Experts: Cebu town reclamation to cause ‘irreversible’ damage to ecology
CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Environmental experts here have warned of the dangers of its 235.8-hectare reclamation project in Consolacion town, Cebu, being pushed by the local officials in
“Should the reclamation project continue as it is, the damage to our marine biodiversity will be irreversible,” said Dr. Filipina Sotto, the project leader of the study conducted by FBS-Environment and Community Research and Development Services, a Cebu-based think tank that focuses on environmental issues.
“The loss of our natural resources will also harm the poor the most, such as the fisherfolk who rely on the sea for their income and sustenance,” she added.Sotto said her team found 75 species of corals and seven mangrove species in the sea of Consolacion that would be destroyed should the project push through.
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“Should the reclamation project continue as it is, the damage to our marine biodiversity will be irreversible,” said Dr. Filipina Sotto, the project leader of the study conducted by FBS-Environment and Community Research and Development Services, a Cebu-based think tank that focuses on environmental issues. CEBU CITY, Philippines — Here’s a piece of bad news for criminals. “The loss of our natural resources will also harm the poor the most, such as the fisherfolk who rely on the sea for their income and sustenance,” she added. Port Police Inspector Jose Jupiter Orzales, for his part, said that this was a daily situation in this port to have many arriving passengers, especially around 6 a. Sotto said her team found 75 species of corals and seven mangrove species in the sea of Consolacion that would be destroyed should the project push through. Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, CCPO director, made this assessment following the opening of the Director’s Cup on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Disasters ahead “For people who live near the seas, corals and mangroves are important because they form barriers that weaken the impact of sea waves. It is a source of pride that we are already here.
Without them, these people are more vulnerable to strong floods,” she said. PO conducted under Ligan’s two-year leadership as the city director.m. Sotto said they also found out that fisherfolk from the towns that adjoin Consolacion also fish in the town’s waters, contrary to the local government’s claims that there were no more people who fish in the proposed reclamation site, which is currently home to decades-old shipyards that service not just the country’s major commercial ships but also some of the Philippine Navy’s vessels. The study revealed that 500 fisherfolk from Consolacion and Liloan towns as well as in the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu will lose their livelihood if the reclamation project pushes through. He added that their goal in conducting this event is to ensure continuous firing proficiency among police personnel, improve police competency, and foster camaraderie. Since a dump-and-fill project needs minerals from the ground, it will create another environmental problem as it will need to quarry land from the mountains, Sotto said. “Magmatter gyud na siya sa time kay early in the morning, mga approximately 6 a. “Quarrying is required to get the gravel and sand needed to complete the reclamation project. Ligan is referring to rules such as always treating all firearms as if they were all loaded, never pulling the trigger if a person is not yet ready to fire, and being certain with the target.6-kilometer toll expressway, the first in Cebu.
However, in the long run, the foundation of the lands in the quarrying area will get weaker. This increases the risk of landslides occurring in Consolacion during the rainy season,” she said. Gun proficiency usa sa mando para ma hone ang skills para og naay nga situation outside like police responses nga kjnahanglan ilang skills labi na sa SWAT sa hostage taking , ang hostage taker ang maigo dili ang hostage,” Ligan said. (The time matters because early in the morning, at about 6 a. Other natural resources that could be destroyed by the reclamation project include 51 species of macrobenthic invertebrates and seven species of mangroves that are nursery grounds supporting the fishery in Cansaga Bay, according to the study. | Contributed Photo It’s still a go The Consolacion municipal government has partnered with a private consortium—La Consolacion Seafront Development Corp. Ligan said that their tight cooperation with the city’s Emergency Operations Center has helped in their effective implementation of the health protocols. (LCSDC)—to undertake the 235.) “Unya mao na nga ang influx sa passengers nato mura og na at once ba, nadungan. He is also looking into other infrastructure projects such as the Fourth Cebu-Mactan bridge that is still being planned by the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue.
8-hectare “Seafront City” reclamation project on the coastlines of Barangay Tayud. Though this is still a high number, Ligan said that this is only a pittance compared to the more than a million population in Cebu City. Based on the records of the Securities and Exchange Commission, LCSDC was incorporated on Oct. 31, 2019, with a capitalization of P10 million. /rcg READ: Subscribe to our regional newsletter By providing an email address. (That is why the influx of our passengers happen at once, they come at the same time. Its incorporators included Rep. Victor Yap of Tarlac and his brother, Jose Yap Jr. The business mogul said that his companies such as MPTC will continue the vision of an interconnected Philippines to make the country united and instill among Filipinos a sense of “Filipino-first” pride.
, who is former mayor of San Jose town in Tarlac. No more crowds. In a text message to the Inquirer, the congressman said there was no law that barred him from owning a corporation. “But if you are suggesting conflict [of interest], then I may as well divest in the company to put the issue to rest,” he said. In his recent State of the Town Address, Consolacion Mayor Joannes Alegado, who is running as second nominee of a party list group, said he would focus his remaining eight months in office on the reclamation project despite the opposition. Orzales said that they anticipate the same situation in the coming days because of the coming Christmas season as well as the easement of the restrictions. At least 2,000 workers of the six affected shipyards, as well as residents of Barangay Tayud earlier appealed to President Duterte to stop the town’s reclamation project.
Sotto said Consolacion officials should instead focus on planting and not destroying mangroves. “Mangroves protect communities from floods and storm surges. Orzales also appealed to passengers to be more disciplined and have patience in the guidelines implemented at the ports. Given Consolacion is vulnerable to flooding in general, enhancing the presence of mangroves must be considered to protect the residents,” she said. INQ Subscribe to our regional newsletter By providing an email address. I agree to the .