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84 trees in Cebu can be saved, says tree expert

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A SLIDE presentation by tree expert Dr. Roger Guzman shows a tree in Naga City cemented onto the pavement. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The 84 trees in two cities and one town in southern Cebu province earlier diagnosed by the environment agency as “diseased and rotting” can still be saved, according to tree expert Dr. Roger Guzman, retired forester and now executive director of the Philippine Federation for Environmental Concerns.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mass, flowers for dead in 2013 ship collision

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A priest celebrates Mass aboard a boat during the commemoration of the first anniversary of the Aug. 16, 2013 collision of two ships that killed 116 people. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Mass was celebrated aboard a boat on the site where at least 116 people died when the vessel MV St. Thomas Aquinas, of the transport firm 2Go, collided with a cargo ship on August 16 last year.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

A century-old reason for 100-year-old trees

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Anyone traveling to southern Cebu province will never miss passing under humongous acacia trees on both sides of the two-lane national highway in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Cebu town files P213-M damage suit vs 2 shipping firms over 2013 oil spill

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A boy (bottom left) holds two oil-coated bagasi, salt water eels, which thrives in Cordova town, Mactan  Island Cebu. Oil spill is seen in the waters near the shore of Mactan Isldan. Photo from the Office of Cebu Rep. Luigi Quisumbing

The Cordova municipal government and fisherfolk groups filed on Thursday a multi-million-peso damage suit against the owners of two sea vessels that collided and leaked oil in 2013, damaging the town’s marine environment.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Land rights issues seen to derail rehab efforts in Yolanda areas

Children watch from above the Tacloban City Convention Center at the tent city. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Long-standing and emerging issues over lack of land tenure security may be a major stumbling block to rehabilitation efforts in Yolanda-affected areas if not addressed strategically, says a report released by international non-government organization Oxfam.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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