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…

Philippines: Risks rising with China Challenging US at sea

AP 02/19/2018

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The risks of a “miscalculation” and armed conflict have risen in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the…

Pumpboat operator, driver to be summoned for leaving two foreign divers

Benjie B. Talisic 01/31/2018

CEBU CITY—The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will summon the driver of a pumpboat for leaving behind two foreigners who were on a diving session in the waters off Apo Island in Negros Oriental on Monday. Petty Officer…

Navy readies vessels for ‘Admiral of the Sea’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/17/2018

Preparations are underway at the Naval Forces Central (Navforcen) dockyard in Lapu-Lapu City for Saturday’s Traslacion or ritual transfer of images of the Sto. Niño and Our Lady of Guadalupe. An elevated platform which towers over BRP…

Bali declares ‘garbage emergency’ amid sea of waste

AFP 12/28/2017

  Bali’s palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favorite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage. Plastic straws and food packaging are strewn between sunbathers,…

Sea turtle found dead in Samboan

Intern 11/08/2017

A sea turtle was found dead in the shoreline of Sitio Punong, Brgy. Poblacion Samboan Town, Cebu on Tuesday morning. The turtle is 113 centimeters long with wings span of 92 centimeters. According to the Municipal Department…

US supersonic bombers conduct exercise in South Korean region

AFP 11/03/2017

  United States bombers accompanied by Japanese and South Korean warplanes flew a mission in the South Korea region on Thursday amid high regional tensions, the US Air Force said. Two supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers took off…

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/02/2017

The five-year-old son of mayor Gisela Bendong Boniel of Bien Unido town in Bohol did what he was told. He threw white chrysanthemums into the sea in between the islands of Olango and Caubian in Lapu-Lapu City…