Guardo seeks P200M budget for drainage projects to mitigate flooding

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The continuous flood problems most Cebu City barangays face during the rainy seasons is a cause for concern and needs urgent solution. This was the statement of Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo in…

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…

Labella: We’ll sue establishments that fail to remove waterway obstructions

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is preparing legal actions against any of the 83 establishments in the city who will fail to remove their structures obstructing the waterways. Mayor Edgardo Labella said the city…

Cebu City demands quick compliance from structure owners encroaching on waterways

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is demanding the structure owners of establishments which encroached on the waterways in the city to remove these structures in the given time period for compliance. Mayor Edgardo Labella…

OBO identifies 83 structures along Cebu City riversides violating 3-meter easement

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Building Official (OBO) here has identified 83 establishments violating the three-meter easement policy along major waterways in the city. The OBO conduced an inspection on October 19 and 20, 2020,…

Labella to establishments along waterways: Remove obstructions

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The death of a 14-year-old boy in the Kamputhaw River and two others in the flash flood on Tuesday night prompted the Cebu City government to inspect all rivers and waterways for obstructions. …

PPE waste disposal a growing challenge

Krixia Subingsubing 09/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — They end up on our sidewalks and in our waterways, those blue-and-white medical masks that used to be on someone’s face. They clog our rivers and drift out to sea where fish and other…

Labella orders massive dredging or rivers, waterways

Doris C. Bongcac 07/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  Mayor Edgardo Labella met the officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Cebu City Engineering District and City Hall Department heads earlier today, July 15,  to discuss a plan to…

Cleaning city’s streets, declogging city’s waterways top Labella’s to do list

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella’s first marching order is for the Department of Public Services (DPS) to clean the streets in the city. Labella was on his way to the Cebu City Hall…

CCENRO to use biofences to trap garbage from Cebu City’s waterways

09/06/2018

Nets used as floaters will soon be installed on riverbanks and other waterways in Cebu City to prevent garbage from going out to sea. The initiative of the Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CCENRO) hopes…

Clogging the waterways

07/11/2016

The July 1 downpour erased any lingering doubts that the El Niño dry spell is gone for now in a big way as darkened skies gave way to rain that, while welcomed as cooling relief by Metro…

Rama says Guadalupe River is pilot area for river rehab

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/11/2015

The historic Guadalupe River will serve as the pilot area for the rehabilitation of Cebu City’s rivers to be spearheaded by Senate President Franklin Drilon, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama told reporters yesterday. Rama, who returned to…

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