No drugs found in CPDRC but stoves, weapons seized

Peter L. Romanillos 08/06/2014

NO illegal drugs were found during Sunday’s surprise inspection of the Cebu provincial jail. “But we are not discounting the possibility of drugs inside the facility,” said David Mark Maramba, chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency…

Silot Bay rally to go on as scheduled

Doris C. Bongcac 02/09/2014

The removal of “markers” from Silot Bay in Liloan town won’t stop affected residents from staging protest actions against the Mendoza family. Elvira Arañas, whose family owns a nearby resort, said what they want is for Silot…

Tragedy of Silot Bay commons

02/07/2014

The Silot Bay issue in Liloan town is a problem with how commons are being appropriated by a few. The act of owning a part of the sea does not even qualify as feudalism,  although the element…

DENR checking if Silot Bay fence within property limits

Carine M. Asutilla, Peter L. Romanillos 02/07/2014

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas sent a team to Silot Bay to check  whether the fencing of the area by the Mendozas is within  proper boundaries. DENR Regional Executive Director Isabelo…

The legal battle to recover Silot Bay from private ownership of the Mendoza family isn’t over

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/06/2014

Liloan Mayor Duke Frasco told residents in a public forum he would support efforts to contest a 2007 decision of  the Supreme Court which affirmed ownership  rights of labor leader Democrito Mendoza over the bay, where Menoza…

Frasco hits Mendoza over ‘markers’ in Silot Bay

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/05/2014

The owner of Papa Kit’s Restaurant and Fishing Lagoon, Democrito Mendoza, a prominent labor leader told Lilo-an Mayor Duke Frasco that they were not fencing Silot Bay but only installed markers. But the mayor said such statement…

Dialogue on Silot Bay dispute to be held today

Peter L. Romanillos 02/05/2014

A dialogue between Liloan officials and the town’s local residents, fisherfolks and resort owners over the alleged closure of the controversial Silot Bay will be held today. Lilo-an Mayor Duke Frasco hopes the consultation will shed light…

Lilo-an folk protest fencing of Silot Bay by Mendozas

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Carine M. Asutilla 02/04/2014

Is Silot Bay off limits? Fences have come up around Silot Bay in Liloan town in the past month, angering fishermen, a resort, and local residents. The move has revived a decades-long conflict over access to the…

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