Welcome to the Blogsite of CESDEV-Nursing
Community Extension Services & Development
University of Cebu-Banilad College of Nursing!

This blogsite shall serve as your online access for information, updates, photo displays, videos, news, relevant links and other matters related to the programs and activities of UC Nursing CESDEV as well as other features that may be of peculiar interest and value to the University of Cebu community and the multitude of blog visitors.


In a recent Regional Development Council-7 meeting, Council members reiterated the urgency of adopting Resolution Numbers 41 and 42 passed in 2009 but which seem to have been unheeded. The urgency of the matter was sounded off in the aftermath of a cloudburst that hit Metro Cebu last January 25 and the widespread flooding and landslides that followed in various parts of Central Visayas.

Resolution No. 41 specifically urges the Department of Agriculture (DA) to install rain gauges in provincial and municipal nurseries and in DA research stations. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) has recommended the use of rain gauges which serves as tools for monitoring the volume of rainfall in various areas in disaster planning, preparation and mitigation.

Resolution No. 42, meanwhile, asks the EMB to provide RDC-7 with a report on the status of rivers, creeks, streams, canals and other waterways and sewerage systems in urban areas in Central Visayas.

According to the EMB-7, there are two major problems as far as rivers in urban areas are concerned, that is, the dumping of solid wastes, and the proliferation of informal settlers along river banks and dried riverbeds. The recent aforementioned cloudburst that occurred in Metro Cebu and said subsequent massive flooding and landslides in Central Visayas has served as a wake-up call for everyone, specifically those in charge of LGUs in the region.