Majority of structure owners encroaching Kinalumsan River agree to settle: Guardo

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The majority of the owners of structures encroaching the three-meter easement of Kinalumsan River in Cebu City have agreed to settle and accept the P35,000 financial assistance, Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo said.…

Cebu City Disaster Council chief pushes for establishment of rainwater catchments

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lawyer Gerry Carillo, who also heads the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CCDRRMC), is pushing for the establishment of rainwater catchments, as one of the infrastructure-related solutions to the City’s…

Rains in Cebu: 624 affected as flood hit 5 villages in Barili

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 624 individuals from Barili town in southwestern Cebu were affected by incessant rains in the past days that triggered major waterways there to spill.  The local government of Barili on Sunday,…

Rama to issue EO to strictly impose 3-meter easement in rivers in Cebu City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is set to issue an executive order for the serious implementation of the three-meter easement in the city’s waterways. In a statement from the Cebu City Public Information…

15 Cebu City brgys submerged in knee-deep water Thursday night – CDRRMO

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 15 of the 80 barangays in Cebu City were submerged in knee-deep flooding as a result of the heavy downpour Thursday night, the Cebu City Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO)…

Floods overwhelm Cebu City again

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City streets turned into dirty and smelly oceans on Wednesday afternoon as multiple urban barangays experienced heavy floods. This was nearly the same scene just the day before on Tuesday, June 5,…

Floods hit Metro Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 07/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Dozens of passengers and motorists were stranded for a couple of hours in various parts of Metro Cebu as major roads were submerged in floodwater due to a heavy downpour on Tuesday, July…

4 sitios in Labangon get relief from 2-year flood

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four sitios in Labangon have finally seen relief after suffering over two years of flooding, with the building of a drainage system in the area. Resident of sitios Sto. Niño, La Tressas, Osmeña…

Mandaue Disaster Risk Reduction office gears up for rainy season, La Niña

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/30/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MCDDRMO) continues to prepare for the rainy season, especially after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) released an advisory that La Niña…

Mandaue barangay desilt drainages for rainy season

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/27/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — To prevent flooding, a barangay in Mandaue City has already started cleaning the drainages within its jurisdiction. Personnel from Barangay Centro headed by its barangay captain Ignacio Cortes II have cleaned the drainage…

Mandaue to talk with residents affected by flood-control project

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/09/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government will be conducting a dialogue with the residents affected by the city’s flood control project in sitio Uniwide in Barangay Tipolo, to renew negotiations regarding the implementation of the…

3 million families affected by power outages due to Odette; floods stalling repairs

Karl R. Ocampo 12/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — More than 3 million families were affected by power outages caused by the onslaught of Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), mostly in the Visayas and Mindanao, with efforts to restore electricity in many grids…

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