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City eyes to convert Compania Maritima into an aviary park

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The Cebu City government is willing to settle a case with the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) concerning the ownership of the six-hectare lot where the old Compania Maritima building is located. A formal proposal is on the process to lease the area and convert it into an aviary or a large enclosure for birds and […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

FIRE HITS DENR

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Investigators not ruling out arson after loss of documents It was something they didn’t expect to happen. Various documents of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) went up in smoke in an early dawn blaze which struck the old DENR compound in Banilad, Mandaue City on Monday. The fire department […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Lopez is a bright spot in gov’t

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Last Wednesday and Thursday, I watched the confirmation hearing of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, and it was an eye-opener. Initially, I didn’t give much attention until I heard her answer hard questions from some members of the Commission on Appointments. I really pity Ms. Gina Lopez for having to answer questions that were sometimes insulting […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

The sacred right to life and our environment

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It was quite disheartening to know of the passage by the House of Representatives of the bill restoring death penalty in the country. Only one representative from Cebu, Raul del Mar of the first district, was among the Courageous 54 who voted against it. Life is sacred and the right to life is inviolate and […]

Posted: March 12th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Council to hold public hearing on transfer station proposal

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THE Cebu City Council will ask city residents if they would support the city government’s move to set up a one -hectare transfer station in the now closed Inayawan dumpsite despite a court order not to do so. The council scheduled a public hearing on the issue on April 18 after the committee on laws […]

Posted: March 5th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Iconic third Cebu bridge breaks ground

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AN iconic structure linking Cebu City to the town of Cordova will soon rise in the Mactan Channel. The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) broke ground yesterday afternoon at the boundary of Barangays Dapitan and Pilipog in Cordova. President Rodrigo Duterte led the laying down of a time capsule in the project site in the Cordova […]

Posted: March 2nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Capitol pushes e-waste info drive

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A resolution calling on two government agencies to spearhead an information campaign on the proper disposal of electronic waste or e-waste was passed by the Provincial Board (PB) last Monday. The resolution authored by PB Member Jonkie Ouano of Cebu’s 6th district called on the Departments of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Environment and Natural […]

Posted: February 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu’s business chiefs: We are for responsible mining

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Local traders support DENR’s Lopez’s actions against mining firms Amid criticism thrown at Environment Secretary Gina Lopez for ordering the closure of several mining firms in the country and recently scrapping 75 mining deals as well as trade repercussions seen by the move, business leaders in Cebu stood behind her initiative. Ted Locson Jr., Cebu […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Hauling of Korean wastes in Tingub to Cebu port starts

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As the Mandaue City government and other concerned government agencies prepare to file charges against those responsible for bringing the shredded plastic wastes from South Korea into a Barangay Tingub lot, trucks started hauling the estimated 5,000 tons of Korean wastes to the Cebu International Port. Yesterday, about 30 trucks would be needed to carry […]

Posted: February 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Wastes from Korea hazardous, says EMB

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Start of hauling of plastics moved to today The Mandaue City government is calling on the importers of the shredded plastic wastes from South Korea, which were dumped in a lot in Barangay Tingub, to pull out the plastic wastes as soon as possible. The call was made after the Environmental Management Bureau of the […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »