Informal settlers in Tipolo Creek told to vacate for a flood control project

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/27/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City will be clearing the Tipolo Creek of informal settlers to implement flood control projects. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said that he will be talking to Atty. Johnbee Biton, the acting…

3 areas in Mandaue City flooded

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/15/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Three areas in Mandaue City have experienced leg and knee-deep floods after a heavy downpour on Friday morning, October 15, 2021. Felix Suico Jr., operations head of the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management…

Floods brought by downpour ‘close’ for 2 hours 3 Mandaue roads to motorists

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/01/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Three areas in Mandaue City were not passable by cars and motorcycle for almost two hours because of heavy downpour on Friday afternoon, October 1, 2021. Felix Suico Jr., operations head of the…

Heavy Thursday downpour causes floods, mini landslide in Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio, Paul Lauro 09/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Heavy rains on Thursday, September 16, 2021, flooded the streets and caused a mini landslide in Cebu City. The heavy rains were most likely brought by a low-pressure area forming inside the Philippine…

Department of Resilience pushed by Rep. Lucy Torres

Jan Escosio 08/02/2021

Monsoon rains wet different parts of the country causing floods and worse, landslides in many areas with a warning from PAGASA that the southwest monsoon will continue to dump rains for the rest of the week. The…

Death toll in rises to 168 in Germany and Belgium floods

Reuters 07/18/2021

ERFTSTADT, Germany/WASSENBERG, Germany — The death toll in devastating flooding in western Germany and Belgium rose to at least 168 on Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods this week collapsed houses and ripped up roads and…

Agusan del Norte folk flee homes as Tropical Storm Dante triggers floods

Erwin Mascariñas, Jhesset Enano 06/02/2021

At least 200 families in Agusan del Norte province were forced to flee their homes due to floods triggered by heavy rain since Monday night as Tropical Storm “Dante” (international name: Choi-wan) continued to inch closer to…

Cebu City under blue alert, red rainfall warning persists

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency personnel are under blue alert as heavy rains continue due to Tropical Storm Dante which is moving towards Eastern Samar as per the latest weather bulletin by Pagasa. The…

Typhoon Bising displaces 130,000, leaves 2 dead in Bicol

Ma. April Mier-Manjares, Mars Arguelles, Stephanie Florida 04/21/2021

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines — Floods and landslides caused by moderate to heavy rain dumped by Typhoon “Bising” (international name Surigae), which affected Bicol region over the weekend and Monday, forced 39,341 families or 137,532 people to…

MGB-7 to LGUs: Use geohazard maps to prepare for TS Auring

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/20/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) is urging local government units (LGUs) to refer to the geohazard map to identify areas that need more attention for the incoming Tropical…

Mandaue flood victims receive cash, relief goods

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/29/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The thousands of families affected by the floods last October 2020 here received their financial assistance from the city government on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. In barangay Paknaan alone, there were about 3,600…

Flood-proofing villages and households

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 11/20/2020

One reason the ability of the government to cope with “Ulysses” and other calamities is overstretched is because people who should be able to help themselves, or help one another, do not do so. The irony is…

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