Rama tasks ‘resident ombudsman’ to probe Odette financial aid anomalies

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has ordered City Hall’s resident ombudsman, Lawyer Homer Cabaral, and other city lawyers to investigate the anomalies surrounding the Odette financial assistance distribution.  “There is no more need…

Long queues greet Odette victims in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jovita Bacalso was eager to already receive her share of the cash aid that the Cebu City government promised to families that were affected by super typhoon Odette. She did not mind having…

Odette aid: 33,000 more Cebu City residents to receive P5,000 cash

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will be 33,231 more Odette victims who will receive P5,000 financial aid from Cebu City. The Cebu City Treasurer’s Office and the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) are set to…

Rice farmers in region to receive financial assistance from DA

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/31/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Rice farmers in the region will receive financial assistance from the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) next month. DA-7 OIC Director Joel Elumba said about 93,000 farmers in the region will…

3,000 tons of stinking post-Odette garbage permeate ‘unbearable’ smell in Barangay Inayawan

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Residents of Barangay Inayawan have raised concerns about the unbearable smell they have been experiencing in the past days. Gea, whose family lives near Ocampo Drive, told CDN Digital that it has been…

Mandaue City to repair Odette-damaged bollards after May 9 polls

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/30/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City will start the repair of the bollards that were damaged by super typhoon Odette after the May 9 elections. Architect Marlo Ocleasa, head of the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO),…

DSWD-7: P2.1B still needed to cover cash aid for all Odette-hit families in CV

Futch Anthony Inso 03/11/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) would still need a budget of P2.1 billion as financial assistance, to cover all affected families that were devastated by super typhoon…

Forced evacuation for calamities ordinance in Cebu City passed

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has passed an ordinance that would allow the government to implement forced evacuation in case of emergencies, calamities, and severe weather disturbances. Councilor Raymond Garcia, majority floor leader, drafted…

Mandaue police give V-Day gifts to families, who lost loved ones due to Odette

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/14/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Mandaue City Police Office have distributed relief goods and 10 liters of drinking water to families who lost loved ones due to super typhoon Odette. They also…

Cortes: Presidential bet is not my priority, my focus is on Mandaue’s problems

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/12/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes still does not have a presidential bet as of the moment. Cortes said that he did not really think of it and it was not his focus as…

Cebu City councilor wants city to open co-working space

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Nestor Archival is asking the Executive Department to open a co-working space for workers in the city. In a resolution passed by the City Council, Archival said that since Typhoon…

Mandaue on Alert Level 3 status: No lockdown, no need to appeal IATF ruling

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/13/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government will not appeal the decision of the InterAgency Task Force (IATF) to place the city under Alert Level 3 from January 14 to January 31, 2022. Lawyer John Eddu…

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