A fire survivor’s wish: school uniform, notebooks for the New Year

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines  — When she woke up to her neighbors’ screams on Christmas morning, Maria Rhea Beltran, 17, saw houses engulfed by a raging fire that was moving towards their rented home.  Beltan, a Grade 11…

Fire victims opt to stay at the barangay hall or with relatives

Benjie B. Talisic 12/29/2018

  BARANGAY DULJO FIRE OF THE 695 families rendered homeless by the fire that hit Barangay Duljo Fatima on Christmas day, only seven families transferred to the designated evacuation center of the Cebu City government. The city…

Duljo-Fatima fire probe continues as displaced victims reach 2,700

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 12/27/2018

AS the Bureau of Fire Protection in Cebu City continues to find out the cause of the Barangay Duljo Fatima fire on Christmas Day, the number of families and validated individuals displaced by the dawn blaze have…

Cebu City asks for relief donations for fire victims as most stores are on Christmas Day break

Morexette Erram, Nestle Semilla 12/25/2018

The victims of the fire in Barangay Duljo Fatima in Cebu City may have to wait for a while before they can receive their first batch of relief goods.…

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…

Jinggoy: I and Revilla were ‘victims of selective justice’

Inquirer.net 12/08/2018

Manila — “We are really victims of selective justice.” Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada yesterday said this when asked if he and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. could return in the Senate in 2019. In 2014, Estrada and Revilla…

Jinggoy says he and Revilla were ‘victims of selective justice’

Inquirer.net 12/08/2018

MANILA, Philippines—“We are really victims of selective justice.” Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Saturday said this when asked if he and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. could return in the Senate in 2019. In 2014, Estrada and Revilla…

Victims’ plea: Let us rebuild our homes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/06/2018

RESIDENTS of Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City, displaced by the fire are now appealing to the city government to allow them to reconstruct their houses even if the property is owned by the University of the Philippines Cebu…

Senate OKs extension of funds for Marcos rights victims ‘til 2019

Inquirer.net 11/26/2018

A measure that would extend the availability of funds for human rights victims during the time of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos has been approved by the Senate on third and final reading. On Monday, 16 senators…

Banacia: Lorega families can rebuild homes at fire site

Doris C. Bongcac 11/15/2018

The Department for the Welfare of the Urban Poor (DWUP) will be conducting an assessment of the fire site in Sitio San Miguel, Barangay Lorega, Cebu City today before they will allow the reconstruction of fire-damaged homes…

Victims may be allowed to rebuild their homes

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 11/12/2018

BARANGAY PAJO FIRE OWNERS of the 47 houses that were burned during a fire last Sunday in Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City, will be allowed to rebuild their homes. Pajo Barangay Captain Junard “Abong” Chan gave this assurance…

California wildfire toll matches deadliest ever with 29 victims

AFP 11/12/2018

THE number of dead in a wildfire raging in California has reached 29, matching the deadliest in the state’s history as recovery teams found six more bodies in the grim search through the wreckage. The “Camp Fire”…

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