Inauguration of new terminal in Mactan-Cebu International Airport New set
The new terminal of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will be inaugurated on June 7, and full operations will start on June 22. Hailed by Cebu City North District Rep. Raul del Mar as the best in Asia, Terminal 2 has a planned span of 45,000 square meters and will be expanded in the second phase. It is comparable to the best airport terminals in Asia. Del Mar added that Cebuanos will be full of pride once the new terminal will open. It will have a good and lasting impression on visitors to Cebu and the Philippines as a whole .
LGUs tasked in the removal of illegal beach structures
While the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will delineate the standard easement zone along the shores, the local government unit (LGU) will remove any structures situated in the easement zone. This was revealed by DENR-7 Director Gilbert Gonzales since the LGUs granted the building permits to the resorts and hotels. DENR-7 is initially focusing on beach resorts located in Cebu and Bohol since they are prime tourist destinations. It is one of the main projects of the agency following the temporary closure of Boracay Island. While Mactan Island was prioritized, the agency will eventually check resorts located in Oslob and Moalboal .
EMB clarifies report on high coliform levels around Mactan Island
The Environmental Management Bureau Region 7 (EMB-7) clarified an earlier report showing high levels of fecal coliform in the waters off Mactan Island. While the fecal bacteria in many of the samples taken by the agency exceeded safe levels, majority of the samples were within safe levels, according to EMB-7 Regional Director William Cuñado. This was in contrast to an earlier report indicating that all water samples did not pass the safe levels of fecal coliform in the area. Cuñado added that the intensified efforts by the government on wastewater discharge and treatment resulted to an improvement in saltwater quality around the island .