Caindec slams Osmeña amid unresolved traffic problem in Mambaling

Futch Anthony Inso, Rosalie Abatayo 07/16/2018

Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) regional director Victor Caindec said that he will not deploy his personnel along N. Bacalso Avenue. While he thanked Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña for offering him personnel and equipment,…

Tumulak calls for calm amid councilman’s murder

Morexette B. Erram 07/10/2018

Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak called on the public to remain calm amid the killings of three people in separate incidents in the city, saying all of these occurred under different circumstances. Tumulak, deputy mayor on police…

CBCP offers peace amid hatred and violence

Ador Mayol 07/09/2018

Amid so much hatred and violence, leaders of the Catholic Church in the Philippines have offered peace, joy, and forgiveness. In its Pastoral Exhortation released on Monday, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) called on…

Rama worries safety amid killings of mayors

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Morexette Marie B. Erram, USJ-R Intern 07/05/2018

Former Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama fears for his life once again after two mayors were killed in separate shooting incidents in Luzon this week. “Really, it’s not a joke seeing all of these occurring. I’ve long…

Catan: Mental Health Law a welcome relief amid prevalent problem

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 06/22/2018

Cebu Provincial Health Office Head, Dr. Rene Catan, said the passage of the Mental Health Law will benefit many Cebuanos. Based on the data released, at least 2,233 persons in Cebu are suffering from mental disorders from…

New Zealand to tax int’l visitors amid tourism boom

AFP 06/15/2018

New Zealand announced plans Friday to introduce a tourist tax and increase other fees for international visitors to fund infrastructure development in the face of a tourist boom. Tourism numbers in the country of 4.5 million have…

Councilor questions selection of Pamocor amid CDO against Aloguinsan landfill

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/13/2018

Cebu City Councilor Jun Alcover questioned the validity of making Pamocor as the winning bidder of the garbage hauling and disposal services of the city. Alcover said that Pamocor was selected despite the cease-and-desist order (CDO) issued…

Habal-habal integrated enrollment system to push through amid City Council’s rejection

Rosalie Abatayo 06/06/2018

Despite the council’s rejection of the ordinance to regulate habal-habal drivers, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said that the city government will still pursue an integrated system that will enroll all habal-habal drivers in the city. Osmeña…

Labor group stages ‘Triple Whammy’ protests in Makati amid price hikes

Inquirer.net 05/29/2018

MILITANT labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) staged protests in government and private offices in Makati City on Tuesday, to call attention to various issues such as the rising prices of basic commodities, low wages, and contractualization.…

Tagle declares May 20 to 31 as days of prayer amid ‘crisis of truth’

Inquirer.net 05/18/2018

MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has declared May 20 to 31 as days of prayer, fasting and action “for the truth and common good.” Tagle sent a letter to all of Manila’s parishes where he lamented…

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