Ex-SAF exec admits keeping P37-M allowance for troopers meals

Inquirer.net 05/22/2018

The former budget officer of the Special Action Force (SAF) kept P37 million of undisbursed additional subsistence allowance (ASA) of SAF troopers, a Senate hearing led by Senator Panfilo Lacson revealed on Tuesday. During the Senate inquiry…

DILG exec: Only 25 of 1,080 Boracay establishments are gov’t compliant

Inquirer.net 05/18/2018

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — Describing the rampant violations of rules and laws on Boracay Island as a “Wild, Wild West,” an official of an interagency task force revealed that only 25 of 1,080 inspected establishments (2.3 percent)…

Job-skills mismatch causing losses to economy, says exec

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/17/2018

Cebu economy is losing about P80 million because of unfilled job vacancies. This is according to Wesley Chiongbian, Mynimo.com CEO during a press briefing on Thursday. Chiongbian said he based his figure on a Mynimo informal study…

Sandiganbayan acquits former PCSO exec

Inquirer.net 05/17/2018

The Sandiganbayan has acquitted the last ex-Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) official involved in the plunder case of former President, and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The anti-graft Court has acquitted former PCSO general manager Rosario Uriarte…

Synchronized traffic mgmt in 2018 – exec

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/10/2018

METRO CEBU A synchronized traffic management system for Metro Cebu is targeted to be implemented within the year. Jonathan “Joy” Tumulak, Capitol’s traffic management focal person, said in an interview that the plans to address discussed by…

DICT exec: 4 consortiums eye third telco player slot

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/03/2018

At least four local firms in consortium with foreign telecommunications companies have expressed interest to bid as a new and third telco player in the country, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)said. Although he refused…

DOH-7 exec: Four prenatal visits for pregnant moms

Intern 05/02/2018

Pregnant women should have at least four prenatal visits. Dr. Jeanette Pauline Arellano-Cortes, Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) medical officer, said this during a discussion about safe motherhood in a forum on Wednesday in Cebu…

Cebu biz exec says investors’ tax perks must remain a priority

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/21/2018

Tax perks should be a temporary come-on for investors to continue pouring money into the Philippines while more pressing concerns are still being addressed, a Cebu business leader said. Despite the statement of the Department of Finance…

Zafra files plaint against village exec

Nestle L. Semilla 03/05/2018

TISA barangay Captain Phillip Zafra filed a complaint against a Tisa barangay councilman who heads the Barangay Mayor’s Office (BMO) in the area for allegedly issuing barangay clearances to some residents. Zafra, who sits in the City…

3rd bridge construction work to start in June or July – exec

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/27/2018

P22.5B project targeted to be done in 2021when Cebu marks 500th birth of Christianity When the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) is completed and opened in 2021, it will feature lights that will form a cross at night.…