Browsing All posts tagged under »illegal«

Cebu linked to ivory trade; Priest’s role cited in Nat’l Geographic

September 25, 2012


A decades-long struggle in faraway Africa to stop the killing of elephants  for their ivory tusks can be partly traced to Cebu as a source of demand and blackmarket trading. The role of Cebu and one of its promi- nent priests is highlighted in the October issue of National Geographic Magazine in its cover story […]

Pigs seized

July 28, 2012


The Mandaue City Meat Monitoring Task Force led by the City Veterinarian confiscated three newly slaughtered pigs during a surprise inspection last Thursday at the old slaughterhouse in barangay Mantuyong, Mandue City. The three pigs, which each weighed 250 kilos, were quickly thrown in an adjacent grassy field near the area as the men, who […]

Mandaue blames garbage, illegal settlers for floods

June 1, 2012


  GARBAGE stuck in drainage and illegal settlements along riverbanks aggravate flooding in Mandaue City. Cleaning up drainage lines needs the support of private companies where canals pass through. An effective relocation plan for settlers along waterways is also needed, said Florentino Nimor, acting Mandaue City planning and development officer. He identified 54 flood-prone areas, […]


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 […]

Recruiter jailed for detaining, mauling woman

May 22, 2012


AN overseas job recruiter was sentenced yesterday by the court to six to 13 years in jail for detaining and mauling a woman inside his office for six hours. Regional Trial Court Judge Soliver Peras of Branch 10 said Salvador Rosal was guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the charge of slight illegal detention. Rosal’s lawyer […]

Gwen to inspect flood-prone Sapangdaku River

May 5, 2012


  CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said she will inspect the Sapangdaku River in Toledo City where residents along the riverbanks fear that ongoing sand and gravel extraction will cause flooding later on. She said the Capitol had issued special permits to operators, who volunteered to help carry out the Capitol’s river rechanneling project which started […]

Demolition day for Apas residents May 7

April 27, 2012


THE date for the demolition of houses of 168 families occupying a private lot in barangay Apas, Cebu City, has been set on May 7. Court Sheriff El Cid Caballes said structures built in the 4.7-hectare lot owned by Mariano Godinez will have to go by then. A notice to Implement Writ of Demolition was […]

Lawyer TRO for Kawasan Falls structures moot and academic

April 25, 2012


AFTER challenging Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia last week during the removal of the illegal structures surrounding the Kawasan Falls in Badian town, south Cebu, businessman Willy Saldua asked the court to issue a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the demolition of his structures in the Kawasan Falls. The hearing for the TRO was scheduled yesterday […]

Ordinance for park near Kawasan Falls under study

April 23, 2012


A WEEK after it was closed, the Kawasan Falls in Badian town are cleared of all illegal structures. Despite this, Badian Mayor Robert Librando said the falls is still closed to tourists and even locals. The Badian municipal council is also scheduled to enact an ordinance designating a municipal park near Kawasan Falls for the […]

Russia-bound helmet shells confiscated in Lapu-Lapu

April 18, 2012


    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 […]