Flooding not due to dolomite beach – MMDA

Dempsey Reyes 08/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines — It wasn’t the dolomite beach of Manila Bay that triggered the heavy flooding in some streets in Manila last week, but three drainage systems undergoing construction, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). A news…

Cracks seen near Barili’s damaged highway, MGB-7 asked to assess

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu 3rd District Rep. Pablo John ‘PJ’ Garcia has requested concerned national government agencies to evaluate the soil condition in Brgy. Malolos, Barili town when portions of a highway there collapsed.  Citing findings…

Cebu City on blue alert status due to LPA

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) has raised a blue alert level for an upcoming low pressure area (LPA).  Racquel Arce, CDRRMO chief, said that the city would remain…

Talisay City conducts declogging operations following heavy rains

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Talisay City government has conducted declogging operations in various affected areas in the city following the heavy rains felt in Cebu in the past few days. In a social media post on…

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,…

Cebu City police on ‘full alert status’ for TS Odette

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 12/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — All policemen in Cebu City will be on ‘full alert status’ starting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, as they prepare for Tropical Storm “Rai,” which will be named “Odette”  once…

Cebu City now under blue alert for incoming Auring PH

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is now under blue alert for incoming Tropical Storm Auring PH which is expected to pass Northern and Central Cebu on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Ramil Ayuman, the head of the…

Heavy rains result in minor floodings in Danao villages

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Heavy rains experienced in northern Cebu on Sunday afternoon, February 14, resulted in minor floodings in low-lying areas in Danao City. Roland Reyes, head of the Danao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management…

Cebu City OBO’s appeal to barangays: Help identify obstructions in waterways

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) is appealing to barangay chiefs to help them identify the structures that are obstructing the city’s waterways. This is part of the intensified efforts…

Cebu City on alert for incoming tropical depression

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is on alert for an incoming tropical depression (TD) which is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility tonight, November 6, 2020. Councilor David Tumulak, the city council’s…

’Pepito’ prompts suspension of some classes, work on Wednesday, Oct. 21

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Some local governments and schools opted to suspend work and classes for Wednesday despite the prevalence of online classes and work from home schemes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspensions were declared on Tuesday…

Dinagat-bound boat runs aground, 20 passengers rescued in Surigao City

Erwin Mascariñas - Inquirer Mindanao 12/24/2019

SURIGAO CITY – A boat carrying 20 passengers bound for Dinagat Island for Christmas were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) after its engine ran aground, buffeted by strong winds and heavy rains brought about by…

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