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Storm surge ‘like a tsunami’ washes out park, seawall, houses

December 6, 2012


A 56-YEAR-OLD widow sobbed when she returned to her house by the sea in Boljoon town and found nothing. Not a single post or piece of clothing was left after typhoon Pablo struck Tuesday afternoon. The four-bedroom house was among at least five coastal houses washed out by waves so big that residents described the […]

UN seeks media help to avert water crisis

December 3, 2012


FUKUOKA, Japan — A top United Nations regional official in Asia and the Pacific has called on both the traditional and the social media to give more focus and space to water-related issues, which have dramatic consequences for humanity. Chris Radford, acting director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme Regional Office for Asia and […]

Over 4,000-T passengers stranded because of ‘Ofel’

October 25, 2012


Manila—Over 4,000 passengers bound for Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao were stranded at several ports yesterday after the Coast Guard grounded their vessels due to Tropical Storm “Ofel,” the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council said. In its latest advisory issued yesterday noon, the NDRRMC said 1,346 passengers were stranded at the Coast Guard Pier […]

Rama to form dengue task force

September 10, 2012


Mayor Michael Rama plans to create a task force to eliminate stagnant water in the city to combat dengue fever. Cebu City has for years topped Central Visayas in the number of dengue cases and dengue-caused deaths. Rama said the fight should be brought to the source of the disease – mosquitoes which breed in […]


September 5, 2012


Heavy rains stall traffic; Landslide kills couple in Naga city A landslide killed a couple in Naga City as yesterday’s heavy rainfall flooded Metro Cebu’s streets, causing traffic jams and stranding commuters till past 8 p.m. Rains started 1:40 p.m. and continued till past 6 p.m., a trend earlier cited in weather forecasts of longer […]

Search for DILG Secretary, flight school owner and co-pilot covers sea off Masbate

August 18, 2012


Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and two others remain missing at sea after the six-seater Piper Seneca they were flying crashed in waters off Masbate City past 5 p.m. yesterday. The private plane took off from Mactan for Naga City, the hometown of Robredo, who earlier visited Cebu to attend a launching of a police safety […]

Water service interruption in Cebu, Consolacion, Lilo-an and Mandaue due to Gener

July 30, 2012


Some areas of Metro Cebu will experience water interruption due to low pressure caused by power outages. The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) issued the advisory to the consumers, saying some power lines were cut when strong winds caused by typhoon Gener felled some trees. Among those affected are the cities of Cebu and Mandaue […]

High court orders MCWD to pay P12.1 million to bulk supplier

July 20, 2012


THE Supreme Court (SC) ordered the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) to pay at least P12.1 million to a water supplier over unpaid price adjustments of its services. In a decision penned by Associate Justice Jose Mendoza, the High Court affirmed the appellate court’s ruling on the formula for the computation of the Capital Cost […]

Stay 30 meters away from sinkholes—MGB

July 13, 2012


A government geologist said sinkholes in Cebu island were a normal occurence. But geologist Al Berador warned people to stay at least 30 meters away because the ground depression could recur and worsen. “We discourage the public from residing in limestone areas because we don’t know if there are caverns under the surface,” said the […]

Lack of toilets linked in Badian outbreak

July 13, 2012


THE diarrhea outbreak in Badian town, southwest Cebu, which downed more than 150 since Friday was caused by bacteria found in human waste. E. Coli bacteria and fecal coliforms were found in water samples taken from barangay Tubod. The lack of toilets is linked to the water contamination, said Rennan Cimafranca, head of the Regional […]