EXPLAINER: What to do when coming face-to-face with snakes

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 02/20/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — They won’t attack unless provoked. Seeing snakes in the house or anywhere could surely frighten people. Unfortunately, the shock encounter often lead to the hurting or killing of the reptile. But what is…

Spot a snake? Contact the barangay first for assistance

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 02/19/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The sightings of king cobras and other types of snakes have become prevalent in Cebu recently. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) has previously stated that among the reasons…

Why are there several sightings of king cobras in Cebu?

Pia Piquero 01/30/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Mating has been identified as the reason behind the increasing number of king cobra sightings in Cebu. This is according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR), which…

Man nabbed for selling endangered Palawan Common Hill Myna birds

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/27/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — About eight Palawan Common Hill Myna birds were rescued by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation Cebu District Office (NBI-CEBDO) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7)…

Tests underway to determine why a river in Borbon turned white

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tests are now being conducted to explain why a river in Borbon town in northern Cebu turned into a milky-white color last Sunday, August 21. Don Gregorio Antigua Barangay Captain Margarito Ornopia Jr.…

DENR-7 checks water quality of Cordova beaches, test results out next week

Futch Anthony Inso 07/21/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Results of tests on seawater samples collected during the beach water quality check on Cordova town’s beaches on Wednesday, July 20, 2020, conducted by the Department of Environment in Central Visayas (DENR-7), is…

DENR-7 set to inspect Cordova’s floating, fixed cottages

Futch Anthony Inso 07/20/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- A senior official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) is set to inspect the floating and fixed cottages that are now found on the waters of Cordova town.…

DENR-7 reports first sighting of Chinese Egrets ‘exploring’ Bantayan Island

Doris C. Bongcac 01/29/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Bird experts documented the presence of Chinese Egrets, a threatened species of egrets, “exploring” Bantayan Island in northern Cebu. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) reported the sighting…

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 on new burial site: Minimize cutting of trees

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has instructed Cebu City Hall officials to ‘minimize cutting of trees’ if they will be pushing through with their plans to open up another public cemetery. This was according…

DENR-7 to Cebu City: Explain cutting of trees in Guba

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) has ordered a stop to the construction of a public cemetery in Barangay Guba, Cebu City until the city government has provided its plan to…

DENR-7 makes over P3M donation to help Central Visayas LGUs in fight COVID-19

Doris C. Bongcac 06/13/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) has made a donation of over P3 million worth of supplies and materials to help local government units in the region in their…

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