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Higher budget for infra, education in 2018

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The Cebu Provincial Development Council (PDC) has approved around P90 billion worth of projects for 2018 budget appropriations. During the full council meeting yesterday, the PDC on mass motion also endorsed the approved budget to the Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC-7) for it to be included in the list of priority programs, activities […]

Posted: March 9th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

China stays mum on its defense budget

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BEIJING — China in recent years has responded to calls for greater military transparency by releasing its defense budget. Not this year, it seems. The defense and finance ministries did not immediately respond to questions about why the government failed to provide a figure for its annual military spending at the opening of its rubber-stamp […]

Posted: March 5th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Capitol’s P227M equipment procurement project hits another snag

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After taking two years to proceed with the procurement of P227-million worth of light and heavy equipment that will be used for road repairs and maintenance in the province, the project has yet met another delay — the Capitol’s loan has expired and will need to be reapplied. This means a few more months of […]

Posted: March 1st, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

PDEA, Cebu province talk on drug war budget

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THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) is working closely with the Cebu provincial government on its anti-drug campaign. This after Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Office (CPADAO) head Ivy Durano Meca expressed plans to rechannel Capitol’s budget intended for the provincial police to PDEA-7 following the suspension of police involvement in the Duterte […]

Posted: February 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Capitol breaks income targets

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The Cebu provincial government surpassed its income target for 2016 after posting a revenue of P3.09 billion. Records from the Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PTO) said the amount surpassed Capitol’s P2.8-billion collection in 2015 by P290 million. Provincial Treasurer Emmanuel Guial attributed the increase to the province’s internal revenue allotment (IRA) which reached P2.5 billion. Provincial […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Capitol surpasses 2016 income target; sets P3.1 billion target this year

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The Cebu provincial government surpassed its income target for 2016 after posting a revenue of P3.09 billion. Records from the Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PRO) said the amount surpassed the Capitol’s P2.8 billion collection in 2015 by P290 million. Provincial Treasurer Emmanuel Guial attributed the increase to the province’s internal revenue allotment (IRA), which reached to […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Council fails to override Osmeña veto on some items in 2017 budget

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The Cebu City Council has failed to override the line veto of Mayor Tomas Osmeña on some items under the city’s approved P7.2 billion annual budget for this year. During the council’s regular session yesterday afternoon, Councilor Jose Daluz III moved to override three of the 16 items under the annual budget that were the […]

Posted: January 11th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Road right-of-way costs up for BRT

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But project chief says it won’t hamper completion of project in 2019 Road right-of-way (RROW) cost for the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is projected to increase from the previous estimate of P1.26 billion to a whopping P9.04 billion. But BRT project chief Rafael Yap said the project will still continue as the national […]

Posted: January 3rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Free tuition

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There’s more to the P8.3 billion allocated by President Rodrigo Duterte to the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to pay for free tuition of poor but deserving students in state universities and colleges next year. The amount alone is staggering, and the beneficiaries would thank the heavens for this gift which was originally intended to […]

Posted: December 26th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Cebu City’s P7.2B annual budget okayed; majority dads’ ‘quick approval’ slammed

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On its last regular session yesterday, the Cebu City Council has finally approved the city’s P7.2 billion annual budget for next year.But other councilors from the council’s minority bloc were not satisfied by the lack of thorough discussion of their concerns on the budget during the council’s final deliberation of the proposed budgetordinance during their […]

Posted: December 20th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »