71kg of waste found in stray Indian cow’s stomach

03/04/2021

Indian vets have extracted 71 kilograms (156.5 pounds) of plastic, nails and other garbage from a pregnant cow, but both the animal and her baby died. The case has highlighted the country’s twin problems of pollution and…

Coastal clean-up drive for 13 areas in Cebu City starts at dawn on Saturday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Coastal Management Task Force (CMTF) will be conducting another clean-up drive in seven major coastal and river mouth areas in Cebu City on Saturday, December 5, 2020 dawn. The task…

 Canals, garbage, and Alang-Alang BDRRMO’s appeal

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/28/2020

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU, Philippines — Residents should have the discipline to stop throwing garbage into the streets and into the canals. Gerrard Gleen Gobalani, operations head of Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (BDRRMO) in Barangay Alang-Alang…

Labella to bottled water manufacturers: Put up recycling bins in the city

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is calling on bottled water manufacturers to provide recycling bins around the city. Labella made the call after the Department of Public Services (DPS) collected a total…

DPS collects 140 tons of garbage since Oct. 13 flood

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) collected 140 tons of garbage in their continous clearing operations since the flashfloods on Tuesday night.  Lawyer John Jigo Dacua, head of the DPS, said…

Cebu City collects 163 tons of garbage in massive coastal clean-up

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The massive coastal clean-up in Cebu City resulted to hundreds of tons of garbage collected in the eight sites where the city government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central…

Inayawan raises concerns over entry of garbage trucks from infected barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Manang Nena (not her real name), 53, collects scraps for a living at the Inayawan Transfer Station, where the garbage of the entire Cebu City waits for hauling to a separate landfill. Manang…

DEPW to public: Help declog drainage systems in barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/11/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The community should be the forefront in cleaning their drainage systems. This was the statement of Engineer Kenneth Carmelita Enriquez, the head of the Cebu City Department of Engineering and Public Works…

IN PHOTOS: A day after the Sinulog 2020

01/20/2020

Cebu City, Philippines–The day after Sinulog 2020 celebration, Cebu City was back to its normal state on a rainy Monday, January 20, 2020. With classes in public schools suspended, the streets were a bit more empty than…

DPS chief to loaders: Collect, don’t sort garbage or else …

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Garbage trucks will no longer be allowed to linger longer in a spot while collecting garbage at night, and loaders and collectors will not be allowed to sort trash while collecting them. Lawyer…

150 bins to be placed along Sinulog routes — DPS

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) will be placing at least 150 bins at strategic areas along the Sinulog solemn procession and grand parade routes on January 18 to 19, 2020.…

DPS to tap barangays for garbage collection for Sinulog 2020

Delta Dyrecka Letgio 12/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) said that they would need the help of the barangays to clean up after the Sinulog festival on January 2020. Engineer Joel Biton, the head…

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