Rama backs earthballing of trees on S. Osmeña

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/11/2015

Conclusion   FEARING accidents would happen in the area, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama yesterday urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) to push through with earthballing the remaining trees along the demolished center island…

Are remaining trees along S. Osmeña Road left for dead?

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/09/2015

Part 1 It has been almost a year since 79 trees along the S. Osmeña Road have perished and it looks like those that are still standing will soon follow, if nothing is done. With roadworks going…

Ouano Road extension to proceed; P126K given to families

Norman V. Mendoza 01/12/2015

Eight families whose properties were expropriated by the Mandaue City government received P126,000 to help pave the way for the construction of the Gerardo Ouano Extension in barangay Ibabao-Estancia, Mandaue City. Barangay chairman Carmelino del Mar said…

S. Osmeña Road opened to two-way traffic

Editorial 11/13/2014

Motorists and commuters can breathe easier after the newly cemented portion of S. Osmeña Road was reopened to two-way traffic at 7:15 a.m. yesterday. Road concreting work by WTG Construction moved to a portion of the road…

Palma: Cut down ailing, century trees that block highway project

09/02/2014

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma wasn’t misquoted by reporters after all as far as his position on the century-old acacia trees along Cebu’s south is concerned. The 63-year-old prelate made it clear that he supports the cutting of…

Online survey shows support to save century trees

Bjorn Abraham Tabanera 08/11/2014

The ongoing dispute between the Departments of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and environmental groups on the fate of the century-old trees lining up the roads of Naga and Carcar cities has…

Secretary Paje agrees to ‘rethink and reconsider’ tree-cutting permits issued for road widening projects

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/11/2014

After the DPWH, it’s now the turn of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to blink. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje was reported to have agreed to “rethink and reconsider” the tree-cutting permits they issued for road…

F. Sotto Drive widening among P754.M projects

Doris C. Bongcac 08/05/2014

Funding for the widening of F. Sotto Drive in Cebu City will be sourced from the budget earmarked for a flyover project that was proposed to be built along Gorordo Ave. near the Asilo dela Milagrosa Church.…

Only land title-holders to get paid in Ban-Tal road widening

Doris C. Bongcac 08/03/2014

Only holders of Transfer Certificate of Titles (TCT) that will be affected by the government’s road widening project will be compensated. Regional Director Ador Canlas of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said this during…

Caring for century-old trees

07/15/2014

The collapse of a nearly century-old giant acacia tree in  San Fernando town, southern Cebu is a painful reminder of how time, abuse and neglect can  erode a  magnificent living tower  and cause harm to whoever is…

Banilad road widening gets lot owners’ nod

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/14/2014

Several property owners along the eight-kilometer Banilad-Talamban (BanTal) road have agreed to move back their boundaries to accommodate the widening of the road. Businessman Bunny Pages, who heads the newly formed Ban-Tal Traffic Management Board, did not…

DENR appeals anew for copy of tree video

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/11/2014

The regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7)  has renewed its request for a copy of the footage of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera recording from the Cebu City government that may have…

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