Barangay chiefs told: Prioritize informal settlers for SAP

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) told barangay chiefs in Cebu City to prioritize the informal settlers for the listing of the beneficiaries of the Special Amelioration Program…

Families affected by Cebu City’s river projects top priority for social housing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 907 informal settler families living along Cebu City’s rivers have been or will be relocated due to the river widening projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).…

PROBE willing to assist barangays in road clearing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, and Enhancement (PROBE) will be actively helping the barangays in the clearing operation directive of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Racquel Arce, the…

Relocation sites mulled for informal settlers along Butuanon River

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/18/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City government has long been preparing for the relocation of the informal settlers along the Butuanon River even before its waters tested positive for the poliovirus.  Mayor Edgardo Labella said that the…

Labella eyes more social-housing in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella met with Secretary Eduardo D. Del Rosario of the Human Settlements, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HSHUDCC) to discuss adding more social-housing in the city.  In a statement released…

DPWH to Cebu City: Relocate informal settlers near rivers to help hasten flood-control projects

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) urged the Cebu City government to clear the riverbanks from informal settlers so they can continue their river-widening projects in line with flood-control campaign. This was…

Labella assures displaced informal settlers in Lahug: We will provide assistance

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella promised to provide assistance to the informal settlers of Sitio Avocado, Barangay Lahug, whose homes were demolished, so that they can start over in the relocation site in…

Samsam eyes removal of informal settlers from Bulacao riverbank

Doris C. Bongcac 06/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Some riverbank occupants in Barangay Bulacao, Talisay City may be asked to vacate their respective dwellings to allow the Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) to widen water outfalls…

SOLDIERS, KIN TO OWN LOTS AT LAST

Rosalie Abatayo 10/21/2018

After over two decades of waiting, some 4,000 residents in seven sitios in the periphery of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command (Centcom) headquarters in Barangay Apas, Cebu City will soon cease to be called…

Clogging the waterways

07/11/2016

The July 1 downpour erased any lingering doubts that the El Niño dry spell is gone for now in a big way as darkened skies gave way to rain that, while welcomed as cooling relief by Metro…

Pro-poor groups laud moratorium on demolitions in Cebu City

Julit C. Jainar 05/24/2016

AT least seven pro-poor and militant groups lauded Cebu City Acting Mayor Margot Osmeña for suspending the implementation of all pending demolition orders involving vendors and informal settlers occupying public places and city-owned properties. Tadeo Navea, of…

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