Bridge contractor told: Don’t cut down mangroves

Futch Anthony Inso 12/06/2017

NO mangrove trees will be cut to pave the way for the construction of the third bridge or the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) that will connect Cebu City to Cordova town. Eduardo Inting, Asst. Regional Director for…

Province to spearhead ‘Run to Plant’ mangroves in Danao

Rosalie Abatayo 09/06/2017

FIFTEEN thousand mangrove propagules are set to be planted on the shoreline of Barangay Guinsay, Danao City, during the 3.3-kilometer Run to Plant program of the Cebu provincial government on Saturday, September 9. Romel Kirit of the…

Mandaue council beefs up ordinance against cutting of mangroves

Dominic D. Yasay 01/31/2017

THE Mandaue City Council amended its Local Fisheries Code with more stringent provisions and penalties against the cutting of mangrove trees in the city. The amendments now prohibit the cutting, damaging and conversion of mangroves to fish…

Symposium tackles mangroves for coastal defense

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/19/2016

THE importance of mangroves as primary defense against the effects of typhoons and storm surges was emphasized yesterday during the symposium dubbed as Mangrove for Climate – Adaptive and Resilient Communities, attended by at least 200 participants…

DENR urged to remove mangroves

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/11/2015

One more voice is calling for the removal of mangroves planted on seagrass beds along the coast of Bantayan town, northern Cebu. William Villaver, Cebu Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), urged the Department of Environment…

DENR told to stop planting mangroves in seagrass beds

Marian Z. Codilla 09/17/2015

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry– Bantayan chapter called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to stop planting mangroves in seagrass beds in Bantayan town. In a resolution, the CCCI-Bantayan said the DENR mangrove-planting…

EMB discounts presence of oil spill remnant in Medellin waters

Marian Z. Codilla 05/20/2015

There are no traces of oil and grease in the shoreline of barangay Daanglungsod, Medellin town, northern Cebu, according to results of an inspection done by a team from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB). The inspection came…

More mangroves threaten Cordova’s ecosystem

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/23/2014

There should be no more planting of mangroves in oil spill-affected areas in Cordova town, Cebu, a university professor recommended yesterday. Resurrecion Sadaba, a faculty member of the Division of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences…

Cordova mayor, fisherfolk groups file cases against shipping firms for oil spill

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 08/14/2014

UPDATED, 8/14/14, 5:53 P.M. Multi-million damage suit against two shipping firms for oil spill damage on Cordova Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy and fisherfolk groups yesterday filed a multi-million peso damage suit against two shipping companies involved in…

Mangroves in Balili to replace 79 missing trees in Osmeña St.

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/01/2014

The 79 trees missing from the center island of S. Osmeña Road in Cebu City will be replaced with mangrove seedlings planted in the controversial Balili estate in Naga City. The Department of Public Works and Highways…

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