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Cebu LGUs advised to monitor flood, landslide vulnerable areas

December 3, 2012


Local government officials were advised to ensure strict monitoring of landslide and flood prone areas identified in the geohazard map issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Regional Director Loreto Alburo of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB–7) said they earlier identified barangays vulnerable to landslides. These include 19 […]

Boy shot dead in Balamban

October 28, 2012


A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed by an unidentified assailant in barangay Abucayan, Balamban town, western Cebu. The boy suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the body. He died while being treated at the Balamban District Hospital. Police said the boy was walking with friends along a road in barangay Sitio Saksak when he was […]

Danao, Balamban hospitals get upgrade

August 27, 2012


THE district hospitals in Danao City and Balamban town will be formally classified as provincial hospitals soon. With their upgrading as provincial hospitals its bed capacity will be raised to 100 beds. Its clinical and nursing services will also be increased as required by the Dept. of Health (DOH) for tertiary level hospital. Currently these […]

Balamban fire razes 3 houses, resto and bakery

July 27, 2012


More than P1.3-million worth of properties were razed by fire at 2:48 a.m Friday in Buanoy, Balamban. F01 Ramel Tapia of the Balamban Fire Station, said the fire burned down a restaurant, bakery, and three houses, all located across Gate 1 of the Tsuneishi Heavy Industries. The fire originated at the abandoned old house owned […]

Visitors trek to Magsaysay crash site

March 18, 2012


YESTERDAY’S commemoration of the 55th death anniversary of President Ramon Magsaysay in Mt. Manunggal in Balamban town, Cebu, drew more than 400 guests from around the country. Balamban Councilor Dave Karamihan said the municipal government made the roads leading to the crash site of the presidential plane more accessible as part of efforts to promote […]

Toledo another option for blast site

January 26, 2012


by Doris Bongcac, Chief of Reporters   An old mine site in Toledo City in midwest Cebu may be the safest place to detonate vintage bombs. The manager of Carmen Copper Corp. agreed to allow the use of the site after it was recommended by mining experts in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The area was […]


January 25, 2012


But Centcom still waiting on City Hall to allocate budget for bomb disposal     The detonation and disposal of 23 World War II vintage bombs that were unearthed from Kawit Island in the South Road Properties (SRP) may take a little while longer. This after the military’s Central Command said they reconsidered detonating and […]

Ombud to probe land tax scam in Balamban town

January 3, 2012


The Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas will continue its investigation on the Balamban land tax scam. The Ombudsman’s move came after six months since Cebu Daily News broke the story about the scam. It was published on June 30, 2011. “After a careful reading of the entire letter complaint, the graft investigator found […]

Iranian official said they will still continue to send their children to study in Cebu

June 18, 2010


“BUS CRASH AN ACCIDENT” Iranians will continue to send their children to study in Cebu. This was the assurance of an Iranian official following Sunday’s bus crash in Balamban town that killed 20 Iranian medical students and physicians and their Filipino driver. Dr. Gholamreza Heidari, executive advisor to the Iran Ministry of Health and Medical […]

List of victims of the tragic tour of Iranians in Cebu

June 14, 2010


(Updated 5/14/2010; 5:10pm) Iranian survivors (partial) Source: Police Regional Office – Central Visayas Amir Dastanpour, 25 years old Mohammad Taghi Davodi, 35 years old Taktam Eftekhari, 30 years old Ali Farangi Hassan Gharaeinsab, 34 years old Melika Gharai Hamed Givzadeh Maryan Gouya Farhangt Hakimzadeh, 23 years old Jahani Hivechi, 35 years old Saima Hussain, 33 […]


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