Alegado downplays rallies, says reclamation project is a go

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Despite the recent consecutive rallies against plans for a massive reclamation project in Consolacion town, Mayor Joannes “Joyjoy” Alegado said the implementation of the Seafront City reclamation project will proceed. Alegado said when…

Fishermen hold protest in Tayud: No to reclamation project

Futch Anthony Inso 11/07/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Close to 100 fisherfolks and residents in Barangay Tayud, Consolacion town in northern Cebu protested on Sunday morning, November 7, 2021, against the reclamation project that will be implemented by the municipal government…

Tayud folks turn to Archbishop Palma for help

Doris C. Bongcac 11/06/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu– Sectors that will be affected by the proposed 235.8 hectare reclamation project in Consolacion town have turned to Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma for help. Residents, fisherfolks, motorcycle-for-hire drivers, vendors, and shipyard workers  in Barangay…

Tayud shipyard workers seek Duterte’s help to stop Consolacion reclamation project

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/13/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Over 2,000 shipyard workers in Barangay Tayud in the Consolacion town are asking  President Rodrigo Duterte to stop a plan to reclaim their shorelines. In a signed petition, workers said they will be…

Alagad Party standard-bearer eyes more inclusive developments in Consolacion town

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/08/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Alagad Party aspirants in Consolacion town have filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) on Friday, October 8, 2021, the last day of filing. Former mayor and incumbent Consolacion Vice Mayor Teresa “Nene” Alegado…

Dumaguete reclamation proponent: ‘No turning back’

Irma Faith Pal 08/30/2021

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines – A private developer is bent on undertaking the 174-hectare reclamation project in this city despite opposition from various groups who raised its devastating impact on the marine environment and the coastal…

Scientists warn vs ‘smart city’ reclamation in Dumaguete

Karlowe Brier 08/21/2021

DUMAGUETE CITY—An environmental scientist warned not only of coral reef destruction if the proposed 174-hectare reclamation project here would push through but also of its vulnerability to destruction by an earthquake. Dr. Janet Estacion, director of the…

An ‘eco-disaster’ waiting to happen

Crispin C. Maslog - @inquirerdotnet 08/13/2021

The editorial headline by the Philippine Daily Inquirer on July 22, 2021 said it all. The “monumental eco-disaster” waiting to happen is the P23-billion, 174-hectare reclamation project that the city of Dumaguete plans to build on the…

Dumaguete tricycle drivers raise funds for protests vs reclamation

Karlowe Brier 08/10/2021

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — Close to 2,800 tricycle drivers in this city have joined environmentalists, members of the academe, professionals and other residents who are opposed to the city government’s 174-hectare reclamation project for a…

Shipyard companies can continue to operate in Tayud, Consolacion until case is resolved

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/01/2021

Consolacion Mayor Joannes Alegado. | Mae Fhel Gom-os CEBU CITY, Philippines — The shipyards and shipping companies operating in Barangay Tayud, Consolacion can continue to operate until the case they filed against Mayor Joannes Alegado and the…

100-hectare Minglanilla reclamation project gets PRA nod

Christian Orellano, Doris C. Bongcac 06/14/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) has already given its go signal for the P20 billion Minglanilla Techno-Business Park or the Ming-Mori reclamation project to proceed. Lawyer Janilo Rubiato, PRA general manager and CEO,…

DENR-7: No clearance given yet for any reclamation project in CV this year

Futch Anthony Inso 08/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) said any ongoing reclamation project in the region is deemed illegal as it has yet to issue any area clearance this year…

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