Putting the brakes on fare rate hikes

Editorial 05/23/2018

A transport fare increase may be unavoidable, but it can be negotiated and that’s where the commuters should actively make their sentiments known amid plans by transport groups to raise fare rates in Metro Cebu by P10…

Unavoidable fare rate hike

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 02/08/2018

With fuel prices in the country on the rise regardless of the oil price fluctuations in the global market — and it may even worsen depending on world fuel prices — due to the government’s controversial Tax…

Exec: Biz competitiveness to temper inflation rate

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/06/2018

AMID a 39-month high inflation rate of four percent last January, business leaders in Cebu remain confident that this will soon stabilize. And one important factor in normalizing the rate of inflation in the country is business…

SSS to hike contribution rate in April

Inquirer.net 01/30/2018

  The planned hike in members’ contribution rate to 14 percent from 11 percent at present is expected to be implemented in April as top officials of the state-run Social Security System (SSS) expect President Rodrigo Duterte…

‘Pay for volume, not hourly rate for garbage’

Inna Gian Mejia, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/12/2017

Barug Team Rama bloc says they were unable to review contract Instead of paying hourly rates to private garbage trucks to collect Cebu City’s garbage, some opposition councilors suggested that they be paid based on the volume…

Commuters against P8 fare rate

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc 10/02/2017

More commuters came forward to oppose a P1 fare rate increase sought by Cebu-based transport groups in yesterday morning’s hearing held by the regional Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7). And one of the reasons is…

City acts on complaints vs P50 IT Park parking rate

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/13/2017

  Amid complaints of “exorbitant” parking fees collected at the Cebu IT Park in Barangay Apas, Cebu City, Mayor Tomas Osmeña now wants the city to operate its own parking area there. But in order to do…

Fare rate haggling

Editorial 04/06/2017

When all is said and done, Metro Cebu’s transport groups and the government’s transport agencies should prioritize and consider as paramount public interest and welfare in resolving the fare rate increase petition issue. Last Wednesday’s public hearing…

Cebu’s high drug rate

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 03/13/2017

At the Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) 10th National Congress held in Pasay City last week came the bombshell that recognized Cebu with the highest rate of drug abuse throughout the country, with about 60 to 70 percent,…

DUTERTE DECLARES CEBU HAS HIGHEST DRUG RATE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 03/09/2017

It’s a thing of the past, according to top anti-drug enforcers in Cebu Cebu has the highest drug rate in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte revealed on Wednesday. But the President’s information is likely old and a…