Labella asks CCMRB to stop quarrying in city mountain villages

Inna Gian Mejia 08/12/2017

Cebu City Acting Mayor Edgardo Labella has directed the City Mining and Regulatory Board (CCMRB) to immediately act on the danger posed by small-scale limestone quarrying activities in the northern mountain villages of the city. Labella said…

‘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…

Former Consolacion town mayor, 7 others face illegal mining charges

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/15/2015

Former Mayor Avelino Gungob Sr. of Consolacion town, Cebu and seven others are facing trial on accusations of illegal mining of limestone in 2009. Aside from Gungob, the Omdudsman also found probable cause to indict job order…

PB drafts law to stop Sapangdaku quarrying

Melissa Q. Cabahug 03/16/2015

To finally solve the long-running problem caused by sand and gravel quarrying in the Sapangdaku River, the Provincial Board (PB) is now in the process of drafting an ordinance regulating river activities. PB member Alex Binghay said…

Sonny O supports halt of Sapangdaku quarrying

Melissa Q. Cabahug 03/10/2015

Toledo City Mayor  John Henry “Sonny” Osmeña yesterday called for a total ban of quarrying in the Sapandaku River. He appeared before the Provincial Board (PB) where he said this requires a stop to the issuance of …

CH orders halt to sand quarry in Mananga River

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/20/2014

Romeo Oyao admitted that he and others extract sand from the Mananga River in the mountain barangay of Bonbon for their livelihood. “Extracting sand is our only means of livelihood. We’re not educated enough to have other…

Cordova stops stone ‘quarry’

Peter L. Romanillos 07/05/2014

The Cordova municipal government suspended the operations of Solid Stone Center Corp. inside a private lot along the town’s coast where coral stone is being excavated. Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy said the order will stay until the…

Task force needed to stop quarrying in Talisay river

Gabriel C. Bonjoc 07/04/2014

Talisay City Councilor Antonio Bacaltos Jr. called on Mayor Johnny V. delos Reyes to form a task force that would apprehend those extracting sand and gravel from the Mananga riverbed. Bacaltos said he inspected the riverbed and…

Cordova coastal folk complain about drilling, use of ‘chemicals’, noise in Mactan stone quarrying

Peter L. Romanillos 06/05/2014

Several residents and fisherfolk families living in the coastal barangay of Bangbang in Cordova town have complained about the excavation of coral stone in the area. Backhoes and jackhammers are used to drill and cut blocks of…