No Time To Waste: A collaboration

Analiza Rebuelta-Teh - @inquirerdotnet 09/03/2022

The Philippines, named as the fourth top waste generator in Southeast Asia and one of the top ocean polluters in the world, is undeniably facing a problem on solid waste management (SWM). This is a result of…

Solid Waste Management summit results: WTE, MRF, segregation a must

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City wrapped up its first Solid Waste Management Summit (SWM) on April 8, 2022, and the SWM Board is now planning to amend the 10-year SWM plan that the Commission on Audit…

5 Lapu JOs face termination for illegal drugs use

Norman V. Mendoza 10/01/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – Five Job Order (JO) employees assigned at Lapu-Lapu City’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) risk losing their jobs after they tested positive for illegal drugs use. City of Lapu-Lapu Office for Substance Abuse Prevention…

Chan orders drug testing for JOs assigned at city’s MRF

Norman V. Mendoza 09/30/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan has ordered a surprise drug testing on Monday morning, September 30, as part of his ongoing investigation into the alleged extortion practices by some employees of the city’s…

Council urged: Probe Zapatera execs for trash thrown near brgy. hall

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Legal Office has found sufficient grounds to request the Cebu City Council to investigate the officials of Barangay Zapatera for throwing collected garbage near the barangay hall premises. Lawyer Rey…

Binaliw landfill developer: We’re working on the ‘bad’ smell

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The Binaliw landfill developers, ARN Builders, said they are working on the complaints of the Barangay Binaliw residents regarding the smell from the landfil, which they said actually came from the haulers delivering…

Cebu City Council disapproves Binaliw landfill site, MRF projects

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/30/2018

The Cebu City Council has disapproved the use of the 1.7 hectare property in Barangay Binaliw, Cebu City as a material recovery facility (MRF) and landfill site. With nine councilors voting against it, ARN Builders’ application to…

Cebu LGUs told to segregate, build more MRFs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/27/2018

WITH Cebu dumping 1.2 million kilograms of garbage last year, local officials were told to set up material recovery facilities (MRFs) and intensify waste segregation in their respective areas. Rhica Evilla, chief of the Solid Waste Management…

MRF hearing on Dec. 12

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/12/2017

THE Cebu City Council scheduled on Dec. 12 a public hearing on the proposed ordinance to set up a centralized materials recovery facility (MRF) inside the Inayawan landfill in Cebu City. The proposal authored by Councilor Eugenio…

Pressure on at DPS on use of hauling budget

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/31/2017

WITH garbage reduction programs set to be in place, Cebu City Hall’s Department of Public Services (DPS) has been pressured not to fully use their proposed budget for garbage hauling services next year. The DPS has proposed…

‘THIS IS NOT A DUMPSITE’

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/18/2016

It will only be temporary. One month at most. By then, however, at least 5,000 tons of garbage will be sitting in open dumpsites, the size of a small subdivision, at the South Road Properties (SRP). The…

200 drug surrenderers register for Lapu’s cash-for-work program

Norman V. Mendoza 10/05/2016

MORE than 200 drug surrenderers from Olango Island have registered for the Lapu-Lapu City government’s cash-for-work program last Saturday. Mayor Paza Radaza visited and spoke to around 400 surrenderers in the island and expressed her gratitude to…

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