Security guard in Cebu receives ECC assistance

PR 07/17/2018

“ABI nako dili nako mabuhi human ko madunggabi (I thought I would not survive after being stabbed),” said Jonathan Flordelis, security guard of a government hospital in Cebu City. On January 12, 2015, Flordelis was requested by…

EMB- 7: Rico’s Lechon operating without ECC

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/24/2017

IT ISN’T just Cebu City Hall that is going after Rico’s Lechon. The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 is also in pursuit of the company after it found…

Environmental protection and permits

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/09/2017

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu’s announcement that the agency will revert to the process in the past in the issuance of environmental compliance certificate (ECC) left not a few environmental advocates…

City’s private garbage hauler violates ECC

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/23/2017

Regional Environmental Management Bureau official says Evo Enviro Solutions violates four out of the 15 conditions stipulated under the environmental compliance certificate Another problem is bothering Cebu City Hall’s private garbage hauler. The Environmental Management Bureau in…

Shared problem

Editorial 02/06/2017

Seven months after he assumed office, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña finds himself resorting to palliative solutions to resolve the mounting garbage problem in the city after a court ruled against his original plan to reopen the…

EMB to issue cease and desist order for SRP dump site

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/20/2016

The Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB 7) will issue a cease and desist order (CDO) to stop the dumping of garbage at the South Road Properies (SRP). EMB-7’s chief legal officer Unalee Monares made this…

Dino hopes court to allow housing in Bantayan Island

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/29/2016

PRESIDENTIAL Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino said he was confident the court will lift the injunction on the issuance of Environmental Compliance Certificates (ECC) for construction projects on Bantayan Island, northern Cebu. Dino anchored his optimism…

Deal inked to create monitoring team, funds for Inayawan landfill

Izobelle T. Pulgo 11/08/2016

THE Cebu City government has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) for the establishment of a Multipartite Monitoring Team (MMT), an Environmental Guarantee Fund (EGF), and an Environmental Monitoring Fund (EMF)…

City Hall wants P124M budget for garbage disposal

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/31/2016

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña sought a P102 million budget that will go to outsourcing heavy equipment and dump trucks for the city’s garbage collection and disposal next year. The mayor also asked for P22 million in…

LANDFILL HAS 13 VIOLATIONS

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/02/2016

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) has issued a notice of violation against the City of Cebu for its failure to comply with several standards set by the bureau in the…

Change is coming in the mining industry

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 06/06/2016

Change is coming” is the slogan that propelled Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte to the presidency, and who would ever thought the change also involves the way mainstream media covers or, based on Digong’s “boycott in reverse” of giant…

DENR greenlights BRT project

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/18/2015

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) issued an environmental compliance certificate for Cebu City’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project which is expected to be operational by 2018. EMB-7 Regional Director Fernando Quililan said they expect Cebu City Hall…

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