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Ombud to check lapses in NFA and COA in missing rice case

November 23, 2012


The Ombudsman-Visayas will focus its investigation on the possible monitoring lapses of officials of the National Food Authority (NFA) and the Commission on Audit (COA) in connection with the mysterious disappearance of P10 million worth of imported rice from the NFA’s warehouse in Badian town. Aside from looking into the culpability of the Benedicto Bernal, […]

Rice worth P10M missing in Badian

November 21, 2012


A National Food Authority (NFA) warehouse officer assigned in Badian town, Cebu province was ordered to pay more than P10 million worth of unaccounted imported rice stocks. A copy of the demand letter issued by the NFA central office ordered Badian NFA officer Benedicto Bernal to pay P10,628,095.09 within 15 working days or else face […]

During closure, some visitors still enjoyed Kawasan Falls, says Badian town mayor

October 26, 2012


EVEN during the six-month official closure of the Kawasan Falls , some lucky visitors were allowed entry, said Badian Mayor Robburt Librando yesterday. He was asked about the Cebu Daily News photo on Wednesday showing foreign tourists bathing in the falls or about to ride a raft in the lagoon hours before Gov. Gwen Garcia […]

Gwen ‘lifts’ closure order of waterfalls

October 24, 2012


You can swim again in the three-level Kawasan waterfalls but tourists can no longer spend the night in lodging houses next to it. The waterfalls in Badian town was declared open again for visitors yesterday, six months after Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia ordered the nature spot off limits to tourists in order to demolish picnic […]

Kawasan Falls to open in November

October 16, 2012


CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and some owners of illegal structures in the Kawasan Falls will sign a memorandum of agreement on October 24 setting conditions for the complete clearing of illegal structures in the falls in Badian town. They have agreed to complete the demolition of illegal structures in all the three levels of the […]

DENR: Buildings within easement zone

July 26, 2012


  THREE structures owned by a resort owner were found to be located within the 20-meter easement zone of the Matutinao river near the Kawasan Falls in Badian town, northern Cebu. This was the result of the ground relocation survey done by personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) […]

Lack of toilets linked in Badian outbreak

July 13, 2012


THE diarrhea outbreak in Badian town, southwest Cebu, which downed more than 150 since Friday was caused by bacteria found in human waste. E. Coli bacteria and fecal coliforms were found in water samples taken from barangay Tubod. The lack of toilets is linked to the water contamination, said Rennan Cimafranca, head of the Regional […]

Water purifier, tablets alloted for Badian town for diarrhea outbreak

July 11, 2012


AN improvised water chlorinator will be set up while tablets were distributed to residents of Badian town as local health officials declared a diarrhea outbreak after cases increased to 133 yesterday. An improvised chlorinator is needed while the town waits for a permanent one to deal with contaminated water in barangay Tubod. “The municipal engineer […]


May 22, 2012


Kiosks, metal rails and picnic tables near the Kawasan Falls have been torn down and removed. But more than a month after Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia began the demolition of “illegal” structures near the tourist spot, two-story buildings used as overnight lodging houses beside the Matutinao River still stand. The buildings are operated by local residents […]

Kawasan Falls still off limits to tourists, says Gov. Gwen

May 18, 2012


GOV. Gwendolyn Garcia will not be lifting soon her closure order of Kawasan Falls in Badian town, southern Cebu. As the demolition of “illegal” structures within a 20-meter easement of the river banks continues by Capitol workers, Garcia vowed not to allow any more overnight lodging in the nature spot. “If we allow the rooms […]