Growing transport sector could worsen air pollution

WHILE air quality in Metro Iloilo remains good, the growing transport sector could exacerbate pollution in the coming years. Thus, the Environmental and Management Bureau (EMB-6), in partnership with Metro Iloilo Airshed (MIA) has stepped up their advocacies to ensure that the air we breathe remains clean and safe. Representatives of different public transport groups […]

REGULATION SOUGHT – Backhoes blamed for destructive mining

ILOILO provincial board member Lorenz Defensor proposed an ordinance regulating the use of backhoes in river mining operations in the province. Backhoe is a type of heavy equipment used in the mechanical extraction and excavation of aggregates from the river bed. Defensor said that during his consultation with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office […]

ULTIMATUM – ‘Creek invader’ threatened with criminal charges

THE Iloilo City Government issued an ultimatum to a property owner in Taft North, Mandurriao to remove his illegal structures along Dungon Creek on or before March 2, 2017, or face “drastic” actions. City Administrator Hernando Galvez said the City government and other government agencies and businessman Andrew Ong/Ong Ching Liung agreed during a meeting […]

FILTHY FUTURE FOR REGION 6 – WV to churn out 1,000 tons of garbage daily by 2025

WESTERN Visayas (WV) is developing and its population increasing. Sadly, with the continuous spike in population, it is projected that the region will produce a total of 471,808.48 metric tons (MT) of garbage per year, or 1,292.62 MT a day, by 2025. Arjunn Calvo, EMB-6 Planning, Programming, Environmental Education and Special Concerns Section (PPEESCS) chief, […]