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At least 7 dead in Cebu floods

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HEAVY FLOODING. At least 73 houses are swept away in Carmen, Cebu, following heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Crising. Photo by Don John Lery Pupz

Rescuers are still searching for two more missing persons in Carmen, where 73 houses were washed out due to nonstop rains

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 16, 2017) — Following heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Crising, at least 7 people were killed in heavy floods in various towns in northern Cebu on Sunday, April 16. Continue reading At least 7 dead in Cebu floods

Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

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#RESCUEPH. Rescuers evacuate students and faculty who were stranded in the University of Science and Technology of the Philippines (USTP). Photo courtesy of Lionel Amarado

Around 963 families or 4,536 persons are displaced in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao, all of which are staying in 28 evacuation centers

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 18, 2017) — Around 5,412 people or 1,242 families were affected by nonstop rains in 26 barangays in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao on Monday, January 16, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Tuesday, January 17.  Continue reading Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

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

El Niño damage in Cebu reaches P186M, so far

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RELIEF FUND. Cebu province has a Disaster Risk Management fund of about P135 million – about 30% of it is allocated for the Quick Response Fund

The figure is based on the damage reports submitted by 22 out of 51 local government units

CEBU CITY, Philippines (Apr. 22, 2016) — Damage to agriculture in this province due to the prolonged dry spell has reached P186 million, according to initial reports reaching Cebu’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office.

Continue reading El Niño damage in Cebu reaches P186M, so far

Waters off Mactan have unsafe levels of fecal bacteria

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MACTAN, CEBU. Environment officials say the bacteria levels in Mactan’s coastal waters pose a health hazard to the public. Photo by Mia Gonzalez/Rappler
The environment department says it found high levels of fecal bacteria in waters off the popular Mactan Island in Cebu

CEBU, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2016) — Coastal waters off the popular Mactan island were found to have high levels of fecal bacteria.

Continue reading Waters off Mactan have unsafe levels of fecal bacteria

Central Visayas gets P1.83B for BUB projects

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ALOGUINSAN’S HIDDEN BEACH. Hidden behind thick trees, this pristine beach is only one among southern Cebu’s beautiful beaches. Photo courtesy of Sheilamei Abellanoza and Gian Carlo Jubela
Of the P24.7-billion allocation from 2016 national budget, Cebu gets P1 billion from the total BUB share

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 19, 2016) — Are you from Central Visayas?

In a statement released by the Department of Budget and Management Thursday, February 18, Central Visayas will be Continue reading Central Visayas gets P1.83B for BUB projects