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August 22, 2013


  • Search, rescue efforts continue for missing passengers of Cebu sea mishap
  • Cebuanos asked to help contain oil spill spread in Cebu waters
  • News Feature : Cebu says NO to Child Sex Tourism
  • PHOTOS: Child Wise Tourism launching in Cebu
  • DENR-7 creates team to investigate oil spill from Talisay City sea mishap
  • P14.4M agri projects turned over to Cebu farmer groups
  • iCebu Episode 12: PRO-7 Turnover of Command

Search, rescue efforts continue for missing passengers of Cebu sea mishap

BY: RACHELLE M. NESSIA


CEBU CITY, Aug. 17 (PIA) --- Search and rescue operations are still underway for the missing passengers M/V St. Thomas Aquinas which sank off the waters of Talisay City following its collision with M/V Sulcon Express 7 on Friday night.


Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Central Visayas quickly sent a search and rescue vessel to comb the Lawis Ledge area off the coast of Talisay City where the sea collision took place. READ MORE

News Feature : Cebu says NO to Child Sex Tourism

BY: BY FERLIZA CALIZAR-CONTRATISTA


CEBU CITY, Aug. 20 (PIA) --- Cebu made a resounding commitment for a Child Wise Tourism in the province.


This after thousands of Cebuanos from different parts of the province joined a caravan on Aug. 17 covering one municipality and three cities bringing with them banners, leaflets, balloons, shirts, and caps bearing one strong message which is "NO� to Child Sex Tourism." READ MORE


[PHOTO] Government officials and other stakeholders (seated) led by Department of Tourism--7 affix their signatures on the Covenant of Commitment for the Protection of Children in Tourism during the launching of ChidWise Tourism Programme at Plaza Independencia, Port San Pedro, Cebu City on August 17, 2013. (VVV/PIA Cebu)


[PHOTO] DSWD Assistant Sec. Teodulo Romo Jr. speaking during the launching of ChildWise Tourism Programme at Plaza Independencia, Port San Pedro, Cebu City on August 17, 2013. The program aims to protect Filipino children from the child sex tourism industry. (VVV/PIA Cebu)

DENR-7 creates team to investigate oil spill from Talisay City sea mishap

BY: JOY MANUBAG-EMPUERTO


TALISAY CITY, August 19 (PIA) --- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here has created a four-member team to look into the reported oil spill resulting from the sea vessel collision off the coast of Talisay City.


DENR-7 through its Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) will conduct a field investigation to determine the extent of damage caused by the oil spill and collect water samples for further laboratory tests, according to DENR-7 Information Officer Dr. Eddie Llamedo. READ MORE

P14.4M agri projects turned over to Cebu farmer groups

BY: JOY MANUBAG-EMPUERTO


CEBU CITY, August 19 (PIA) --- The Department of Agriculture (DA) recently turned over P14.4 million in agriculture projects to farmer organizations in Cebu.


Agriculture Sec. Proceso Alcala led the turnover ceremony of the projects to representatives of identified farmer organizations here during his brief stop at DA regional office in Mandaue City recently. READ MORE


PRO-7 Turnover of Command

Authorities to go on all out campaign against butane use

BY: FERLIZA C. CONTRATISTA


CEBU CITY, Aug. 16 (PIA)---Authorities are set to go all out in the campaign against butane use.


In a Kapihan sa PIA, three agencies reiterated that the continuous usage of butane in the household as a permanent replacement to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is dangerous.


Department of Energy (DOE) regional director, Antonio Labios warned that butane canisters which are being recurrently used and refilled with LPG is a very dangerous practice. READ MORE

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