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Two establishments given 10 days to dismantle structures encroaching three-meter easement of Lahug-Kamputhaw rivers

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Government has given two big establishments along Gen. Maxilom Ave. 10 days or until December 3, 2022, to voluntarily dismantle a portion of their structures that encroached on the three-meter easement of the Lahug-Kamputhaw River. In a report from the Cebu City Public Information Office (PIO), Task Force […] The post Two establishments given 10 days to dismantle structures encroaching three-meter easement of Lahug-Kamputhaw rivers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 24th, 2022

‘Task Force Gubat sa Baha’ starts issuing notices to owners of encroaching houses, establishments

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Members of the Cebu City government’s “Special Task Force Gubat sa Baha” issued notices to about 2,000 houses and business establishments owners whose properties have encroached the three-meter easement of the city’s seven major rivers on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Lawyer Gerry Carillo, chairman of the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and […] The post ‘Task Force Gubat sa Baha’ starts issuing notices to owners of encroaching houses, establishments appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2022

Majority of structure owners encroaching Kinalumsan River agree to settle: Guardo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The majority of the owners of structures encroaching the three-meter easement of Kinalumsan River in Cebu City have agreed to settle and accept the P35,000 financial assistance, Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo said. Guardo, who also heads the City’s Committee on Urban Planning and Committee on Infrastructure, personally supervised, on Thursday, […] The post Majority of structure owners encroaching Kinalumsan River agree to settle: Guardo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

OBO identifies 83 structures along Cebu City riversides violating 3-meter easement

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Building Official (OBO) here has identified 83 establishments violating the three-meter easement policy along major waterways in the city. The OBO conduced an inspection on October 19 and 20, 2020, in various riverside areas in the city after flash floods and landslides have become frequent in the past […] The post OBO identifies 83 structures along Cebu City riversides violating 3-meter easement appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

TF Gubat sa Baha issues notices to downtown malls, establishments obstructing 3-meter easement of Estero de Parian

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Notices of Illegal Construction have been issued to four business establishments in downtown Cebu City for obstructing the Estero de Parian’s three-meter easement. Raquel Arce, Cebu City Task Force Gubat sa Baha River Commander for Estero de Patrian, delivered the final notices to these businesses on Monday, November 28, 2022. Arce […] The post TF Gubat sa Baha issues notices to downtown malls, establishments obstructing 3-meter easement of Estero de Parian appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2022

Cebu City gov’t to file Writ of Kalikasan to restore seven major rivers

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is set to file a Writ of Kalikasan before the Supreme Court next week to penalize violators of the city’s three-meter easement rule, and to enjoin concerned government agencies to take action in saving the city’s seven major rivers and tributaries. Lawyer Gerry Carillo, chairman of the […] The post Cebu City gov’t to file Writ of Kalikasan to restore seven major rivers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2022

Rama: No special treatment for commercial establishments violating 3-meter easement

CEBU CITY, Philippines — No one will be spared. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said that even the commercial establishments violating the three-meter easement will not be exempt in the ongoing clearing of the city’s waterways. Rama said the city government will not succeed in its efforts to clear the waterways of all kinds of […] The post Rama: No special treatment for commercial establishments violating 3-meter easement appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2022

Rama to issue EO to strictly impose 3-meter easement in rivers in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is set to issue an executive order for the serious implementation of the three-meter easement in the city’s waterways. In a statement from the Cebu City Public Information Office, Rama ordered the immediate start of clearing operations to implement the three-meter easement in the city’s rivers. […] The post Rama to issue EO to strictly impose 3-meter easement in rivers in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2022

Cebu City demands quick compliance from structure owners encroaching on waterways

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is demanding the structure owners of establishments which encroached on the waterways in the city to remove these structures in the given time period for compliance. Mayor Edgardo Labella said this after a report surfaced that the city had been complacent over these structures. The mayor denied […] The post Cebu City demands quick compliance from structure owners encroaching on waterways appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2020

Ad hoc committee formed to study encroaching structures in Cebu City waterways

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the formation of an ad hoc committee that would study how to remove the obstructions along waterways here. The mayor released Executive Order No. 101, which details the function of the committee for the clearing of obstruction in all major rivers, creeks, and canals […] The post Ad hoc committee formed to study encroaching structures in Cebu City waterways appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

Cebu City gives encroachers of easement zone time to undo damage

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is urging violators of the easement zone in rivers and other waterways here to undo the damage and violation they have done if they don’t want the government to impose harsher measures. This was what transpired during a meeting Mayor Edgardo Labella called for owners of structures […] The post Cebu City gives encroachers of easement zone time to undo damage appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

Labella to establishments along waterways: Remove obstructions

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The death of a 14-year-old boy in the Kamputhaw River and two others in the flash flood on Tuesday night prompted the Cebu City government to inspect all rivers and waterways for obstructions.  The family of 14-year-old Hansel Dayundon claimed that after being carried by the rushing water, he hit his […] The post Labella to establishments along waterways: Remove obstructions appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Garcia orders demolition of abandoned structures violating easement rules in Santa Fe, Bantayan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has ordered owners and claimants of “abandoned, occupied, dilapidated, ruined, and obsolete” illegal structures on the beachfront of Sta. Fe, Bantayan, in northern Cebu to voluntarily demolish these until December 8, 2022. The governor issued Executive Order (EO) no. 46 on Thursday, November 24, 2022, a day […] The post Garcia orders demolition of abandoned structures violating easement rules in Santa Fe, Bantayan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2022

Win-win cooperation

PEACE-MAKER Jose de Venecia Jr.Former Speaker of the House Lebanon and Israel, two countries technically at war, signed several days ago a historic agreement settling their years-long maritime border conflict involving oil and gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea. The accord will raise huge revenues and ease tensions not only between the two countries but in the region. Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said it “will strengthen Israel’s security, inject billions into Israel’s economy, and ensure stability of our northern border.” It will also contribute greatly to Lebanon’s economic recovery and political stability as the country has been beset with financial difficulties for three years now. On the maritime disputes, the one that is causing grave concern is in the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea, sparked by the raging disagreement and conflicting sovereignty claims. But we have repeatedly pointed out that there is the potential for a peaceful settlement. We had the privilege to officially propose in 2004-2005, then as speaker of the house, the three-nation Seismic Agreement officially signed and undertaken by Manila, Beijing and Hanoi. Its aim was to assess the area’s potential for oil/gas exploration and development preparatory to drilling and create the environment for peace and cooperation. Hydrocarbon specialists of the three countries pronounced the area’s prospects as “promising.” We explained that the rival nations could convert the area from one of conflict into a zone of peace, friendship, cooperation, and development. We must find ways and means to jointly develop its oil/gas potential to help lessen our expensive common dependence on distant petroleum sources in the Persian/Arab Gulf of the Middle East. Imagine the potential for peace in the heartland of the West Philippine Sea if we undertake a joint development of its resources. From an area of conflict, it could be transformed into a landscape and seascape of small seaports, airports and oil pipelines. Fishing villages and small tourism townships could rapidly rise and the contested areas could become the untrammeled passage way for global shipping, carrying more than 50 percent of the sea freight of the world. We have always pointed out that this is perhaps the most realistic, most common-sensical solution to the problem and which could be joined by Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and Taiwan; and could also be the same formula for the dangerous problem between China and Japan in the tiny isles in the Senkaku Straits or Diaoyu in the East China Sea. A history of conflict avoidance and joint development involving rival nations abound, perhaps as a result of intelligent, creative, humble, and pragmatic diplomacy. In the Norwegian Ekofisk oil field in the North Sea, which we visited when we were president of the Petroleum Association of the Philippines in the 1970s, the discovered oil in the sea goes even now to Norway and to Teeside, England and the natural gas goes to Germany. The oil in the Caspian Sea countries is shared by Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan and others, because among them, there is demarcation and practical mutual understanding and goodwill. The 2006 agreement between giant Australia and tiny East Timor share the hydrocarbons in the South Pacific in the waters just below Darwin and on the southeast side of Asia’s newest republic. The 1989 deal between Malaysia and Thailand enabled them to jointly develop their disputed waters in the Gulf of Thailand. The Guinea-Bissau and Senegal accord of 1993 helped the concerned countries develop their disputed areas. The border conflicts in Asia are more explosive, seemingly more intractable – between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, between India and China in their common mountainous region, between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh, among others. However, even as dangerous a dispute as one between Russia and China, which led the two countries involving hundreds of thousands of their troops poised to pounce on each other in the brink of war, did not explode into full-scale bloody confrontation because of prudence. The conflict was over a territory in the vicinity of the Ussuri (Wusuli) river in the eastern region of the then USSR, north of Vladivostok, in 1969. The surprise 1992 border agreement between China and Russia rapidly resolved their territorial dispute in the Argun and Amur rivers, where China was granted control over Tarabahov Island (Yinlong Island) and about 50 percent of Bolshoy Ussuriysky Island (Heixiazi Island) near Khabarovsk. Asia and the world must never forget one of the foremost leaders in Asian history, China’s “paramount leader” Deng Xiaoping and its President Yang Shangkun and the USSR’s President Boris Yeltsin for the classic Border Agreement between China and Russia that resolved what could have been an explosive and ruinous conflict between the two major powers, with Russia still supported by its satellite states at the time and both already wielding powerful weapons. Indeed, the idea of “win-win cooperation,” of a pragmatic and intelligent sharing of areas and resources could help build a model for lessening tensions and solving conflicts, and avoiding the possibility of war in Asia’s manifold and dangerous flashpoints......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 29th, 2022

1,000 houses to be affected in clearing of three-meter easement zone of Butuanon River 

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Over 1,000 houses along the three-meter easement zone of the Butuanon River here will soon be cleared by the Mandaue City Housing Urban and Development Office (HUDO). HUDO project coordinator Vincent Guy Aquino said a total of 1,074 houses will be cleared. The 127 houses in sitio Lub-ang in barangay Casuntingan will be […] The post 1,000 houses to be affected in clearing of three-meter easement zone of Butuanon River  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2022

Concrete wall demolished to free up mouth of Lahug-Kamputhaw-Tejero river

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To free up the river mouth of the Lahug-Kamputhaw-Tejero river, the Cebu City Task Force “Gubat sa Baha” demolished a concrete wall at berth 18 of Pier 3 in Cebu City on Friday morning, Sept. 16, 2022. Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu, who was appointed […] The post Concrete wall demolished to free up mouth of Lahug-Kamputhaw-Tejero river appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2022

Former DENR chief Cimatu is Cebu City’s new environmental adviser

The Cebu City Public Information Office says Cimatu will oversee the implementation of the three-meter easement along the city’s waterways.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2022

Cebu City OBO says Pit-os subdivision lacks retaining wall, fencing permits, violates 3-meter easement

  CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) head Architect Florante Catalan said the subdivision in Barangay Pit-os whose retaining wall collapsed following a heavy downpour last Saturday, August 13, 2022, lacks the necessary permits for the installation of a retaining wall and fence. Catalan, together with Cebu City Councilor […] The post Cebu City OBO says Pit-os subdivision lacks retaining wall, fencing permits, violates 3-meter easement appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2022

Cebu City Disaster Council chief pushes for establishment of rainwater catchments

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lawyer Gerry Carillo, who also heads the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CCDRRMC), is pushing for the establishment of rainwater catchments, as one of the infrastructure-related solutions to the City’s flooding problems. While the City’s works on reclaiming the three-meter easement in its waterways from encroachment are ongoing, […] The post Cebu City Disaster Council chief pushes for establishment of rainwater catchments appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2022

Affected families hope Cebu City sticks to relocation promise as easement clearing ops begin

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Olga Galo stood at one end of Kinalumsan Bridge along N. Bacalso Avenue on Monday, August 8, watching authorities dismantle the house where she and her family once lived. The 29-year-old housewife was among the dozens of individuals, who said goodbye to their previous homes as the Cebu City government officially […] The post Affected families hope Cebu City sticks to relocation promise as easement clearing ops begin appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2022

‘Pines City’ devastated by rains

The city disaster agency said that it does not include the unproductive days of working residents, noting that the figure represents P9,060,000 in private structure damages and P16,653,000 in damages to public structures The post ‘Pines City’ devastated by rains appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021