Labella to order review of Binaliw landfill contract

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Cebu City Mayor elect Edgaro Labella will be asking the help of some lawyers and environmentalists to review the city’s existing contract with the operator of a sanitary landfill in the mountain barangay of…

Dad to EMB-7: Don’t delay OK of permits of firms seeking to collect medical wastes in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Don’t delay the approval of permits for accredited medical waste treatment, storage, and disposal providers to operate in Cebu City so that they can start collecting medical wastes in the city.” This is…

Clean-up of Bulacao river set on Feb. 22

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/30/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – The down stream of the Bulacao River, one of the “dead” rivers identified by state environmental officers, will undergo a clean-up and will then be placed under monitoring.  Ma. Nida Cabrera, chief of…

EMB-7 to conduct strict monitoring on waste management of establishments

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/24/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Waste management facilities in Central Visayas can expect ‘stringent’ inspections from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) in the coming weeks. In a statement sent to reporters, EMB-7 said it will be conducting inspections…

Avail of services of EMB-accredited TSD facility or get fined

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/23/2019

The Central Visayas office of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) has warned establishments that produce hazardous or infectious waste to only avail of the services of Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TSD) facilities that they have accredited to…

Cebu City Council raises concern floating wastes will reach the city; calls hospitals, disposal firms to a meeting

01/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Council will be calling in an executive session hospital owners and medical waste disposal providers to ensure that the massive hospital wastes found floating in the sea and coastal areas…

Talisay City gov’t, EMB temporarily shut down firm where ‘red water discharge’ originated

Futch Anthony Inso and Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Authorities are now ordering for the temporary closure of a private firm found out to have been discharged red-colored water directly into the sea in Barangay Dumlog, Talisay City, which went viral over…

Mandaue Hospital, service provider face hefty fines for medical waste

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–A private hospital in Mandaue City, and the service provider it hired to dispose of its medical wastes must be fined for violating several environmental provisions, state environmental officers said today. The Environmental Management Bureau…

EMB-7: Mactan, Panglao seas “drastically improve” but safety still a question; Notices of Violation sent to resorts for failing to have water waste treatment facilities

Jose Santino S. Bun-achita, Norman V. Mendoza, Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/30/2018

The quality of the sea water off the islands of Mactan and Panglao has “drastically improve” compared to last year. However, EMB-7 Regional Director William Cuñado said he could not yet say that the sea is already…

EMB-7 probes construction of hotel in Lapu-Lapu

Futch A. Inso 04/19/2018

The Environmental Management Bureau is conducting an investigation against owenrs of hotel which is set to rise in Barangay Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City. EBM envestigators said Emerald Hotel is being constructed without securing a permit from the…

EMB-7: “Mactan, Panglao seawater is contaminated”

Futch Anthony Inso 04/11/2018

CONTAMINATION of seawater in Mactan Island in Cebu and Panglao, Bohol province due to high levels of fecal coliform was seen in recent tests conducted by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)-7 in the area. EMB-7 Regional Director…

EMB-7 urged: Check Cebu City’s transfer station

JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA 06/16/2017

THE Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) was asked to look into the odor coming from the transfer station being used by the Cebu City government and its private hauler outside the closed Inayawan landfill. Councilor…

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