Thresher sharks included in int’l eco trade pact

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/04/2017

The inclusion of thresher sharks in the Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) was lauded by stakeholders from Cebu who called for tougher measures to protect these marine creatures. Representatives of…

Skimming cases worry Osmeña

Inna Mejia 03/15/2017

WITH the recent automated teller machine (ATM) skimming cases happening again in different areas in Cebu City, Mayor Tomas Osmeña said the banking industry has to take responsibility. “Right now, from what I see across the board,…

Land records not affected by DENR fire

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/14/2017

LAND records at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are intact. This assurance from Emma Melana, DENR regional director, comes after a fire broke out at the DENR compound in Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City, early…

Council to hold public hearing on transfer station proposal

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/05/2017

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…

Iconic third Cebu bridge breaks ground

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/02/2017

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.…

Cebu’s business chiefs: We are for responsible mining

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/19/2017

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…

Wastes from Korea hazardous, says EMB

Dominic D. Yasay 02/17/2017

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…

Dead dolphins found along Tañon Strait Protected Seascape

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/17/2017

THREE spinner dolphins were found dead, one off Panagsama Beach in Barangay Basdiot, Moalboal town and two in Barangay Montañeza in Malabuyoc, all along the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS). Kristina Luz Uy Tapales, TSPS operations head…

Zoning board gives favorable response to proposed Ludo power plant project

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/12/2017

AFTER being rejected by the Cebu City Council last year, a proposed 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant project had been revived after it received a favorable response from the Cebu City Zoning Board. In a resolution they approved…

Wrangling on waste

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 02/12/2017

  Per news reports, 5,000 tonnes (translated to 5,000,000 kilograms, as a unit is equal to 1,000 kg.) of mixed wastes on board M/V Christina arrived in Cebu on January 20, with the cargo declared as “solid…

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