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Hour-long heavy rain causes flooding in Cebu

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SUBMERGED. Cars are submerged in water on AS Fortuna Street in Mandaue City, at around 1 pm, after a sudden downpour on Saturday, July 2, in Cebu. Photo by Gail Gajudo Lim

Today’s floods come less than 24 hours after a heavy downpour hit Metro Cebu on Friday, July 1, causing massive flooding and gridlock across the city

CEBU CITY, Philippines (July 3, 206) — Heavy rains hit Metro Cebu noontime Saturday, July 2, and by 1 pm, several areas reported flooding.

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Several Cebu cities, towns under yellow alert

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HEAVY RAIN. Floods begin to hit Metro Cebu on July 1. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

State weather bureau PAGASA issues a yellow alert, or heavy rainfall warning, over 8 cities and towns in Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines (July 2, 2016) — State weather bureau PAGASA issued a yellow rainfall warning advisory for several cities in Cebu province Saturday evening, July 2.

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Cebu City council junks coal plant project

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VICTORIOUS. Residents of Sawa celebrate the junking of the proposed coal-powered plant. Photo from the Youth for Livable Cebu Facebook page

‘Our demand for sustainable, clean energy has been heard’

CEBU CITY, Philippines (Apr. 28, 2016) — Through their collective efforts, Cebuanos won against the proposed coal-powered plant in Sawang Calero, Cebu City. Continue reading Cebu City council junks coal plant project

Coal plant spokesperson – If we violate law, close us down

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LUDO’S POWER PLANT. Ludo Power Corporation supporters raise placards. Photo by Geramyn Nob

Residents of Sawang Calero and neighboring barangays in Cebu City cite health and environmental reasons as their main reason for opposing the project 

CEBU CITY, Philippines (Apr. 20, 2016) — Residents of Sawang Calero and neighboring barangays in Cebu City met with officials from Ludo Power Corporation on Sunday, April 17, the company proposing to construct a coal plant here, to protest the project.

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El Niño drying up Cebu’s ‘Little Amsterdam’

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TOURIST SPOT. Sirao garden is also known as Cebu’s little Amsterdam. All photos by Apple Danuco/Rappler
Cebu province recently declared state of calamity due to dry spell

CEBU, Philippines (Apr. 19, 2016) — El Niño is taking its toll on Cebuano farmers and business owners alike.

The owner of the Sirao Garden, popular among tourists as Little Amsterdam, revealed that the flower farm is suffering from water scarcity due to drought.

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IEC 2016 – Terrorism, climate change seen on agenda

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CATHOLIC GATHERING. A nun poses for the camera in front of a huge logo of the IEC at the pavilion in Cebu City, January 23, 2016. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler
‘There are many social ills in relation to the Eucharist,’ the president of the Catholic Media Network tells Rappler as the International Eucharistic Congress begins in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines (Jan. 24, 2016) — An international Catholic conference begins in Cebu City on Sunday, January 24, and is seen to touch on modern issues such as terrorism and climate change in relation to faith.

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