BMO staff fired for alleged ‘extortion’

Inna Gian Mejia 01/12/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña fired outright a member of the Barangay Mayor’s Office (BMO) in Barangay Apas after learning that he asked some business owners to sponsor their contingents for the Sinulog Grand Parade, using the…

Meet Nanay J

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/29/2017

I seldom wake up ahead of the alarm clock. But at 5:45 a.m. on a Friday, I was already set to leave the house with my backpack filled with a notebook, a case with 10 kinds of…

Jail security beefed up ahead of holiday visits

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Steffi Kyle Nolido 12/12/2017

Additional personnel will be detailed at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) to ensure security within the premises for the Dec. 25 and 26 visits of families of inmates. Provincial Human Resources and Management Office…

Davide to CPDRC staff: Improve to get bonus

Morexette B. Erram 08/07/2017

  THERE is still hope for the personnel of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) to get their P10,000 midyear bonus withheld by Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III last Sunday after he found their performance…

Fire burns down staff house in subdivision

Marc Eric Cosep 07/05/2017

A fire burned down a staff house and damaged a guest house in Espina Village, B. Rodriguez St. Cebu City at 1:14 Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters put out the fire at 2:06 pm. Senior Fire Officer Pier Abellana…

Davide staff negative for drug use

Izobelle T. Pulgo 04/18/2017

  About 158 Provincial Capitol employees from the executive department tested negative in a surprise drug test conducted by the Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Office (CPADAO) on Monday. CPADAO head Ivy Durano-Meca said that in line with…

Burglars take close to P300K cash from pawnshop on Christmas day

Nestle L. Semilla 12/26/2016

Close to P300 thousand pesos cash were taken by burglars from a pawnshop in Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City. According to PO3 Carl del Mar of Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Theft and Robbery Section (TRS), the burglars…

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Editorial 11/29/2016

SIESTA TIME There is an office in one local government unit in Cebu where the lights are turned off from noon to 1 p.m. That’s because this is the time when employees take a nap or have…

Gov: We’ll hire affected docs, nurses

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Nestle L. Semilla 09/14/2016

Cebu province will hire those health personnel assigned in the province that will be affected by the planned reduction of the numbers of rural doctors and nurses by the Department of Health (DOH). Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide…

Leaner staff, more efficient systems for Cebu City

Nestle L. Semilla 06/30/2016

CLEANING up city hall of unnecessary employees and inefficient systems are among the first priorities of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, who made a commitment to end corruption as he assumed office yesterday. In his first press…

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