No Time To Waste: A collaboration

Analiza Rebuelta-Teh - @inquirerdotnet 09/03/2022

The Philippines, named as the fourth top waste generator in Southeast Asia and one of the top ocean polluters in the world, is undeniably facing a problem on solid waste management (SWM). This is a result of…

Ahong will cancel construction of 600-megawatt LNG power plant if this proves detrimental to people and environment

Futch Anthony Inso 06/16/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will not oppose canceling the construction of a 600-megawatt Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Power Plant in his city if the project will harm the public and the…

Solid Waste Management summit begins in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The three-day Solid Waste Management (SWM) summit has begun in Cebu City and is expected to help the government craft the 10-year SWM plan. Mayor Michael Rama opened the summit at the SM…

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.…

EMB office closed to public on March 17 and 18

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/17/2020

CEBU CITY- Those who plan to visit the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Central Visayas office today will have to reschedule.  This as the EMB regional office announced it will be closed to the public for two days…

DENR urges LGUs to invest in sanitary landfills

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/15/2019

CEBU CITY—Noting the lack of sanitary landfills in Central Visayas, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is urging local government units to invest in sanitary landfills. “At present, some of our municipalities are still operating…

71 sacks of garbage collected during 4th leg of Butuanon River cleanup

Doris C. Bongcac 06/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Volunteers collected a total of 71 sacks of garbage weighing 1, 010 kilos during the 4th leg of the Butuanon River cleanup in Mandaue City. The activity held on Friday was organized by…

Radaza questions findings of EMB

Norman Mendoza 05/31/2018

LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Paz Radaza is confused by the results of the water sampling done by the Environmental Management Bureau that indicated that the sea waters of Mactan are infested with coliform bacteria. She said the City…

Lapu asks EMB: Clarify report on elevated sea coliform level

Futch Anthony Inso 05/28/2018

Most, but not all water samples obtained by the Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) from the seawaters off Mactan and the island of Panglao in Bohol have failed the standard of fecal coliform contamination. This…

Aloguinsan landfill is under CDO – EMB

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/24/2018

THE Aloguinsan landfill used by Cebu City to dump its garbage has an existing cease-and-desist order from the Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7). According to EMB-7 Regional Director William Cuñado, the landfill should not be…

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…

Payatas dumpsite ordered closed

Inquirer.net 08/06/2017

  The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) has ordered the closure of the Payatas landfill in Quezon City to pave the way for the review of the environmental clearance certificate (ECC) of the landfill operator, IPM Environmental Services…

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