Tipolo creek residents given 2 months to vacate area

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/27/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government has granted a 2-month extension to the families living in Sitio Uniwide in Barangay Tipolo to vacate the site to facilitate the implementation of a flood control project…

Cebu City gives encroachers of easement zone time to undo damage

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is urging violators of the easement zone in rivers and other waterways here to undo the damage and violation they have done if they don’t want the government to…

Mayor Cortes to meet with village chiefs to discuss clearing of settlers in ‘danger zones’

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/15/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes plans to meet with barangay captains (village chiefs)  to discuss the clearing of settlers living in “danger zones” or within the 3-meter easement zone from the riverbanks of both the…

Penro to start marking of Oslob structures violating easement zone

Rosalie Abatayo 03/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) will start next week the marking of illegal structures along the shores of four barangays in Oslob town, southern Cebu that need to be torn…

Coastal villages in tourist-popular Moalboal eyed for reclassification

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial government announced that they, and other government agencies, were planning to reclassify several areas in another tourist-popular town in southern Cebu. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the Capitol was planning…

Oslob wants Tanawan whale watching reclassified to ‘urban’ area; abandons plan to limit no. of tourists per day

Rosalie Abatayo 01/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The municipality of Oslob is looking into reclassifying the area of Barangay Tanawan, which is known for its whale shark watching activity, into an “urban” area from its current “rural” classification. Oslob Mayor Jose…

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…

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…

‘REMOVE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN STA. FE’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/01/2018

Court order covers 21 houses, kiosks and portions of resorts that encroach 20-meter easement zone Structures that obstruct the beachline of Santa Fe town on Bantayan Island, in northern Cebu will have to go. An environmental court…

Radaza: Illegal structures in Lapu’s easement zone to go after May 14 polls

Norman V. Mendoza 05/02/2018

  The Lapu-Lapu City government will soon start the clearing operations of the remaining illegal structures within the shoreline and those encroaching in the city’s three meter easement zone. Mayor Paz Radaza said that maybe after the…

40 establishments on Panglao Is. told: Demolish structures in easement zone

Nestle L. Semilla and Futch Anthony Inso 04/24/2018

AT LEAST 40 establishments on Panglao Island in Bohol were given six-months by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) to demolish the structures they built on the island’s easement zone. The DENR-7…

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