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

October 18, 2012

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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

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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. […]

2 boys killed in Dalaguete fire

October 17, 2012

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by Jhunnex Napallacan and Joy Cherry S. Quito   Two cousins, aged four and three, were burned to death after they were trapped in a burning bamboo house in barangay Catolohan, Dalaguete town, southern Cebu. The cause of the fire has yet to be established. Jayden Sidney Indig, 4,  and John Mark Jorolan, 3,  were  […]

Mystery lingers over man who burned himself to death

October 2, 2012

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Family in barangay Lorega  says 76-year-old retiree  was  loving, jolly, not mentally ill   by Tweeny M. Malinao, Correspondent After  his fiery suicide inside the Magellan’s Cross kiosk, 76-year-old Exequiel Geneston left behind many questions. He was a loving grandfather with no terminal illness, vices, mental problem or personal trouble, said family members. Lourdes, his […]

Bidding documents lost in DPWH office blaze

September 30, 2012

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by Jhunnex Napallacan, Correspondent   About  P1.2-million worth of property  including project documents and engineering equipment were lost in Friday’s  fire  in barangay Tinago, Cebu City. The fire, which struck at 6:55 p.m.,  damaged  the office of the 5th engineering district of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Central Visayas on S. […]

‘Mahiga Creek occupants not qualified housing beneficiaries’

September 6, 2012

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The demolition of shanties living along the Mahiga Creek can proceed after the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Cebu City dismissed yesterday the petition filed by settlers in the area. In his ruling, RTC Judge Soliver Peras of Branch 10 said the residents aren’t qualified beneficiaries of the socialized housing program under Republic Act 7279 […]

‘Fire victims can return to lot, rebuild’

September 6, 2012

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Fire victims will be allowed to rebuild their houses in the 5,000 square meter lot in sitio Kalubihan, barangay Umapad, Mandaue City. “We can’t afford not to let them return to the lot because we don’t have a relocation area for them,” said Umapad barangay captain Nelso Rubio in Cebuano. Rubio said the barangay had […]

3 fires hit Metro Cebu

September 5, 2012

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A fire hit a two-story building in Cebu City yesterday afternoon, bringing to three the number of fires that broke out in Metro Cebu within a 24-hour period, authorities said. In Mandaue City, a state of calamity was declared in sitio Kalubihan 2, barangay Umapad, after last Monday evening’s fire damaged 110 houses. Another fire […]

Fires raze stores, homes in Capitol Site, Lapu City

August 20, 2012

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TWO fires razed houses and business establishments in barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City and in Lapu-Lapu City yesterday afternoon. Six houses along with Arbee’s Bakeshop and Josephine’s All Dental Clinic were destroyed while three houses, the Golden Banawa Hardware and Capitol Sari-Sari Store were damaged, FO2 Omar Andrew Segovia said. Witnesses said the fire started […]

Rama: Fire should not be used to evict urban poor

August 7, 2012

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STRESSING that fires should not be used as a reason to drive away urban poor dwellers from contested private lands, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama asked barangay Quiot fire victims to rebuild their homes from the ashes. “I’ve said this before. And I will say it again. I will never agree to any private land […]