SO THEY can meet their daily needs, members of the Cebu City Hall’s Barangay Intelligence Network (BIN) want the City Government to increase their salary, an official said.
In a meeting recently, Philip Zafra, who heads the City’s civil security unit (CSU), said the BIN wants that the honorarium they receive from the City be increased. They, however, did not specify how much increase they want.
CEBU CITY (Updated) -- Imagine grooms in their Barong Tagalog and brides in their wedding gowns and heels walking from the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral to the Plaza Independencia for a wedding reception.
That’s what happened Saturday when the new couples — some 150 pairs in a mass wedding — went out of the church and found themselves without vehicles to hail because it was the second Road Revolution 2.
CEBU -- Imagine grooms in their barongs, brides in their wedding gowns and heels, walking from the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral to the Plaza Independencia for the wedding reception.
That's what happened Saturday when the new couples went out of the church and found themselves without vehicles to hail because it was the second Road Revolution 2, wherein organizers took the carless day, downtown.
CEBU CITY (Updated) -- Representative Tomas Osmeña (Cebu City, south district) was rushed to the hospital on Saturday after suffering from fever, chills and stomach pains, an official said.
Vice Mayor Joy Augustus Young said the former mayor was already having fever and stomach trouble Saturday morning but still went out for lunch with barangay officials.
THE Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 decided yesterday to revisit the proposal to build additional flyovers in Cebu City.
The RDC, chaired by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, resolved to form a technical working group (TWG) to review the proposal to build flyovers at the intersections of M. J. Cuenco-Gen. Maxilom Aves. and Gorordo-Archbishop Reyes Aves.
CEBU CITY -- The Regional Trial Court (RTC) ordered the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) to let 26 education graduates from the Paulus Cañete-led Mandaue City College (MCC) take the teachers' board examinations Sunday.
Dr. Paulus Mariae Cañete, MCC president, confirmed that RTC branch 10 Judge Soliver Peras issued a temporary restraining order in favor of the graduates.
CEBU CITY -- In, not out, is one way to describe how the Central Visayas economy is growing.
The latest Central Visayas Regional Economic Situationer shows a continued boost in tourism, but the export industry has suffered a setback.
SOME diggings were discovered in another barangay in Carcar City yesterday as an archaeologist deputized by the National Museum inspected an excavation in Barangay Perrelos.
Jojo Bersales, also a professor at the University of San Carlos, said the National Museum cannot stop people from digging for treasures but these activities should be covered by permits.
VICE GOV. Agnes Magpale yesterday said she will not withdraw her proposed anti-tabloid ordinance, saying she has the support of Cebuanos.
A religious group, Maranatha Christian Fellowship, also went to her office last Monday to give her a copy of their “pledge of support.”
ASTURIAS inaugurated yesterday its new Municipal Hall worth P4.5 million.
Attending the inauguration were Rep. Pablo John Garcia (Cebu, 3rd district) and Gov. Gwen Garcia.
THERE are 11 beneficiaries in Cebu City of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) who were reprimanded for pawning their cash cards instead of using them for their children’s education.
The next time they will commit the same mistake, the cash aid will be suspended.
THE Regional Development Council (RDC) Central Visayas lauded in mass motion the achievements of outgoing Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Ager Ontog Jr.
RDC 7 Chairperson and Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama moved for a resolution lauding Ontog during the council’s third quarterly meeting in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.
THE University of the Philippines (UP) will start the construction of its graduate facility at the South Road Properties (SRP), more than two years after the Cebu City Government donated the lot.
Yesterday, top officials, teachers and students of UP held a groundbreaking ceremony for the UP Professional School Cebu.
CALLING themselves “homeless and underprivileged citizens” of Cebu City, 21 local villagers have asked the court to stop Mayor Michael Rama from removing their houses that encroach on the three-meter easement of the creek’s banks.
The petition that seeks the issuance of a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction and damages was the second injunction suit lodged in the Regional Trial Court against Rama and the Squatters Prevention, Elimination and Encroachment Division (Speed) this year.
CEBU City’s Parks and Playground Commission has found cracks in two of the city’s landmarks: the fountain at the Fuente Osmeña Circle and the Cebu Heritage Monument in Barangay Parian.
Dr. Librado Macaraya, commission chairman, said these were discovered during regular maintenance.
THE head of the Firearms, Explosives, Security Agencies and Guards Supervisory Section (Fesagss) recommended the filing of administrative complaints against two security agencies for lapses allegedly committed during an uptown robbery in Cebu City last Sept. 5.
Supt. Rex Derilo said he discovered that the agencies failed to institute security at the Robinsons Place Mall.
THE Barangay Pooc Council will not endorse Filinvest Land Inc.’s (FLI) extension project to the Talisay City Government unless the firm presents an affidavit of undertaking notarized by a legal officer.
The council will also defer the resolution and revoke the barangay clearance of Filinvest until the firm gives a formal commitment to build an access road in Sitio Maharlika.
POLICE arrested a man who allegedly robbed two multicab passengers in Barangay Lipata, Minglanilla yesterday afternoon.
But before he was caught, Archie Cabañero allegedly fought responding police officers PO2 Raymond Hortezuela and PO1 Sean delos Reyes. The law enforcers retaliated and hit the suspect in the lower right arm and right leg.
CEBU CITY -- Amid the opposition to flyover projects, Representative Tomas Osmeña (South District, Cebu City) announced his plan to construct flyovers in the South Road Properties (SRP) and in other areas in his district.
The opposition has developed into a song, which local artist Budoy has composed.
CEBU City Fire Marshal Aderson Comar will have to answer three administrative complaints for allegedly claiming reimbursement for the repair and maintenance of unserviceable fire trucks, for disobeying an order and for issuing designation and relief orders without authority.
In a press conference that Comar attended yesterday, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 7 Director Ma. Luisa C. Hadjula showed reporters the findings of an investigation conducted by BFP 7.
A LEGAL consultant and the chief of staff of Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale yesterday admitted that the proposed anti-tabloid ordinance has “a lot of flaws” and needs further study.
The draft ordinance, passed on first reading last Aug. 15, has been referred to the Provincial Board (PB) committee on laws for further study.
ONLY a portion of the City Government’s monthly share of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) income will be temporarily withheld.
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama made the clarification when he received the letter from Pagcor.
THE women rescued from Jaguar KTV in an anti-human trafficking operation and used as witnesses in the complaint against the bar owner have signed an affidavit, saying they tagged the wrong man.
Their affidavit could kill the complaint that is undergoing preliminary investigation at the Office of the Cebu City Prosecutor.
A BARANGAY official of Daanbantayan questioned the northern town’s police for releasing the five men he arrested for alleged illegal fishing.
Malbago Barangay Captain Virgilio Misa said he had intended to file a formal complaint against the fishermen.
OUTGOING Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Ager Ontog paid an exit courtesy call on Gov. Gwen Garcia yesterday.
He brought along his replacement, Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo Jr.
FORMER Capitol Security Consultant Byron Garcia may be slapped with a criminal complaint for carrying a high-powered firearm without a permit to carry license.
In a related development, Talisay Mayor Socrates Fernandez served a cease and desist order yesterday morning against Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) for violating a subdivision plan, which Garcia also complained together with a 200-strong homeowners association.
CEBU City will hold for the first time a Korean Day Festival, a celebration that seeks to introduce the culture and traditions of Korea to the Cebuanos.
With an estimated 20,000 Koreans staying in the city, Vice Mayor Joy Augustus Young said it is only fitting that the City Government hosts a festival that will promote Korean culture among the locals.
REP. Luigi Quisumbing (Cebu, sixth district) has called upon the state infrastructure department to address the road and drainage problems in his district, following reports that some parts of Cebu are susceptible to flooding and landslides.
Quisumbing, in a statement, has asked the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to take action and prioritize areas in his district that are in need of road and drainage improvements.
EXPERTS from the Ministry of Economic, Trade and Industry (Meti) of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) will conduct an initial presentation of the updates of their review of the international container port plan for the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) on Sept. 30.
Undersecretary Aristotle Batuhan of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) said they will invite Rep. Tomas Osmeña because the CPA and Japanese experts want to listen to his inputs.
THE envelopes that contained the P2,000 cash aid given to more than 800 senior citizens in Barangay Camputhaw yesterday no longer bear the picture of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama.
Rep. Tomas Osmeña (Cebu City, south district) believes this an admission of guilt on the part of Rama.