(UPDATED) THE Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) clarified Friday, August 5, that no one died in the flooding that hit Metro Cebu Thursday night, August 4, 2022.

Gerard Joe Carillo of the CCDRRMO said that the two individuals who were swept away after the Kinalumsan River in Barangay Mambaling overflowed Thursday night due to heavy rains have survived.

Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CCDRRMC) chairman Gerardo Carillo, father of Gerard Joe, reported on Thursday evening that one of the victims died in the incident.

One of the victims was Basil Baylosis, 24, of Sitio Maganda in Barangay Duljo Fatima, Cebu City.

"Wala tay patay. Both him (Baylosis) and his spouse have been reported rescued and accounted for last night," Gerard Joe clarified.

In a Facebook post Friday morning, the CCDRRMO said that its special rescue squad responded immediately to the emergency, “safely extricated the said individual, and provided him and his spouse pre-hospital care on the spot.”

“CCDRRMO would like to clarify to the public that news of the individual's death was founded on initial reports that victim had 'difficulty breathing,'” it added

“The victim is alive, well, and has been escorted back to his home last night, thanks to the timely response of our special rescue squad,” it said.

Raquel Bohol-Arce, acting department head of the CCDRRMO, said the massive flooding affected around 20 houses in Cebu City.

Of these houses, 13 were damaged and seven were destroyed.

The CCDRRMO responded to about 13 incidents, which include landslide, flooding and rescue operations, in nine barangays in the city, she added. (BBT/PAC/LMY)


[This story was updated with clarification from the CCDRRMO. This publication reported earlier one dead from the flooding based on reports from the CCDRRMO Thursday, August 4, 2022.]