Youth activists, residents protest to stop cutting of trees in Naga City

Rosalie Abatayo 10/15/2019

NAGA CITY, Cebu—  Lito Lapure, 48, hoisted himself on a tree in 2014 to protest against the scheduled cutting of 84 trees in Barangay Inoburan, Naga City. The trees were saved. This morning, October 15, Lapure, a…

UN underpass project, road widening component in limbo

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The fate of the underpass project in Mandaue City’s UN Avenue remains in the limbo after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) moved to terminate the P711-million contract with Leyte-based BM…

Economist says road widening won’t solve city’s traffic woes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/11/2018

ROAD widening is not the solution to the worsening traffic problem in Metro Cebu. This was pointed out by economist Perry Fajardo during yesterday’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) forum at the Palm Grass Hotel organized by Kilusang…

Center island, trees at Mambaling to be removed for a wider road

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/15/2015

The meter-wide center island lined with 21 palm trees and shrubs in  the Mambaling Access Road leading to the South Road Properties will be removed  this week. This  is part of the Cebu city government’s preparations to…

Settlers agree to move back houses

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/14/2015

Settlers living at the back of the construction site for the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) agreed to have their houses set back by the city to allow entry of the contractor’s equipment. In a meeting…

INC church wall to go

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/04/2015

Demolition to pave way for road widening of F. Sotto Drive A portion of the wall of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) church along General Maxilom Avenue in Cebu City will be demolished  to widen the adjacent…

‘No threat of demolition’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/04/2015

No further changes will made on the two heritage houses in M.J. Cuenc Avenue in Cebu City The owner of one house  already adjusted the setback of their structures for road widening and received partial payment for …

Chinese temple to give way to road widening

Nestle L. Semilla 08/26/2015

Temple officials agree to setback in exchange for lower tax Part of the 46-year-old Liatsan Temple in the north Reclamation Area will be set back to give way to the widening of Briones Street in Cebu City.…

We don’t have to sacrifice the fire trees

07/26/2015

by Marc Canton I find it very difficult to reconcile the cutting down of 34 beautiful, same-sized fire trees along a 600-meter stretch on Pope John Paul II from Archbishop Reyes Avenue to the Ayala Access Road…

Concreting in Mandaue’s AS Fortuna to finish in May 26

Anie M. Paujana 03/23/2015

Commuters and motorists passing through MC Briones and A.S. Fortuna Streets will have to endure the traffic caused by the ongoing road concreting there until May 26 this year. “Our construction has been delayed because our work…

Seven Indian trees earth-balled, relocated to Cebu City nursery

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/16/2015

About seven Indian trees that used to stand in the center of Escario Street near the Provincial Capitol are gone. They were uprooted from the center island and transferred as part of the  “earth-balling” of nearly 20…

Balili lot as replacement site for 79 trees ‘doubtful’

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/13/2015

The Cebu provincial government is willing to help Cebu City and the regional Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) replace the 79 trees that went missing from the center island along S. Osmeña road in April…

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