Cebu firm transforms mining pit into an attraction

AN OLD mining pit in western Cebu has turned into a popular site for social media-worthy selfies and groufies. Trees dot the slopes of the Biga Pit, providing a refreshing contrast to the barren, rocky slopes of two other open pits within the vast mines of Carmen Copper Corp. in Toledo City, Cebu. Visitors are...

Sarangani bares its underwater treasures, and more

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Russian national charged for ‘killing’ an endangered sea turtle

POLICE filed charges against a Russian national on Wednesday afternoon, May 17, for allegedly killing an endangered Green Sea Turtle in a marine sanctuary in Masaplod Sur, Dauin town in Negros Oriental. Charged before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office was Anton Likharev, 35, single, of Vladivostok, Russia, said Dauin Police Chief Bernabe Rubio. The Russian national...

Falls Alarm!

ONE should make sure that he spends his summer the best way possible! Get the gang or fam together and plan trips and itineraries for some adventures. If hitting the beach seems too mainstream—news flash, there are several waterfalls (nearby and far away) that one’s group of friends or family can go visit. Most of...

Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world’s coral reefs

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Pinoy video among 38 entries shortlisted in UN tilt

BETTER lifestyle choices through simple acts of caring for the environment everyday was among the advocacies of Jayson Villagomez. His initiative to combat climate change and the learnings he acquired as a student of De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, gave him an inspiration to create a video that has been shortlisted in the

DENR adopts new way to monitor refo projects

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resource-Central Visayas (DENR-7) uses geotagging to monitor the progress of the National Greening Program (NGP) in the region. DENR 7 Executive Director Isabelo Montejo said the geotagging system will ensure accuracy of reporting. Montejo said they decided to use geotagging to erase doubts about the accomplishments of the NGP,

Manila Water joins Earth Day festivities

IN CELEBRATION of Earth Day 2014, Manila Water spearheaded various activities meant to raise public consciousness on the need to preserve and protect the environment. Manila Water Operations Group Director Geodino Carpio said the celebration of this year’s Earth Day with the theme “Earth Day Everyday, Everywhere, for Everyone” is very relevant considering the many

Moalboal coastal cleanup

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A TOTAL of 1,609 kilograms or about 1.6 tons of garbage were picked Friday, September 20, from the Panagsama Beach in Moalboal, Cebu in what was considered the biggest coastal cleanup in town.

The cleanup, organized by Johan Blixt of Neptune Diving Adventure and as part of the activities lined up by Project Aware Foundation, gathered around 116 people, excluding divers from different resorts in Moalboal, a southern town in Cebu. Read the rest of this story

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Stagnant water at Roga Subdivision

I’m sending you a video clip of the present problem here at Roga Subdivision, Kasambagan in Mabolo District. I already relayed our concerns with George Chang – councilor-elect of Barangay Kasambagan. He promised to help us. (That is what he said 5 years ago and until now nothing has been done about it. If you look at the video clip, you will see that stagnant water is beginning to pile up. This was just a small pool of water 5 years ago. But it looks to me like a lake now. With the rainy season coming by, we will get flooded for sure and the access road will not be passable. Taxis bring some residents home will have difficulty getting a ride if they know they are driving the resident to Kasambagan village. Other taxi drivers are willing to drive provided the passenger adds more fare. Please let me know who to send my email to a reporter that can report the progress or non action of our road and future health problem in Kasambagan. Stagnant water is sure breeding ground for mosquito carrying dengue virus. My fellow residents have asked me to send our SOS and with Sun.Star help, maybe some action can finally be done. I told them election is over and I hope that something positive will come out of our concerns. By the way, the access road wasn’t this bad. The residents have shelled our P30,000 from the Association dues just to smoothen the road. But because of big dump trucks passing there, it has deteriorated the road. This giant Filinvest is to blame, because they are building some condo units in the area. We are no match to these corporate giants, our barangay official seem to be turning a blind eye to our problem. So I am just airing this to the media to see if you can help us.

Your reporter can get in touch with me.

Stephen Jayme
A3 Roga Subdivision. Kasambagan
Mabolo, Cebu City
Cell 0917-834-6507
Globe Duo (032)360-3616

Overflowing drainage in Tinaan, Naga ‘getting worse’

Sun.Star received these photos and video below from Dayien Gry, who also reported the same problem last July this year.

Aside from these photos and video is Gry’s message sent through Sun.Star’s Facebook page:

“Sa Relocation Site ni Tinaan City of Naga Cebu. Nisamot ni sya kagrabe karon sir kay libre na baya mi ug tubig sa Apo Cement Corporation o Cemex. Actually, ang Apo jud ang motrabaho ani ug ipahabwa sa una since sila man ang nagparelocate namo diri since 1998, then siguro ila na gi turn over sa barangay ang responsibility kay kutob ra man ingon ang mga konsehal naa na daw pundo but until now, wa japon gilihok.”

Gry is once again calling on the concerned officials, especially of Tinaan, Naga, Cebu, to act on this problem.

Fire in Lahug, Cebu City

Fire in Lahug, Cebu City on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fire in Lahug, Cebu City on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. of Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Sunset Drive, Lahug, Cebu City. The Cebu City fire department said the blaze was placed under control 10 minutes after the fire started.

This photo was taken by Sushmita Kyle E. Calejesan. This was also published at

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Garbage in Labangon, Cebu

Location: P.V.S. Bugnay 2, Katipunan Labangon, Cebu City

In this photo are garbage belonging to people in the squatters area or outside the subdivision. Even if there is a warning sign that says “Bawal ilabay ang basura,” they still dump their garbage there.

I won’t anymore report to barangay because they don’t have any action, and aside from that, they don’t keep private matters. They will be the one who will tell the people here who report this matter, putting the concerned citizen’s life in trouble.

– Marie

Overflowing drainage in Tinaan, Naga

Dayien Gry is calling on concerned agencies or officials to address the overflowing drainage in a relocation site in Tinaan, City of Naga, Cebu.

“It’s an overdue issue but our barangay officials do nothing about it no matter how many times we reported the problem,” Gry told Sun.Star — Philippine News on Facebook.

To concerned officials or parties, please act on this.

Overflowing drainage in Tinaan, Naga

Overflowing drainage in Tinaan, Naga

Overflowing drainage in Tinaan, Naga