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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 […]

2 men drown after drinking bout

October 22, 2012


October 22, 2012 By Joy Cherry S. Quito, Correspondent   TWO friends drowned while they were swimming with friends in the waters off barangay Luray 2, Toledo City, Cebu. One of the victims remained missing, said police. The two victims Goddie Macapobre and Remy Russel came from a drinking session with their friends when they […]

‘Fire victims don’t need to move out’

October 20, 2012


After Wednesday’s big fire that destroyed houses of 79 families in barangay Day-as, Cebu City, can fire victims return to rebuild? Some residents picked through the ruins, salvaging building materials but they were stopped from doing more by the private property owner. Councilor Alvin Dizon, worried about the reports, said urban poor residents who’ve been […]

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 […]

Mama who killed baby was rape victim, depressed

October 5, 2012


The 16-year-old mother in Moalboal town who stabbed dead her infant then tried to commit suicide was a rape victim suffering from depression, a government psychiatrist said yesterday. “Everybody has a capacity to cope with difficulties. The ability to cope varies in every individual,” said Dr. Robert Cañete, medical specialist of the Vicente Sotto Medical […]

Capitol, Cebu City Hall to send relief aid to flood victims

August 8, 2012


Cebu City Hall and Cebu province will send financial aid to the flood victims in Manila. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said they will give P5 million in cash assistance while the Capitol said the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office will assess how much the province can allocate to the flood victims./ PIT Intern, […]

Fire victims to leave school by May 30

May 22, 2012


THE Barrio Luz Elementary School principal is giving fire victims temporary shelter in their classrooms only until May 30. Grade school principal Jeanne Egger said that they originally wanted to have them vacate their school on May 25 so they can start the cleanup, popularly known as Brigada Eskwela in preparation for the June 4 […]

Luz fire victim dies after heart attack

May 18, 2012


ANXIETY over threats of demolition and the fire last Friday may have hastened the death of a 56-year-old barangay Luz resident five days later. The family of Nora Larbo, whose house in sitio Lubi was partly burned in the May 11 fire, said she died of a heart attack on Wednesday after suffering twin traumas. […]

Bully victim’s parents still hope for more witnesses

March 18, 2012


THEY find it difficult to accept their son’s death but the parents of 7-year-old bully victim Joshua Veloso can do nothing but hope that more witnesses surface to testify against the underage perpetrators. “If naa daghan nakakita, mosulti unta sila. Pero wala man, kay nahadlok man sila” (If there were witnesses, they should speak up. […]

DSWD Lapu police mishandled child

March 14, 2012


Social welfare officials in Lapu-Lapu City questioned the city police’s interrogation of the 7-year-old boy who claimed to have witnessed the drowning of 7-year-old Joshua Veloso in barangay Buaya, Lapu-Lapu City, last Feb. 29. In an interview, Mark Bao, social worker assistant of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Lapu-Lapu City said […]