Bañacia: I am already expecting the worst

Futch Anthony Inso 08/13/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government was never surprised with the extension of its modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status after August 15. Nagiel Bañacia, head of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO),…

Bañacia thanks Lapu City Council for approving P43M for city’s COVID-19 response

Futch Anthony Inso 08/13/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) head Nagiel Bañacia has expressed gratitude to the members of the city council after they approved the P43,984,569 budget intended for the city’s Coronavirus…

Lapu DRRMO rescues stranded pump boat passengers

Futch Anthony Inso 07/09/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) in Lapu-Lapu City conducted a rescue operation  of a stranded pump boat off the waters of of Sta. Rosa, Olango Island  late Thursday night, July 8, 2021. …

Chan wants railings installed in old Mactan-Mandaue bridge to deter suicides

Futch Anthony Inso 04/21/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will propose again to the Bridge Management Board to install railings at the First Mactan-Mandaue Bridge to deter suicide attempts on the structure. Chan revealed that the…

Lapu-Lapu records over 2K COVID cases in less than 3 months – Bañacia

Doris C. Bongcac 03/24/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Lapu-Lapu City logged a total of 2, 660 cases of the coronavirus disease from March 1 to December 31, 2020. This year, the city logged 2, 608 cases in less than three months,…

Lapu-Lapu City logs 90 new COVID-19 recoveries

Futch Anthony Inso 02/09/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – A total of 90 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients from Lapu-Lapu City have fully recovered from the virus today, February 9, 2021. This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan on…

Lapu CDRRMO chief admits failure to control spread of COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 02/01/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The head of the Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) has admitted failure in controlling the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) here. Nagiel Bañacia, CDRRMO head, said that they have…

IN PHOTOS: Lapu-Lapu beaches less crowded on Sinulog Sunday

Doris C. Bongcac 01/17/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – It’s Fiesta Señor, but only very few Cebuanos visited the beaches in Lapu-Lapu City this Sunday, January 17, 2021, to unwind. Nagiel Bañacia, head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office…

New Year’s day beachgoers crowd Lapu public beaches, ignore health protocols

Futch Anthony Inso 01/01/2021

Beachgoers crowd this public beach in Barangay Maribago in Lapu-Lapu City totally ignoring standard health protocols. | Photo Courtesy of Nagiel Banacia, CDRRMO head LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office…

Bañacia wants to swab test Lapu-Lapu City’s PWDs

Futch Anthony Inso 12/04/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The head of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) of Lapu-Lapu City has suggested to include the city’s persons with disability (PWDs) in its swab testing program. Nagiel Bañacia, Lapu-Lapu City’s…

IN PHOTOS: Marigondon Beach reaches full capacity, beachgoers barred

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Police, and disaster and rescue personnel in Lapu-Lapu City have barred several beachgoers from entering a public beach on Monday, November 2. Nagiel Bañacia, head of the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office…

IN PHOTOS: Beaches in Lapu-Lapu reach full capacity on Sunday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Several beachgoers in Lapu-Lapu City in Mactan Island were not able to spend their Sundays by the sea on October 25, 2020. This after local authorities there denied them entry in some beaches,…

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