Newborn baby girl found dead in a mire in Lapu

Alven Marie A. Timtim, Norman Vergara Mendoza and Raul Tabanao 02/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A newborn baby girl was found dead in a mire in Sitio Timpolok, Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City past 7 a.m. today, February 11, 2020. Police officer Jude Abella, desk officer of Lapu-Lapu City…

Environmental group claims: Toledo coal-fired plant emits foul odor

Irene R. Sino Cruz 10/10/2019

CEBU CITY–The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice Cebu chapter claimed the presence of a foul odor allegedly coming from the Toledo coal-fired power plant owned by Therma Visayas Inc. (TVI). A statement from the group quoted a…

Lack of papers delay booking process for foreign nationals nabbed in Lapu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) compound now stinks. Comfort rooms located at the Central Visayas office of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG-7) and portable toilets that were placed outside have…

‘Foul smell’ reports prompt Labella visit to Cebu City Jail

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella will visit the Cebu City Jail facility in Barangay Kalunasan on Friday, August 23, 2019, following the reports of intolerable foul smell coming from the facility’s septic wastes.…

Labella orders City Health and City Administrator to solve Kalunasan ‘foul smell’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the Cebu City Health and City Administrator to solve the Kalunasan septic waste problems following the declaration of state of calamity by the city council over the…

Cebu City Council forms task group to solve Kalunasan ‘foul smell’ problems

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will be forming a task force composed of nine members to tackle the foul smell bothering the residents of Barangay Kalunasan here.  The council has taken upon themselves to…

Capitol to investigate complaints of foul smell allegedly coming from provincial, city jails

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Are the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) and the Bagong Buhay Rehabilitation Center (BBRC) really the sources of stench that is bothering residents in Barangay Kalunasan, including the Langub Shrine in Barangay…

Cebu  City dads to look into complaint over foul smell from city, provincial jails discharges

Irene R. Sino Cruz 07/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Cebu City Council will hold an executive session next month to look into complaints on the foul odor caused by discharges coming from the city and provincial jails that are located in Barangay Kalunasan.…

NEW DUMPSITE: SRP

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla 12/17/2016

Cebu City began dumping its garbage at the South Road Properties (SRP) yesterday despite warnings from environment officials, a city councilor and a legal luminary that the city government is courting lawsuits for environmental violations. Department of…

Groups suggest solutions to landfill problem

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla 09/03/2016

MOUNTING pollution at the Cebu City landfill in Barangay Inayawan may be abetted if city residents pitched in their share to combat the problem. Environmentalist Vince Cinches, the Oceans Campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia, said Cebu City…

AWFUL STENCH SPURS DEBATES

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla 09/01/2016

The repulsive odor, emanating from Cebu City’s reopened landfill, that wafts through restaurants, commercial establishments and residential buildings along the South Road Properties (SRP) has not just affected residents and businesses in the area but students in…

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