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Innovation Council to propel ICT sector to greater heights


New business organization to focus on sustaining industry’s growth Cebu’s growing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry is expected to scale “ greater heights” with the creation of a business organization focusing on sustaining the sector’s growth. The Innovation Council of Cebu (ICC), a brainchild of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), is […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Bridges, roads, drainage top RDC-7 infra projects


To connect the islands of Cebu and Bohol, Bohol and Leyte, and finally, Cebu to Negros with the construction of three bridges are among the top priorities of the Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC-7) under the Duterte administration. In a full council meeting yesterday, RDC-7 endorsed 10 infrastructure projects for funding by the […]

Posted: March 10th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

PDEA goes after Sabalones network


USING a drug matrix made through information provided by self-confessed drug lord Franz Sabalones, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) is now requesting the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to investigate the names on the matrix who are allegedly part of the alleged drug lord’s network. The list includes at least five police […]

Posted: March 8th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Council to hold public hearing on transfer station proposal


THE Cebu City Council will ask city residents if they would support the city government’s move to set up a one -hectare transfer station in the now closed Inayawan dumpsite despite a court order not to do so. The council scheduled a public hearing on the issue on April 18 after the committee on laws […]

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


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Rescission could hit snags at council Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Filinvest land Inc. (FLI) might have agreed in principle to rescind the sale of the 19.2- hectare lot at the South Road Properties (SRP), but the rescission would need the City Council’s approval as Osmeña cannot just act in behalf of the City […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

LUDO COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT Protesters to Council: Explain endorsement


Residents of Barangay Sawang Calero in Cebu City were surprised over the sudden revival of the Ludo coal-fired power plant after the project was rejected by the previous members of the Cebu City Council last year. They trooped to the gate of the Ludo property, which is the proposed site for the power plant, to […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

No allowances for tanods, loaders

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Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña suspended the granting of allowances to the city’s barangay tanods and garbage loaders starting this month until after their performance had been evaluated. In a memo signed last Jan. 24 but received by barangay officials only yesterday, Osmeña cited budget limitations as the reason for the withdrawal of allowances. Councilor […]

Posted: February 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Dad: Set up transfer station in closed Inayawan landfill


In an effort to reduce Cebu City’s private garbage hauling expenses, Councilor Eugenio Gabuya Jr. wants to establish a transfer station inside the Inayawan landfill. Gabuya, who is affiliated with Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK), has proposed to the Cebu City Council an ordinance which seeks to apportion one hectare of the Inayawan landfill, which […]

Posted: January 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu City mountain barangays now under state of calamity


Due to the recent incidents of landslides, the Cebu City Council has placed all mountain barangays in the city under a state of calamity. The declaration was made during the council’s regular session on Tuesday afternoon. Aside from the landslides, the council also cited the cold spell as another reason for the declaration. In a […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Council meets to approve urgent funds for garbage

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In order to haul the remaining garbage from the temporary transfer station at the South Road Properties (SRP) to a final dumping site, the Cebu City government is proposing another emergency procurement. The City Council is expected to hold a special session today upon the request of Mayor Tomas Osmeña that he be authorized to […]

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