Neda chief backs BRT

Jose Santino S. Bunachita and Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/19/2018

IMMEDIATE SOLUTION TO CEBU’S TRAFFIC WOES Transportation Assistant Secretary Mark Steven Pastor confirms DOTr received a proposal for a P155-billion Cebu LRT project but it was returned to the proponents because it had no feasibility study, among…

Bato backs naming politicians with drug links in brgy polls

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/05/2018

REJECT the candidates for the barangay election who have links to illegal drugs. This was the advice of outgoing Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa to the electorate barely a month before…

Albayalde backs return of old police ranks

Inquirer.net 04/02/2018

Bringing back the old rank classification of the Philippine National Police, making it the same as that of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, will stop the confusion between the two groups, according to the Metro Manila…

Davide backs unsolicited proposals for major projects

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/30/2018

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III said he supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to replace public bidding in favor of unsolicited proposals to fast-track big-ticket projects. “Maayo pud na (That would be great). That unburdens the Bids and…

Davide backs cell site shutdown, liquor ban on Sinulog

Benjie B. Talisic, Morexette B. Erram 01/11/2018

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III supports Cebu City Hall’s decision for a cell phone signal shutdown and a liquor ban on the Sinulog Grand Parade and procession. “I have not received any information about it yet. I…

PDEA backs PNP taking lead in war on drugs

Inquirer.net, Nestle L. Semilla 11/20/2017

THE regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) said they welcome President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to allow the Philippine National Police (PNP) to take the lead anew in his administration’s war on drugs. “The drug problem, if it…

Opposition backs review of anti-drug campaign

Inna Gian Mejia, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Norman V. Mendoza 10/12/2017

SOME Barug Team Rama councilors supported yesterday the decision of Cebu City barangays to temporarily suspend the labeling of “drug-free” houses pending review. While they were mixed over the campaign initiated by Barangay Ermita, the opposition bloc…

PRO backs tip boxes in barangays

Nestle L. Semilla 10/11/2017

The Police Regional Office said it will support the barangay tip box program of the Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG). “The directive and project of DILG regarding the (tip box) is a welcome move to…

Magpale backs drug testing for students

Morexette B. Erram 08/16/2017

To deter illegal drug use among minors, Vice Governor Agnes Magpale said it would be best for students in public and private high schools in Cebu to undergo random drug testing. Magpale said she does not see…

Russia backs PH drug war, vows to help boost its anti-terror capabilities

Inquirer.net 08/08/2017

  Russia has offered to assist the Philippines in boosting the anti-terrorism capabilities of its security forces and support the Duterte administration’s intensive drive against illegal drugs, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Tuesday. Cayetano…