COA reminds Cebu City: Solid Waste Management Plan needs approval of national commission

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 07/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) is reminding the Cebu City government to have its 10-year Solid Waste Management (SWM) Plan approved by the National SWM Commission. In its 2019 Annual Audit Report, COA…

Everyone should have road map to zero waste – Ramos

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morexette Erram 09/07/2016

Those affected by the Inayawan Landfill can file administrative complaints against the Cebu City government if they feel that their right to a safe and clean environment is violated. According to Department of Environment and Natural Resources…

Small but sustainable

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 08/10/2015

Hats off to the women in Sitio Kamanggahan in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City who are  among the growing number of citizens prioritizing ecological solid waste management (SWM) and small-scale and sustainable urban agriculture. Relying on their own…

E-waste law for Cebu City gains support

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/14/2015

A PROPOSED ordinance to regulate  the disposal of electronic wastes gained support from a top university during yesterday’s Cebu City Council session. Prof. Patrick John Lim of the University of San Carlos’ Department of Chemistry, told the…

Garbage solutions

05/07/2015

When Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama first disclosed through his point man lawyer Jade Ponce his plan to convert the former Inayawan landfill site into a mixed-use development project, not a few came away admitting that his…

Trash haulers asked to extend service

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/06/2015

Cebu City Hall will ask the management of the private landfill in Consolacion town and the private haulers operating a garbage transfer station in the city’s southern barangays to continue receiving the city’s garbage even without payment.…

Council urged to reconsider stance

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/24/2015

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama wants the City Council to reconsider its position to prohibit the use of unspent calamity funds as payment of a tipping fee for a private landfill in Consolacion town. “I think they’ll…

Cebu City garbage problem looms

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/23/2015

How does Cebu City plan to dispose of its garbage if it can’t pay  tipping fees to transport trash? Only P51 million of the requested P122 million budget for tipping fees at a private landfill in Consolacion…

No final disposal site for hospital wastes

04/22/2015

DENR reviewing technical competence of PASSI After hospital wastes are treated, where do these go?” This question was posed by Eduardo Llamedo, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) spokesman,  to explain the Environmental Management Bureau’s refusal…

Infectious hospital waste piling up in Metro Cebu

04/21/2015

No permit for collector PASSI due to  ‘violations’; Where will waste go? More than 30,000 kilos of infectious waste from health care facilities across Metro Cebu have been uncollected for a month. The Environment Management Bureau (EMB)…

Garbage landslide threat

04/16/2015

A report about the imminent danger of a “garbage landslide” faced by around 70 families living at the  Inayawan landfill brings to mind  the July 11, 2000 Payatas tragedy. At least 300 people were buried under a…

Garbage, illegal quarrying observed in Mananga River

Melissa Q. Cabahug 03/22/2015

CAPITOL employees and street cleaners of Talisay City cleaned up the Mananga River yesterday as part of the yesterday’s World Water Day celebration. Czareem Joseph Estella, head of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office said they…

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