Rain mars festivities

THE sudden downpour and strong gust of wind temporarily halted the ritual showdown of the Sinulog sa Carmen but festivities continued as weather conditions later improved on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2023. Organizers decided to pause the performances around 3 p.m. for the safety of the dancers. Despite the challenges, the ritual showdown that featured […]

Shanghai says China’s worst COVID outbreak under ‘effective control’

SHANGHAI — Shanghai said on Friday it has brought China’s worst outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) under effective control following a month-long lockdown of nearly 25 million people, with authorities vowing to stand by their zero-COVID strategy despite mounting economic costs.  The number of new COVID infections in China’s financial hub had been on […]

DENR urged to rethink ban on coastal settlement

THE Environment department’s plan to prevent residents from resettling along the coast in Siargao threatens to deprive thousands of their livelihood, nongovernment organizations said. The plan by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) needs to be reconsidered because relocation does not guarantee safety, Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP) said. “Relocation is not […]

Chaos ensues as Kinalumsan river in Cebu City overflows

Sudden heavy rains that occurred at around early afternoon on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, caused the Kinalumsan River–which traverses from Barangays Buhisan, Labangon, Tisa, Punta Princesa and Mambaling–to overflow, causing massive flooding in some parts of the City. The flashfloods also directly affected residents living below the Kinalumsan Bridge in C. Padilla St., in Mambaling. […]

Mandaue to use ‘early warning system’ to promote vaccination, health protocols

ASIDE from warning residents of possible flashfloods and other disasters, Mandaue City’s early warning system (EWS) being installed in the city’s riverside barangays will soon be used to remind residents to get themselves vaccinated and follow health protocols. With the number of active Covid-19 cases in the city continuing to increase at an alarming rate, […]