Dozens stage rally against plan to build coal-fired power plant in Cebu City

Nestle L. Semilla 10/25/2017

About 50 people staged a protest -rally on Wednesday to oppose the plan to put up a coal-fired power plant close to residential houses in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City. The rallyists urged the Cebu City Council…

Shared problem

Editorial 02/06/2017

Seven months after he assumed office, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña finds himself resorting to palliative solutions to resolve the mounting garbage problem in the city after a court ruled against his original plan to reopen the…

DENR undersecretary to Cebu City: Go to Consolacion

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 01/24/2017

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has a message for Cebu City: “Dump your garbage in the Consolacion sanitary landfill temporarily.” DENR Undersecretary Isabelo Montejo gave this advice as City Hall continued to search for…

EMB to issue cease and desist order for SRP dump site

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/20/2016

The Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB 7) will issue a cease and desist order (CDO) to stop the dumping of garbage at the South Road Properies (SRP). EMB-7’s chief legal officer Unalee Monares made this…

Deal inked to create monitoring team, funds for Inayawan landfill

Izobelle T. Pulgo 11/08/2016

THE Cebu City government has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) for the establishment of a Multipartite Monitoring Team (MMT), an Environmental Guarantee Fund (EGF), and an Environmental Monitoring Fund (EMF)…

City Hall wants P124M budget for garbage disposal

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/31/2016

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña sought a P102 million budget that will go to outsourcing heavy equipment and dump trucks for the city’s garbage collection and disposal next year. The mayor also asked for P22 million in…

TRASH STAYS IN INAYAWAN

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/04/2016

Despite mounting complaints from the public against the dizzying stench of garbage along the South Road Properties (SRP) because of the operation of the city’s dumpsite in SRP’s neighboring Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña refused…

LANDFILL HAS 13 VIOLATIONS

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/02/2016

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) has issued a notice of violation against the City of Cebu for its failure to comply with several standards set by the bureau in the…

Firms told to explain cutting of 928 trees

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/10/2015

AN administrative proceeding is set on Nov. 12 to find out who cut down at least 982 trees without a permit in barangay Talavera, Toledo City. Aside from project developer Sun Asia Energy Inc., representatives of First…

Mandaue clears structures along Mahiga Creek

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/13/2014

To speed up the dredging of the mouth of the Mahiga River, Cebu City is offering to have the excavated silt delivered to Block 27 of the North Reclamation Area (NRA). The plan is to have the…

P20M dredging of Mahiga river: Where will silt go?

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/09/2014

A P20 million dredging project for the mouth of the Mahiga River in Cebu City is expected to help ease flooding during the rainy season. However, the project, which is funded by the Department of Public Works…

Poultry broke rules

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/05/2014

A poultry farm in Asturias town in Cebu suspected of being a source of fly infestation has to explain violations in its Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC). Inspectors from the regional office of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7)…

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