500 households in Ermita now have access to potable water

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) has commissioned its expansion project in Brgy. Ermita, Cebu City, that will serve the village’s innermost communities.  MCWD chairperson and lawyer Jose ‘Joey’ Daluz III, together with…

Adequacy, reliability, and cost

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 10/11/2022

What’s wrong with our infrastructure? It’s all about the three attributes in our title: we don’t have enough, it’s not reliable, and costs too much. And these hold true whether it’s electric power, water, transport, telecoms, or…

Water in Borbon river turns white; residents urged not to swim in the river yet

Futch Anthony Inso 08/22/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Residents of Barangay Don Gregorio Antigua in Borbon town are urged to avoid swimming in the river and letting their farm animals like goat, cow among others drink river water just yet. Barangay…

RDC-7 to 12 Metro Cebu LGUs: Enter into MOA for policy enforcement of water sourcing, utilization

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC-7), last June 23, 2022, adopted a committee resolution enjoining 12 local government units (LGUs) in Metro Cebu, identified as critical areas, to enter into a memorandum…

Pagasa: Bring umbrella, fan, water when you vote on May 9

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Don’t forget to bring your umbrella, fan, and water when you go out to cast your vote on elections day, May 9, 2022. The state weather bureau Pagasa stationed in Mactan, Cebu, on…

Roque, Uniteam senatorial bet, vows to complete trans-axial highway project if elected

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Uniteam senatorial candidate and former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque promised to push through the Cebu Trans-axial Development Project (CTDP) if elected. Roque said if the project would be implemented this would help cut…

178K consumers now have water supply – MCWD

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More households and consumers now have water supply. The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) announced that at least 178,000 of its consumers now have running water, corresponding to 85 percent of its total…

MCWD chair: We lack gensets, we wait for Visayan Electric power

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) is still lacking generator sets to power some of its pumps, which is why they can only wait for Visayan Electric’s reenergization to increase their output. Lawyer…

We need power – Cebu City Mayor Rama tells NGCP

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 12/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City needs power as soon as possible. This was the message of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to hasten the rehabilitation of the…

Rama: National government aid must go directly to the barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is asking national officials to directly give the aid they plan to send to the barangays. He said that the city government is focused on road clearing and…

2 days after #OdettePH: Cebu still without power, water supply

Delta Letigio, Doris C. Bongcac 12/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu is still without water and power supply two days after Typhoon Odette hit this island province. Edna Inocando, spokesperson of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), said on Saturday morning, December 18,…

Cebu City to focus on rehabilitation of Sitio Lawis for return of fire victims

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will be focusing on the rehabilitation of Sitio Lawis in Barangay Mambaling as the city continues to respond to the immediate needs of the over 4,000 fire victims. Rama…

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