Sumilon Island ‘almost’ garbage free

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/18/2018

Four months since the local government of Oslob in southern Cebu started to implement a cleanup drive on Sumilon Island, garbage volume at the popular tourism destination has already decreased by around 80 percent. Alex Gumapon, Oslob…

Cops appeal to Sona rallyists: Bring your own garbage bag

Inquirer.net 07/18/2018

THE chief of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) yesterday appealed to State of the Nation Address (Sona) demonstrators to clean up the garbage that might arise during their rallies. QCPD Director Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel Jr.…

Garbage loaders to be paid by output

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/11/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he will consider a proposal to pay garbage truck loaders based on the volume of trash they collect. “But let’s start with a small place. If it works then expand a…

Tomas looks to Mandaue plastics ban as benchmark

Intern 06/07/2018

In pushing for a total plastic ban in Cebu City, Mayor Tomas Osmeña is looking to Mandaue City’s enforcement of its own plastics ban as both reference and benchmark. In last Wednesday’s press conference, Osmeña said he…

Hauler urged: Be more careful in transporting garbage to Aloguinsan

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/16/2018

BE more careful in transporting garbage to a private landfill in Aloguinsan town. This was the advice of Roberto Cabarrubias, Department of Public Services chief, to Pasajero Motors Corp. (Pamocor), the city’s garbage hauling contractor, after receiving…

Cleanup drives yield tons of garbage in tourist spots

Norman V. Mendoza and Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/05/2018

Lapu-Lapu/Malapascua A cleanup drive initiated by the Lapu-Lapu City government yielded around 20 tons of garbage. The cleanup drive, dubbed as “Limpyo Lapu-Lapu 2018” involved all of the city’s 30 barangays and was participated in by government…

More than seven tons of garbage collected in Daanbantayan, Lapu

Jessa Mae Sotto and Norman Mendoza 05/05/2018

About 7.6 tons of garbage were collected in a clean-up drive by a non-government organization (NGO) in Malapascua Island in Daanbantayan town, northern Cebu. Axelle Jorcin, executive director of People and the Sea, said 350 volunteers took…

Cebu’s garbage woes, a reaction from Lou Jurika

Jobers R. Bersales 05/02/2018

I received this email recently from Lou Jurika, a friend whose father and uncle were World War II heroes. Texas-based Lou grew up in Cebu and Davao (his neighbors and very close childhood buddies include now Pres.…

Truckloads of garbage from cleanup of Tumalog Falls

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/17/2018

Three dumptrucks-full of plastic, candy wrappers, empty bags of junk food and biodegradable waste were collected in just four hours, from Tumalog Falls in Oslob town during a cleanup drive which started yesterday. initiated by the local…

MAO BA?

MAO BA? 04/11/2018

MOUNTING GARBAGE Online photos showing 2,010 kilos of garbage collected during the clean-up drive on Sumilon Island in Oslob town in southern Cebu last Tuesday upset a lot of netizens. Reynaldo Bandalan Briton Jr. wrote, “Environmental protection…

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