Cimatu awaits report on Alcoy dolomite mining

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said he had yet to receive the report on the investigation on the alleged violations of the dolomite mining firms in Alcoy town, Cebu. It has been almost a…

DENR-7 urges public to report poachers, collectors of illegal wild plants

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Wild plants may be trending these days, but the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) is reminding the public that some of these plants are protected species. In a…

Vatican: Pandemic makes environment’s care ever more urgent

06/19/2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ impassioned appeal to protect nature is increasingly urgent as the global pandemic alters lifestyles and makes painfully plain the fragility of life, the Vatican said Thursday. The worldwide COVID-19 outbreak struck as…

DENR-7 urges public to stop using single use plastic bottles

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/23/2020

CEBU CITY — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) renewed it’s call for the public to stop using single-use plastic water. In a statement posted on DENR-7 Facebook page, Executive Regional Director…

President eyes plastics ban

11/08/2019

President Duterte is considering a ban on plastics in the country to protect the environment from plastic waste pollution. Mr. Duterte raised the idea at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday night, during a presentation by Vernice Victorio,…

Duterte to Asean: Don’t sacrifice environment for progress

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 11/03/2019

NONTHABURI, Thailand — President Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to Southeast Asian leaders not to sacrifice the environment in pursuit of progress at the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit. Duterte, according to a Palace statement…

Villar to focus on agriculture for her legislative agenda

Irene R. Sino Cruz 06/20/2019

CEBU CITY—Reelected Senator Cynthia Villar again expressed disinterest in the position of Senate President and instead, preferred to continue focusing on agriculture for her legislative agenda. Villar was in Cebu Thursday to speak at the 14th National…

German chases passenger who threw trash out of van

/INQ.net 04/14/2019

MANILA, Philippines — A German narrated that he went after a van passenger who threw a plastic bag of rubbish outside the vehicle’s window. Frank Schuengel, an e-commerce executive, said he was aboard his bicycle on the…

Cebu Chamber urges companies to be agile, innovative

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) President Virgilio Espeleta urged member companies to become agile and innovative to prevent possible disruptions in their operations. He said that there has to be change in the…

NBI files charges against owners and operators of San Fernando piggery

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/27/2019

Cebu City, Philippines — The owners and operators of a piggery in San Fernando town are now facing formal charges before the Cebu Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.  The Environmental Crime Division of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)…

A Valentine’s Day date in a dumpsite

Immae Lachica 02/15/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the day of love,  couples made sure to make reservations for their Valentine’s Day  dates in their favorite restaurants, some of whom went with what were the most trending spots for…

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…

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