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,…

Don’t dump garbage in rivers, canals, Tisa folk told

Doris C. Bongcac 12/06/2017

Tisa barangay Captain Philip Zafra is asking his constituents to refrain from disposing their wastes into water bodies. Zafra said that the presence of garbage obstructs the flow of water on their rivers and canals. He said…

RCAO-7 gone to “waste”

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/01/2017

“SAYANG (What a waste).” This was how two retired judges and court employees in Cebu described the closure of the Regional Court Administration Office in Central Visayas (RCAO-7), a pilot project of the Supreme Court (SC) to…

Scavengers oppose waste plant bid

Chris A. Ligan, USJ-R Intern Kristine Remolisan 09/27/2017

About 50 scavengers of the Inayawan landfill were joined by ecology advocates and militant groups in denouncing Cebu City Hall’s plans to set up a waste to energy plant near the landfill site. The protesters sought a…

House panel starts probe on South Korean waste

Doris C. Bongcac, Morexette B. Erram 08/22/2017

THE House Committee on Ecology opened on Tuesday its inquiry on the shipment of 5,000 metric tons of South Korean wastes to Cebu in January. But questions which Cebu 3rd district Rep. Gwen Garcia raised on how…

‘Stop throwing waste into creek’

Winston Ensomo 07/29/2017

Residents especially illegal settlers in the area are reminded not to throw their waste into the creek in Barangay Tejero. Chattelyn Matelo, acting barangay chairman, 40, gave the reminder after they retrieved several solid waste like pieces…

EcoWaste: Floods made worse by garbage

Inquirer.net 07/29/2017

  A WASTE and pollution watchdog deplored on Saturday the reckless waste disposal of cities in Metro Manila which worsened the floods triggered by monsoon rains enhanced by Typhoon Gorio (international name: Nesat). “The rainwater will not…

Enforce waste segregation at household level, officials told

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/18/2017

CEBU City Hall should “get its act together” in enforcing waste segregation at the household level to help solve the city’s garbage problem, a local representative of the environmental group Greenpeace said yesterday. “Segregation of biodegradable and…

Cimatu vows action on water quality, solid waste

Inquirer.net 05/17/2017

ILOILO CITY — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu vowed to “double efforts” in addressing environmental concerns on Boracay Island and other tourist destinations. “The law is there. We have to implement the law in tourist destinations (and) tourist…

Waste treatment firm gets P120M to fund upgrade, expansion

Aileen Garcia-Yap 05/08/2017

A CEBU-BASED hospital and septage waste treatment company has secured a P120 million loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) to finance upgrading and expansions set this year. In an interview, Pollution Abatement Systems Specialist,…

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