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Shabu plant found in mine site in Cagayan


TUGUEGARAO CITY — Chemicals used to manufacture shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) were uncovered by authorities inside a warehouse located at a private mining site in Tallungan Village, Aparri town in Cagayan province on Thursday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said on Friday. The warehouse at the compound of the Hua Xia Mining Corporation also contained […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

LLC stockholders ask EMB-7 not to issue permit for planned coal-fired power plant


Stockholders of the Ludo and Luym Corporation (LLC) have asked the director of the Environment Management Bureau in Central Visayas to deny permit issuance on the planned operation of coal-fired power plant on their property located in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City. Kelly Luym, president of Ludo and Luym Foundation, Inc.; Paterno Luym Jr. and […]

Posted: May 1st, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Joint venture eyed for plant


The inclusion of Cebu City’s septage treatment plant (STP) in its 93-1 land swap deal with Cebu province may drive the city’s septic haulers to revert to improper ways of disposing wastewater. Former Cebu City councilor Nida Cabrera voiced this concern even as she reiterated her support for either a joint venture with the province […]

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

Lanes to open after Mahiga bridge closure


VEHICULAR traffic congestion occurred near the Mahiga Bridge in Mandaue City yesterday morning due to ongoing road repairs in the area. Glenn Antigua, chief of operations of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team), said they had to close one of two lanes bound for Cebu City on the bridge to allow the project contractor […]

Posted: April 11th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Militant group organizes walk vs proposed coal plant


MILITANT group Sanlakas has scheduled a climate walk next week from Toledo City to Cebu City to voice their opposition to the proposed coal-fired power plant in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City. Teody Navea, secretary general of Sanlakas, said the climate walk will kick off in Toledo City at around 7 a.m. of March 16. […]

Posted: March 11th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Maguikay pushes measure for commercial establishments to have CCTVs


  COMMERCIAL establishments in Barangay Maguikay will soon be required to install closedcircuit television (CCTV) cameras outside their perimeter fences if the barangay officials’ proposal will be approved by the Mandaue City Council. Under the Barangay Ordinance No. 2017-01-013 which is referred to the Mandaue City Council for approval, all business establishments, garage, warehouses, manufacturing […]

Posted: February 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

10 nabbed in raid on butane refilling plant


Ten persons, including two 17-year-old minors, were arrested in a raid on a butane refilling plant in Talisay City, Cebu. The raid was conducted by a joint team from the Central Visayas regional offices of the Criminal Investigation Detection Group (CIDG-7), Department of Energy (DOE-7) and the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office at […]

Posted: February 24th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Pro-coal Cebu City residents hold rally


Over a hundred residents from four different barangays staged a rally in support of the proposed 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City on Tuesday morning. Jossie Antonio, 42, said they were assured by Ludo Power Corp., the private proponent of the project, that it will not cause harm to their health. […]

Posted: February 21st, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

LUDO COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT Protesters to Council: Explain endorsement


Residents of Barangay Sawang Calero in Cebu City were surprised over the sudden revival of the Ludo coal-fired power plant after the project was rejected by the previous members of the Cebu City Council last year. They trooped to the gate of the Ludo property, which is the proposed site for the power plant, to […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Naga residents cry foul over plant odor


A MILITANT group is urging government agencies to check the disposal waste facility of a plant in Sitio Upper Soton, Barangay Pangdan, Naga City. Dennis Darige, coordinator of Partidong Manggagawa (PM), said that Fresh Cuts Agri Cebu Corporation has no proper disposal waste facility, causing foul odor in nearby areas. “This has also caused health […]

Posted: February 9th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »