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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…

Cebu, Talisay cities join forces to clean Bulacao River

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City and Talisay City will be working together to clean the Bulacao River, one of the major river systems in the two cities and the third dirtiest river in Cebu City. Lawyer…

DENR shuts down Tagbilaran’s open dumpsite

Rosalie Abatayo 11/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The city government of Tagbilaran in Bohol will need to come up with a “better system in managing their solid waste.” On Wednesday, November 20, Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda has ordered the city…

In major green thrust, SMC to shift to biodegradable plastic packaging

Daxim Lucas - Philippine Daily Inquirer 11/17/2019

San Miguel Corp. (SMC)—the country’s largest conglomerate—is set to become the first Filipino company to utilize fully certified biodegradable plastic packaging. The company, which is also Southeast Asia’s largest food processor, said it was tapping a local…

Cebu Cenro to plant 2,000 mangrove saplings in SRP

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) will be planting 2,000 mangrove saplings at the South Road Properties (SRP). Lawyer John Jigo Dacua, the head of Cenro, said that the planting…

Two green sea turtles rescued in City of Naga 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/05/2019

CEBU CITY—Personnel from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) in Argao rescued two green sea turtles, locally known as pawikan, in Tinaan, City of Naga. This development was posted on the Facebook page of the…

Philippines among countries most threatened by rising seas, says new study

11/04/2019

The Philippines is one of eight Asian countries most threatened by coastal flooding due to increasingly higher tides in the coming mid-century, a new study found. The rising seas could affect three times more people than previously…

‘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…

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