COA tells Capitol: Support consultant’s fees with documents

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/21/2018

THE Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered the Cebu provincial government to support payments of consultants with approved consultancy progress reports, otherwise payments will be disallowed in audit. Based on COA’s annual audit report in 2017, the…

CBCP tells flock: Sow peace, love

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/09/2018

AMID TROUBLED TIMES Amid so much hatred and violence, leaders of the Catholic Church in the Philippines have offered peace, joy, and forgiveness. In its Pastoral Exhortation released on Monday, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines…

Osmeña tells CCPO director to solve petty crimes.

Rosalie Abatayo 07/06/2018

Mayor Tomas Osmeña directed new Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Chief Senior Supt. Royina Garma to solve even the pettiest crimes. The new lady police chief receives the directive after she paid a courtesy visit to the…

DILG tells mayors who want to hire armed guards: Follow procedure

Futch Anthony Inso 07/05/2018

THE DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) yesterday urged local chief executives in the region to conform to the procedure in hiring or acquiring additional armed security personnel and asking for police escorts.…

Don’t be onion-skinned, Palace tells Catholic Church

Inquirer 06/27/2018

The Catholic Church should stop being onion-skinned, Malacañang said on Wednesday, following the scathing remarks of President Rodrigo Duterte against the church. “So ang sabi ko nga, ‘wag naman balat sibuyas [ang simbahang Katolika] at ‘di naman…

Go after ‘pasaways’ instead of ‘tambays’

Inquirer.net 06/24/2018

Gatchalian tells PNP As the number of apprehended “tambay” or loiterers spike to more than 7,000 already, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to instead go after those who violate the law. Gatchalian admitted…

Gwen tells allies anew she will run for governor in 2019

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 06/16/2018

ALLIES of Deputy House Speaker Gwendolyn “Gwen” Garcia have reportedly been informed anew that she will “definitely” be running for governor in the midterm elections next year. Garcia, a former Cebu governor, made this announcement during a…

Villarete tells DOTr: Implement BRT project now

Morexette Erram 06/15/2018

The solution to Cebu City’s transport concerns is not cheap. Neither should this be considered as a business venture with huge financial returns. City Administrator Nigel Paul Villarete said that for a mass transport system to work,…

Albayalde tells Tagle: War on drugs will observe human rights, rule of law

Inquirer.net 06/06/2018

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Oscar D. Albayalde on Wednesday assured Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle that the government’s crackdown against illegal drugs will observe human rights and rule of law. During a courtesy…

Environmental lawyer tells Sta. Fe resort owners to follow the law

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/02/2018

Liberate the seas The contention of resorts owners that soil erosion in the coastline brought structures closer to the sea in Santa Fe town is unacceptable and non-existent, stressed environmental lawyer Ben Cabrido. Cabrido instead advised resort…

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