Osmeña, Garganera argue landfill case before CA

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/24/2016

In an awaited face off, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera finally went head to head before the Court of Appeals (CA) yesterday over a core environmental issue that has long been…

CITY NOT READY TO CLOSE INAYAWAN LANDFILL

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/21/2016

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is now under pressure to make a decision on whether or not to close the 17-year-old Inayawan sanitary landfill. With Environment Secretary Gina Lopez saying she wants the landfill closed, Osmeña admitted…

DENR adopts Argao as eco-town pilot

PR 10/13/2016

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has adopted the municipality of Argao in southern Cebu as pilot eco-town in solid waste management program. “Among nakita ang Argao nga grabe ka-committed gikan sa mayor ngadto sa…

Cebu City Hall to tap emergency funds for landfill

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/05/2016

CITY Hall’s executive department will tap into Cebu City’s emergency funds in order to cure defects at the Inayawan dumpsite and comply with environmental standards set by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Environmental Management…

Foul problem

Editorial 09/05/2016

There are a lot of arguments for and against the reopening of the Inayawan landfill, but the strongest and most visible comes from the people affected by the resumption of its operations. The photo of students wearing…

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…

EMB: No oil spill in Alegria

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/18/2016

A four-man team from Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) was sent to Lumpan Lake in Barangay Montpeller, Alegria town, southwest Cebu on Wednesday to conduct an oil and grease measurement in the area following reports…

Inayawan landfill to open this week

Nestle L. Semilla 06/28/2016

Outgoing Cebu City Councilor Nida Cabrera confirmed that the Inayawan sanitary landfill will be reopened anytime this week. She said the Cebu City government complied with requirements set by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) to reopen the…

Heed EMB findings, Lapu gov’t told

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/10/2016

THE findings of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) on the coastal waters of Mactan Island must be taken positively by the Lapu-Lapu City government. Regional Director Isabelo Montejo of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7)…

Hearing on 982 cut trees deferred

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/12/2015

THERE was no administrative adjudication hearing at the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Cebu City after the barangay officials in barangay Talavera, Toledo City failed to turn over the 982 trees that were cut…

Skies clear, haze-free in Cebu

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/07/2015

  There’s no need to wear N95 masks anymore. The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) yesterday declared Cebu as totally haze free. Bohol was also cleared. Dumaguete city’s  air quality was also found within standards, although an EMB…

EMB-7 to get more air monitor equipment

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/02/2015

THE Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) said it is expecting new equipment worth P11 million from the central office to monitor air quality in Cebu. EMB-7 Regional Director William Cuñado said the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu…

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