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…

PB to resort owners: Follow easement rules

Rosalie Abatayo 07/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Observe proper easement and remove structures encroaching on the 20-meter easement zone from the shores, which is considered ‘no build zones.’” This is the Cebu provincial government’s call to resort owners as the…

Maritime police nab 3 men for killing endangered sea turtle

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three members of the Badjao tribe in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City may face charges for the violation of wildlife protection laws after they allegedly killing a sea turtle with the use of an…

71 sacks of garbage collected during 4th leg of Butuanon River cleanup

Doris C. Bongcac 06/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Volunteers collected a total of 71 sacks of garbage weighing 1, 010 kilos during the 4th leg of the Butuanon River cleanup in Mandaue City. The activity held on Friday was organized by…

DENR-7 offers cash, reusable items in exchange for recyclable garbage

Doris C. Bongcac 06/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Wanting to encourage recycling and proper waste management, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) set up a “Palit Basura” booth at the Ecotech Center in Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu…

Rivers for Life Program: DENR-7 inks partnership with 94 firms

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas ( DENR-7) entered into partnership with at least 94 institutions, most of which are located near the riverbanks, for the rehabilitation of 10…

Population control: DENR removes crown-of-thorns starfish in Moalboal seas

Futch Anthony Inso 03/22/2019

Cebu City, Philippines — Personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) removed crown-of-thorns starfish in the seas off Moalboal town on March 21, 2019 in order to control the marine creature’s…

Guadalupe River clean up generates 90 sacks of trash

Doris C. Bongcac 03/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Personnel from different government agencies and volunteers who participated in the Saturday morning clean-up of the Guadalupe River collected a total of 90 sacks of trash weighing 1, 800 kilos. The Department of…

DENR-7 to deputize 500 river guards to monitor region’s waterways

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/22/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines—The Department of Environment of Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) will deputize  500 river guards to monitor the region’s streams and the waterways and apprehend violators contributing to the pollution of these rivers.…

Simultaneous river clean-up in Central Visayas kicks off

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Immae Lachica 02/22/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) launched a simultaneous river clean-up in 10 rivers in Central Visayas on Friday morning, February 22, 2019. According to DENR-7 Director…

EMB-7 to conduct strict monitoring on waste management of establishments

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/24/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Waste management facilities in Central Visayas can expect ‘stringent’ inspections from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) in the coming weeks. In a statement sent to reporters, EMB-7 said it will be conducting inspections…

Hospitals may still be held accountable for hazardous waste in Mactan Channel

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/16/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – The hospitals’ accountability on their biohazard wastes does not end with contracting a third party firm to dispose of their trash. Gilbert Gonzales, Central Visayas director of the Department of Environment and Natural…

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