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…

LOOK: Dolomite sand poured again over Manila Bay ‘white beach’

Catherine Gonzales 04/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A fresh dose of crushed dolomite was again poured at the Manila Bay “white sand beach” months after it first drew criticism from environment and fisherfolk groups questioning the project. Photos taken by the…

DENR: Dispose of masks, gloves properly

Leila B. Salaverria 01/31/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has reminded the public to dispose of their masks and gloves properly by putting them into yellow bins, which will be distributed to barangays to serve…

Open dumpsite in Carmen, Cebu closed down

Futch Anthony Inso 01/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) and the Municipal Government of Carmen town in northern Cebu locked the town’s dumpsite located at Barangay Luyang on Monday morning, January 25, 2021.…

Visayan Electric supports DENR, EMB-7’s Mahiga River rehabilitation efforts

PR 10/30/2020

Visayan Electric donated garbage bins and installed a litter trapping device in support of the efforts of DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu and EMB-7 RD Lormelyn Claudio to rehabilitate the Mahiga River. The electric utility is one of…

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…

DENR: Dolomite in Manila Bay will not totally wash out

Daphne Galvez 10/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The crushed dolomite laid over a portion of Manila Bay will not totally wash out despite strong waves, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) assured Friday. During the Senate deliberations on the…

DENR-7 urges public to report poachers, collectors of illegal wild plants

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Wild plants may be trending these days, but the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) is reminding the public that some of these plants are protected species. In a…

IN PHOTOS: Cimatu visits dolomite-processing, exporting firms in Alcoy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/25/2020

ALCOY, Cebu – Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered the temporary suspension of two large-scale dolomite-quarrying and processing firms in Alcoy town in southeastern Cebu on Friday, September 25, 2020. READ MORE: Cimatu orders suspension of Alcoy firms…

Cimatu orders suspension of Alcoy firms mining, exporting dolomite 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/25/2020

Alcoy, Cebu–Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has verbally ordered on Friday, September 25, 2020, the temporary suspension of all aspects of operations of the two firms quarrying and exporting dolomite here.  Cimatu told members of the media in…

Etta Rosales asks SC to cite DENR for contempt over Manila Bay dolomite dumping

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A cause-oriented group has asked the Supreme Court to cite the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for contempt for dumping dolomite sand at the Manila Bay as part of its P389-million beautification…

In Photos: Cebu City celebrates International Coastal Clean-up Day

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) conducted a simultaneous coastal clean-up along eight waterways and coastal areas in the city in…

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