‘THIS IS NOT A DUMPSITE’

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/18/2016

It will only be temporary. One month at most. By then, however, at least 5,000 tons of garbage will be sitting in open dumpsites, the size of a small subdivision, at the South Road Properties (SRP). The…

Garbage talk

Ricky Poca 10/31/2016

Today, Tuesday, is All Saints’ Day, when the Christian world usually pay their respects for their departed loved ones. Here in Cebu, all roads lead to our cemeteries as we pay our respects to our dearly beloved.…

Kids go trick-or-treating at Cebu City Hall

Morexette Erram 10/28/2016

Several Cebu City councilors adorned their offices with fake cobwebs, lights and pumpkins as they celebrated Halloween yesterday by inviting children for a trick or treat. Some of them started to assemble their gimmicks along the lobbies…

A better way of dealing with garbage

Editorial 10/27/2016

The ongoing hearings on the Inayawan landfill site dispute at the Court of Appeals stand in stark contrast to Mandaue City Hall’s impending transfer of its dumpsite from Umapad to Casili and show just how far removed…

Mandaue shifts from Casili from Umapad

Norman V. Mendoza 10/26/2016

Umapad landfill to be closed, collected garbage to be dumped in Casili dumpsite The Mandaue City government will start dumping their garbage in a new dumping area in Barangay Casili by the middle of November this year.…

Unavoidable closure

Editorial 10/23/2016

It only took a few hours’ visit by Environment secretary Gina Lopez to order the closure of the Inayawan landfill, something which opponents like City Councilor Joel Garganera and the rest of his allies in the City…

More reasons against reuse of Consolacion private dumpsite

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/12/2016

DESPITE recommendation from the Court of Appeals (CA) for Cebu City Hall to try and renegotiate with the private landfill in Consolacion town, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said it cannot go back dumping its waste there.…

CA ISSUES WRIT OF KALIKASAN

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/11/2016

Finding the petition filed by Councilor Joel Garganera for the issuance of a Writ of Kalikasan sufficient in form and substance, the Court of Appeals (CA) issued the writ against Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and two…

Court solution

Editorial 09/26/2016

The filing of the Writ of Kalikasan by Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera comes as the Cebu City government said it had complied with six of the 13 requirements set by the Department of Environment and Natural…

WRIT OF KALIKASAN VS CITY DUMPSITE

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/23/2016

To close or not to close the controversial Inayawan landfill will now be up to the Court of Appeals (CA) to decide. Making good on his promise to sue Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña over alleged violation…

Everyone should have road map to zero waste – Ramos

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morexette Erram 09/07/2016

Those affected by the Inayawan Landfill can file administrative complaints against the Cebu City government if they feel that their right to a safe and clean environment is violated. According to Department of Environment and Natural Resources…

Cebu City Hall to tap emergency funds for landfill

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/05/2016

CITY Hall’s executive department will tap into Cebu City’s emergency funds in order to cure defects at the Inayawan dumpsite and comply with environmental standards set by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Environmental Management…

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