DOE notes rise of illegal butane refilling stations

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Energy Visayas Field Office is once again warning the public of the dangers of refilling butane canisters in illegal refilling stations. This DOE Visayas Field Director Russmark Gamalla said after they…

NBI-7 to go after illegal refilling stations

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/17/2021

Cebu City, Philippines—The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) said it will continue running after illegal refilling stations of butane canisters in Cebu. NBI made the statement following the seizure of butane canisters in another…

Siblings land in hospital as LPG tank explodes in Lapu

Alven Marie A. Timtim, Paul Lauro 03/04/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—Two brothers who were allegedly distributors of illegally refilled liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canisters landed in the hospital after one LPG tank leaked and caused a fire on Tuesday evening, March 3, 2020, in…

Fire burns Talisay City house used as butane refilling station

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2019

TALISAY CITY, Cebu — A house said to be used as a butane refilling station caught fire shortly after noontime today, September 24, in Sitio Kimba, Barangay San Roque in Talisay City. Four men were seen leaving…

No butane stalls in public markets unless fire safety requirements are complied

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 08/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu City Legal Office advised the market authority to refrain from approving stall applications which sell butane canisters in public markets unless they comply with fire safety requirements set by concerned government agencies.…

Police collar six men for sales of LPG-refilled butane canister

Benjie B. Talisic 06/05/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines–Six men were arrested by police for selling P154,000 worth of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)- refilled butane canisters in three separate operations in Mandaue City earlier today, June 5, 2019. Arrested were Joven Tercio, 38,…

DOE raids LPG-to-butane canister refilling plant, uncovers P4M equipment, items ready for sale

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Operatives from the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) and the Department of Energy in Central Visayas (DOE-7) seized P4 million worth of equipment and butane canisters refilled with liquified…

Cops seize butane canisters in Minglanilla

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 05/06/2017

At least 527 pieces of butane canisters refilled with liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and 105 pieces of empty butane canisters were seized by the police in a surprise inspection in sitio Lower Lipata, Barangay Linao, Minglanilla town,…

Group cites savings in opposing proposed butane ban

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/27/2016

A LEADER of a homeowners group asked Cebu City councilors not to approve the proposed ordinance banning the use of refilled butane canisters during yesterday’s public hearing on the proposed measure. Alejandro Cabelino of Barangay Punta Princesa…

Provincial Board to also ban refilled butane canisters

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/27/2016

CITING recent accidents, the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) may yet pass an ordinance banning the refilling of butane canisters as well as its transport and sale all over the province. The proposal by PB member Glenn Bercede,…

Lapu law on refilled butane canisters out this month

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Norman V. Mendoza 03/01/2016

EATERY owner Alex Ybañez is dismayed to learn that a Lapu-Lapu City ordinance that will ban the production, sale, use and distribution of refilled butane canisters will take effect this month. “Maayo man gud unta ni kay…

Lapu-Lapu tackles butane ordinance

Norman V. Mendoza 12/30/2015

SOME owners of LPG refilling stations, distributors and vendors of refilled butane canisters opposed a proposed ban on  butane refills.  They aired their sentiments the  first public hearing of a proposed ordinance at the Lapu-Lapu city session…

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