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300 pupils learn about disaster preparedness

CEBU, Philippines – In a bid to inculcate disaster preparedness among students, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) has taught students on how to respond to calamities. More than 300 pupils from different schools across Cebu participated in the provincial government’s school-based risk reduction program. The elementary students were from the cities of Toledo, Naga, and Mandaue. …

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Davide defers action on PB reso for equipment purchase

CEBU, Philippines – Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III has put on hold the opening of a Letter of Credit (LC) with some banks for the importation of heavy equipment, after a similar case in Bohol Province resulted to the suspension of 22 elective and appointive officials earlier this year. The Cebu Provincial Board has already authorized Davide to apply and …

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Ozamiz City Mayor, wife killed

OZAMIZ City Mayor Reynaldo “Aldong” Parojinog, his wife Susan and 13 others were confirmed killed in simultaneous drug raids before dawn Sunday, July 30, 2017. The mayor’s brother, Misamis Occidental Board Member Octavio Parojinog Jr., was also killed during the raid while his daughter, Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez, was arrested. Supt. Jaysen de Guzman, Misamis Occidental provincial …

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THE DESTITUTION OF SERVICE “Though the more abund…

THE DESTITUTION OF SERVICE “Though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.” 2 Corinthians 12:15 Natural love expects some return, but Paul says – I do not care whether you love me or not, I am willing to destitute myself completely, not merely for your sakes, but that I may get you to God. “For ye …

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On the spot with Cebu City’s SWAT

PUPILS marched out of Lahug Elementary School to the grounds of the University of the Philippines campus in Cebu City last July 18, not knowing their teachers had received a bomb threat. Chief Insp. Sandley Sabang, the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team leader, saw how devoid of panic the evacuation was. After learning the teachers had told the children …

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DOLE hotline gets more calls

CEBU, Philippines – More workers have patronized the hotline call services of the Department of Labor and Employment to report work-related problems pertaining to general labor standards and occupational safety and health. DOLE-7 director Cyril Ticao said workers are now becoming more assertive of their rights. Ticao, however, said the 24/7 hotline call services also entertain concerns from the management. …

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Cebu City to tear down scholars’ dorm

CEBU, Philippines – The Cebu City’s executive department will come up with guidelines regarding the demolition of the Cebu City’s Hillyland Dormitory which is occupied by the city’s scholars from mountain barangays after it was declared unsafe for occupancy. Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s Executive Assistant Francisco Fernandez said the guidelines should be done before conducting the bidding process for the demolition …

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City police brace for this year's triathlon

THE Cebu City Police Office will deploy more than 300 police officers during the Ironman triathlon on Aug. 6. CCPO Director Joel Doria said they are anticipating road closures and traffic during the race. “We will put up public assistance desks in the areas where the triathlon will be conducted,” he said. Doria said they will be on the lookout …

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