Watsons teams up with Plastic Bank to reduce plastic waste in our oceans

PR 09/28/2021

Continuing with Watsons Philippines’ Sustainability Program, a collaborative effort with Plastic Bank was made to reduce an on-going global problem which is plastic pollution and alleviate poverty by creating livelihood opportunities. Plastic waste is a big problem…

Lucima: Your new home designed for luxury of wellness and sustainability

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 07/14/2021

The first sustainable residential complex in Cebu by the country’s only green estate developer, ARTHALAND, broke ground last Monday, July 5, 2021 and is set to start construction.  The 37-story development project that sits on 2,245 square…

Urban food gardening ordinance passed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council passed an ordinance that would oblige barangays to maximize open spaces and use them as food gardens to increase food security of the city. In the ordinance authored by…

Oceana PH to link with LMP to promote protection of marine resources

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Oceana Philippines will be working with the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) to strengthen sustainability of marine resources. Marlito Guidote, Oceana Philippines external and government relations officer, cited the need for continuous…

UAAP Season 82 medals made of bullet shells from Marawi siege

Eriko C. dela Cruz - Philippine Daily Inquirer 09/07/2019

In a show of sustainability, Tokyo, the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics, recently announced that it’s using recycled mobile phones and other electronics to make the gold, silver and bronze medals. Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU),…

DOT official challenges Cebu to take on a leadership role in tourism

Irene R. Sino Cruz 06/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Undersecretary Art Boncato of the Department of Tourism (DOT) issued a challenge for Cebu to take on a lead role in the tourism sector with special focus on sustainability. Boncato, who delivered the keynote…

Cebu Chamber promotes sustainability, innovation in tourism forum

Irene R. Sino Cruz 06/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) calls for innovation and sustainability in tourism. CCCI president Virgilio Espeleta noted the need for tourism industry to innovate to remain competitive. He said that the contribution…

DOT Usec proposes development of tourism circuits in Cebu

Irene R. Sino Cruz 06/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Tourism Undersecretary Art Boncato Jr. said the department is promoting the development of tourism circuits. He explained that tourism circuits would have roads, an entry point such as airports and seaports as well as sites,…

CCCI forum to push for call to action on sustainable tourism

Irene R. Sino Cruz 06/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Recognizing the importance of tourism in Cebu’s economy, the Tourism Innovation Forum 2019 scheduled on June 18 will enjoin all industry stakeholders to come up with an action plan to ensure its sustainability. Lilu Alino,…

Samar contingent to showcase environmental sustainability in Sinulog 2018 performance

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/13/2018

  On their fourth year to participate in the Sinulog Festival, Tribu Katbalaugan of Catbalogan City, Samar will tell the story of environmental sustainability and the role of human beings in nature preservation. Catbalogan City Tourism, Culture,…

Wanted: Coherent policies for sustainability

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 10/29/2017

Last Tuesday, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu announced the possibility for the open-pit mining ban to be lifted before 2018. That certainly is a cause for alarm, not just for the environmental advocates and the citizenry affected by…

Alegria, Badian to share canyoneering management

Izobelle T. Pulgo 11/30/2016

But Badian wants own entrance and exit points for tourists Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III’s executive order creating an Alegria-Badian River Tourism Committee ran into some objections from the Badian municipal government. “Their number one objection is…

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