Butuanon river is a 23-kilometer water body which originates in the mountain area around Metro Cebu and eventually discharges into Mactan channel with approximately 10-kilometer length of the river crossing Metro Cebu area.
Butuanon River News
Close to 10 percent of the Butuanon River has been rehabilitated.
Mandaue City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing made this revelation when asked by members of the media during the presentation on Friday, Oct. 26, for the upcoming International River Summit (IRS), which Mandaue is hosting.
The presentation was organized by the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) in association with the City Government led by Mayor Quisumbing, Vice Mayor Carlo Fortuna and officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) and the Provincial Environm ...
There was indeed hope for the Butuanon River to be rehabilitated after environmentalist and former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez assessed the rivers current situation in a visit yesterday in Mandaue City.
Various stakeholders from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7), Department of Agriculture (DA-7), the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), DA Provincial Office, Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) with Councilor Joel Garganera and Lopez gathered in Mandaue Citys Session Hall yesterday for the "Save the Butuano ...
The regional offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) are trying to develop the Butuanon River to become a model of water bodies in response to the key programs of former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff and now DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu focusing on water management, the clean water and air act, and solid waste management.
The Butuanon River lies along the boundary of Mandaue City and Cebu City.
Engr. William Cuñado, EMB-7 director, said during the Kapihan sa PIA yesterday that they are now in the p ...
A few years ago, a mountain of garbage, a muddy road and a foul smell marked the dumpsite in Barangay Umapad, Mandaue City.
At present, the area is a lot different from what it was before.
The city's plant nursery and several colorful flowers now occupy a portion of the land that was used to be the dumpsite. A day care center stands there.
These developments in the City's dumpsite form part of the local government unit's plan to make it an eco-park.
According to the Department of General Services (DGS), the eco-park will cover two hectares of the former dumpsite while the rest of t ...
Butuanon River Dredging Location. Aerial View over the mouth of Butuanon River, Pakna-an 6.5 ha Urban Poor Housing Subdivision, and Mandaue City Umapad Landfill.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has inked a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the Adopt-a-River or Estero with Maritrans Recycler Inc. and Taiheiyo Cement Philippines Inc. through the "Linis Estero" program.
This is to undertake a cleanup and other rehabilitation activities in Butuanon and Guadalupe rivers and their tributaries.
DENR-7 Regional Executive Director Maximo O. Dichoso said the program is a collaborative undertaking to put in place good sanitation and solid wastes management practices to reduce incidence of water-related diseases and those associa ...