The good news is that vulnerable families in Tudela town in Camotes, northern Cebu are moving farther from the coastline to avoid surges that any future storm will carry. The bad news is that residents in a landslide-prone area of barangay Buhisan, Cebu City are digging in although the government recommended that they move elsewhere [...]
RELIGIOUS groups gathered yesterday for an interfaith prayer service for survivors of supertyphoon Yolanda and victims of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake last October 15.
By Jerome Aning
The National Housing Authority (NHA) will increase from P5,000 to P10,000 the amount of assistance it will give to families whose homes were partially destroyed by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), according to Vice President Jejomar Binay.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
As survivors fleeing the typhoon-battered Visayas region continued to arrive at Metro Manila airports, the Pasay City government is planning to provide them with temporary shelters until they are fetched by relatives or find more permanent lodgings.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Representatives Gary Alejano and Francisco Ashley Acedillo of Magdalo have proposed the creation of a National Capital Commission to study the feasibility of relocating the country’s capital as well as the permanent seat of the national government.
By Matikas Santos
Informal settlers in Quezon City protested against the demolition of their homes by lying down along the northbound lane of EDSA for several minutes Friday.
Government agencies tasked with relocating a Benguet community from a disaster zone four years ago said there were no records of ancestral land claims over a resettlement site designated by Malacañang.
DUE to an earthquake that struck Cebu last Tuesday and badly damaged the office, the Department of Trade and Industry Cebu Provincial office has decided to relocate to ensure uninterrupted service for its clients. DTI-Cebu employees are temporarily holding office at the National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (Nerbac) on Lapu-Lapu Street, Cebu City. [...]
FOOD vendors were relocated to 14 concrete stalls built beside the Cebu North Bus Terminal (CNBT)’s fence ahead of the Oct. 28 barangay elections and the All Saints Day holiday. Cebu City Administrator Jose Marie Poblete said they expect a huge turnout of passengers in these two events. The terminal is located in Mandaue City [...]
Talisay City Mayor Johnny V. Delos Reyes said he wants a long-term solution to wave surges that batter the city’s coastal areas and place residents at risk. That means relocation and reinforcing seawalls with stronger wave barriers. “We will have to relocate them and no longer wait for tragedy to happen,” Delos Reyes said in [...]
After a month’s delay, the provincial government has started relocating residents living along Angat River to their new homes in Barangay (village) Catacte here.
CEBU City Hall officials called on the administration of the University of the Philippines-Cebu (UP-Cebu) to include the relocation of settlers in its property in its development plans. “The last meeting we had didn’t go well. We want to ask from them the inventory on who are these settlers affected and if they push through, [...]
EIGHTEEN families are asking for relocation from Lapu-Lapu City officials after their shanties were demolished in a private lot in barangay Punta Engaño at 1 p.m. last Thursday.