Angkas says SC order would put drivers’ livelihood at risk

Inquirer.net 12/12/2018

MANILA, Philippines — Motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas said on Wednesday that the issuance of the temporary restraining order by the Supreme Court would put the livelihood of its drivers at risk for the holiday season. The company…

JAIL AT RISK

Rosalie Abatayo 11/13/2018

NAGA CITY JAIL SITS ON A LANDSLIDE-PRONE AREA Over 400 prisoners will be evacuated Even the inmates in Naga City jail need to be evacuated. This was the conclusion reached by local government and environment officials after…

30 FAMILIES AT RISK

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/20/2018

BUHISAN SOIL CRACKS It has been five years since the 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Cebu and Bohol, and Gervin Sanghanid, now 18, has felt no reason to fear that he would end up losing his home as a…

APAD launched: Disaster risk mgmt alliance forged

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/12/2018

A TRANSNATIONAL private-public alliance for disaster risk management and response has launched its regional platform in Cebu on Friday, October 11. Representatives of civil society organizations, the business sector, academe, media and government agencies forged an alliance…

Risk of allowing DOE to meddle in fuel import business cited

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/14/2018

It’s not a good idea – economist A Cebu-based economist has warned the government about the risk of allowing a government agency to meddle in the business of importing fuel as a solution to mitigate the impact…

Depression could increase risk of serious heart rhythm condition

AP 03/25/2018

PEOPLE with symptoms of depression or who take antidepressants have a 30 percent increased risk of developing a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that increases the risk for stroke, a new study says. The research,…

Reassessment

Editorial 01/09/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s announcement to impose a literal ceiling on the height of buildings or structures in the city in the wake of last Friday’s fire that mostly consumed the Metro Ayala store building may…

Tours in southern Cebu suspended due to ‘Vinta’

Morexette B. Erram 12/22/2017

The Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) has suspended all tourism activities in the south, from towns of Moalboal to Santander as Tropical Storm Vinta is expected to barrel the Visayas region today. Recent data from the Provincial Disaster…

Health risks

Editorial 11/16/2017

The deaths of the two infants who were brought to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) three days after they were administered vaccines at the Barangay Pajac health center in Lapu-Lapu City last week, however tragic,…

Davide defends disaster risk chief

Morexette B. Erram 11/09/2017

  CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III defended the chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) from allegations of sexual harassment, saying he is a victim of envy. Davide defended PDRRMO chief Baltazar Tribunalo…

Exec cites challenges of handling settlers in Cebu City’s danger zones

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/01/2017

IN an ideal situation, families living in danger zones should be relocated. But many factors have to be considered including realities that these families have no choice but to take the risk in order to be closer…

The ‘rising’ risks for PH

AFP, Inquirer.net 09/17/2017

The ‘rising’ risks for PHThe ‘rising’ risks for PHPresident Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war and armed Islamist rebellion pose “rising” risks to the Philippine economy, although it should continue to grow robustly in the short term, Moody’s…

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