LLEX construction set in March

THE construction of the P24.8-billion Lapu-Lapu Expressway (LLEX), also known as the skyway project, is expected to begin in March this year. This was what Lapu-Lapu City Vice Mayor Celedonio “Celsi” Sitoy told SunStar Cebu on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, for his part, said they are currently in negotiation with the […]

Thousands affected by MRT-3, PNR rail problem after 4-day holiday weekend  

TRANSPORT officials on Wednesday said about 3,600 passengers were affected when the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) temporarily suspended its operations in the morning due to a signaling problem.    “When we started the operations as early as 5:00 a.m., when the train was about to reach Shaw Boulevard, it encountered a signaling problem,” MRT-3 […]

Thousands stranded as Philippines cancels flights due to severe tropical storm

THE MANILA International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Sunday said 181 flights — 160 domestic and 21 international — were canceled due to Typhoon Nalgae (Paeng). Local airlines have advised their passengers whose flights got canceled to rebook. “Recovery flights are still ongoing,” flag carrier Philippine Airlines said in a statement. Planes that were diverted to […]

Brawijaya University develops GIS-based IoT for disaster mitigation

Malang, East Java, Indonesia, Sep 30, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Brawijaya University has developed an Internet of Things (IoT) technology based on the Geographic Information System (GIS) to mitigate disasters in Pronojiwo district, an area affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru. A lecturer on urban planning at the Faculty of Engineering […]

Agricultural damage from Super Typhoon Karding hits P1.29B with main rice growers affected

By Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson, Reporter   THE RUNNING tally on agricultural damage from Super Typhoon Karding has climbed to P1.29 billion, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA), with major rice producing provinces among those affected by flooding.   Damage and losses were initially reported in the regions of Cordillera, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, […]

Storm Florita leaves trail of floods, landslides, crop damage

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter TROPICAL storm Florita, with international name Ma-On, exited the Philippine area Wednesday morning, leaving more than 2,000 families affected and a trail of flooding, landslides and damaged crops in northern parts of the country. In a Wednesday midday news briefing, Social Welfare Undersecretary Marco M. Bautista said the typhoon […]

Cabaero: Flood alert system

The text messages that warn of torrential rain and possible flooding have been ineffective for city residents who in the past days suffered hours of agony in moving on submerged roads.Flood forecasting, if you base it on the United Nations Climate Technology Centre and Network, is primarily aimed at reducing the public’s exposure to coastal […]

Imports of fish feed materials from ASF-hit countries cleared

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it is authorizing imports of processed animal proteins (PAPs) used in fish feed from countries affected by African Swine Fever (ASF). “Aquaculture is one of the biggest contributors to the Philippine economy with more than two million registered fisherfolk nationwide and that to sustain the local aquaculture industry, adequate […]