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‘Do not litter your face masks!’ — EcoWaste Coalition

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While the wearing of face masks may protect a person from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), irresponsible disposal of the single-use masks may also cause harm to others, humans and animals alike. This…

Oceana, PEJC call for repeal of ordinances allowing commercial fishing in Tañon Strait

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment groups Oceana and Philippine Earth Justice Center (PEJC) took to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) its opposition and call for the repeal of ordinances passed by some municipalities along…

Cimatu wants fruit trees in Sapangdaku to be transferred, not cut

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the overseer of the Interagency Task Force (IATF) in Cebu, said that the fruit trees that may be affected in the building of a new public cemetery in Barangay…

In Alegria, officials and volunteers clean-up town’s reef

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines- As most parts of Cebu province prepare to reopen under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), local officials and volunteers in Alegria town decided to clean up the sea. In a post on Facebook,…

Family of Philippine eagles found in Zamboanga Peninsula

Jhesset O. Enano - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — It began with a rare few sightings and fallen feathers on the forest floor. But more than two decades after, a family of Philippine eagles (Pithecophaga jefferyi) and their nest were finally observed and…

EcoWaste to DENR: Disallow incineration of COVID-19 ‘wastes’

Ian Biong - INQUIRER.net 04/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Non-profit environmental group EcoWaste Coalition is calling on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to revoke an advisory that allows the use of incinerators and crematories on COVID-19 healthcare waste. The use…

Coalition seeks hazard pay for garbage collectors

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Should garbage collectors receive hazard compensation for facing risks as they continue to perform their duty amid the coronavirus 2019 pandemic?  ForEco Waste Coalition, the answer is yes. EcoWaste Coalition expressed this position in a…

Guardo’s green open parking space proposal gets support of architect’s group

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The United Architects of the Philippines Cebu Chapter  (UAP-CC) has expressed support for a draft ordinance that seeks to require open parking spaces to be planted with trees. Architect Jan Ann Frances Lee…

Ban on single-use plastics in gov’t approved

Jhesset O. Enano - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) has approved a resolution that mandates the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to prepare and to implement the banning of “unnecessary” single-use plastics in all…

Road widening in N. Bacalso to continue after tree issues

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) will proceed with the road widening at N. Bacalso National Highway after two months of hiatus following the refusal of the city…

Dizon’s ordinance allows Cebu City to celebrate environment week every June

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The first week of June will now be called the Cebu City Environment Week after the City Council passed an ordinance that aims to educate the public on the need for environmental protection.…

DENR-7 urges public to stop using single use plastic bottles

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/23/2020

CEBU CITY — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) renewed it’s call for the public to stop using single-use plastic water. In a statement posted on DENR-7 Facebook page, Executive Regional Director…

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