Browsing All posts tagged under »illegal«

PRA Cordova reclamation ‘illegal’

April 4, 2012


  The Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) said the Cordova Reclamation Project should be stopped because it was “illegally undertaken.” Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy, meanwhile, agreed to pay a P35,000 fine to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for failure to submit a compliance report on the reclamation project’s Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC). In […]

Rama Free legal aid program for elderly

March 27, 2012


  THE Cebu city government is trying to arrange for lawyers to provide free legal assistance to senior citizens on top of the P5,000 financial assistance that the elderly will receive this year. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said the program is part of his vision for a livable city. “When I come back (from […]

Cebu tops illegal logs destination in Region 7

March 18, 2012


The province of Cebu is the top destination of illegal logs from Mindanao last year, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7). More than half of the illegal logs confiscated by DENR in Central Visayas last year were in Cebu. Seized here were forest products reaching 250,6671 cubic meters […]

Retired cop ‘sorry’ about drugs

February 17, 2012


  “MANGAYO lang ko’g pasaylo (I’m asking for forgiveness).” Allan Teo Kintanar, a retired policeman, directed his words at his wife and five children, whom he said didn’t know he was a drug user until his arrest in Argao town last Tuesday. The 49-year-old retiree was presented to the media wearing handcuffs, jeans, a t-shirt […]


November 30, 2011


 Second shipment part of four cargoes seized in Cebu, Manila Two weeks after they seized a shipment filled with gun parts and chop-chop motorbike parts, Customs personnel confiscated anew another shipment filled with parts of high-powered firearms, accessories and ammunition at the Cebu International Port yesterday. A 40-foot container van bearing number IRNU 9004994 was […]

Mandaue City official wants to get rid of ‘illegal parking areas’

October 20, 2011


THE Mandaue City Council yesterday approved on first reading a resolution that aims to decongest traffic caused by vehicles illegally parked along the sidewalks. The ordinance seeks the prohibition of any person or establishments from converting a portion of public streets including sidewalks into parking spaces. The resolution, authored by Councilor Emmery “Lolypop” Ouano-Dizon, is […]

Kenyan’s arrest a ‘warning to drug dealers’

October 2, 2011


THE arrest of the Kenyan woman caught at the Mactan airport with shabu in her suitcase is a strong signal to drug traffickers who see the province as a transshipment point for their illegal trade. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama commended the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and other law enforcement agencies for the arrest […]

Smuggled coconuts seized

October 2, 2011


A ten-wheeler truck loaded with coconuts valued at P200,000 was apprehended yesterday at the Labogon private wharf in Mandaue City. The attempt to smuggle out partially dehusked coconuts was stopped by the Coast Guard and personnel of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). The coconuts came from Leyte province, where a pest infestation problem has been […]

Video: Former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros visits Mahiga settlers

June 3, 2011