Doris C. Bongcac 09/12/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The construction of a new government center and the need to address flooding and congestion problems top the priorities of Minglanilla Mayor Rajiv Enad in the next three years. These were also mentioned…

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