EXPLAINER: Suspected multimillion-peso loss prompts Cebu City Council to seek multi-agency probe on garbage payment. ‘Plunder… alleged plunder,’ says Rama.

AT A GLANCE, WHAT’S UP. The Cebu City Council Thursday, August 19, in a resolution passed without objection, asked the Visayas Ombudsman and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and police, with Commission on Audit (COA), to investigate suspected overcharging and bloating of figures in the payment for garbage hauled by a private contractor. Vice […]

EXPLAINER: Councilors suspect volume of garbage collected was bloated, Cebu City paid contractor Docast/JJ and J millions more than it should have. Sanggunian pushes inquiry.

THE Cebu City Council has been looking into alleged violations of the private contractors, Docast/JJ and J Construction and General Supply, which won the P420-million contract to haul garbage in the city for 2021. Most of that money has been wiped out — only P27 million left, as of the last week of July, five […]

Cavite governor seeks DENR help in putting up a sanitary landfill facility 

CAVITE GOVERNOR Juanito Victor C. Remulla has sought help from the Environment department in building a sanitary landfill facility for the province, whose rivers contribute to the waste problem in Manila Bay.   In a statement on Monday, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said the governor cited that 21 out of the 23 cities and municipalities in Cavite “did not have the […]

EXPLAINER: Stench at Inayawan transfer site, squabble over fees due to Binaliw landfill. ‘Beyond comprehension,’ Rama says. Watch if City Hall could handle the mess.

EMERGENCY OR CALAMITY. At a press-con Saturday, June 26, Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama reported the situation at the garbage transfer site in Barangay Inayawan, thus: “Piles of garbage can be found everywhere and the stench is unbearable.” It is “beyond comprehension,” Rama said. Worrying over distressed residents in 6,000 barangay households, Rama wanted […]

City mulls placing Inayawan under state of emergency over transfer station stench

CEBU City is currently facing two major concerns: the existing coronavirus pandemic and the perennial problem of garbage. Since Aljory Waste Management Solutions/Docast, which the City hired to haul garbage, has been barred from dumping garbage at the landfill in Barangay Binaliw until it pays the P17.6 million it owes ARN Central Waste Management Inc., […]

Hauler barred from dumping garbage in Binaliw landfill due to P18.6M IOU

THE private hauler of the Cebu City Government can no longer dump garbage at the landfill in Barangay Binaliw. Aljory Waste Management Solutions/DOCAST owes ARN Central Waste Management Inc. (ARN-CWMI), the landfill’s owner, P18.6 million. Because of this, garbage from the city’s 80 barangays is temporarily dumped at the transfer station in Barangay Inayawan. Elias […]