‘Task Force Gubat sa Baha’ tags 4K families encroaching the three-meter easement zone

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 02/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 4,000 families in Cebu City live within the three-meter easement zone of the eight major waterways here. These families will have to be relocated soon to avoid risks to their safety,…

TF Gubat sa Baha issues notices to downtown malls, establishments obstructing 3-meter easement of Estero de Parian

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Notices of Illegal Construction have been issued to four business establishments in downtown Cebu City for obstructing the Estero de Parian’s three-meter easement. Raquel Arce, Cebu City Task Force Gubat sa Baha River…

Cebu City gov’t set to issue demolition notices to 3 malls, 47 other establishments on Nov. 28

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 11/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government, through its Task Force “Gubat sa Baha,” will serve notices of demolition to 51 commercial and business establishments on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. The Cebu City Public Information Office…

Cebu City government to issue Notice of Illegal Construction against two establishments encroaching three-meter easement

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two business establishments along General Maxilom Avenue will be served a Notice of Illegal Construction from the Cebu City Government for violating the three-meter easement requirement. In a November 9, 2022 report, the…

Private firm faces probe for ‘reclaming’ mangrove swamp at the mouth of Bulacao River

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City “Task Force Gubat sa Baha” has formally asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) to look into the alleged reclamation of a mangrove swamp located…

Cebu City eyes ‘fabricated’ temporary resettlement area at SRP for displaced residents

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An official of the Cebu City Planning Development Office (CPDO) revealed that the city government is planning to construct a “fabricated” temporary resettlement area at South Road Properties (SRP). This temporary resettlement area…

Cimatu wants dredging master plan for Cebu City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Task Force Gubat sa Baha chairman and former Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has requested the city engineer’s office to prepare a dredging master plan for all of the city’s rivers and…

Urban Poor Alliance seeks dialogue with Rama on 3-meter easement rule

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A group of urban poor residents in Cebu City whose houses will soon be demolished as the city continues to implement the three-meter easement rule is set to ask Cebu City Mayor Michael…

Cebu City government to conduct “massive” drainage declogging this September

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/31/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is set to conduct “massive” drainage declogging on Sept. 17, 2022, which is in line with the International Day for Coastal Clean Up. This is according to Lawyer…

‘Task Force Gubat sa Baha’ starts issuing notices to owners of encroaching houses, establishments

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Members of the Cebu City government’s “Special Task Force Gubat sa Baha” issued notices to about 2,000 houses and business establishments owners whose properties have encroached the three-meter easement of the city’s seven major…

‘Task Force Gubat sa Baha’ to start tagging of structures in three-meter easement

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Members of the “Task Force Gubat sa Baha” will soon start the tagging and serving of notice to residents whose structures are situated within the three-meter easement of Cebu City’s waterways. Cebu City…

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