Rehabilitation of Agaton-struck barangays in Cebu City begins

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rehabilitation of TD Agaton-struck barangays is expected to start soon after the Cebu City Council granted Mayor Michael Rama’s request to declare a state of calamity. However, the City Council only declared 35…

Rama to appeal to Cebu City Council for State of Calamity over TD Agaton

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he will appeal to the City Council for the declaration of a State of Calamity in the City due to the damages it sustained during Tropical Depression…

Cebu City Council declares State of Preparedness to access funds for Agaton rehab

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/14/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has refused to declare a State of Calamity for the city over the damages it incurred due to Tropical Depression Agaton. Instead, it has chosen to declare the…

State of calamity declared in flood-hit Davao de Oro

Carmelito Francisco 04/09/2022

DAVAO CITY — Davao de Oro has been placed under a state of calamity as the province deals with severe floods that have killed at least two residents and displaced 4,600 families. The provincial government on Friday…

Damage in Cebu province’s tourism industry: P112 million and counting

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Most tourist establishments and popular spots in Cebu province remained closed, three weeks after Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) battered the island province. And as of January 3, 2022, the Provincial Tourism Office…

Capitol mulls buying gensets for all barangays in Cebu province

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is planning to purchase generator sets to be distributed to all barangays in the province. In a report by Sugbo News, the Capitol’s media arm, Garcia announced during her…

Rama holds in abeyance ‘no vaccination, no entry to work’ policy

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama will temporarily suspend the “no vaccination, no entry to work” policy that should be implemented by January 1, 2022.  The mayor said that these protocols to enhance the vaccination program…

2 establishments in Cebu told to explain alleged overpricing

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least two establishments here were ordered to explain before authorities why they allegedly sold overpriced essential goods. The Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) said they issued Letters of…

Cebu City Council told: Declare state of calamity in fire-struck Mambaling sitios

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is asking the  City Council to declare a state of calamity in Mambaling sitios hit by Friday night’s fire. Rama said in a press conference on Saturday that…

More than 130 villages in Central Luzon still flooded

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/04/2021

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines — At least 139 villages in Central Luzon remained under floodwater caused by the heavy monsoon rains and high tide more than a week after Typhoon “Fabian” (international name: In-fa) lashed…

Tumulak sees no need placing Inayawan in state of calamity, barangay to help waste pickers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, the City Council’s committee chairperson for disaster risk reduction and management, does not see any reason to place Barangay Inayawan in a state of calamity or emergency. Tumulak…

Inayawan village chief to city gov’t: If state of emergency is declared, be transparent

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/26/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The village chief of Barangay Inayawan in Cebu City is asking for transparency should the city government declare a state of emergency in his barangay because of the garbage situation in the…

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