Infra spending up by 44.8% in Nov. 2017; Build program tagged

Inquirer.net 01/04/2018

Spending on infrastructure rose by 44.8 percent in November 2017 and played a key role in raising government disbursement for that month, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Thursday. DBM said infrastructure disbursement reached P43.8…

Were there kickbacks on Dengvaxia?

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 12/14/2017

I remember my experience when I worked in an LGU as an executive assistant to the mayor long time ago. It was then Mayor Socrates Fernandez, now a councilor of Talisay City, who hired me and assigned…

Palace suspends gov’t work on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2

12/14/2017

Malacañang Suspends government work on December 26, 2017 and January 2, 2018. Read below:…

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas — government

AFP 12/11/2017

Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom. “Commercial cinemas will be allowed to operate in…

Seven gov’t employees from Danao and Alegria test positive for drug use

Morexette B. Erram 12/08/2017

Seven government employees from Danao City and Alegria tested positive during a series of surprised drug tests conducted by the Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Office (CPADAO) this week. Yesterday, three job-order (JO) and two regular workers from…

‘Exciting Time’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/05/2017

Exciting times lie ahead at the Cebu City Council. Renato “Junjun” Osmeña Jr., the replacement of Councilor Nendell Hanz Abella, is now just awaiting a certified copy of his appointment papers from President Rodrigo Duterte as new…

‘Cyberporn victims getting younger’

Nestle L. Semilla 12/05/2017

VICTIMS of cyber-pornography in Cebu have gotten younger in recent years, with the youngest barely an infant, the Children’s Legal Bureau (CLB) said yesterday. In yesterday’s forum on commercial sexual exploitation, CLB litigation and advocacy coordinator Noemi…

Revolutionary government

Raymund Fernandez 12/05/2017

Change! Change! Change! And still some more change … As it turned out, not too many turned out for the nationwide rallies that were rumored to trigger the declaration of a “revolutionary government.” Still, a few thousand…

‘Liquor ban on Sinulog won’t affect sales’

Intern 11/29/2017

The Cebu City government has assured business owners not to worry about their sales during the Sinulog celebration next year despite the planned liquor ban. During a public consultation on Tuesday, city officials met with the owners…

Lacson seeks reduction of VAT exemptions

Inquirer.net 11/26/2017

The government should consider removing the dozens of value-added tax (VAT) exemptions that corporations enjoy under the law to compensate for the losses under the proposed VAT reduction to 10 percent, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Sunday. Lacson,…

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