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Zambo shells worth P3M seized in Cebu City port

November 23, 2012

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A cargo van with about P3 million worth of endangered sea shells seized last Nov. 11 at the Cebu port was opened for inspection yesterday by Customs. The shipment came from Zamboanga City on board the vessel M/V Gen. Santos of San Lorenzo Shipping Lines. The cargo contained boxes of Helmet Shells (Cassis cornuta) and […]

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 […]

Sto. Niño icons – Garcia’s devotion since childhood

September 26, 2012

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  Msgr. Cristobal Garcia’s collection of religious icons and paintings are a familiar sight during Cebu’s biggest fiesta honoring the Sto. Niño, of which he has been a devotee since childhood. These would be displayed in exhibits to celebrate the feast day of the Holy Child Jesus every third Sunday of January. Icons of different […]

Msgr. Garcia’s religious icons under scrutiny after NatGeo article

September 26, 2012

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Cebu priest Msgr. Cristobal Garcia will have to explain to environment authorities how he acquired religious icons carved from ivory. “He has to be able to show that he has a CITES permit from us,” said Mundita Lim, director of the DENR- Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau in Manila. She was referring to the Convention […]

P5M worth of seashells, turtles seized

May 22, 2012

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ABOUT P5 million worth of illegally traded seashells and sea turtles were confiscated in the Cebu City Port yesterday. Two container vans delivered by Aleson Shipping Lines from Zamboanga City contained 1,120 dead hawksbill sea turtles, green sea turtles and hundreds of helmet shells. Both sea turtles and helmet shells are protected by Philippine law […]

Russia-bound helmet shells confiscated in Lapu-Lapu

April 18, 2012

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    SUNDAY’s police apprehension of a multicab for lack of a permit yielded 20 sacks of rare helmet shells in Lapu-Lapu City. The cargo of protected bullmouth helmet shells (Cypraecassis rufa), locally known as budjong, was known during yestedray’s inventory by the City Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management Council. Sacks of common snail shells […]

2 turtles Set Free in Mactan

March 21, 2012

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Two hawksbill sea turtles were released at the seashore of Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort & Spa in Lapu-Lapu City yesterday. The creatures were freed in simple rites witnessed by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza and the resort’s resident manager Walid Wafik together with Task Force Kalikasan (TFK) headed by SPO1 Jomar Ybañez. The estimated 6-year-old […]

Endangered turtle returned to Lapu sea

February 11, 2012

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  A 5-YEAR-OLD hawksbill turtle was returned to the sea yesterday nearly a day after it was found along the shoreline of sitio Suba-Masulog, barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City. The turtle was found crawling on a rocky surface during low tide on the shoreline of Suba-Masulog by a fisherman’s wife looking for seashells. Doris Pepito said […]