Rama appoints Cimatu as Cebu City environment adviser

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has appointed former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu as a member of the City Advisory Board that oversees environmental concerns. Cerwin Eviota, Cebu…

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…

Cimatu to Cebu City: Aim for zero in COVID-19 cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu challenged Cebu City to reach zero in the cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cimatu said that with the improvement of the COVID-19 situation, the city government must…

Ersatz Boracay in Manila Bay

Editorial 09/10/2020

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources started dumping last week “white sand” on a portion of the Manila Bay beach, near the Baywalk strip along Roxas Boulevard, ostensibly as part of a “beach nourishment” program. That…

Cabinet members in LGUs inspired by Cimatu’s ‘success’ in Cebu City–Nograles

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 08/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Assigning Cabinet members to cities and provinces with high COVID-19 transmission was inspired by Cebu City’s “success” in handling the health crisis after Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu was designated as its pandemic response overseer,…

Labella: Cebu City is ready for GCQ; we are hopeful

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is hopeful that the city will finally be downgraded to a general community quarantine (GCQ) after a month and a half of strict lockdown from June 15 to…

Cimatu: Cebu City may be placed under GCQ starting August 1

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Cebuanos have something to look forward to. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the overseer of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) in Cebu, said that there is now a…

Cimatu gives go-signal to start Cebu City public cemetery project

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has given the green light for Cebu City to already start the establishment of a public cemetery in Barangay Sapangdaku. This after he inspected the properties located in Sitios…

Guba cemetery project public hearing set on July 15

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Does the end justify the means? This was the question raised by Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera over the controversy surrounding the construction of a new public cemetery in Barangay Guba during the…

Rama: Cimatu challenges Cebu City Council to be more involved in COVID-19 fight

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu challenged the City Council to be more directly involved in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a phone interview with…

Garganera: Keep BICs as contact tracing intensifies

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera is urging the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to keep the Barangay Isolation Centers (BICs) available for patients while testing and contact tracing intensifies in the city. This after…

Cebu City Council to raise COVID-19 concerns to Cimatu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will be raising the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns of the city to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the overseer of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) in Cebu, in a…

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