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.…

DENR shuts down Tagbilaran’s open dumpsite

Rosalie Abatayo 11/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The city government of Tagbilaran in Bohol will need to come up with a “better system in managing their solid waste.” On Wednesday, November 20, Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda has ordered the city…

Sunday afternoon fire burns grasses, garbage at Umapad dumpsite

Gerard Anthony V. Francisco 04/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Fire broke at the dumpsite in Barangay Umapad in Mandaue City at around noontime today, April 7. Senior Fire Officer 1 (SFO1) Dominic Lastimoso, radio operator of the Mandaue City Fire Department, said…

Inayawan landfill still a fire a hazard, according to BFP, Cenro

Delta Dyrecks Letigio 02/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite the closure of the Inayawan Sanitary Landfill in the past two years, the Bureau of the Fire Protection (BFP) and City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) believe that the landfill remains…

DGS had eyes private landfill for Cebu City’s trash

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of General Services (DGS) is now eyeing to hire the services of a private owned landfill to cut costs on hauling and collecting Cebu City’s garbage. DGS chief Ronald Malacora said…

Quisumbing seeks authority to hire consultancy services for Umapad dumpsite closure

Doris C. Bongcac 08/08/2018

The Mandaue City Council has referred to the Committee on Laws and Ordinances a letter request from Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing requesting for authority to hire the services of a consultancy firm that will help City Hall…

Umapad dumpsite permanently closed

Nestle L. Semilla 05/08/2018

The Umapad dump site will be totally closed following the recommendation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which uncovered methane gas in the area. In an interview with Cebu Daily News, Mandaue City Vice Mayor Carlo…

BABY AT DUMPSITE

MAO BA? 05/08/2018

The discovery of an infant at the Umapad Dumpsite in Mandaue City at 8:15 am yesterday shocked netizens who posted their reactions online. A netizen named Mereall Alfreche wrote: “ Naunsa naman ning mga bata ron ipanglabog…

Finding solutions

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/03/2017

(Conclusion)   Cebu City may be one highly urbanized city, but it does not know where to dump the 600 tons of garbage it generates daily. Although it has a sanitary landfill in Barangay Inayawan; the landfill…

Skirting the dumpsite closure

Editorial 03/06/2017

A public hearing scheduled on April 18 on a proposal by Councilor Eugenio Gabuya Jr. to set up a transfer station inside the Inayawan dumpsite should invite maximum participation from city residents if only to allow them…

Fire damages structures in Umapad dumpsite

Doris C. Bongcac 02/10/2017

CEBU CITY—Fire destroyed 11 structures inside the dumpsite in Barangay Umapad in Mandaue City on Friday morning. No one was reported hurt in the fire that broke out at 9 a.m., said Umapad barangay captain Nelson Rubio…

Clustering landfills may ease garbage problems

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 01/31/2017

Cebu’s local governments should cluster their landfills to resolve common garbage problems, a top official of the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) said yesterday. “This has been discussed by the Cebu province for a long time. This needs…

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