4 tons of garbage collected from Mahiga Creek

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around three to four tons of garbage were collected from portions of the Mahiga Creek on Saturday, September 18, when the entire country conducted a nationwide clean-up efforts. In a post on social…

Cebu City to increase fuel allocations, augment garbage trucks in southern barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will be increasing fuel allocations for 34 barangays in the South District. City Administrator Floro Casas, Jr., said they met with the barangay chiefs of the South District to…

13K tons of garbage collected in Cebu City’s ‘biggest’ coastal clean-up

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 06/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The fourth Cebu City-wide coastal and riverside clean-up collected a total of 13,000 tons of garbage in the four-hour activity conducted by various groups on June 19, 2021. Reymar Hijarra, the subcommittee chairperson…

Cebu City to lead province-wide clean-up on Saturday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Coastal Management Task Force (CMTF) will be leading a province-wide coastal and riverways clean-up on Saturday, June 19, 2021.  According to Reymar Hijarra, the subcommittee chairperson of the CMTF, the…

Emden Deep yields dirty secret in Philippine Trench: Trash

Jhesset Enano 04/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — When Filipino oceanographer Deo Florence Onda and American explorer Victor Vescovo descended into the Emden Deep in the Philippine Trench, the third deepest point in the world, they were met with almost complete stillness.…

Coastal clean-up drive for 13 areas in Cebu City starts at dawn on Saturday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Coastal Management Task Force (CMTF) will be conducting another clean-up drive in seven major coastal and river mouth areas in Cebu City on Saturday, December 5, 2020 dawn. The task…

11.6 tons of trash collected in Bulacao River clean-up

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The cities of Cebu and Talisay collected at least 11.6 tons of garbage in the four-hour massive joint clean-up of the Bulacao River on Friday morning, November 29, 2019. According to Lawyer John Jigo…

Labella to Carreta Cemetery visitors: Pick up your trash or face arrest

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is asking Cebuanos to ensure the cleanliness of cemeteries during the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day celebrations. Labella made his appeal after he noticed piles of garbage…

Step into the #trashtag challenge

Ellah Quieta 04/17/2019

Online challenges create quite the hype on social media. The planking challenge and then the ice bucket challenge were major hits in the previous years. In 2018, dance challenges such as Harlem Shake, Running Man and Dab…

Guadalupe River clean up generates 90 sacks of trash

Doris C. Bongcac 03/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Personnel from different government agencies and volunteers who participated in the Saturday morning clean-up of the Guadalupe River collected a total of 90 sacks of trash weighing 1, 800 kilos. The Department of…

Go beyond conferences in cleaning waterways, environment officials told

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After the discovery of medical wastes floating on the seas off Lapu-lapu City, a religous environmentalist group is encouraging government officials to create concrete programs to clean the rivers and other waterways. Pusyon…

Medical trash seen floating off Lapu waters

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Videos and photos showing hospital waste such as used syringes, kidney trays, chemical bottles, and rubber gloves floating on the waters of Barangay Ibo, Lapu-Lapu City are now making the rounds on social media.…

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