Gov’t needs P1B for rehab of quake-hit areas in Leyte

USJ-R Intern Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/08/2017

Around P1 billion is needed to rehabilitate earthquake-stricken towns in Leyte province. The estimate is contained in a report by the members of the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) team of the National Economic and Development Authority…

Cebu employment level stays high as national rate dips

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/15/2017

While jobless rates were up in most parts of the country, Central Visayas, particularly Cebu, seemed unfazed by developments in the labor force. Latest figures from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that the region’s unemployment rate…

Labor groups: Scrap DTI-7, Neda-7 reps’ voting power in wage board

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/16/2017

AFTER their proposal for a P150 minimum wage increase was brought down to the approved P13 wage hike for Central Visayas, the disappointed labor groups in Cebu said they would lobby in Congress for the scrapping of…

RDC 7 okays Mandaue-Consolacion-Liloan bypass project

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/16/2016

The Central Visayas Regional Development Council-Infrastructure Development Committee (RDC 7-IDC) has approved the Mandaue-Consolacion-Liloan bypass road project seen to decongest traffic along the northern highway in Cebu. National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-7) Regional Director Efren Carreon…

CPA gets OK to start P9B port project

Nestle L. Semilla, Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/15/2016

President Rodrigo Duterte has given the go signal for the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) to proceed with its proposed P9.2-billion international port project in the northern town of Consolacion in Cebu province. This means that the CPA…

YOLANDA STATUS REPORT: More work to be done, 3 yrs after

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/08/2016

Government agencies have completed 74 percent of all Yolanda rehabilitation projects in Central Visayas after three years, but an official of the regional National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-7) said a lot remains to be done. Based…

CPA stands by authority over ports amid suspected political maneuvers

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/24/2016

A Cebu Port Authority (CPA) official has asserted his office’s mandate following reports of investment pledges from a Chinese company to help a Filipino firm in its international port project in Cebu on the very same site…

CPA to push through with its port project despite JV deal

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/30/2016

The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) will pursue its proposed international container port project in Consolacion town even after the municipal government signed an agreement with a private developer to build a similar facility in the area. CPA…

Power imports help Cebu Customs exceed July revenue target

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/01/2016

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) office in Cebu collected P1.71 billion in revenues last month, exceeding its P1.68-billion target and registering a P26.7-million surplus for July this year. Lawyer Rico Rey Francis Holganza, OIC customs district collector,…

Construction, export sectors to help CV’s economic rebound

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/28/2016

Neda-7 chief: Region 7’s growth rate drop from 7.8 percent in 2014 to 4.8 percent in 2015 temporary The promised increase in infrastructure spending under the present administration, and the agriculture and manufacturing sectors are among the…

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