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Nat’l Museum to carbon-date items to determine if ivory is illegal

November 21, 2012


A government team yesterday announced that at least six religious images in the collection of controversial priest Msgr. Cristobal Garcia that were made of ivory. But the joint team of personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) cannot yet determine if the ivory icons were sourced […]

Monitoring of Korean noodle products sought

November 12, 2012


HEALTH and trade agencies were urged to monitor the importation of six Korean brand noodle items in Cebu following reports that they contain carcinogenic or cancer-causing ingredients. A resolution sponsored by Provincial Board (PB) member Arleigh Sitoy cited a report from the Eco-Waste Coalition which said some local stores still sell the Korean noodle items […]

Vidal defends Garcia on ivory smuggling story

October 3, 2012


CEBU Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal said he was dismayed over the accusations leveled against Msgr. Cristobal Garcia in a National Geographic Magazine article on ivory smuggling. Vidal said in a conversation he had with Msgr. Garcia last week, he was told about someone who recounted to him on how to smuggle ivory to the […]

‘NBI to take lead in ivory icon inspection’

October 3, 2012


  IT’S up to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to take  legal action necessary to inspect the ivory religious icons kept  in the compound of the Society of the Angel of Peace (SAP), environment officials said yesterday. “We already turned over the investigation to  the NBI after we provided technical assistance  to launch an […]

Cardinal favors ‘persona non grata’ status for journalist

October 2, 2012


  If he had his way, Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal would have National Geographic Magazine writer Bryan Christy  declared persona  non grata or unwelcome  in  Cebu for  his “Ivory Worship” article  that linked a Cebu priest to the illegal  ivory trade. Vidal’s reaction was reported by ABS-CBN TV Patrol Central Visayas, which  said […]

‘No ivory trade in Cebu, article exaggerated’

September 26, 2012


MSGR. Brian Brigoli, curator of the Cebu Cathedral Museum, said he felt sorry for Msgr. Cris Garcia for how he was depicted in the NatGeo article. He said Garcia should not be blamed because what he had in his possession was not raw material of ivory—elephant’s tusks—but carved images that had been passed on several […]

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 […]

Gov’t wants Oslob tourism to offer more than whale sharks

September 12, 2012


The Department of Tourism (DOT) plans to help Oslob town diversify its tourism industry to be less dependent on whale shark watching, which has come under criticism from envrionment groups. The agency came up with this idea amid the recent sharp decline in the number of visitors coming for whale shark tours. Rowena Montecillo, regional […]

DTI Registering helmets is a simple process

July 15, 2012


  With the Helmet Law taking effect next month, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) noted a decline in the number of motorcycle riders seeking Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) or Philippine Standard (PS) stickers. “In the past we had an average of 600 people but yesterday (Thursday) there were only about 450 people who […]

1st Phil. Business Registry in Cebu launched

March 21, 2012


  REGISTERING one’s business in Cebu has now gotten easier with the launching of the first Philippine Business Registry (PBR) in Cebu yesterday at the Department of Trade and Industry-National Economic Business Action Center (DTI-Nerbac) office. The PBR would make the business registration processes easier as it is interlinked with other agencies like Social Security […]