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.…

Photos of mounds of trash on Subangdaku River goes viral  

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/02/2019

Photos of plastic trash floating like an island on Subangdaku River in Mandaue City are now making the rounds on social media.  The photos were posted by a Facebook user identified as Clark Robinson Baylon who expressed…

‘Scubasurero cops’ help collect 250 Kg sea trash

Nestle L. Semilla 12/09/2018

SANTANDER CLEANUP Police officers turned “scubasureros” for a day and helped collect 250 kilos of trash at the seashore, on and under the seawaters of Santander, Cebu’s southernmost town which is 134.14 km from Cebu City. This…

Disposing Cebu City trash at Aloguinsan continues

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/14/2018

Pamocor: Landfill CDO only between private owner and EMB-7 Pasajero Motor Corp. (Pamocor), Cebu City’s garbage hauling contractor, will continue to dispose of the city’s trash at a landfill in Aloguinsan town in southern Cebu. This despite…

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