‘Running priest’ Fr. Reyes urges Archbishop Palma to ‘march against EJK of trees’

Rosalie Abatayo 10/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Environmentalist priest Fr. Robert Reyes has called on Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma to take the lead and march against the “extrajudicial killing (EJK)” of trees in Naga City, in southern Cebu. Fr. Reyes, who…

Youth activists, residents protest to stop cutting of trees in Naga City

Rosalie Abatayo 10/15/2019

NAGA CITY, Cebu—  Lito Lapure, 48, hoisted himself on a tree in 2014 to protest against the scheduled cutting of 84 trees in Barangay Inoburan, Naga City. The trees were saved. This morning, October 15, Lapure, a…

11,000 signatures sought to save roadside trees in Carcar, Naga

Rosalie Abatayo 10/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — You know that you have reached Carcar City when towering Acacia trees arch over the road adding a scenic view to your trip. The city has been fondly known for the view of…

Dizon calls on Cebu City officials to cut back on single-use plastics 

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 10/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The move to cut back on single-use and disposable plastics has reached Cebu City Hall.  In a privilege speech during the Cebu City Council’s regular session on Tuesday, October, City Councilor Alvin Dizon…

Labella’s Promise: Cebu City to plant 3M trees to replace 5 trees cut by DENR

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The five trees which the Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) ordered cut from along Don Gil Garcia Street in Cebu City will be replaced with three million new…

RACE TO SAVE RARE BIRD: Sulu hornbills down to 27 in the wild

Bong Sarmiento - Inquirer Mindanao 10/05/2019

DAVAO CITY—Ecologists have launched a project to save the critically endangered Sulu hornbill (Anthracoceros montani), one of the world’s rarest birds that can only be seen in the Bangsamoro province of Tawi-Tawi. There are only about 27…

Environmental lawyer goes to CA to stop DENR, DPWH from cutting down roadside trees

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environmental lawyer Benjamin Cabrido has asked the appellate court in Cebu City to order the stoppage of the cutting of roadside trees in Cebu. Cabrido filed before the Court of Appeals in Cebu…

Cebu City to plant 3 million seedlings in 3 years

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government intends to plant three million seedlings in the next three years as its contribution to the fight against climate change. Mayor Edgardo Labella said he wanted to see a…

ICC summit aims to promote grassroots level support for environment protection

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Recognizing the need for widespread support for the protection of the environment in Cebu, Sustainable Energy and Enterprise Development for Communities (Seed4Com ) organized the International Coastal Clean-up summit Wednesday, September 25, at the Hoopsdome…

Climate change could turn oceans from friend to foe, UN report warns

09/20/2019

PARIS — Global warming and pollution caused by humanity’s carbon-heavy footprint are ravaging Earth’s oceans and icy regions in ways that could unleash misery on a global scale, a landmark United Nations report to be unveiled next…

Panglao town cleanup aims to rid Brgy Danao coastline of eyesores, safety threats

Doris C. Bongcac 08/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The municipal government of Panglao in Bohol province and some volunteers organized a coastal cleanup earlier today, August 31, to restore the pristine sandy beach and shorelines of Barangay Danao. In a Facebook…

Volunteers collect 45 tons of garbage during clean-up of Basak San Nicolas swamp

Doris C. Bongcac 08/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 45 tons of garbage were collected during a clean-up drive this morning, August 24, in a swamp in Sitio Lusimba, Barangay Basak San Nicolas in Cebu City. The Department of Environment…

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