Vendors of firecrackers, pyrotechnics compliant, say police, fire execs

FIRECRACKER and pyrotechnics sellers in Lapu-Lapu City have so far been compliant with the guidelines set by local authorities. This was what Lt. Col. Wilfredo Alarcon, deputy director for operations of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO), said following their surprise joint inspection with officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Barangay Babag 2 […]

Opav’s new chief promises to seek funds to provide for housing aid to Looc fire victims — Mandaue mayor

PRESIDENTIAL Assistant for the Visayas Terence Calatrava has committed to seek funds from the national government in order to provide housing for fire victims in Barangay Looc, Mandaue City. Mayor Jonas Cortes confirmed the matter to reporters on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. Cortes said he talked with Calatrava on Monday night, Dec. 19, to provide […]

Fire bureau questioned on fees 

THE BUREAU of Fire Protection (BFP) has failed to release local governments’ share in fire inspection fees worth P300 million as mandated by law, a lawmaker said on Monday.  Party-list Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy asked bureau officials to submit a breakdown of the fees to the committee on appropriations.  The Fire Code of the Philippines mandates […]

Punta fire victims to get cash aid

VICTIMS of the massive fire that hit five sitios in Barangay Punta Princesa, Cebu City on June 11, 2022, will be receiving P10,000 to P20,000 in financial aid from the City Government.Portia Basmayor of the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) told SunStar Cebu Sunday, June 19, 2022, that their office will be requesting […]

Fire hits 3 sitios in Punta Princesa

(UPDATED) An early evening fire hits three sitios in Barangay Punta Princesa, Cebu City on Saturday, June 11, 2022.Based on an initial report provided by the Cebu City Fire Office (CCFO), the fire first started in Sitio Tuburan, Barangay Punta Princesa at 5:53 p.m.The fire reportedly started at the house of a certain Jocelyn Daniel. […]

Boy, 3, dies in Aloguinsan fire

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy died in a fire that hit his family’s home in Barangay Poblacion, Aloguinsan town, southwest Cebu on Friday night, June 3, 2022.Firefighters identified the lone fatality as Izach Pielago, 3.Senior Fire Officer 1 Johnmer Lesigues, the chief of Aloguinsan’s fire department, told SunStar Cebu that the fire started at around 8:22 p.m. […]