New PENRO head urges tourists to protect Cebu

Morexette B. Erram 01/26/2018

“Let’s help protect the environment here in Cebu because we only have one Cebu.” This was the message of the newly appointed officer-in-charge of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), Jayson Lozano, to tourists who…

PENRO: Talisay City generates most trash in Cebu province

Morexette B. Erram 01/26/2018

A 2017 waste characteristics and analysis study of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) revealed that Cebu province has generated trash at a rate of 1.2 million kilograms per day. The study, conducted last October,…

FIRE HITS DENR

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Norman V. Mendoza 03/13/2017

Investigators not ruling out arson after loss of documents It was something they didn’t expect to happen. Various documents of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) went up in smoke in an…

Penro’s 10-month collection: P15.7M

Izobelle T. Pulgo 12/15/2016

The intensified campaign of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) to apprehend violators including those sand and gravel companies committing Penro violations resulted to a 10-month collection of P15.7 million. Edna Toring-Obenita, local treasury operations…

Cebu execs study Tacloban landfill to prepare for Carmen project

Izobelle T. Pulgo 12/15/2016

THE Cebu Provincial government and other stakeholders are studying successful models of sanitary landfills such as the one in Tacloban where they can adopt for the province’s planned landfill in Barangay Dauis Sur, Carmen Town in northern…

Asian Marine can’t be blamed — lawyer

12/09/2016

ASIAN Marine Transport Corp., the operator of the vessel that ran aground at the Sta. Fe Sanctuary last Nov. 25, could not be faulted for the incident because it was due to the strong winds and waves…

Remove shuttle ferry at Sta. Fe island

12/02/2016

A PROVINCIAL environment officer is calling for the removal of the vessel which ran aground in Hilantagaan Island at the marine sanctuary of Sta. Fe town in northern Cebu at the height of typhoon Marce more than…

Capitol tackles Asturias’ fly problem

Nestle L. Semilla 10/21/2016

THE Provincial Health Office (PHO) is encouraging the residents of Asturias town in northern Cebu to put mosquito nets or screens on their windows and doors to prevent the flies found in their area from entering their…

PB’s call: File cases against fishers who killed thresher sharks

Nestle L. Semilla 09/26/2016

THE Cebu Provincial Board is asking the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Central Visayas (BFAR-7) to file appropriate cases against the 13 fishermen who killed 19 thresher sharks…

‘Cebu’s gravel supply depleting’

08/10/2016

The province’s supply of gravel is depleting fast due to excessive extraction in rivers, the Capitol’s environment chief said yesterday. “Frankly speaking, our supply of gravel in Cebu is depleting due to rampant illegal quarrying activities in…