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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 early dawn blaze which struck the old DENR compound in Banilad, Mandaue City on Monday. The fire department […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Penro’s 10-month collection: P15.7M


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 of the Office of the Treasurer, said that the P15.7 million collection more than doubled the P6.6 million […]

Posted: December 15th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu execs study Tacloban landfill to prepare for Carmen project


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 Cebu. Baltazar Tribunalo, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) officer-in-charge, said this as they went on a […]

Posted: December 15th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Asian Marine can’t be blamed — lawyer


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 brought about by tropical depression Marce. Lawyer Jania dela Cruz, AMTC counsel, said that AMTC should not be […]

Posted: December 9th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Remove shuttle ferry at Sta. Fe island


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 a week ago. Romel Kirit, senior environment specialist of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro), said […]

Posted: December 2nd, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Capitol tackles Asturias’ fly problem


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 houses. Dr. Rene Catan, PHO head, gave this advice even as Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III ordered the […]

Posted: October 21st, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

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


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 in the Tañon Strait, which is a protected seascape. During yesterday’s session, the PB passed a resolution sponsored […]

Posted: September 26th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Cebu’s gravel supply depleting’


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 areas like Magdugo, Toledo City. It’s possible that we’ll soon have to get sand and gravel from someplace […]

Posted: August 10th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Penro men probed


AFTER five Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) enforcers were dismissed last July 1 for alleged extortion activities, five more were being investigated also for the same allegation. Penro head Baltazar Tribunalo said in an interview yesterday that the five other Penro enforcers, however, would be given a chance to stay on because the […]

Posted: July 13th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

No final compensation amount yet for damaged Monad Shoal


Although the owner of MV Belle Rose has guaranteed a maximum payment of US$ 1.5 million to pay for damages caused when the vessel ran aground in Monad Shoal off Malapascua Island, it is still not the final amount. Cebu Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) legal officer Ahmad Clay Escolar said the final […]

Posted: July 11th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »