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Toledo coal-fired plant needed for dev’t – traders

November 13, 2012


AN 82 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Toledo City will ensure stable supply and possibly lower power rates – two incentives that would draw investors to Cebu said local business leaders yesterday. “We should be planning for future growth so more plants, hopefully selling cheaper power, are needed without losing the need for affordable energy,” […]

Naga households complain

November 13, 2012


Residents near the 200 MW coal plant in barangay Tina-an, Naga City in south Cebu have complained anew about coal dust entering their homes. In the past few months, home owners have been sweeping dust mixed with black coal specks off their floors and furniture. Parents complained that their children were getting coughs and colds […]

Third Toledo coal plant eyed to open by 2014

November 12, 2012


  A third coal plant will be built in Toledo City two years from now, bringing to three the number of operational coal plants there. With recently appointed Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla in attendance, groundbreaking ceremonies were held yesterday morning at the coal plant site of the Global Business Power Corp. (GBPC). The 82 MW […]

Kasambagan biz owners, residents protest against flyover

November 11, 2012


More voices have been added to the anti-flyover campaign in Cebu City. At least 100 residents and business owners along F. Cabahug Street in barangay Kasambagan wrote President Benigno Aquino III to protest a plan to build a new flyover on their street. The site is one of two intersections crossing Juan Luna Avenue (formerly […]

DENR to probe dumping of waste on Subic Bay

November 9, 2012


MANILA—Environment Secretary Ramon Paje has ordered an assessment of the toxicity levels and environment impacts of hazardous wastes allegedly dumped in waters off Subic last month to determine sanctions against the alleged polluter, a US Navy contractor. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will oversee a technical conference scheduled Monday to discuss what ought […]

Tañon demarcation done before year-end

November 5, 2012


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 […]

‘Green belts’, protection of species in env’t code

October 30, 2012


Building “green belts” in Cebu’s towns and cities and the protection of vulnerable species like whalesharks is promoted in the Cebu Environment Code passed on final reading by the Provincial Board (PB) last Oct.15. The code, the first of its kind in Cebu Province, integrates ordinances passed since 1988, orders and other pertinent laws on […]

P10-M lumber seized in Mandaue

October 25, 2012


LUMBER products valued at P10 million were seized by a team of policemen and the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) from a warehouse in barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City, in a raid. The raid on Wednesday was based on a search warrant issued by Mandaue Regional Trial Court Branch 28 Judge Rafael Yrastorza, said […]

‘Make Lapu-Lapu tourist and child-friendly’

October 18, 2012


Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza said she wants children to help achieve the goal of making Lapu-Lapu City a tourism capital of the country. Around seven thousand students and children had gathered to listen to Mayor Radaza’s State of the Children Report which was held yesterday afternoon in Hoops Dome Lapu-Lapu City. The mayor opened […]

Dev’t freeze in BRT route

October 10, 2012


by Doris C. Bongcac, Chief of Reporters   The Technical Working Group overseeing preparations for the $211 million Bus Rapid Transit system in Cebu City is proposing a development moratorium along the 16-kilometer route of the mass transit system. The moratorium is expected to hasten the expropriations of privately owned properties which may be affected by […]