Cebu City’ top priority: Hire more traffic enforcers

Doris C. Bongcac 04/10/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said on top of the city’s priorities, the city government should hire more traffic enforcers. He made this comment after the Cebu City Police asked P15 million worth of ammunition and other…

Community involvement sought to prevent fires

Benjie B. Talisic, Doris C. Bongcac 04/09/2018

MARCH FIRES On a normal day, in some of Cebu’s densely-populated villages, a passing fire truck with a loud speaker blurts out a public service announcement. “Ayaw i-overload ang inyong mga outlets. Bantayi ang inyong mga bata…

Council amends anti-mask ordinance, reduces fines

Doris C. Bongcac, Norman V. Mendoza 03/21/2018

The Mandaue City Council is amending the anti-face mask ordinance reducing the fines for violators of City Ordinance No. 14-2017-1215, prohibiting the use of face masks and tinted helmet visors for motorcycle riders. The council passed on…

The hazard called fire

Benjie B. Talisic, Doris C. Bongcac 03/14/2018

(First of two parts) Members of the Hernandez family are unable to sleep at night every time it rains; as flood water seeps into a makeshift tent that is now considered their home. The tent is located…

Abraham Lee’s firm pays P300.5K in business tax to Cebu City ‘under protest’

Doris C. Bongcac 03/09/2018

  The owner of the collapsed bunkhouse in Barangay Lahug handed payment amounting to P300, 568.50 to the Cebu City Treasurer’s Office on Friday afternoon as a settlement for their company’s tax liabilities with City Hall. But…

Abraham Lee pays tax due ‘under protest’

Doris C. Bongcac 03/09/2018

The owner of the collapsed bunkhouse in Barangay Lahug handed payments amounting to P300, 568.50 to the Cebu City Treasurer’s Office on Friday afternoon as a settlement for their company’s tax liabilities with City Hall. But the…

12 CV congressmen back DPWH-7 Chief Canlas on Cebu road projects

Doris C. Bongcac 03/08/2018

Twelve Central Visayas congressmen have expressed their support on the leadership of the public works Central Visayas director Ador Canlas amidst controversy on the implementation of road projects in Cebu. The group also set up a meeting…

Cebu City employee positive for drug use

Doris C. Bongcac 02/28/2018

  At least one city hall employee turned positive for illegal drug use based on the results of the mandatory drug screening conducted by the Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) yesterday. COSAP head Garry…

122 vacancies at BFP

Doris C. Bongcac 02/27/2018

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP-7) in Central Visayas has opened its recruitment process to fill up the 122 new Fire Officer I (FO1) vacancies in the region. BFP-7 Assistant Regional Director for operations Supt. Ronaldo Orbeta…

Jeepney holdup suspect arrested; unlicensed firearm, sachets of shabu seized

Doris C. Bongcac 02/16/2018

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU- A robbery suspect was arrested by Mandaue City Police while waiting for a ride home to Consolacion town late on Thursday night. Jeime Nemecio Antonio, 38, a resident of Gold Smith Subdivision in Barangay…