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School children deserve a bridge

November 25, 2012


To get to school, children of barangay Bonbon and Buot Taup in the uplands of Cebu City get their feet wet. They roll up their pants when the river rises or slosh through ankle deep water when the weather is good. Crossing the river on foot or taking a raft for P10 per person are […]

Mandaue relocation site running out of space

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 […]

During closure, some visitors still enjoyed Kawasan Falls, says Badian town mayor

October 26, 2012


EVEN during the six-month official closure of the Kawasan Falls , some lucky visitors were allowed entry, said Badian Mayor Robburt Librando yesterday. He was asked about the Cebu Daily News photo on Wednesday showing foreign tourists bathing in the falls or about to ride a raft in the lagoon hours before Gov. Gwen Garcia […]

Gwen ‘lifts’ closure order of waterfalls

October 24, 2012


You can swim again in the three-level Kawasan waterfalls but tourists can no longer spend the night in lodging houses next to it. The waterfalls in Badian town was declared open again for visitors yesterday, six months after Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia ordered the nature spot off limits to tourists in order to demolish picnic […]

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 […]

‘Mahiga Creek occupants not qualified housing beneficiaries’

September 6, 2012


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 […]

Bridge project passed amid DBM question

September 6, 2012


THE Cebu City Council decided to take the “risk” yesterday when it authorized the use of P6.8 million from Supplemental Budget 2 passed last year to fund the construction of a bridge that will connect the mountain barangays of Bonbon and Buot Taup. The resolution introduced by City Councilor Roberto Cabarrubias awarding the construction project […]

River bypass resurrects Barili’s Mantayupan Falls

July 16, 2012


After turning into a dry rock face cliff, water is again cascading down Cebu’s tallest falls. Barili local officials told Cebu Daily News they have successfully diverted water away from the sinkhole located about 375 meters upstream the Mantayupan falls. The decision to conduct a temporary bypass river away from the sinkhole located 180 meters […]

Sinkhole in SRP, water cisterns proposed for flood-prone brgys

July 10, 2012


A SINKHOLE in the South Road Properties (SRP) or water cisterns for flood-prone barangays? These two proposals were raised in response to a plan by Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district to use roads in the south district as a temporary impounding and catchment area for floodwaters. City Councilor Roberto Cabarrubias, who heads […]

Mandaue blames garbage, illegal settlers for floods

June 1, 2012


  GARBAGE stuck in drainage and illegal settlements along riverbanks aggravate flooding in Mandaue City. Cleaning up drainage lines needs the support of private companies where canals pass through. An effective relocation plan for settlers along waterways is also needed, said Florentino Nimor, acting Mandaue City planning and development officer. He identified 54 flood-prone areas, […]