School: No budget set to house contingents

Keith Anthony S. Fabro 01/16/2018

About 1,300 participants from the towns of Leyte, Bohol and North Cotabato are scheduled to arrive and stay at the City Central School in Cebu City from Jan. 17 to 22 or the day after the Sinulog…

Capitol sets aside bigger anti-drug budget for 2018

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/04/2018

ALL agencies mobilized for the war on drugs will receive an additional budget from the province, Provincial Board (PB) Member Celestino Martinez III said yesterday. Martinez, who chairs the PB budget and appropriations committee, said a portion…

Capitol okays P4.5B for 2018, bulk of budget goes to prov’l health services

Morexette B. Erram 12/04/2017

THE Cebu Provincial Board (PB) yesterday approved the P4.5 billion budget of the Cebu provincial government for 2018 on its third and final reading. “There were no major changes made and no reduction,” said PB member Celestino…

PB approves budget, health office gets biggest share

Morexette B. Erram 12/04/2017

THE Provincial Board (PB) approved on third and final reading the provincial government’s P4.5 billion budget for next year. There were no addendum or reduction made to the budget proposal throughout its three readings in the PB,…

Capitol approves P4.5-B budget

Morexette B. Erram 11/27/2017

SECOND READING THE Cebu Provincial Board (PB) yesterday approved on second reading the proposed P4.5-billion budget for 2018. But not without much deliberation on why the Provincial Health Office (PHO) included a budget for the training in…

Asean budget could have gone to help the poor, militants say

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, USC Intern Therese Alegado 11/13/2017

IN staging their rally at the dilapidated Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) yesterday, Cebu-based militant leftist groups objected to the billions of pesos spent by the government to host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit…

PB budget committee defers OK of proposed P1.4-B health budget

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Therese Alegado 11/09/2017

Complaints against doctors, presence of hospital chiefs cited COMPLAINTS about doctors in provincial and district hospitals asking relatives of children six years old and under to pay for their professional fees and the necessity of hospital chiefs…

City Council okays P6.29B budget

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/07/2017

Cebu City GAA FOR 2018 After a series of deliberations, the Cebu City Council has finally approved the P6.29-billion annual budget for 2018 proposed by Mayor Tomas Osmeña. There were hardly any changes made from Osmeña’s proposal…

Pressure on at DPS on use of hauling budget

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/31/2017

WITH garbage reduction programs set to be in place, Cebu City Hall’s Department of Public Services (DPS) has been pressured not to fully use their proposed budget for garbage hauling services next year. The DPS has proposed…

Navy spent P.5B for Marawi siege — Vice Admiral Mercado

Inquirer.net 10/30/2017

The Philippine Navy has spent about half a billion pesos for ammunition and fuel during the five months of fighting in Marawi City. Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado gave the assessment in an interview with…

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