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Oslob whaleshark gets scar on face

July 28, 2012

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by Marian Z. Codilla, Senior Reporter He’s Oslob town’s most frequent whale shark visitor known by locals as “Fermin”. Marine researchers noticed that Fermin, who disappeared for three days this month, resurfaced with eleven S-shaped cuts in his face and a wounded left eye —the result of contact with propeller blades of a boat. Fermin […]

Cebu, C. Visayas forest areas to be divided into zones

February 5, 2012

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A DE-ZONING of Cebu’s protected forest landscape to divide protected zones from production zones will be completed within the year, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) said yesterday. DENR-7 spokesman Eddie Llamedo said they completed the assessment and delineation of boundaries between forestlands, national parks and agricultural lands in Central […]

M’daue moves to save century-old trees

February 5, 2012

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The Mandaue city government is trying to identify and preserve century-old and heritage trees especially in urban areas amid the city’s rapid industrialization. “The trees will always complement the city, no matter how big or how progressive the city becomes,” said City Councilor Jimmy Lumapas. Lumapas started the campaign rolling when he sponsored the Century […]

Photos, not tags, to identify Oslob whale sharks

February 5, 2012

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NO physical tags but only photos will be taken of the whale sharks that swim in the waters off Oslob town in south Cebu, said Oslob Mayor Ronald Guaren yesterday. Guaren told Cebu Daily News that copies of nine photos of whale sharks were given to him by Elson Aca, a Filipino whale shark researcher […]

Board suspends 15 Mactan stone plants

August 10, 2011

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ABOUT 15 stone-cutting and processing plant operators in Cordova town and Lapu-Lapu City were ordered closed by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) for failing to secure a quarry permit from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. “The issuance of the cease-and-desist orders came after an inventory and investigation conducted by the bureau of […]

‘Protect nature, boost tourism’

August 9, 2011

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THE tourism industry in any city can grow if its ecology is protected, an environment advocate said. Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn said one way his city kept tourism sustainable is by maintaining a state-of-the art landfill facility. Hagedorn was guest speaker and awardee in yesterday’s fifth anniversary of the 888 News Forum at the […]

Supporters advocate improved road revolt opponents say move will hurt drivers

June 27, 2011

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by Candeze Mongaya, Reporter Cebu Daily News ______________________________________________________________________________________   WHAT will it take to repeat a “Road Revolution” and keep vehicles out of Osmeña Boulevard one day each week? In the center of a bustling street, pro and anti groups discussed the proposal. Radio station dySS commentator and Cebu Daily News columnist Lloyd Suarez hosted […]

DENR-7 continues to demolish illegal structures of resorts in Bantayan island

June 3, 2010

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. A MAN’S STRENGTH AND HIS HAMMER. It took DENR-7 demolition team more than five days to demolish one of the seawall identified in the court order as the island of Bantayan is within a protected area. They are prevented from bringing in heavy equipment to make the demolition easier and they can only rely […]