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Briones: Metro Cebu’s ongoing clearing operations
IN MANDAUE, the City Government has intensified the clearing operation and has set its sights on interior roads.Obviously, the move has made some people unhappy. No surprise there, really.Many of our politicians had turned a blind eye on the illegal ...
Briones: Testing positive
AND then there are 42.I’m referring to the number of employees at the Cebu City Government who have so far tested positive for drug use since the City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap) started conducting surprise drug tests on ...
From 4 days ago
IN APRIL 2021, Roman Catholics will rejoice because that date signifies 500 years of Christianity in the Philippine archipelago.Or maybe not.Part of me, the non-practicing Catholic part who nevertheless professes faith, is excited.Although I haven’t been to mass in, well, ...
From 6 days ago
Briones: Public apathy
“IF ONLY there was enough equipment that we used during the cleanup, I’m sure the collected garbage would have been larger than that number.”That was the lament of Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) officer-in-charge John Jigo Dacua ...
From 8 days ago
Briones: Sinulog blues
HOW long has Cebu City been hosting the Sinulog festivities?Almost four decades, right?During all this time, did you ever hear the police, or any member of law enforcement, complain or even suggest about complaining about fulfilling their duties to protect ...
From 11 days ago
Briones: I should be so lucky...
ALL’S well that ends well.They may have lost their allowance from the Cebu City Government, but they will soon be getting it back, retroactive from January this year.For the director of the Cebu City Police Office, that’s, well, let’s do ...
From 13 days ago
Briones: Cebu City’s largesse
THE more than 5,000 employees of the Cebu City Government must be having a field day.It was announced that Mayor Edgardo Labella just signed the release of P101 million worth of additional bonuses for them on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.According ...
From 18 days ago
Briones: ‘Ease’ of doing biz
CEBU City Mayor Edgardo Labella received a proposal, dated Sept. 30, 2019, from a Singapore-based company, Harbour Group, to develop Pond A at the South Road Properties (SRP).Harbour Group wants to invest between P25 billion and P50 billion to construct ...
From 20 days ago
Briones: Sunday rambling
I NEVER knew it would come to this. Oh don’t get me wrong. I knew it would be inevitable. But I thought it would be a few years from now, not last Friday during a friend’s birthday party.With a glass ...
From 22 days ago
Briones: Good news... somewhat
THE caption of the photo on page 25 of SunStar Cebu’s Business Section on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, best describes what is happening across Metro Cebu today: The building boom shows no signs of slowing down.To those who haven’t seen ...
From 25 days ago