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Legal aid for Joavan

January 9, 2013

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LEGAL assistance will be provided to Joavan Fernandez, adopted son of Talisay City Mayor Socrates Fernandez to defend him in criminal charges filed against him and two companions by a sand and gravel operator. Joavan faces charges of carnapping and usurpation of authority filed by hauler Julius Abad. The mayor said Joavan and his companions […]

Joavan plays eco-warden; truck owner to file carnapping raps

January 6, 2013

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Joavan Fernandez is back in the limelight after a businessman complained that the adopted son of Talisay City Mayor Socrates Fernandez, illegally confiscated his truck loaded with sand for the second time. The apprehension was made Friday evening in barangay Lagtang where the truck was stopped on the road about 6:30 p.m. The driver, Leandro […]

Cebu LGUs advised to monitor flood, landslide vulnerable areas

December 3, 2012

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Local government officials were advised to ensure strict monitoring of landslide and flood prone areas identified in the geohazard map issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Regional Director Loreto Alburo of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB–7) said they earlier identified barangays vulnerable to landslides. These include 19 […]

With graft case pending, what’s Naga project really for, asks vice gov

November 23, 2012

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We didn’t visit the Balili property to steal goats.” So said Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale about her surprise visit to the province-owned Balili lot in Naga which is the subject of a graft case filed in the Sandiganbayan against Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and seven others. Magpale said she wanted to know why P27 million was […]

Turn off generator, hotel told

November 22, 2012

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The Cebu City Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 23 ordered the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino to switch off one of its power generators whose continued operation endangered the health of residents in nearby areas. RTC branch 23 Judge Generosa Labra issued a Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) and directed Waterfront Hotel and Casino […]

Nat’l Museum to carbon-date items to determine if ivory is illegal

November 21, 2012

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A government team yesterday announced that at least six religious images in the collection of controversial priest Msgr. Cristobal Garcia that were made of ivory. But the joint team of personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) cannot yet determine if the ivory icons were sourced […]

Excess coal stocks, wind caused pollution–Kepco

November 14, 2012

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An excess stockpile of coal and strong winds resulted in thick, black coal specks being blown to houses near the coal yard of Kepco-SPC Power Corp. in Naga City. That was the explanation yesterday of the power plant management In a press statement. Victorio Naval, general manager of the Korean Electric Power Co.-Salcon Power Corp. […]

Tañon demarcation done before year-end

November 5, 2012

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The demarcation of the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape’s boundaries will be finished before the year ends. According to Viernov Grefalde, Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) superintendent, the technical team composed of surveyors, engineers and personnel from the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) were setting up anchoring markers on the seabed to help local […]

‘NBI to take lead in ivory icon inspection’

October 3, 2012

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  IT’S up to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to take  legal action necessary to inspect the ivory religious icons kept  in the compound of the Society of the Angel of Peace (SAP), environment officials said yesterday. “We already turned over the investigation to  the NBI after we provided technical assistance  to launch an […]

DENR wants Cebu Hawk Owls protected; awards biologists

September 26, 2012

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by Jessa J. Agua, Correspondent THE environment department awarded the scientists who discovered the Cebu Hawk Owl, the third endemic bird species in the province. Biologists Lisa Paguntalan and Godfrey Jakosalem were honored last Monday by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – 7 (DENR-7). The owl’s scientific name is Ninox rumseyi, and is  found […]