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Caraga church stands up to ‘Pablo’

January 7, 2013


Caraga, Davao Oriental—For 128 years, the old church here has been standing like a sentinel near a promontory facing the Pacific Ocean, as if guarding this seaside town from intruders from the sea. But the old stone and wooden structure, which started as a mission station of Recollect priests in this part of the country […]

Cebu LGUs, business mobilize aid for victims

December 12, 2012


Cebu is answering the call for donations to the provinces struck last week by typhoon Pablo in Mindanao. While Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said the city would donate P1 million, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said the Capitol will provide assistance in kind and cash but hasn’t finalized the amount yet. Garcia said she tasked the […]

Fire razes 12 houses, 30 families displaced

November 23, 2012


At least 30 families were displaced when a fire believed to have been caused by an unattended lighted candle broke out in sitio Centro, barangay Looc, Mandaue City yesterd ay. The blaze destroyed at least 12 houses made of light materials. The fire started at 12: 05 a. m. at the house of 43- year- […]

Day-as fire victims cannot re-occupy lots

October 25, 2012


VICTIMS of the October 17 fire in barangay Day-as may not be able to return to their burned community as the owner of the land wants to use it for “commercial purposes.” It was learned that a day after the fire, the Gaisano Capital Group informed City Hall that it is using the 3,000 square […]

Day-as fire victims appeal for help

October 19, 2012


  MANY school children in barangay Day-as, Cebu City missed their classes yesterday. Wednesday’s fire that hit their community destroyed their clothes. The fire affected 79 families and 42 house owners, leaving 354 individuals homeless based on the records of Cebu City’s Dept. of Social Welfare Services (DSWS). The fire hit three sitios of Moon […]

Noon fire razes 42 homes in barangay Day-as, Cebu City

October 18, 2012


Teresa Herrera was home alone when she saw smoke and flames coming out of her home in sitio Tender Heart, barangay Day-as, Cebu City past 12 noon yesterday. “Nakuyawan ko. Ang sunog naa na sa ako atubangan (I was afraid. I could already see the fire in front of me),” she said. A paralytic, Teresa […]

42 homes burned down in afternoon fire

October 17, 2012


At least 42 houses were burned in an afternoon fire in Cebu City. The fire started at 12:51 p.m. in a residential area in barangay Day-as (not T. Padilla as earlier reported) and spread out to three sitios. Barangay captain Rey Ellery Cañada said they will later declare their barangay under a state of calamity. […]

PH is 3rd most disaster-prone country

October 16, 2012


MANILA—The Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world mainly due to high exposure to natural calamities, a new international report showed. The World Disaster Report 2012, released in Brussels on Oct. 11, also said the Philippines could spare up to 20 million of its people- roughly a fifth of the total population- […]

Rama, officials inspect Quiot, Kalunasan flood areas

September 12, 2012


FOUR days after being hit by a downpour, displaced residents of sitio Granada in barangay Quiot and sitio Lareja, barangay Kalunasan finally got the attention of City Hall. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he directed the Department of Social Welfare and Services to assess the needs of the seven displaced families in Quiot. He […]

Early flood warning system for Cebu

September 6, 2012


Once the amount of rainfall reaches 10 mm, flood and landslide warnings will be issued to avoid accidents and damage in Cebu, the Mactan office of the state weather bureau Pagasa said yesterday. Mactan Pagasa weather bureau chief Oscar Tabada said they have set up an early warning system following the unusual volume of rainfall […]