Almost 68,000 kilos of garbage collected in Cebu City’s quarterly clean-up

Dyrecka Letigio 09/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Almost 68,000 kilos of garbage were collected from Cebu City’s major waterways during the city’s quarterly coastal clean-up on September 18, 2021. The Coastal Management Task Force (CMTF) reported 27,150 kilos of garbage…

Cebu City Council scrutinizes contract with Inayawan transfer station contractor

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council is not impressed with the current contract of the city government with the Inayawan Transfer Station contractor, DOCAST, amounting to P404 million for one year. The Council held a…

Councilor Rama pushes for more garbage transfer stations

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Eduardo Rama, Jr., the City Council’s chairperson for the committee on public services, said that the city needs more transfer stations to address its mounting problem on garbage collection. Rama…

New garbage collection schedule set in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) has updated the schedule of garbage collection here.  This was in response to the mandate of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella to give residents more time to…

Health frontliners can now apply for free accommodation in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City government is now accepting applications for free accommodation for health and medical frontliners.  Lawyer John Jigo Dacua, the head of the Department of Public Services, announced this on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.…

Disinfection of Cebu City roads begins

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City government took advantage of the lesser number of vehicles and people on the city’s major thoroughfares and began disinfecting these areas to bolster the fight against the spread of the coronavirus disease…

DPS wants bottled water companies to provide nets for recycling within Sinulog routes

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) is asking bottled-water companies to provide recycling nets that the public can throw their used bottles into around the Sinulog route. Engineer Joel Biton, the head of the…

DPS to tap barangays for garbage collection for Sinulog 2020

Delta Dyrecka Letgio 12/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) said that they would need the help of the barangays to clean up after the Sinulog festival on January 2020. Engineer Joel Biton, the head…

Security measure for malls: DPS to light up North Reclamation Area

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 10/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) has purchased P8 million worth of LED bulbs to light up the streets in the city, especially in the North Reclamation Area (NRA) where malls…

Unsightly garbage dumped outside centuries-old Fort San Pedro

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines ―The city’s garbage problem has now affected a historical landmark. Mounds of garbage were dumped and uncollected outside Fort San Pedro located along A. Pigafetta Street. Photos of the ghastly sight is making the…

DPS collects 480 tons of garbage in 12 hours; new collection hours set

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) collected 480 tons of garbage from 2 p.m. of  Monday, July 1, 2019 to 2 a.m. of Tuesday, July 2, 2019, following the marching order of…

Pressure on at DPS on use of hauling budget

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/31/2017

WITH garbage reduction programs set to be in place, Cebu City Hall’s Department of Public Services (DPS) has been pressured not to fully use their proposed budget for garbage hauling services next year. The DPS has proposed…

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