Rama fires officials tagged in garbage collection mess

Morexette Marie Erram 12/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has relieved City Hall officials tagged in the anomalous P240-million garbage collection mess. Lawyer Collin Rossell, the mayor’s secretary, made this announcement during a press conference on Thursday,…

15 face charges for anomalous Cebu City Garbage Collection

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Wenilyn Sabalo 12/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At least 15 individuals, including former and incumbent officials of the Cebu City Government, are facing criminal and administrative charges over an anomalous garbage collection scheme that cost P240 million in public funds. The National…

Rama welcomes private firm’s decision to acquire ACI

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—While he welcomed the move of the Prime Integrated Waste Solutions, Inc. (PIWSI) to fully acquire ARN Central Waste Management Inc. (ACI), Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is leaving it to the city council to…

Rama: NBI to release probe result on anomalous garbage deal soon

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines– The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) is expected to release the results of its probe on the alleged anomalous garbage collection deal that Cebu City entered into, Mayor Michael Rama said…

Cebu City won’t cancel contract with Inayawan Transfer Station contractor amid controversies

Dyrecka Letigio 07/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is no compelling reason for the Cebu City government to cancel its contract with the contractor of the Inayawan Transfer Station. This was the statement of City Administrator Floro Casas, Jr., on…

Rama mulls declaring state of emergency or calamity in Barangay Inayawan

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama is mulling to place Barangay Inayawan under a state of emergency or calamity for the prompt solution of the problems at the White Road and the transfer…

Councilor Rama pushes for more garbage transfer stations

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Eduardo Rama, Jr., the City Council’s chairperson for the committee on public services, said that the city needs more transfer stations to address its mounting problem on garbage collection. Rama…

41.6 tons of garbage collected in Cebu City clean-up drive

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) reported a total collection of 41.6 tons of garbage during the clean-up drive done today (December 5, 2020) in the coastal and river areas in…

Fortuna to Cebu City: Clean your side of Mahiga Creek

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/24/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Outgoing Vice Mayor Carlo Fortuna urged the Cebu City government to clear their side of Mahiga Creek from informal settlers and monitor garbage disposal in the area. Fortuna made the comment a day…

Total plastic ban in Cebu City still awaits council approval, public hearing on April 30

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The total ban of single-use plastics may have to wait until the next Cebu City Council convenes. This was the pronouncement of Cebu City Councilor Raymond Garcia, the co-author of the proposed ordinance, that…

City to buy 21 new garbage trucks

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/08/2018

The Cebu City government is planning to buy at least 21 compactor trucks worth P232 million to boost the city’s garbage collection in 2019. The purchase of new garbage trucks was the highlight of yesterday’s Department of…

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