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…

EMB-7, 2 other firms to donate PPEs for Cebu City garbage collectors

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Recognizing the need for proper disposal of face masks and the protection of garbage collectors amid the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural…

DENR-7 mulls canceling clean-up activity in poliovirus-infected Butuanon River

Futch Anthony Inso 02/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) in Central Visayas might cancel their planned river clean-up activity in the Butuanon River in Mandaue City. This is after the Department of…

DTI-7 set to destroy confiscated Christmas lights that lack ICC stickers

Futch Anthony Inso 12/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-7 is set to destroy P340,101 worth of confiscated Christmas lights that were illegally sold in different malls and commercial establishments in Cebu province. Ines Cajegas, chief…

Tree Pathologist: Let 21 trees in Naga live, 7 have to go

Rosalie Abatayo 10/22/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines —  “Let 21 trees live.” This was the recommendation of Dr. Ernesto Militante, a tree pathologist, who assessed the conditions of the trees along the Naga City roads that were due for cutting.…

Task force to implement demolition of illegal structures in Sta. Fe town

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–A task force will be formed to implement environmental laws, especially in the resort areas of Sta. Fe town, Bantayan Island. The task force will be composed of representatives of the Local Government unit of…

373 farmers in Cebu, Bohol receive agricultural patents

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/06/2019

CEBU CITY—Over 300 farmers in Cebu and Bohol received agricultural patents from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7). In a post on its Facebook page, DENR-7 reported it had distributed 373 agricultural…

Volunteers collect 45 tons of garbage during clean-up of Basak San Nicolas swamp

Doris C. Bongcac 08/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 45 tons of garbage were collected during a clean-up drive this morning, August 24, in a swamp in Sitio Lusimba, Barangay Basak San Nicolas in Cebu City. The Department of Environment…

Cebu City’s Cenro, volunteers clean-up swamp in Brgy Basak San Nicolas

Doris C. Bongcac 08/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) organized earlier today, August 24, a clean-up drive in Sitio Lusimba, Barangay Basak…

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