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…

Cebu City’s Cenro, volunteers clean-up swamp in Brgy Basak San Nicolas

Doris C. Bongcac 08/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) organized earlier today, August 24, a clean-up drive in Sitio Lusimba, Barangay Basak…

DENR-7: No clearance given yet for any reclamation project in CV this year

Futch Anthony Inso 08/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) said any ongoing reclamation project in the region is deemed illegal as it has yet to issue any area clearance this year…

Millennials lead campaign to rid Daanbantayan seas from plastics, other wastes

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/19/2019

CEBU CITY—A small group of millennials in Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu found a way to protect its ocean from the detrimental effect of plastics.  They produce Kandaya eco-pillows stuffed with sanitized shredded plastics. “Daanbantayan has an…

20 tons of garbage gathered in Guadalupe River clean-up drive; Mahiga Creek to follow

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Government’s move to rehabilitate its waterways and river systems will also be done at the Barangay Mabolo portion of Mahiga Creek come September 2019. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella revealed this on…

Guadalupe river rehabilitation project kicks off with clean-up drive

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The rehabilitation of the Guadalupe River continues as the clean-up drive officially started at 6 a.m. today, Saturday, August 17. The clean-up drive, which is the start of a long-term rehabilitation project of the city…

DENR urges LGUs to invest in sanitary landfills

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/15/2019

CEBU CITY—Noting the lack of sanitary landfills in Central Visayas, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is urging local government units to invest in sanitary landfills. “At present, some of our municipalities are still operating…

DENR urges LGUS in Central Visayas to implement waste segregation, other measures to address garbage woes

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Local government units (LGUs) in Central Visayas should implement garbage segregation and composting to reduce residual wastes that will be dumped at sanitary landfills. Undersecretary Benny Antiporda of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources…

Guadalupe River’s rehabilitation continues with Cenro’s lead

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 08/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The move to rehabilitate the Guadalupe River continues with the Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources (Centro) working on final preparations to conduct another clean-up drive on Saturday, August 17. Lawyer John Jigo Dacua, head…

DPS assures safety of food for work program volunteers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) assured the public that volunteers for their food for work program will not be put in danger when cleaning the rivers of the city. Engineer…

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