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Tabok fire razes 40 houses, displaces 295 individuals

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A morning fire today, April 18, razed 40 houses and displaced 295 individuals in a residential area in Upper Tabok, Barangay Tabok, Mandaue City. The 295 fire victims, which makes up the 98 displaced families, were staying at Barangay Tabok’s gymnasium, said Tabok Barangay Captain Dario Tariman in a phone interview […] The post Tabok fire razes 40 houses, displaces 295 individuals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 18th, 2021

Ibo fire razes 63 houses, displaces 412 individuals

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Some 412 individuals have lost their homes after a Monday morning fire on Jan. 16, 2023 razed 63 houses and partially destroyed two others in Barangay Ibo, Lapu-Lapu City. Fire Officer 1 (FO1) Argie Medrina said that the cost of the loss of property from the Ibo fire was estimated to […] The post Ibo fire razes 63 houses, displaces 412 individuals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2023

Friday the 13th fire razes 30 houses, displaces 56 individuals in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A fire razed at least 30 houses and displaced 56 individuals this Friday the 13th in Sitio Fatima, Barangay Pahina Central in Cebu City. The Cebu City fire Department recorded at least 24 families made up of 56 individuals, who were temporarily taking shelter in the barangay’s gymnasium. According to Fire […].....»»

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Friday the 13th fire razes 30 houses, displaces 56 individuals in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A fire razed at least 30 houses and displaced 56 individuals this Friday the 13th in Sitio Fatima, Barangay Pahina Central in Cebu City. The Cebu City fire Department recorded at least 24 families made up of 56 individuals, who were temporarily taking shelter in the barangay’s gymnasium. According to Fire […] The post Friday the 13th fire razes 30 houses, displaces 56 individuals in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Blaze razes 8 houses in Lapu-Lapu City, displaces 12 families

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — A blaze engulfed eight houses in Sitio Kagudoy, Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City at 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, resulting in an estimated damage of P240,000. Initial investigations by Lapu-Lapu City Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) point to an unattended mosquito coil as the cause of the fire. The coil.....»»

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Guadalupe : Fire destroys house, P1M properties lost

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A morning fire destroyed P1 million worth of properties today, October 15, in Forest Hills, Banawa, Barangay Guadalupe in Cebu City. According to FO3 Fulbert Navarro, in his report, that the fire destroyed the house of Rodrigo Go. READ: Fire in Lapu-Lapu barangay razes 6 houses, displaces 8 families He estimated the damage to property at P1,080,000. He said that the cause of the fire was still being investigated. READ: Mandaue fire that razed house started by spark from repaired multicab  READ: Lolo from Toledo Cebu loses money to fire, but netizens come to rescue He said that the fire started at 10:31 a.m. and was reported to the Cebu City Fire Office at P10:37 a.m. The fire was raised to the first alarm at 10:41 a.m. The firefighters placed the fire under control at 10:44 a.m. And it was declared fire out at 10:51 a.m. READ: Fire hits Baseco compound in Tondo, Manila /dbs.....»»

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Zamboanga blaze displaces hundreds

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Authorities here reported that two individuals were injured while at least 140 families with an estimated 1,000 dependents were displaced after an eight-hour fire of undetermined origin hit a heavily-populated area in Barangay Camino Nuevo here. Zamboanga City Fire Marshal Fire/Supt Christopher Morales on Monday reported the fire gutted at least 150 houses at Purok Tambucho on Sunday night. Firefighters declared a fire-out in the area at 3:34 a.m. on Monday. A few hours later, a section of the fire site suddenly emitted smoke and another fire broke out at 8:19 a.m. which lasted for an hour before firemen were able to contain the fire. An estimated P15 million-worth of personal properties were destroyed. Zamboanga City Mayor John Dalipe said about 58 families – comprising 39 house owners, seven sharers and 12 boarders -- were evacuated to the Camino Nuevo covered court while 81 families comprised of 22 house owners, 29 boarders and 30 renters sought refuge at the Canelar covered court. He added that the total damaged houses are still being verified. Some of the house owners, sharers and their borders are also temporarily housed at the Iglesia ni Cristo compound in Barangay Canelar. The mayor expressed gratitude to the INC for opening its doors for the temporary stay of some families displaced by the conflagration. The internally displaced families were provided  hot meals by Dalipe and Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja at their respective evacuation centers. Dalipe has also mobilized government resources to support and assist families to help them get through the crisis, adding that he directed Socorro Rojas, head of the City Social Welfare and Development Office, to expedite assessment and profiling activities to pave the way for the immediate release of government relief assistance. He also directed City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Dr. Elmeir Apolinario to ensure that portalets, water and other necessities are provided at the evacuation centers. Dalipe added that the Housing and Land Management Division together with the City Assessor’s Office will conduct tagging and census of the families in the affected area. The post Zamboanga blaze displaces hundreds appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 21st, 2023

Guadalupe fire displaces 75 individuals

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 75 individuals were left homeless after a fire razed eight houses and gutted eight others in a Cebu City barangay. The fire happened nearly 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at Sitio Riverside, Barangay Guadalupe in Cebu City. In his report, Fire Officer ( FO3) Emerson Arceo, fire […] The post Guadalupe fire displaces 75 individuals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2022

Calamba fire razes 10 houses, leaves 50 people homeless

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An afternoon fire on Monday, August 9, razed at least 10 houses, left 50 people homeless and injured a man in Sitio Lower San Roque, Barangay Calamba, Cebu City. The Cebu City Fire Station reported that the fire destroyed 10 houses affecting 10 families or at least 50 individuals.  Fire Officer […] The post Calamba fire razes 10 houses, leaves 50 people homeless appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Afternoon fire razes 50 houses, displaces 100 families in Sambag 2

CEBU CITY, Philippines– At least 50 houses and 1.5 million worth of properties went up in smoke when an afternoon fire hit a densely-populated area in Sitio Kawayan, Barangay Sambag 2 in Cebu City past 3 p.m. today. The Cebu City Fire Office received the fire alarm at 2:53 p.m. It was raised to 2nd […] The post Afternoon fire razes 50 houses, displaces 100 families in Sambag 2 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

Cordova fire razes 15 houses, displaces 50 families

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A midmorning fire today, November 27, 2020, has razed 15 houses and displaced at least 50 families in Sitio Calan, Barangay Poblacion, Cordova town in Mactan Island. Fire Officer 2 Jan Cyril Delfin estimated the damage to property at P350,000. No one was reported injured in the fire, which was reported […] The post Cordova fire razes 15 houses, displaces 50 families appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

Talisay fire destroys 15 houses, displaces 30 families

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An afternoon fire destroyed 15 houses and displaced at least 30 families individuals in Purok Lingko, Barangay Cansojong, Talisay City on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Fire Aide Miller Bailo of the Talisay City Fire Station said fire investigators estimated the damage to property at P3.6 million. Bailo also said that they […] The post Talisay fire destroys 15 houses, displaces 30 families appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2020

Fire razes school, houses, vehicles in downtown Cebu City

Fire razes school, houses, vehicles in downtown Cebu City.....»»

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3 injured after fire hits houses in Tisa on Monday morning

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two fires hit Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City on Monday, February 5, and injured two individuals and left P1.6 million in damages. Based on reports from the Cebu City Fire Office, the first fire occurred at 7:53 a.m. in a house in 1st Naya Village but was immediately put out. Roughly 20.....»»

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Fire razes 2 houses in Zamboanga City

Fire razes 2 houses in Zamboanga City.....»»

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Talisay fire injures 1, razes P1.2 million in properties

CEBU CITY, Philippines – One person was injured while four houses were razed in a fire that struck a residential area in Brgy. Lawaan 3, Talisay City on Wednesday, January 17. Firefighters in Talisay City responded to the fire scene, in Sitio Crusher, Purok Sineguelas at 1:01, which was immediately raised to 1st alarm at.....»»

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Fire kills 2 siblings, razes 37 houses in Lanao Norte town

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 January) – Two siblings died in a three-hour blaze that also razed 37 houses in coastal Sitio Bucana, Barangay Titunod in Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte at 9:50 p.m. Sunday, January 7. Ernesto  Valle, chief of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Kolambugan, told Mindanews in a phone interview […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2024

CSWDO extends assistance to Calinan, Matina fire victims

The Davao City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) has provided immediate assistance to the victims of the recent fire incidents in Calinan and Matina. Acting Assistant Head Sara Festin stated that relief assistance, including kitchen utensils and food, was promptly given to the affected families. The intervention also involved psychosocial support, such as community cooking, to aid the victims in their time of need. The fire in Calinan resulted in the destruction of four houses and partial damage to one, affecting several renters and boarders. Currently, some families and boarders are sheltered in the Calinan Poblacion evacuation center, while others are staying with relatives. Additionally, the CSWDO has extended assistance to the victims of the Matina Crossing fire incident. Financial aid for both fire incidents is being processed, and the CSWDO is collaborating with other agencies and organizations to provide further support to the affected individuals. This coordinated effort aims to alleviate the impact of the fires and assist the victims in rebuilding their lives......»»

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Davao City fire razes 350 houses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 December)—Just two days after Christmas, residents of Barangay Leon Garcia here were awakened by a huge fire that razed around 350 houses early morning Wednesday. According to Fire Officer 2 Rafael Joshua Neri from the Davao Central Fire Station, the fire originated from the second floor of Ron Ron Sarabia’s […].....»»

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Isla Verde fire engulfs 28 houses, displaces 8 families

A fire in Isla Verde has destroyed seven houses and displaced eight families, causing an estimated P150,000 worth of damage. The fire, which was caused by an electrical ignition, was quickly contained due to the presence of firewalls in the area. The affected families have been temporarily sheltered at the Mini Forest gym in the barangay. This incident marks the 11th fire in November alone, highlighting the vulnerability of residential areas with poor infrastructure and electrical connections......»»

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New mission: BuCor reform

Following his tenure as chief of staff in the Armed Forces of the Philippines in 2015, retired four-star General Gregorio Pio Catapang chose to settle in Pampanga. Here, he embraced a simpler life as a farmer, relishing in the delights of native chicken, fresh produce, and the serene natural surroundings. “I am an environmentalist, so I decided to stay in Arayat, Pampanga, to be a farmer upon my retirement in October 2015, and I prayed, ‘Lord, it has been mission accomplished, so give me a new mission,’” Catapang narrated. The former military chief, the AFP’s 45th from July 2014 to 2015, is not a stranger to close encounters with mortality. Throughout his extensive service in the Philippine Army, from graduating from the Philippine Military Academy in 1981, he has endured several clashes with enemies, even more than one could count with the fingers. He held major positions in the AFP as commander of the 2nd Infantry Division — the Army’s largest unit, 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division, 703 Infantry Brigade, and 28th Infantry Brigade, among others. He also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, J3, of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. His rise to prominence was not without hitches because he barely survived nine brushes with death. His strong faith in the Lord enabled him to be alive today. “The first incident that I encountered that almost ended my life was when I fell from the second floor of our house when I was just a kid; the second was when I was in the field where a provincial bus liner rammed the car I was in,” Catapang said. He was airlifted from Basa Airbase to V. Luna General Hospital and eventually transferred to Quezon City Medical City as he continued to bleed due to his severe injuries. “The doctor told me not to sleep because I might turn into a coma. So I fight on as the doctors continue to treat me,” he added. While still recovering, with his facial wounds still not yet fully healed, he was called by his commander to report back to work. “Nakangiwi pa ako dahil sa sugat (I was still grimacing in pain), but as a soldier, I followed the order, and that was then I realized that he was teaching me how to become chief of staff,” Catapang said, adding that as a good soldier, he had to endure the pain. He recalled that a chopper ride in the mountains of Cagayan also nearly took his life as it flew at 1,000 feet and traveled 18 knots. “The chopper is already old. I just have to make the sign of the cross as the chopper made a low-altitude flight due to poor visibility. We plunged downward, and I thought it was the end for me. But thankfully, the chopper normalized, and we safely landed,” he said. While in a restaurant in Angeles, Pampanga, Catapang said he was informed that NPA (New People’s Army) rebels would ambush him. “We ate at a chicken restaurant in Angeles and received information that I would be ambushed on returning to our camp. It was retaliation for the death of eight commanders of the NPA after movement patterns were detected based on information from barangay chairpersons,” he said. He cannot forget, too, that during the Pinatubo eruption in 1991, the roof of the building they were occupying collapsed due to the accumulated volcanic ash. Catapang, named after two generals — Gregorio del Pilar and Pio del Pilar — led his soldiers in helping the indigenous peoples in the area, giving them food, clothing, and other necessities. “The natives very loved us because of that,” he added. He said he is thankful to have emerged victorious and alive from the all-out war against Muslim secessionists in Mindanao. It almost ended his life, but he survived with solid faith in the Lord. Throughout his life, he consistently believed that prayers are always answered, particularly when reciting the rosary. Proof was when he fervently prayed to the Lord to allow him to marry his first girlfriend, and his request was granted. He married Maria Lourdes and has three children. Catapang’s early life lacked the excitement it later encompassed. He was a typical teenager. He attended high school at the Claret School of Quezon City. Shortly after graduating from PMA, he pursued graduate courses at the University of the Philippines. He is the second of four children of Gregorio Catapang Sr., a lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Lourdes Punzalan, an accountant at the Department of Finance, from whom he learned the value of public service. As a military officer, Catapang rallied the troops to strictly adhere to the AFP’s slogan of “Kawal DISIPLINADO, bawal ABUSADO, dapat ASINTADO” — three key words that spell out the Do’s and DON’T’s to become proficient in fire and maneuver and avoid collateral damage; be respectful of human rights, adhere to international humanitarian law and the rule of law, and the rules of engagement. Catapang moved on with his career and retirement life, carrying an excellent performance standard, exemplary leadership and a keen vision.   Answered post-retirement prayer After retiring from active military service spanning 34 years, he received a divine blessing through a new mission. Following seven years of working as a farmer, he experienced a life-altering moment on the evening of October 19, 2021. Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla gave him an offer to lead the Bureau of Corrections. Unaware of the challenges that awaited him within the BuCor, especially at the New Bilibid Prison, he accepted the offer. It was only later that he discovered the appalling issues of corruption among the prison staff and the dire condition of the overcrowded facilities. Under the guidance of Secretary Remulla, Catapang’s mission to reform the BuCor is yielding positive results. They are actively organizing culminating activities to release eligible individuals who have been deprived of their liberty. To alleviate the overcrowding in the jail facilities, the BuCor is actively organizing and implementing various reforms. The main goal is to transfer all persons deprived of liberty from the maximum security compound of the NBP to new facilities outside of Metro Manila. Catapang is confident plans will come to fruition, as they have already presented their long-term reform plan to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for approval. “At present, the reformation of BuCor is in full swing. I am confident we will accomplish and make things happen,” he said. The NBP, he said, is undergoing a significant transformation. The plan is to shut down the NBP in Muntinlupa and repurpose the area into a new business district similar to Bonifacio Global City in the southern part of Metro Manila. Explaining the reason behind the decision, he said high-end residential communities surround the current location of the NBP in Muntinlupa. To align with the surrounding environment, the intention is to close down the NBP and relocate all inmates to regional jail facilities nationwide. Catapang shared plans to dedicate eight hectares of land within the NBP to improve the living conditions of the settlers and provide them with opportunities for reintegration into society. “We will build condominium units for the settlers at the NBP, complete with amenities like a swimming pool, multipurpose facilities, and the like. Repair of residential houses is no longer possible, including power lines, so we decided to allocate the lands for them,” he added. The government will optimally use the land area by developing it into a business and government center, aligning with the DoJ’s plan. To support the food security initiatives of the President, he said they have already started the cultivation of approximately 10 hectares of land at the Iwahig Penal Colony. The aim is to grow rice and high-yield crops, contributing to the government’s long-term food security plans. “Hopefully, this will be done also to other penal farms of BuCor because we have ample lands for cultivation,” Catapang said. For the BuCor Director General who refused to be defined by limitations and setbacks, the relentless spirit and passion for reforms radiate triumphs against the most formidable odds. The post New mission: BuCor reform appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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