PB tackles Capitol budget today

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/16/2018

The Cebu Provincial Board will tackle the P4.6 billion proposed budget today, the last session for the year. The budget ordinance, authored by Budget and Appropriations Committee head, Celestino Martinez III, was passed on second reading without…

Stay-out evacuees briefed on risks of returning home

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/16/2018

VICTIMS of the Barangay Tinaan, Naga City landslide, who opted to stay with their relatives or rent living quarters will be given a briefing by personnel from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) on the risks they…

P1.788 billion investments set

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/14/2018

AT LEAST P1.788 billion will be needed for the rehabilitation of the landslide-hit areas in Naga City and the recovery of its survivors. This amount is based on the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) endorsed by the…

Pushing ‘cable cars’ for Cebu City

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/14/2018

How does traveling across Cebu City using a “cable car-like” system sound like? Fortunato Sanchez Jr., president of a construction line company and former private sector representative of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB), presented…

Draft Charter elicits concern

Ador Vincent Mayol, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/13/2018

While supportive of the idea of a shift to federalism, some Cebu business leaders are wary of how it is going to be done. Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) President Antonio Chiu said safeguards must…

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/13/2018

NAGA LANDSLIDE EVACUEES They will finally be home for Christmas. After almost three months, nearly four thousand persons, including numerous children, from 975 families who have to stay in ten evacuation centers in Naga City in the…

Crackdown on illegal wildlife meat traders intensified

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/12/2018

THE crackdown on wildlife meat traders will be relentless especially with the recent apprehension of at least 60 kilograms of green sea turtle meat in Barangay Pasil, Cebu City. Atty. Habeas Corpuz, National Bureau of Investigation Environmental…

Capitol employees to receive P30,000 Christmas incentives

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/12/2018

CHRISTMAS just becomes merrier for Capitol workers as each regular and rank-and-file employee of the Cebu provincial government will expect another P5,000 bonus before work ceases next Friday, December 21. Aside from the earlier announced P25,000 Collective…

GREEN SEA TURTLES BUTCHERED IN PASIL

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/11/2018

Authorities confiscated around 60 kgs of meat of the endangered sea creatures inside Pasil eatery, ‘power’ stew believed to boost sex drive An adult green sea turtle had once escaped death when it was rescued by the…

Gwapo: A call for animal justice

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/11/2018

Four-month-old “Gwapo” normally let out a tiny bark and wagged his little dog tail in excitement each time he saw his owners. But cruelty suffered at the hands of a drunk man changed all that for the…

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