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Most village employees test positive for drug use

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  Cebu City’s barangay officials were challenged anew to clear their areas of drug users and pushers after results of drug tests showed a rising number of barangay workers testing positive for drug use. Dr. Alice Utlang, chief of the Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap), said she considered as “very alarming” that […]

Posted: April 30th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

BJMP guards to include minors’ jail in security watch

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DESPITE pulling out from the Operation Second Chance Center (OSCC), the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has assured that they will include the facility in their security watch in order to prevent the smuggling of contraband through the facility for minor offenders. Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak, deputy mayor on police matters, said […]

Posted: April 28th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Delos Santos is ‘richest’ elected official

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Councilor Mary Ann delos Santos appears to be the “richest” elected official in Cebu City based on her 2016 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN). She reported a net worth of P14.4 million with no liabilities. Mayor Tomas Osmeña and his wife Councilor Margarita Osmeña declared a combined net worth of about P8.8 […]

Posted: April 28th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

OPERATION: SMUGGLE

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Cebu City Jail inmates  smuggle contraband through  Operation Second Chance Center, an adjacent rehabilitation facility for youth offenders If there’s a will, there’s a way. Cebu City Jail inmates have found a clever way to sneak in contraband items into the facility, exposing their strong will to get around jail restrictions that have gotten stricter […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Shabu found in cigarette pack in Operation Second Chance

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A small, clear sachet containing what is believed to be shabu, was confiscated by officials inside the Operation Second Chance (OSC) on Thursday morning. The sachet was found concealed inside one of 349 packs of cigarettes that were confiscated by OSC officials on different instances for the month of April alone. According to Councilor Dave […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

‘City Hall not remiss in police support’

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Cebu City Hall wasn’t remiss in providing support to its city police force, an official allied with the administration clarified yesterday. Councilor Dave Tumulak said he checked with the City General Services Office (GSO) and saw that vehicles, fuel allocation and allowances are still being given to the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO). Based on […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Mandaue dad proposes full-fledged traffic dep’t

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AN ordinance has been proposed by Councilor Elstone Dabon to create the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) Office as a fully functioning department of the city and not just an attached office under the mayor’s office. “Due to the complexity of the transportation problems being experienced by the city at present, this will require […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Team Rama: Is ‘Basura Mo, Sardinas Ko’ program working?

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IS Cebu City Hall’s “Basura Mo, Sardinas Ko” program actually motivating city residents to properly dispose of their garbage? The Team Rama bloc of the Cebu City Council asked this question in yesterday’s session as they asked for concrete data from the Department of Public Services (DPS) to show whether the program is working or […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Rehab first before transfer station’

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Cebu City officials argued for and against a proposed ordinance to build a one-hectare garbage transfer station at the closed Inayawan dumpsite in yesterday’s City Council session. Former councilor Roberto Cabarrubias, who now heads City Hall’s Department of Public Services (DPS), said the city can save P3.15 million a month from their garbage collection costs […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

TEAM head: Turnover of road networks allows Mandaue to enforce traffic rules

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  Once the Mandaue City government takes ownership of several road networks in the Mandaue Reclamation Area, traffic rules may already be applied there. The upcoming donation was welcomed by an official of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) who lamented that currently, they have difficulties implementing the city’s traffic rules and regulations along […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »