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P2.8M storm damage in Camotes

December 28, 2012

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THE northern town of San Francisco in Camotes Island was the hardest hit by Tropical Storm Quinta which made landfall in the island Wednesday dawn. The town incurred P2.8 million damage in agriculture and less than P175,000 in houses and livestock, said Neil Balaba, operations officer of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) 7. One […]

Pagasa Rainy Christmas for Cebu

December 23, 2012

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Cebuanos may expect a wet Christmas day this year. A Low Pressure Area was spotted 1,000 kilometers away from the Philippines. It may enter the country tonight, bringing in more rain and strong winds that will linger on till Dec. 25 and 26, said Pag-asa Mactan weather analyst Al Quiblat. If it intensifies into a […]

No need to panic buy, holiday stocks enough

December 4, 2012

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With typhoon Pablo expected to sweep Cebu today, business leaders said there was no need to resort to panic buying because there is enough supply of basic commodities especially in December. “Starting September, traders and retailers already start stocking up for the holiday season so with this typhoon coming, we are not worried about supply […]

‘GET READY’

December 4, 2012

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Storm to affect south Cebu, Classes suspended in all levels Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, 42 ships grounded in Cebu ports The southern part of Cebu will experience heavy rains when typhoon Pablo makes landfall tonight. Signal no. 2 was declared over Cebu province as mayors in Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu cities suspended classes in all levels today. For […]

Cebu LGUs advised to monitor flood, landslide vulnerable areas

December 3, 2012

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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 […]

Signal No. 3 over Surigao, Signal No. 2 over Northern Mindanao

December 3, 2012

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Signal number 3 was raised over Surigao, Siargao, Dinagat, Agusan, Davao Oriental as typhoon Pablo moved northwest at 24 kilometers per hour. The state weather agency Pag-asa also raised signal number 2 in the provinces of Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte in Mindanao and over the Visayas, Bohol and Southern […]

Evac plans for Mindanao ahead of ’Pablo’

December 3, 2012

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MANILA— The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) advised local disaster response offices in the Visayas and Mindanao regions, on Sunday, to implement preemptive evacuation as typhoon “Pablo” was seen to enter the Philippine area of responsibility Sunday night. With the devastation wrought by tropical storm “Sendong” in December 2011 still fresh in […]

Central Visayas on heightened alert for ‘Pablo’

December 2, 2012

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EMERGENCY and disaster management groups in Central Visayas were placed on heightened alert for the arrival of tropical storm “Paolo” (international name Bopha) in the country. The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council met today to plan out contingencies for flood and landslide prone areas. As of 2 a.m today, Pablo is located 1,380 […]

Relocation site unsafe, says ex M’daue dad

November 26, 2012

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A former city councilor of Mandaue City is saying the 6.5-hectare relocation site in barangay Paknaan is unsafe for human settlement. Victor Biaño, who will run for mayor next year, said a significant portion of the Paknaan relocation site is actually a mangrove (pagatpatan) area. “When I was still a city councilor, the council didn’t […]

Work starts on Bonbon’s first bridge

November 24, 2012

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By May next year, children from the mountain barangays of Bonbon and Buot-Taup in Cebu City will no longer have to wade through a deep river to go to school. Work is about to start on a two-lane bridge in sitio Camarin, Bonbon. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama yesterday led the groundbreaking ceremony for the […]