San Roque fire victims appeal for help; seek release of housing materials from City Hall

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Crisanto Pacayde had difficulty sleeping while on the overcrowded San Roque Sports Complex Sunday night, November 3, 2019. Pacayde, 44, was one of the hundreds of individuals who now occupy the sports complex…

Labella orders reblocking of fire site in Sitio Panting, Brgy San Roque

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered for a reblocking of the fire site in Sitio Panting in Barangay San Roque to especially restore the three-meter easement. Labella said that fire victims will only be…

Cebu City’s Probe team demolish structures at fire-hit area in Barangay Ermita

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/16/2019

CEBU CITY–The  Cebu City  government through its Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification and Enhancement (Probe) team implemented the demolition of temporary structures built at two sitios in Barangay Ermita that were hit by fire on February 5 this…

Photo Gallery: Lapu starts reblocking plans for Brgy Ibo fire site

Doris C. Bongcac 08/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City government already started reblocking plans for the urban poor community in Sitio Tacan, Barangay Ibo that was hit by a huge fire on July 21. Nagiel Bañacia, head of the…

Cortes orders filling, reblocking of Tipolo fire site

Doris C. Bongcac 06/28/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Fire victims in Barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City will have to wait a little longer before they will be allowed to rebuild their burnt homes. Mayor-elect Jonas Cortes said he wanted the low-lying area…

Ermita barangay chief seeks City Council’s help to hasten reblocking of fire-hit sitios

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The barangay chief of Ermita in Cebu City is asking the City Council to hasten the reblocking of the three sitios burned in a massive fire on February 5. In a letter dated…

Cebu City fires worry dads, call for fire drills, reblocking, implementing butane canister refilling ban

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More fire drills, reblocking of densely populated areas, and strictly implementing butane refilling ban. These are among the suggestions that the Cebu City’s opposition councilors are pushing to the concerned Cebu City offices…

Reblocking order gives hope to fire victims

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/11/2018

THERE is still hope for the over 700 individuals displaced by a fire that struck a densely populated area in Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City last December 5. This hope is anchored on the announcement made by the…

Cause of Hipodromo fire still undetermined; reblocking urged

Benjie B. Talisic, Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio USJ-R Journalism Intern 09/28/2018

FIRE investigators still cannot determine where the fire in Barangay Hipodromo started or what caused it. Senior Fire Officer 3 Maurice Oporto said several witnesses have pointed to different houses where the fire allegedly started. These witnesses…

Affected areas in Hipodromo fire now under state of calamity

Intern 09/28/2018

The Hipodromo Barangay Council has declared a state of calamity in two sitios following the fire that razed at least 115 houses on Thursday (September 28). The fire victims remain at the Hipodromo Gym and Hipodromo Elementary…

Kamputhaw settlers to rebuild after reblocking

Rosalie O. Abatayo and Benjie B. Talisic 08/05/2018

ALORA Barco kept watch over her sleeping one-month-old daughter when her seven-year-old son rushed inside their house and shouted “Fire!” before 4 p.m. last Saturday. Barco, a 27-year-old mother of four, immediately took her children out of…

No reblocking, no assistance

Benjie B. Talisic and Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2018

The 982 individuals from 221 families who were displaced by the late-night fire that razed Barangays Basak Pardo and Kinasang-an Pardo last Friday will have to comply with the city government’s plans of reblocking their areas. Otherwise,…

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