Death toll nears 40 in northern Japan earthquake

Associated Press 09/09/2018

TOKYO — The death toll has hit 39 from a powerful earthquake that struck the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido last week, authorities said Sunday. One person remained missing in the hard-hit town of Atsuma, where multiple…

Pagasa warns of flooding, landslides and more rain

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Rosalie Abatayo 08/31/2018

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, the state weather bureau has cautioned residents in landslide-prone areas to take precautionary measures as heavy rains are expected to occur in Cebu until Sunday due to a Low…

Landslide win for BOPK allies in ABC elections

Morexette Erram, USJ-R Intern 07/30/2018

Barangay captains allied under the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) swept the elections for the new set of officials for the Association of Barangay Councils in Cebu City (ABC – Cebu City). Kasambagan Barangay Captain Franklyn Ong…

Landslide warnings as Japan digs through rain devastation

AFP 07/09/2018

Desperate relatives braced for bad news Monday as rescuers dug through landslides in the wake of severe floods that have killed 100 people and left swathes of central and western Japan under water. With the toll mounting,…

Talisay City office closely watching landslide, flood-prone areas

John Michael Aroa 06/01/2018

With the rainy season drawing near and the opening of classes in public schools on June 4, the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (LDRMMO) in Talisay City is closely monitoring landslide and flashflood prone areas in…

2 dead in Malabuyoc

Morexette Erram, Nestle Semilla, Rosalie Abatayo 01/02/2018

  CEBU CITY—Two persons were killed during a landslide that hit Barangays Sto. Niño and Looc in Malabuyoc town, southern Cebu following heavy rains triggered by tropical storm “Agaton” on Tuesday. The victims were identified as Richie Pimentel…

114 Sirao families hit by landslides get P20K aid

Inna Gian Mejia 11/28/2017

ONE hundred fourteen families in Barangay Sirao received P20,000 financial assistance from the Cebu City government. Jerry Guardo, deputy mayor on infrastructure matters, said the aid was given to the families last week as their homes in…

Boljoon’s diversion road to isolated villages passable only to motorcycles

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/14/2017

The recently constructed 100-meter diversion road that reconnected the town proper to the mountain villages of Boljoon town in southeastern Cebu previously cut off by landslides was unpassable except to motorcycles yesterday. The incessant rains since Monday…

Experts: Landslides to continue, ground to stabilize in 4 months

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/11/2017

The landslides will likely continue for at least four to six months, the time estimated by experts for the ground in the affected barangays in Boljoon town to stabilize. Rafael Luche, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office…

IMMINENT DANGER

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Therese Alegado, USC Intern 11/09/2017

Province calls for forced evacuation of 37 families from two sitios in danger of being buried in massive landslide It is only a matter of time before the two sitios in Barangay Lower Becerril, Boljoon town in…

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