In Compostela, 2 families from mountain brgy evacuated after ground cracks show

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around eight to nine individuals residing in a hinterland village in Compostela town, north Cebu were temporarily evacuated after cracks appeared on the ground where their houses stood. The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction…

4 tons of garbage collected from Mahiga Creek

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around three to four tons of garbage were collected from portions of the Mahiga Creek on Saturday, September 18, when the entire country conducted a nationwide clean-up efforts. In a post on social…

MGB-7 to LGUs: Use geohazard maps to prepare for TS Auring

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/20/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) is urging local government units (LGUs) to refer to the geohazard map to identify areas that need more attention for the incoming Tropical…

Carmen Copper: Cash, educational aid for families of workers who died in landslide

Futch Anthony Inso 12/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines- Carmen Copper Corporation (CCC) has committed to provide financial and other assistance to the immediate families of its three deceased employees, who died due to the landslide that happened on December 21, 2020. In…

MGB-7 indefinitely suspends CCC’s open pit mining operations

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) has ordered the suspension of the open-pit mining operations of Carmen Copper Corp. (CCC), following the death of four miners after the collapse of…

Bodies of four miners found, six still missing 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/22/2020

TOLEDO CITY, Cebu—Almost 24 hours after the collapse of an area of a mining pit in Barangay Biga here, rescuers have recovered four bodies of miners from ground zero.  Carmen Copper Corporation, the operator of the biggest…

MGB-7 warns public of landslides, flash floods during La Niña

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) warned the public of possible landslides and flash floods during the La Niña season. In a statement, MGB 7 Director Armando Malicse urged local…

PB urged: Continue probe on Alcoy dolomite transport to Manila Bay

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An assurance of compliance to mandated regulations should not end the investigation or probe on the transport of crushed dolomite from Cebu to Manila Bay. A climate justice group calls on Cebu officials…

MGB-7: Implementation of hazard reduction plan in Naga successful

Futch Anthony Inso 09/19/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—As the devastating landslide in barangay Tinaan, Naga City commemorates its first year anniversary on Friday, September 20, 2019, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)-7 describes the implementation of the hazard reduction plan in the…

Biga brgy execs to MGB-7: Probe mining firm’s blasting activities

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A barangay in Toledo City has filed a complaint to the Mines and Geo-sciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) against ongoing blasting activities by a nearby mining company for damaging the barangay’s structures…

Naga Mayor Chiong: Hazard reduction work in landslide-hit Tinaan 66% done

06/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hazard reduction activities in the landslide area in barangay Tinaan, Naga City are already 66 percent completed based on the monitoring of the city government. Outgoing Naga City Mayor and Vice Mayor-elect Kristine…

Court sets Naga landslide site visit to assess need for temporary envt’l protection order

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Cebu City court has ordered for a site visit at the ground zero of the massive landslide in Naga City to assess if there is really a need to issue a Temporary…

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