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DENR-7 checks on seaside development

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SAN REMEGIO TOWN THE Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) has sent a team to the town of San Remegio, northern Cebu to inspect a seaside development. According to reports reaching DENR-7, the ongoing construction by the shore did not have an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC). The EMB-7 […]

Posted: May 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Militant group oppose appointment of new DENR Secretary, coal-fired power plant in Sawang Calero

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CEBU CITY—At least 60 members of militant group braced the morning rain on Friday to protest against the replacement of environment secretary Gina Lopez and plan to operate a coal-fired power plant in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City. The group gathered near Sto. Rosario Church about 9:45 a.m. and walked to Colon Street, a distance […]

Posted: May 12th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Gina and RJ

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The appointment and eventual rejection of Gina Lopez as secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) by the Commission on Appointments (CA) highlights the frustrating status of efforts to protect our environment from being totally destroyed by big business, particularly those in mining and logging industries. As President Rodrigo Duterte himself admitted, […]

Posted: May 6th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

DENR-7 suggests “earthballing” trees along BRT route

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UPROOT trees carefully and move them elsewhere to give way to urbanization. Such might be the best solution to preserve nature as Cebu City tackles effects that a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system will have on the city’s trees that stand in the middle of roads which are part of the BRT route from Barangay […]

Posted: May 4th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

VILLAGE CHIEF ARRESTED

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Village officials are the first line of defense against the abuse of natural resources, but a municipal councilor-cum-barangay captain in Sibonga in southern Cebu now finds himself in deep trouble for allegedly violating forestry laws. Richie Fiel, 36, the barangay captain of Guimbangco-an, was caught close to midnight on Monday for allegedly transporting on board […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Village chief, helper arrested for illegal cutting of trees

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A barangay captain and the president of the Association of Barangay Captains in Sibonga and his helper were arrested for illegal cutting of trees at around 11 p.m. on Monday at Barangay Poblacion, Sibonga, Cebu. Guimbangkoan barangay captain Richie Fiel, 36, married and his helper Clyde Campaner, 30, single and a resident of barangay Sumagwan […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Tañon Strait champions renew commitment; primer for amended Philippine Fisheries Code launched

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A total of 391 members of the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS), composed of LGU, NGO, and barangay officials converged on Friday for the 3rd General Assembly of the Protected Area Management Board. Officer-in-charge and Regional Director Emma Melana of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) said the event aims […]

Posted: April 7th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

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 »