Cebu City Gov’t to file charges against man who stole office laptops

Morexette Erram, USJ-R Journalism Intern 08/14/2018

The Cebu City Government will file complaints against the suspect who stole four laptops from the Cebu City Legal Office last Saturday, August 11. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña made this announcement in a press conference today…

Pimentel: Gov’t officials opposing federalism just need more info

Inquirer.net 08/11/2018

SEN. Aquilino Pimentel III yesterday said government officials against federalism would “need more information” on the proposed shift of government. He made this comment after Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and other economic managers earlier told the…

Council committee approves proposed deal between city gov’t and Angkas drivers

Morexette Erram 08/11/2018

The Committee on Laws of the Cebu City Council approved the request of Cebu City Administrator Nigel Villarete to pilot test the viability of the proposed joint venture project using hailing applications in providing Angkas services for…

Rise in July inflation seen; gov’t urged to bring down rice prices

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/06/2018

The government should focus on bringing down the prices of rice in order to help the poor especially with the continued increase in the country’s inflation rate. Antonio Chiu, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president,…

Gov’t eyes lower tariffs on meat, fish imports to address inflation

Inquirer.net 08/05/2018

SPEAKER Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the Duterte administration’s economic managers tackled the possible lowering of tariffs on meat and fish imports in a meeting to discuss measures to mitigate the impact of soaring inflation. “To cushion the impact…

DOJ chief: Gov’t prepared to extradite Napoles family to US

Inquirer.net 08/01/2018

The Philippine government is prepared to extradite the family of alleged pork barrel fund scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to the United States (US) to face trial for siphoning $20 million from the Philippines to the US.…

Four govt employees cited

Norman V. Mendoza 07/19/2018

Four government employees including a traffic enforcer were given recognition by Mandaue City Hall on Thursday, July 19. Camelo Cobarde Jr., a Mandaue City traffic enforcer who apprehended Mayor Luigi Quisumbing’s Chief of Staff Atty. Mae Elaine…

PH investment grade affirmed, but gov’t warned of overheating economy

Inquirer.net 07/18/2018

INTERNATIONAL credit watcher Fitch Ratings on Wednesday affirmed the Philippines’ creditworthiness at two notches above the minimum investment grade, saying the country continues to enjoy a favorable economic outlook and low government debt levels. At the same…

Gov’t to limit Boracay tourists, infra — DILG

Inquirer.net 07/13/2018

THE government is planning to limit the number of tourists and infrastructure in Boracay to cope with the environmental needs of the island, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Epimaco Densing lll said on Friday.…

Hardware failure downs more than 100 PH gov’t websites — DICT

Inquirer.net 07/03/2018

MORE than 100 government websites were down on Tuesday due to a server hardware failure. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) confirmed to INQUIRER.net that an estimated 100 websites were affected when a six-year-old server…

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