Alcoy reopens beaches to non-residents

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/10/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Starting Saturday, September 11, 2021, non-residents in the town of Alcoy in southern Cebu will now be allowed to swim and enjoy and bathe in all its beaches. Alcoy town Mayor Michael Angelo…

Tabuelan, 7 other LGUs cited for excellent blood donation drives

Futch Anthony Inso 07/22/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has recognized local government units (LGUs) in Cebu that performed well in their blood donation activities in 2020. This is in line with the National…

Capitol allows shipment of dolomite sand, pebbles for Manila Bay ‘white beach’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government confirmed that the “fresh dose” of dolomite sand recently poured into Manila Bay “white sand beach” came from Alcoy town. This after they allowed the shipment of dolomite sand…

Capitol to furnish Cimatu ‘full report’ on dolomite damage in Alcoy seabed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government is expected to send the full and consolidated report of the environmental assessment made on suppliers and exporters of dolomite in Alcoy town to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. Governor…

Cimatu awaits report on Alcoy dolomite mining

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said he had yet to receive the report on the investigation on the alleged violations of the dolomite mining firms in Alcoy town, Cebu. It has been almost a…

Learners’ deaths prompt DepEd-7 chief’s appeal

Futch Anthony Inso 10/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) director has appealed to students or learners to seek the help of their parents or teachers if they have problems in answering their learning modules.…

Corals in Alcoy destroyed by heavy siltation from fallen crushed dolomites — Penro

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) found that corals within the 500 meters of seawater in Alcoy town southern Cebu were destroyed because of heavy siltation caused by crushed dolomites that fell…

Garcia: CDO covers only transport, selling of dolomite in local market

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has clarified that the cease and desist order  (CDO), which she issued against a mining firm and a mineral processing company in Alcoy town, would not altogether cancel the entire operations…

Capitol: No more Cebu dolomite for Manila Bay

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — No more crushed dolomite from Cebu will go to Manila for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.  Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia issued a cease and desist order on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, against a…

No more probe on Alcoy dolomite transport to Manila Bay — PB exec

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol will no longer push through with its investigation on the transport and use of crushed dolomite from Alcoy for the “rehabilitation” of Manila Bay. Board Member John Ismael Borgonia, chairperson of…

Kalikasan writ eyed against Manila Bay white sand project

Krixia Subingsubing - Reporter / @KrixiasINQ 09/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) claims that the “white sand” being poured to create a beach on a stretch of Manila Bay’s rocky shore poses no harm to the bay’s ecosystem,…

3.5k metric tons of dolomite for Manila Bay from Alcoy, Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The dolomite rocks used to transform portions of Manila Bay into an artificially made white-sand beach came from Cebu, authorities here confirmed. The Mines and Geosciences Bureau of Central Visayas (MGB -7), in…

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