TD Vicky: No casualties in Cebu but people evacuated, properties damaged

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Province was not left unscarred of Tropical Depression (TD) Vicky when it passed by southern and central Cebu on the dawn of Saturday, December 19, 2020. The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction…

One dead in Danao, hundreds in central Cebu evacuated due to floods

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Jay Waren Almaden was not able to report to his workplace in Lapu-Lapu City on Wednesday morning, December 2, 2020. Almaden, 27, was found dead at the downstream portion of Tangon River in…

FACES OF CEBU: Rhee Telen Jr., giving LSIs a home away from home

Rosalie Abatayo 09/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Terminals are a familiar, yet not so pleasing, sight for Rhee Telen Jr. Telen, 27, spent the last 20 years in about 20 residences. He and his family moved from different towns and…

Cebu Capitol building safe after Tuesday quake

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/18/2020

Cebu City, Philippines — The Capitol compound remains safe with no damage incurred from the Magnitude 6.6 quake that hit Masbate and was felt in parts of Cebu on Tuesday morning, August 18, 2020. This was the…

PDRRMO to local responders: Formulate contingency plan in case n-CoV enters Cebu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices (LDRRMOs) have been alerted to remain vigilant on the public health hazard that the 2019 novel coronavirus may bring should it make its way in the…

PDRRMO’s Water Search and Rescue team to be deployed for fluvial procession

Rosalie Abatayo 01/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) will be sending out a water search and rescue (Wasar) team to the Sinulog fluvial procession this Saturday, January 18. PDRRMO Chief Neil Angelo…

PDRRMO starts full deployment for Sinulog on Jan. 17

Rosalie Abatayo 01/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol will start on Friday, January 17, 2020, the deployment of teams and assets to help secure this year’s Sinulog activities. The provincial team will include medical personnel from the Provincial Health…

5 LGUs to lend emergency teams for Sinulog 2020 activities

Rosalie Abatayo 01/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  At least five local government units (LGU)have already committed to assist the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) in the deployment of emergency responders during the Sinulog 2020 activities. PDRRMO chief…

‘Better be safe than sorry’: PDRRMO raises red alert for Ursula, seeks early evacuation for high risk areas

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Staying safe is still the best way to celebrate Christmas. This was the message of Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Neil Angelo Sanchez to the public amid the threat posed…

PDRRMO on blue alert for Christmas starting Dec. 20

Rosalie Abatayo 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) will be on blue alert starting Friday, December 20, 2019, in time for the Christmas holiday break. PDRRMO Chief Neil Angelo Sanchez said being…

Cebu PDRRMO gets P220M for 2020

Rosalie Abatayo 11/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol will allocate P220 million of disaster management fund for 2020. Despite it’s downgrading, the  Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) saw an increase of P23 million in its current…

Capitol has no ‘official’ disaster chief yet

Rosalie Abatayo 11/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), now a division under the Governor’s office, still has no “official” head. Although Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has earlier announced that Neil Sanchez will be taking…

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