This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 8, 2016.

Stinky Cebu? Sue City Hall

AN official of the Department of Environment nad Natural Resources told residents and businessmen affected by the stench of the Inayawan landfill that they can sue the CEbu City government for violating Republict Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management ACt of 2001.

Engr. Marco Andrew Silveron, chief of the Solid Waste Management Section of EMB 7, said RA 9003 requires LGUs to implement solid waste management programs and the closure of open dumpsites.

If residents living there are affected by the dumpsite’s operations, they have the right to file a complaint against the LGU if they fail to implement the law. Engr. Marco Andrew Silveron.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu:  DENR says residents can sue Cebu City for violating law on open dumpsite.

Related: Freeman: Cebu City lawyer says Mayor Osmena has final say on Inayawan closure.

Cebu Daily News: Labella to seek new, cheaper deal with private landfill in Consolacion.

Mediaman accuses tourist cop of threat

GMA radio reporter and Cebu Daily News correspondent Norman Mendoza accused SPO2 Esnang Sarapuddin of the Lapu-Lapu Tourist Police of threatening him during a demolition last Friday. The two already had a previous encounter in May when Mendoza tried to get the story of a British national who hit a Singaporean with a wrench. The cop said he merely asked Mendoza, whom he accused of being arrogant, to show an identification card per the instruction of his police chief.

Mendoza said Sarappudin indirectly threatened him and has requested Lapu-Lapu City Police Office director Senior Supt. Rommel Cabagnot to reassign him.

Niingon siya ang Muslim di na mo-file og kaso. Akong giingnan mo-unsa diay Sir? Ingon siya modritso ra. Niingon sad siya kung dautan pa ko na Muslim gipapatay na tika. Gikuyawan ko. Norman Mendoza, Cebu Daily News and GMA 7 reporter.

Nisud siya. Way respeto taga-media daw siya pero iya porma di mailhan taga-media…Ang masakit ba magsimba ko five times a day, nya tudluon ko ingnon ko nga bakakon…kami mga police willing mi kung asa mi i-assign. Di mi magdumot. SPO2 Esnang Sarapuddin.

Read: Lapu police denies threatening ‘arrogant radio reporter.

Freeman: Reporter willing to settle case with cop as long as policeman gets transferred out of Cebu.

USC eyes rehab of Tejero creek

The University of San Carlos has identified the Tejero Creek as its pilot area for its MEtro Cebu Rivers and Creeks Rehabilitation Program. USC is teaming up with Dow Chemical Co of the US and Barangay Tinago for the rehab of the Estero de Parian and has started gathering samples from three sites.

Through water characterization, we can determine what exactly are the pollutants in the river, we can ddetermine what exactly are the pollutants in the river as well as the level of pollution there by translating it to numbers and using different paramenters. After which, that’s the time we will find the technology appropriate to clean these pollutants. Ricardo Fornis, assistant dean of the USC College of Engineering.

Cebu Daily News: USC teams up with US company for rehab of Tejero creek.

Other Cebu News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Bar owners vow to help cops in anti-drug effort

Sun.Star Cebu: After Davao City-bombing, Lapu-Lapu Police office urges citizens to avoid public gathering

Sun.Star Cebu: DOH 7 official urges vigilance vs. Zika, says virus could be spreading locally

Sun.Star Cebu: Off duty cop hurt after trying to stop motel robbery

Sun.Star Cebu: Surprise drug test catches six users in South Bus terminal

Freeman: Palma backs Duterte’s state of emergency declaration

Cebu Daily News: Capitol eyes joint administration of properties in City.

Cebu Daily News: Passenger dies nine hours after Ceres bus accident in Naga City

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: 3 USJ-R IT students hope to launch crowdfunding services

Sun.Star Cebu: Telco official urges industry to change to stay relevant

Freeman: US data provider sees PH as growth provider

Freeman: DTI to develop Cebu Startup Ecosystem Development Plan in 2016

Cebu Daily News: PHL industry assures market that seaweeds from the country are safe

Cebu Sports News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Mary Joy Tabal urges athletes to keep dreaming

Cebu Daily News: Bohol hosts second leg of Asia Enduro Series

Cebu Opinion

Sun.Star Cebu: Gov’t, public must maintain vigilance vs. terror attacks

Freeman Editorial: Diplomatic flap a blessing in disguise

Cebu Daily News: New jail policies need to stay

Bong Wenceslao: Stubborn Tomas refuses to close dumpsite

Checking Seares: Can Cebu governor give up Fuente Osmena?

Frank Malilong: Osmena wants council control to rescind SRP sale

Publio Briones: Sirao councilor’s ludicrous excuse on use of gov’t vehicle

Elias Espinoza: Just close the dump site

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