This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, July 4, 2016.

You thought Friday’s flood was bad? Brace for more as storm approaches

JUST three days after a monstrous traffic jam caused by an hour-long heavy downpour, Cebuanos were advised to get ready for more heavy rainfall as tropical storm Butchoy enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility. Cebu and Mandaue—which suffered the worst of the floods last Friday—are already preparing their disaster response. Pag-asa said 217.7 mm of rainfall hit Cebu on July 1 and 2, which already exceeds the average for the month of July, which is 202 mm.

“On Tuesday, we will be on red alert. No more personnel on off duty. All personnel 24/7 on standby.” — Mandaue City’s DRRMC Chief Felix Suico


Cebu flood
WORST FLOODING IN RECENT MEMORY. Heavy rains in recent days caused widespread flooding in Metro Cebu. (Photo posted on Facebook by PAG-ASA)

Mandaue, Cebu implement flood solution methods

After getting hit by one of the worst floods in recent memory, Mandaue City and Cebu City are implementing various methods to address the perennial problem. Cebu City is planning to add more water catchments in 28 mountain barangays, to stem the flow of water downtown, while Mandaue City will continue to dredge creeks and waterways. It has also banned the use of plastic in the city.

“Instead of having so much water like what happened last Friday, the catchments will serve as basins. The streaming water will likely be lesser.” — Engr. Josefya Ylanan, Cebu City Department of Engineering and Public Works head


Quisumbing wants strict implementation of traffic rules

Mandaue City mayor is encouraging traffic enforcers to be strict in implementing traffic rules and to report to him those who use his name to get away with violations, even if these are his family members. Mandaue City is notorius for its traffic jams for years, worsened by the various road repairs being done in the city and rampant violations by PUJs and private cars.

“If anyone commits a violation and uses my name and you report it, I will give you a reward. If you catch my car or any of my family committing a violation and issue a citation, I will give an even bigger reward.” — Mandaue City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing



Other Cebu News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Citing lack of funds, Tomas to stop staging of ‘elitist’ Miss Cebu

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cops kills pusher who tried to fight back during drug bust

» Sun.Star Cebu: Pinoys, Digong inspire American sculptor to make bust of president

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cops uproot P4.2 million worth of marijuana in Balamban

» Sun.Star Cebu: Scavengers elated by reopening of Inayawan dumpsite

» Sun.Star Cebu: Councilor Cabrera says City is looking for new dump site as part of closure plan for Inayawan

» Sun.Star Cebu: 12-year-old falls to his death in Carcar City waterfalls

» The Freeman: Malacanang to declare July 6 a national holiday

» The Freeman: Board authorizes Gov. Davide to sign deed of sale of 93-1

» Cebu Daily News: Anti-Marcos group refutes BBM’s allegations of cheating in Cebu

» Cebu Daily News: Morning fire damages Lapu-Lapu City apartment

» Cebu Daily News: Briton faces human trafficking charges for pimping seven women online


Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: BPO sector to benefit from Duterte’s anti-crime drive

» Sun.Star Cebu: Exporters say ‘procedural lapses at home’ hinder growth

» The Freeman: Glenn Soco takes over as head of Mandaue Chamber of Commerce

» The Freeman: More Pinoys now into travel cruises

» Cebu Daily News: Deca homes founder cites understanding of market as secret to success

» Cebu Daily News: Cebu businessmen to send 10-man team to foster trade links with Canada


Cebu Sports

» The Freeman: Carcuevas rule Naga-Uling race

» Sun.Star Cebu: Ateneo accuses UV of punching player during pre-season tournament

» Cebu Daily News: Cebuana star to join FEU volleyball team


Cebu Opinion

» Bong Wenceslao: Friday’s rain was normal, imagine the chaos of ‘abnormally heavy rainfall’

» Bobby Nalzaro: Tracing the history of MCIAA’s multi-million peso deal

» Checking Seares: Nice quotes, but Duterte had no specifics during inaugural speech

» Anol Mongaya Mahiga Creek becoming a touchy political subject in light of recent flooding.

» Lelani Echavez: Rodrigo Duterte, an acquired taste for some

» Mike T. Limpag: Family appeals for help for injured player

» Jerry S. Tundag: Marcos may have lost but he has won the larger issue hounding family

» Bobit Avila: Flooding in Osmena proof of poor drainage

» Atty. Gloria Ramos: We all had a role in Cebu’s massive flooding

» Lloyd Suarez: Kita, dili si Duterte, angay musulbad sa problema sa basura.

» Rico Navarro: Gilas chases Olympic hoops dream

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