Another pawikan found dead in Olango Island

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The endangered green sea turtle species, locally known as pawikan, has just lost another member. A lifeless adult green sea turtle was discovered in the waters off Barangay San Vicente, Olango Island on…

Alcoy Forest Rehabilitation Project: Crimson Resort and Spa’s answer to nature’s call

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 07/06/2019

ALCOY, Cebu—In a patch of forest located 102 kilometers south of Cebu City, there lives an endangered songbird known in the scientific community as Copsychus cebuensis or siloy to the residents of this town. Belonging to the…

Medellin personnel, PNP return tortoise from Quezon Province

Doris C. Bongcac 07/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – – The municipality of Medellin in northern Cebu returned to sea earlier today, July 1, a young tortoise that was washed into the coastal areas of Barangay Daanglungsod. The tortoise was found with…

71 sacks of garbage collected during 4th leg of Butuanon River cleanup

Doris C. Bongcac 06/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Volunteers collected a total of 71 sacks of garbage weighing 1, 010 kilos during the 4th leg of the Butuanon River cleanup in Mandaue City. The activity held on Friday was organized by…

Daanbantayan town to launch ‘Basura Mo, Bigas Ko’ program on June 24

Doris C. Bongcac 06/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The municipality of Daanbantayan in northern Cebu is launching on Monday, June 24, 2019, its “Basura Mo, Bigas Ko” program, which aims to encourage town residents to collect transparent plastic bottles stuffed with…

Sea and Terrestrial Environment Protectors PH holds Raising Ocean Heroes Camp in Cebu

Immae Lachica 06/19/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Everyone wants to become a hero. The Sea and Terrestrial Environment Protectors (STEP) Philippines is giving the youth a chance to be one. Just last weekend, 25 young participants from around Cebu took on the…

Binaliw landfill developer: We’re working on the ‘bad’ smell

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The Binaliw landfill developers, ARN Builders, said they are working on the complaints of the Barangay Binaliw residents regarding the smell from the landfil, which they said actually came from the haulers delivering…

EMB-7 urges public to be vigilant, report businesses violating environmental laws

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) is urging the public to always be vigilant and to immediately report establishments that are violating environmental laws. Engineer William Cuñado, EMB-7 chief, said that…

Negros high school canteen goes zero waste with bamboo mugs, coconut shell bowls

Niña V. Guno - @NGunoINQ 06/07/2019

A high school in Negros Occidental is taking steps to reduce its plastic waste with reusable and locally sourced materials. The Wala Usik (zero waste) canteen in Bulata National High School in Cauayan, Negros Occidental, opened the…

City Health to send team to assess health issues caused by Binaliw landfill

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health will send a medical team to Barangay Binaliw today, Friday, June 7, to assess the reported respiratory illnesses there because of the landfill in the area. Dr. Alma Corpin,…

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