S. Korea to strengthen measures vs possible outbreak of bird flu

05/22/2020

SEOUL — South Korea said Thursday it will step up measures to guard against a possible outbreak of avian flu and carry out stronger inspections in vulnerable areas ahead of wild birds’ migratory season. The number of…

LGUs urged to activate local nutrition clusters to address possible acute food, nutrition insecurity

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/12/2020

CEBU CITY—The Central Visayas Regional Nutrition Cluster (CVRNC) has called on the local government units (LGUs) to activate their local nutrition clusters to prepare for possible acute food and nutrition insecurity especially among the vulnerable population. “We…

How social distancing works and what it means for you

AP 03/17/2020

NEW YORK  — Can my kids go on a play date? Is it OK if I visit the gym? In this time of coronavirus, once-easy questions have suddenly become complex. Here are some questions and answers about…

Malls, cinemas closed; curfew imposed

Froilan Gallardo 03/16/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines —Shopping malls, cinemas, and other entertainment centers in Cagayan de Oro City will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This developed after Mayor Oscar Moreno, Cagayan de Oro City mayor, announced…

DA-7 prepares for El Niño

Immae Lachica 02/20/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – With the Philippine weather bureau reporting early signs of El Niño, the Department of Agriculture (DA-7) is starting to prepare for the effects of the warming of the climate.   DA-7 Regional Director…

BRACING FOR ‘USMAN’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Morexette Marie B. Erram and Benjie B. Talisic 12/27/2018

Massive contingency measures in place for weather disturbance which is expected to hit Cebu tonight; police, disaster officials on heightened alert Several sea trips have already been cancelled, buses are being readied to ferry passengers who might…

PRO-7 to implement stricter security measures in 2019 fiesta celebration

Nestle L. Semilla 11/23/2018

Only one entry point will be opened at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño during the 2019 fiesta señor celebration. Chief Supt. Debold Sinas said that police desks will also be set up a few meters away…

PDEA-7 implements strict measures at airport

Jessa Sotto 10/31/2018

PDEA agents have inspected baggage at the Mactan Cebu International Airport as passengers trooped to the airport for the observance of All Saints and Souls Days. Mary Ann Dimabayao, public information officer of MCIAA, said the airport…

Businesses urged: Take measures as hackers shift attacks on firms

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/24/2018

Businesses are encouraged to adopt the latest cyber security measures as today’s trends show that hackers have shifted their targets for their attacks from credit cards to corporations. Marlon Cruz, country director of cyber security services provider…

DPWH-7 speeds up flood control measures in Cebu City and Mandaue

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/13/2018

THE Department of Public Works and Highways in the region (DPWH -7) has vowed to fast track their river improvement works so as to minimize flooding in Metro Cebu. Engr. Earl Escanuela of DPWH’s Unified Project Management…

PDRRMO to focus on climate change adaptation measures

Intern 06/08/2018

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) is now working towards climate change adaptation as their approach towards risk reduction management. Baltazar Tribunalo Jr., PDRRMO head, said that this approach means designing their projects and activities…

Costas: Aloguinsan may lose ecotourism status if landfill continues to operate without mitigating measures

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/25/2018

Joselito Costas, head of the Capitol’s Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) said Aloguinsan town may lose its appeal as an ecotourism destination if the landfill will continue to operate without mitigating measures. He urged the local government of…

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