Boat passengers survive capsizing of banca at sea

Norman V. Mendoza 07/16/2018

ABOUT 30 passengers of a motorized banca survived after their seacraft capsized near Sta. Rosa wharf in Olango island, Lapu-Lapu City at 1:41 pm Monday, July 16. Jun Lariosa, desk of Lapu-Lapu City’s emergency response center, said…

No longer a cesspool, Boracay to reopen on Oct. 26 – Cimatu

Inquirer.net 07/13/2018

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has reaffirmed that Boracay Island would be reopened to tourism on Oct. 26. “I would like to say categorically that we will be opening Boracay [on] Oct. 26 … Categorically, I am saying…

TRAGEDY AT SEA

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Nestle L. Semilla and Benjie Talisic 07/04/2018

A birthday celebration turned into a nightmare for a family who lost three members who drowned after strong waves caused their motorized boat to capsize and sink in the waters off Alegria town, 115.8 kilometers southwest of…

Sta. Fe signs MOA with DENR to protect the sea

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/09/2018

IN HOPES that they will not suffer the fate that befell Boracay Island, tourism stakeholders and the local government unit (LGU) of Sta. Fe town in northern Cebu inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department…

Duterte ordered AFP to stop patrolling West PH sea — Alejano

Inquirer.net 06/09/2018

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to stop patrolling the controversial West Philippine Sea, according to Magdalo party-list Representative Gary Alejano yesterday. Alejano said that, according to his military sources, Duterte…

Chiong hopes Balili lot deal with Capitol pushes through

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 06/09/2018

Naga City Mayor Kristine Chiong expressed hopes that the plan of the Capitol to sell a portion of the controversial Balili Property to the local government unit will push through. She said developing the Balili property will…

‘Raise your voice, not the sea level’

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 06/03/2018

The end of May brings to a close the Month of the Ocean. Its celebration was doubly significant because the pristine Benham Bank and portions of the Philippine Rise, were declared by the President as a no-take…

Authorities arrested 3 for illegal fishing

Rene F. Alima 04/17/2018

Three fishermen were arrested for using an air compressor in the sea waters of Barangay North Poblacion in San Fernando town, southern Cebu past 2 a.m. Tuesday. PO3 Marjuquin Missuari of San Fernando police precinct identified the…

Hotels, resorts ordered to comply with proper waste water management

Nestle L. Semilla 03/15/2018

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) assured that hotels and resorts in Cebu are closely monitored as to their compliance of the environmental laws. However, establishments were…

Fisherman rescued after 27 hours at sea

Raul Constantine Tabanao 03/12/2018

A 72-year-old fisherman was rescued after his pumpboat capsized off the waters of San Remigio town, northern Cebu on Monday dawn. Egleserio Arcabal, the fisherman, who is a resident of Purok Uno, Barangay Anapog of the same…

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