City to firm: No contract, no payment

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/12/2017

“PRODUCE the contract first.” This is the City Legal Office’s opinion on the P33.32 million bill to the city government from the private architectural firm, Espina, Perez-Espina & Associates, seeking payment for their professional fees that they…

Lot owner agrees to give portion for retaining wall

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/30/2017

The owner of the private lot in Sitio Garaje, Barangay Busay where a landslide occurred earlier this month agreed to donate a portion of their property to Cebu City Hall. “Due to the urgency and need for…

Mandaue’s plastic ban yields violators

Norman V. Mendoza 08/02/2016

MANDAUE City’s first day in enforcing the plastic ban last Monday resulted in the apprehension of 14 owners of retail stores in the Mandaue City public market. Placido Jerusalem, acting chief of the City Environment and Natural…

Additional charges filed against village execs

Edison Delos Angeles, Nestle L. Semilla 06/21/2016

SEVEN Cebu City barangay chairpersons who were among the 47 that refused return the city-issued sports utility vehicles (SUVs) faced additional charges filed by Cebu City Acting Mayor Margot Osmeña yesterday. The officials were charged with violating…

The plight of street children

Stephen D. Capillas 03/31/2016

Four days from today will mark exactly one year when 10-year-old street child Chastity Mirabiles died after being rounded up along with other street children by police officers. Due to the ongoing political season, this incident and…

Families to stay under bridge for now

Nestle L. Semilla 02/29/2016

THE Mandaue City government won’t drive out the families living under the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge on the Mandaue City side until they are given assistance by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). “If that will be…

BFP wants building back

Nestle L. Semilla 07/16/2015

Tension erupted as personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 7 inspected the second floor of the BFP building, which is being used as the temporary Cebu City Medical Center. Cebu City Administrator Lucelle Mercado rushed…

Resto along Capitol site closed for lack of permits

Nestle L. Semilla 07/10/2015

A restaurant along Don Jose Avila Street in barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City was shut down yesterday for failing to comply with zoning and building requirements. Camia Street Cafe and Resto, a two-story  building owned by siblings…

City Legal Office set to respond to bidder’s complaint

Carine M. Asutilla, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/12/2015

Cebu City Hall’s legal office is preparing its reply to the protest letter of the second lowest bidder of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) project. City Attorney Jerone Castillo said he will  be sending an official…

‘Finger-pointing no way to solve Cebu City’s drainage problem’

Anie M. Paujana 09/04/2014

Cebu City officials should sit down and work together to resolve the city’s perennial drainage problem rather than engage in finger-pointing, Councilor Margot Osmeña said yesterday. In her privilege speech at yesterday’s City Council session, Osmeña said…

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