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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…

150 bins to be placed along Sinulog routes — DPS

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) will be placing at least 150 bins at strategic areas along the Sinulog solemn procession and grand parade routes on January 18 to 19, 2020.…

Relampagos orders halt to ‘unlicensed’ whale shark watching in Lila town

Rosalie Abatayo 12/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The provincial government of Bohol has ordered for a halt of whale shark watching activities in the town of Lila citing the lack of business permit and policies to protect the marine creatures.…

In Photos: Medellin officials, residents collect tons of trash in Sunday morning coastal clean up

Doris C. Bongcac 12/15/2019

CEBU CITY Philippines – Tons of garbage and debris were collected by town officials and residents during an early morning clean up today, December 15, along the coastal areas of Barangays Kawit and Mahawak in Medellin town…

Councilor Rama pushes ordinance to ban, regulate single-use plastic in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Regulating and banning single-use plastic products is an urgent issue in Cebu and one that should be resolved even without a national law. Cebu City Councilor Eduardo Rama, Jr. made this statement on…

Labella: Bulacao Spring, an under-tapped source of water

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/29/2019

TALISAY CITY, Cebu, Philippines — The Bulacao Spring is an under-tapped source of water for the city that should be considered and protected. This was the pronouncement of Mayor Edgardo Labella after he visited the source of…

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