Community program in Bantayan

Nestle L. Semilla 10/24/2016

ASIDE from a Bantay Dagat outpost, Sitio Mambacayao Dako in Barangay Lipayran, Bantayan town will also be a beneficiary of the provincial government’s integrated development program. Baltazar Tribunalo Jr., Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) chief,…

‘Lawin’s’ damage reaches P657M

10/24/2016

Disaster authorities on Saturday put the damage caused by supertyphoon “Lawin” in four affected regions at over P657 million — P581.9 million for infrastructure and P75.8 million for agriculture. The estimate was based on aerial assessments and…

11 vessels docked in ports due to ‘Lawin’

Izobelle T. Pulgo 10/19/2016

ABOUT 11 passenger, cargo, and roll-on roll-off vessels remain docked in Cebu’s ports as supertyphoon Lawin makes its way to the country Wednesday evening. Agapito Bibat, station commander of the Philippine Coast Guard-Cebu station, said there is…

Sta. Fe mayor stands by his decision to distribute emergency shelter assistance to Yolanda victims

Carmel Loise Matus 08/26/2016

MAYOR Jose Esgana of Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island stood firm in his decision to distribute the emergency shelter assistance (ESA) to Supertyphoon Yolanda victims who already received core shelters from non-government organizations (NGOs). Esgana was earlier warned…

Climate change and resiliency

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 06/05/2016

By signing the Paris Agreement on April 22, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Philippines committed, together with other countries, to reduce the polluting greenhouse gases that are causing our climate system to…

Climate change plan

Editorial 12/18/2015

The recently concluded climate change conference in Paris, France,  known as the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21), may not draw praise from environmental groups who said the agreement signed by the world’s nations was  inadequate. But First…

Typhoon leaves 22 dead, missing in Taiwan, China

AP 08/10/2015

Beijing — A typhoon that lashed Taiwan dumped heavy rain and winds on the Chinese mainland on Sunday, leaving a total of 22 people dead or missing, collapsing homes and trees and cutting power to more than…

Forgetting Yolanda

08/10/2015

He may have resigned as rehabilitation czar for the Yolanda rebuilding program, but former senator Panfilo Lacson isn’t quitting on his efforts to remind the national government about its obligation to those who were devastated by the…

‘Egay’ exits PAR, but stronger typhoon nears

07/07/2015

All storm signals were lifted as Tropical Storm “Egay” (international name: Linfa) moved out the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday morning, the state weather bureau said. As of 8 a.m. Egay was spotted 320 kilometers…

Labella: Do Cebu city building owners have contingency plans?

06/23/2015

Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella called for a meeting next Tuesday with building administrators, owners and fire department officers about  the increasing  number of high-rise buildings in the city. “With 40 t 50 story buildings, we…

Still, a hopeful nation

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/29/2014

We are now in the throes of preparing for the New Year celebration. The question that comes to the mind is: Are we facing 2015 with glee or with trepidation? Thankfully, just like the past years, many…

2 Yolanda-stricken cities to adopt Cebu’s anti-child sex tourism ordinance

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/28/2014

Two cities that were hit the hardest by supertyphoon Yolanda will be using as reference the proposed Anti-Child Sex Tourism ordinance of the Cebu provincial government to combat human trafficking in their areas. Romina Sta. Clara, project…

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