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Sri Lanka garbage dump collapse kills 11

COLOMBO — The death toll from a collapsed garbage mountain in Sri Lanka’s capital rose to 11 Saturday, officials said, with the disaster destroying 145 homes. Colombo National Hospital spokesperson Pushpa Soysa said two boys and two girls were among the 11 confirmed killed following the Friday incident. They were aged between 11 and 15. […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in World | Read More »

SRP expected to be clear of garbage next week

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HEAVY equipment and dump trucks were immediately deployed by Jomara Konstruckt Corp. to the transfer station at the South Road Projects (SRP) in order to clear the area of garbage left there after the lapse of the date of the Purchase Order (PO) issued by the Cebu City government. Jomara expects to clear the SRP […]

Posted: January 7th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Garbage woes reported in Mactan

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Residents of Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City have complained against the foul smell of garbage emanating from a private lot used by the city to dump tons of trash. The lot, owned by Maviche Hauling Services, sits beside the company-owned garbage transfer station. But while residents of Sitio Dumpsite had been used to the smell of […]

Posted: January 7th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Council meets to approve urgent funds for garbage

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In order to haul the remaining garbage from the temporary transfer station at the South Road Properties (SRP) to a final dumping site, the Cebu City government is proposing another emergency procurement. The City Council is expected to hold a special session today upon the request of Mayor Tomas Osmeña that he be authorized to […]

Posted: January 3rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

AFTER ALL, LACION

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Cebu City trash still ends up in the private landfill in Consolacion, six months after Mayor Tomas Osmeña rejected its use Six months after Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña rejected the use of the private landfill in Consolacion over alleged questionable deal between the landfill’s owner and the Rama administration, the city’s garbage still ended […]

Posted: December 28th, 2016 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Dumpsite?

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This part of the road in Sitio Tunga, Barangay Tanke in Talisay City has become a dumpsite, with garbage piling up every day. A resident sent a message to Cebu Daily News Facebook Page complaining about the lack of action by barangay officials despite repeated complains from those living nearby, who are now inhaling the […]

Posted: December 28th, 2016 in Siloy Is Watching | Read More »

Hauling of garbage out of SRP delayed

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At least 20 dump trucks of the Jomara Konstruct Corporation (formerly reported as Jomara Services), which was committed to be delivered from Surigao Province, has not arrived as of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The dumptrucks were expected to start hauling the garbage out of the temporary transfer station at the South Road Properties (SRP) early […]

Posted: December 28th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Cebu City to ask CA to allow use of Inayawan landfill

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The Cebu City government will file a petition asking the Court of Appeals (CA) to allow the use of the Inayawan landfill at Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City as a temporary dumping site until the administration can find a solution on dumping the 500 tons of garbage that the city produces daily. Cebu City Mayor Tomas […]

Posted: December 23rd, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

ILLEGAL DUMPING

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The Cebu City government has been ordered by the Environmental and Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) to stop the “illegal dumping” of garbage at the South Road Properties (SRP), but it is not going to happen anytime soon. Immediately after the cease and desist order (CDO) was issued yesterday by EMB-7 Director William Cuñado, […]

Posted: December 21st, 2016 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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A dumpsite by any other name would still smell as awful. Cebu City continues to dump garbage at the SRP lot It’s been three days since Cebu City started dumping its garbage, averaging 500 tons per day, at the one-hectare property located at the South Road Properties (SRP). The property, intended to be only a […]

Posted: December 19th, 2016 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »