Labella orders massive dredging or rivers, waterways

Doris C. Bongcac 07/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  Mayor Edgardo Labella met the officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Cebu City Engineering District and City Hall Department heads earlier today, July 15,  to discuss a plan to…

Cenro head: 75 volunteers work for food in Cebu City’s river cleanup

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The rehabilitation of the five major river systems in Cebu City continues after the massive cleanup last March headed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office in Central Visayas (DENR-7). This…

Garcia’s solution to Metro Cebu’s water woes: Tap south Cebu waterfalls, rivers

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/26/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Waterfalls and rivers found in the southern part of Cebu province could be a good source of water to address Metro Cebu’s water problems. Cebu Governor-elect Gwendolyn Garcia said that local officials…

Cabrera warns residents, businesses of penalties for throwing wastes into Cebu City rivers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Overwhelmed by the volume of garbage which they collected from this morning’s Guadalupe River clean up, the Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources (Cenro) is now considering the possibility of filing charges against anyone…

DENR-7 to deputize 500 river guards to monitor region’s waterways

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/22/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines—The Department of Environment of Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) will deputize  500 river guards to monitor the region’s streams and the waterways and apprehend violators contributing to the pollution of these rivers.…

People living near rivers will have to be relocated

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/03/2018

3-METER EASEMENT ZONE In line with their campaign to rehabilitate rivers and other waterways in Cebu City, the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CCENRO) will enforce the three-meter easement zone. CCENRO assistant director, Joelito Baclayon, announced…

DENR-7 seeks to coordinate with stakeholders, LGUs to save rivers from pollution

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 11/29/2018

A TOP environmental official in Central Visayas is planning to have a joint undertaking with stakeholders and local government units (LGUs) in an effort to save the rivers from pollution. “Ang kailangan lang natin ay mag-participate para…

Working together to save rivers

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 11/25/2018

Both local and international leaders agreed to form an International River Ecosystem Network to raise awareness and commitment in saving the rivers. This after the stakeholders of the fourth International River Summit (IRS) agreed to create a…

‘Clean rivers or you’ll be fired’

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 11/22/2018

Cimatu offers incentives, warnings to DENR personnel during 4th Int’l River Summit Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has challenged all the regional directors of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to take action in restoring the…

Rehabilitating Cebu City’s rivers

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/27/2018

The eco-pavers will be used to build a pathway and a bike lane along the banks of Mahiga Creek. If plans don’t fall through, part of the 5.2-kilometer Mahiga Creek will soon be a sight to behold.…

DPWH-7 to fund rehabilitation of rivers to address Metro Cebu flooding

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/13/2018

  The Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) is fast-tracking river improvement works to help minimize flooding in Metro Cebu. Engr. Earl Escanuela of the project monitoring management office-flood control management cluster said…

Hopes high for Butuanon River’s rehabilitation

Norman V. Mendoza 11/22/2017

There was indeed hope for the Butuanon River to be rehabilitated after environmentalist and former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez assessed the river’s current situation in a visit yesterday in Mandaue City. Various stakeholders from the Department of…

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