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Spending more for garbage

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If Cebu City is spending twice for its garbage collection and disposal this year than in the previous years, blame it on the previous administrations that failed to provide concrete, long-term solutions to the garbage problem. Whether they were too enamored with big-ticket projects like the South Road Properties (SRP) whose future economic prospects are […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Basura Mo, Sardinas Ko program: Expensive but effective solution to city’s trash problem

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The “Basura Mo, Sardinas Ko” program of the Cebu City government is an expensive program, but it will address the city’s drainage problem. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena said he sees the program as an effective way to solve the garbage problem. The program encourages Cebu City residents to exchange a bagful of their garbage […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Garbage hauling to cost Cebu City P142M in just 5 months

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The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) has been given another P40 million for the hauling of the city’s garbage for the month of May, causing opposition councilors to raise a furor that this administration is actually spending more in garbage disposal than the heavily criticized Rama administration. The additional budget, approved by the […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Partygoers, organizers slammed

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ISLA MUSICFEST GARBAGE Sacks of garbage collected at the site of the Isla Music Festival 2017 in Barangay Pooc, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island have infuriated a green advocate as he called for organizers to craft clear policies on littering and provide bins for different kinds of wastes on their next events. Vince Cinches, Oceans Campaigner […]

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

Isla Music fest guests, organizers told: Keep trash or get penalized

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SANTA Fe town officials are warning guests and organizers of the Isla Music Festival 2017 to keep their trash. “Clean as you stay and clean as you go,” said Santa Fe Mayor Jose Esgana after empty bottles were seen along the beach line in the venue on Friday morning. The music fest is slated from […]

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

Sri Lanka garbage dump collapse kills 11

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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 »

CEBU CITY: The garbage ordinances

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(Part 2 of a special report on how the ‘Queen City of the South’ copes with one of its biggest problems) Garbage collection has always been a problem of Cebu City, a highly urbanized area – dubbed Queen City of the South – with more than 700,000 residents. According to Department of Public Services (DPS) […]

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

Basura mo, sardinas ko

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PART 1 Eight-year-old John Paul Liray ignored the drizzle. He was busy putting the trash he collected from a dirty creek into three sando bags. Despite his frail frame, he carried the bags to a compactor truck parked at the interior sitio of Lower Laguerta in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City. He was tired, dirty and […]

Posted: April 1st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Tanods, garbage loaders undergo surprise drug test anew

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ABOUT 121 barangay tanods and garbage loaders employed in Barangays Inayawan, Quiot, Basak San Nicolas and Cogon Pardo in Cebu City underwent a surprise drug test at the Quiot Sports Center yesterday morning. Dr. Alice Utlang, chief of the Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP), said seven tanods — one from Inayawan, one […]

Posted: March 6th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Osmeñas subject of complaint before Office of the President

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THE drama surrounding Cebu City’s use of the Inayawan landfill seems to continue to hound the mayor, and this time including his wife. The landfill had been the subject of the first-ever Writ of Kalikasan issued in Cebu which resulted in its closure. But the closed landfill is again in the limelight as Mayor Tomas […]

Posted: March 1st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »