At least 70 houses destroyed in Kamputhaw fire

Delta Derycka Letigio, Morexette B. Erram 12/05/2018

At least 70 houses were razed by a fire that hit a highly residential area in Purok 3, Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City on Wednesday morning (December 5). The Bureau of Fire Protection in Central Visayas (BFP-7) estimated…

Osmeña seeks allocation of funds to buy motorcycles for tanods

Delta Derycka Letigio 11/10/2018

  Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has requested the Cebu City Council to allocate at least P3.5 million to buy motorcycles for tanods and help law enforcers fight criminalities. Councilor Margot Osmeña, Chairman of the committee on…

At least 13 killed in California bar shooting

AP 11/09/2018

Thousand Oaks, California — A sheriff said 13 people were killed, including a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman, after a shooting inside a crowded Southern California bar late Wednesday. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said sheriff’s Sgt.…

‘Total disaster’ as Italy storms kill at least 30

AFP 11/05/2018

Casteldaccia, Italy – Floods killed 12 people on the island of Sicily, including nine members of a single family, pushing Italy’s week-long storm toll beyond 30, rescuers said Sunday. After a river burst its banks, the bodies…

Manila among world’s least sustainable cities – report

Inquirer.net 11/02/2018

Manila has made it to the list of the world’s least sustainable cities, a study from an Amsterdam-based design and consultancy firm showed. In its 2018 Sustainable Cities Index (SCI) report released Thursday, Arcadis revealed that the…

Japan quake, landslides leave at least 9 dead

AFP 09/06/2018

Devastating landslides caused by a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake in northern Japan claimed at least nine lives on Thursday, with dozens still missing as homes were engulfed. Multiple, large-scale landslides struck the sparsely populated countryside, which was also…

Devotee City opens on Friday for at least 3,000 transients

Inna Gian Mejia 01/12/2018

  The Devotee City for transients will open next week on Friday near the Compania Maritima to accommodate an expected 3,000 visitors from towns and cities outside Cebu City province. A total of 120 container vans stacked…

Car-less day

Editorial 11/23/2017

A car-less day in Metro Cebu? Why not, since last time we checked dreams are free in our nearly free-wheeling democracy. How it is going to be enforced is something else entirely. Would motorists be willing to…

Mumbai commuter stampede leaves at least 22 dead

AFP 09/29/2017

  A commuter stampede on a Mumbai railway bridge during the morning rush hour Friday killed at least 22 people, officials said. Dozens of people took shelter on the bridge during a sudden monsoon downpour and the…

Sobering effect

Editorial 08/24/2017

One has to at least give credit to President Rodrigo Duterte for admitting that the Caloocan City police had gone too far with the murder of 17-year-old Kian Lloyd delos Santos that occurred during their “One Time,…

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