November 23, 2012
ONLY half of the 1,200 families displaced in the clearing of Mandaue City’s waterways will be accommodated in the relocation site in barangay Paknaan. According to Cynthis Suico, community affairs officer of the city’s Housing and Urban Development Office (HUDO), only 1.5 hectares of the 6.5-hectare relocation site is livable. Suico told the reporters yesterday […]
June 10, 2012
Even if they differ in age and social status, both Mikel Rama and Marieziel Mendez share a common weakness for dengue. Mikel, the 26-year-old lawyer son of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, had been infected with dengue thrice while the 15-year-old Mendez was afflicted with dengue twice. “Good for us we have the privilege of […]
April 16, 2012
by Chito O. Aragon, Correspondent At least six houses were ruined in the fire that hit an unrban poor neighborhood in sitio Cahipa, barangay Hipodromo, Cebu City. The fire was tapped at 10:48 and doused 12 minutes after by the fire department. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
December 5, 2011
CEBU City’s marginalized sector should not be overlooked in creating public policies, a city councilor said yesterday. Cebu City councilor Alvin Dizon, chairman on the Committee on Housing, gave this statement as he led the celebration of the Urban Poor Solidarity Week yesterday at the Plaza Sugbo. The celebration was organized by the Division for […]