Abellanosa gets house chairmanship

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/04/2018

Last July’s showdown of leadership in the House of Representatives resulted to a change in the lower chamber’s committee chairmanships and memberships on Monday, (July 30). Among those who were elected anew to lead a committee was…

Environment and education

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 06/24/2018

There is a proposal to require a college degree for eligibility in elective public office. Initially, the idea is attractive, by hanging on a hope that with more years of learning in college, there is a chance…

Demolition in Lapu resumes; city abattoir does not pose danger to marine environment

Fe Marie Dumaboc 06/21/2018

The demolition of the pig pens and boarding houses in Lapu-Lapu City resumes today in Sitio Seaside, Barangay Pusok. City Mayor Pas Radaza visited one of the demolition areas. Radaza also visited the city abattoir, which is…

Spirituality in relating to the environment

Sofia Aliño Logarta 06/06/2018

Women have been living in close contact with the environment. They have been sensitive to the damages Mother Earth experienced because these affect their children, their families. With our drainages clogged with plastics, they wade through floods…

Profit and the environment

Editorial 05/30/2018

While known for her strong, almost militant views on the environment, Gina Lopez was not totally averse to businesses such as mining whose industry leaders were credited for congressional rejection of her confirmation as environment secretary. During…

New hopes for the New Year

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/28/2017

On New Year’s Eve, the residents of Sitio Camp Franco in Barangay Lower Becerril, Boljoon town will no longer hear the loud bang of a metal ladle against a cauldron. Their gong-ringer Nenita Palador, who is known…

SINULOG GARBAGE WATCH

Inna Gian Mejia 12/05/2017

To encourage revelers to throw their trash in designated bins and to help the city’s street sweepers after the Sinulog Festival, the Cebu City government is introducing a program called “Sinulog Garbage Watch.” The program will involve…

A shared responsibility – a healthy environment

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 11/12/2017

Were you among the captivated viewers of Atom Araullo’s “Philippine Seas” documentary aired by GMA 7 on November 5? It was excellently crafted and for advocates, a much-needed platform to highlight not just the world-renowned beauty of…

Experts: Landslides to continue, ground to stabilize in 4 months

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/11/2017

The landslides will likely continue for at least four to six months, the time estimated by experts for the ground in the affected barangays in Boljoon town to stabilize. Rafael Luche, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office…

‘Danger Zone’ expands

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/31/2017

The municipal government of Boljoon has expanded the areas affected by the landslide in Barangay Lower Becerril to three sitios and required all of its residents to abandon these places as it is no longer safe for…

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