Special Report: Suan wants cottages back after rehab (Second of two parts)

CEBU Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, ordered all floating cottage operators to voluntarily demolish their cottages. She gave them until Oct. 4 to do so.Garcia made the decision after discovering the illegal practice of throwing septic waste into the ocean by some of Cordova’s floating cottage operators. The practice was uncovered by […]

Special Report: ‘Cottage’ industry in Cordova under fire (First of two parts)

SOME operators of floating cottages in the municipality of Cordova, Mactan Island in eastern Cebu admit to have openly thrown the liquid waste collected from their cottages into the open sea.Operators made the admission just two days after Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia implemented Executive Order (EO) 25, which prohibits the operation and use of illegal […]

Gwen to Cordova’s cottage owners: Cease operations by August 29

CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has ordered operators of Cordova’s floating and fixed cottages to temporarily stop their operations by Aug. 29, 2022.Garcia made the announcement after Cordova’s concerned stakeholders and representatives of government agencies agreed on the temporary stoppage during a meeting in the town on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17.Garcia said they agreed to this […]

Cordova mayor threatens to close floating cottages with no proper comfort rooms

CORDOVA, Cebu Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan has threatened to close floating cottages in the town should owners fail to provide adequate comfort rooms within this week.Suan made the announcement during the flag raising ceremony at the Municipal Hall that was streamed on Facebook Live on Monday, July 18, 2022.The local executive assured the owners that […]