Cebu City wants to double Cremdec’s revenues-A A +A
Sunday, September 30, 2012
THE Cebu City Council wants to require city government offices and barangays to hold their trainings and seminars at the Cebu City Resource Management and Development Center (Cremdec) in Barangay Taptap, amid reports that the City-owned facility is losing revenue.
Councilor Roberto Ca-barrubias said Cremdec is “losing a lot of money” because some City offices and barangays prefer to hold their seminars and trainings in hotels or resorts.
“Because of this, there is a need to help Cremdec to be more sustainable by giving it sufficient opportunities to earn an income,” he said.
He said the City should take pride for having established Cremdec, which is the only local government unit-managed and -operated training center in the country.
Cremdec, which is located some 24 kilometers from the city center, reportedly earns P5 million annually. The City earlier wanted to double the facility’s annual revenue.
During the council’s regular session last Wednesday, Cabarrubias filed a resolution that seeks to require all City offices and barangays to hold their trainings and seminars at Cremdec.
However, Councilor Edgardo Labella said it would be more proper to make an ordinance to cover the matter instead of a resolution.
Cabarrubias yielded, and withdrew his resolution. He said he will file an ordinance in the next session.
Cremdec was conceptualized in 1987 as the Central Visayas Regional Project. It was later renamed as the Regional Resource Management Training Center.
In 1994, it was devolved to the City and was named Cebu City Resource Management Training Center.
By 1999, the facility was finally named Cremdec through the passage of City Ordinance 1175. (PDF)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 30, 2012.