Cebu City to trail map waterfalls for safety and risk reduction

Dyrecka Letigio 09/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRMMO) has begun trial mapping waterfalls around the city’s mountain barangays to ensure the safety of visitors both locals and tourists. The trail mapping…

Rama’s order: Fast track CCMC’s occupancy permit

Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama has ordered the fast-tracking of the Cebu City Medical Center’s (CCMC) occupancy permit. The hospital’s new building has been operating for six months for the first floor…

Mandaue gov’t installs plastic bollards for safety of cyclists

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/05/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Here’s some good news for bikers.  The Mandaue City government, in cooperation with the Department of Public Works and Highways Central Visayas (DPWH-7), have installed plastic bollards at the North Reclamation Area here on Thursday,…

OBO stresses safety with 400 new buildings under construction in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) issued 467 building permits and 328 occupancy permits as of November 12, 2020, since the start of the year amid the pandemic. Architect Florante…

Five-year-old from Consolacion, Cebu sharpens motorbike skills

Immae Lachica 07/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— While most kids may be busy learning to play online games during these quarantine days, a  five-year-old boy from Consolacion town in northern Cebu is trying something different.  He is busy learning how to…

Study on safety of malaria drugs for coronavirus retracted

06/05/2020

Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report, saying independent reviewers were not able to verify information that’s been widely questioned by other scientists. Thursday’s retraction in…

Miss Universe PH pageant finals moved to June 14

Armin P. Adina 03/14/2020

MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES—The Miss Universe Philippines pageant, the country’s newest national beauty contest, will now stage its inaugural coronation ceremonies on June 14, more than a month later than its original schedule on May 3. The organization…

Virus renews safety concerns about slaughtering wild animals

02/15/2020

BEIJING — China cracked down on the sale of exotic species after an outbreak of a new virus in 2002 was linked to markets selling live animals. The germ turned out to be a coronavirus that caused…

2020 fluvial procession to skip visit to Pasil fish port- organizers

Morexette Marie Erram 01/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Organizers are planning an earlier start for this year’s fluvial procession of the miraculous images of the Señor Sto. Niño and the Our Lady of Guadalupe. Lieutenant Junior Grade John Michael Encina, information…

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…

Reassessment on safety, structural integrity may be needed for government-owned offices in Cebu

Rosalie Abatayo 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Government offices do not run out of clients on a daily basis. So while these offices cater a lot of people everyday–be it employees or those who want to make transactions, the question…

LOOK: A sweet safety reminder from a motorcycle rider

Immae Lachica 12/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Traffic is one of the many things that can easily turn our good mood into a bad one. Thankfully, there are people who are creative enough to come up with something that can give…

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