Acknowledging climate emergency

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 02/13/2020

We are just on the second month of 2020. Yet, we seem to be forced to face disasters and matters that are more than we can handle simultaneously with handling continuing threats on our life, health and…

Environmental groups admire vigilance of netizens in sky lanterns issue  

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/08/2019

It was the vigilance of netizens in calling out a potential environmental hazard that led to the cancelled plan of a French restaurant to release hundreds of wish-bearing sky lanterns in Cebu City. …

DOT reiterates call: Follow, respect environmental laws

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/01/2018

Tourism chief’s reminder came amid an increase in June’s tourist arrivals Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat reiterated President Duterte’s call to local government units of other destinations such as Cebu, Bohol and Palawan to follow environmental laws…

No environmental permits for some resorts in Badian town

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/18/2018

  APART from illegal structures in its coastal barangays, there were some resorts in Badian town that have not secured environmental permits. Jayson Lozano, acting chief of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), said they…

PENRO urges resorts in Badian to comply with environmental rules

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/18/2018

The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) found out that some resorts in Badian town, Cebu have no environmental permits. PENRO officer-in-charge Jayson Lozano said they already sent notices for beach resort owners to comply with…

Environmental activitists seek ban on plastic straws

AFP 07/01/2018

FOR decades, plastic straws have been essential props for cocktail makers, smoothie lovers and fast food addicts. But that may be starting to change, thanks largely to vigorous environmental campaigning. Under pressure from activists, the European Union,…

Dad wants to know why Pamocor dumps trash in a site with environmental issues

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/13/2018

IS PAMOCOR qualified as the winning bidder of the garbage hauling and disposal services of Cebu City when it dumps trash in a privately-owned landfill in Aloguinsan town which has a standing cease-and-desist order (CDO) from the…

Environmental lawyer tells Sta. Fe resort owners to follow the law

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/02/2018

Liberate the seas The contention of resorts owners that soil erosion in the coastline brought structures closer to the sea in Santa Fe town is unacceptable and non-existent, stressed environmental lawyer Ben Cabrido. Cabrido instead advised resort…

CCDC urges city council to comply environmental policies

Morexette B. Erram 05/26/2018

Can the Kawit Island in the South Road Properties (SRP) be a titled property? Jose Gapas, co-chairperson of the committee on environment of the Cebu City Development Council (CCDC) thinks so. Gapas, in a letter dated on…

City officials, commercial centers urged to follow environmental laws

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/26/2018

The Committee on Environment of the Cebu City Development Council has urged city officials to strictly comply with environmental laws especially in the SRP to avoid the same fate as Boracay. Lawyers Jose Gapas of the Cebu…

OPAV to businesses: “Comply with environmental standards or else”

Morexette B. Erram, Nestle L. Semillla 05/04/2018

Oslob may not be the only coastal town where there are illegal structures built within the 20-meter easement zone. Jonjie Gonzales, chief of staff of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, said they are…

Environmental rights and Charter change

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/08/2018

I was in Dumaguete on April 21, 2015, a day that can easily be counted as one of the most unforgettable of moments. My heart skipped a beat upon reading the text message from Candeze Mongaya that…

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