Govern agriculture right

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 09/27/2022

No doubt, agriculture now deserves top attention among the three economic sectors, over industry (mostly manufacturing) and services (with its mix of low- and high-value activities). The global food crisis that COVID-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine…

Fare hike will impact on our budget – commuters

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — How do Cebuanos feel about the latest fare increase? The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, the fare hikes for public utility jeepneys, buses, taxis, and…

Budget’s role in growth and governance

Dindo Manhit - @inquirerdotnet 09/17/2022

The National Expenditure Program (NEP) is now being reviewed by the House committee on appropriations. Themed as the “Agenda for Prosperity: Economic Transformation Towards Inclusivity and Sustainability,” the NEP for fiscal year 2023 is the first full-year…

Miss Q&A 2nd runner-up Lars Pacheco halos P1-M ang ginastos para maging ganap na babae: Sobrang worth it, grabe!

Ervin Santiago 08/23/2022

SA mga nais ding sumailalim sa sex reassignment surgery, alam n’yo ba kung magkano ang kailangan n’yong gastusin para maging ganap ang inyong pagiging babae? Ibinandera ni Miss Q&A 2018 second runner-up Lars Pacheco kung magkano ang…

Lapu-Lapu mayor sets rules for distribution of P5K aid to Odette victims

Futch Anthony Inso 12/30/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has set some guidelines in distributing the P5,000 financial assistance to Super Typhoon Odette affected households.  Chan said that those, who will qualify for the assistance, should come…

Chan denies realigning budget intended for vaccine purchase

Futch Anthony Inso 07/30/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines– Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has clarified that the city government has not realigned the P104 million budget intended for the purchase of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. This was clarified by Chan,…

Cebu City 15th Council to focus on CCMC, garbage, budget

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 15th Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) of Cebu City has laid down their legislative direction for the remaining months of their term. The City Council held its annual Organizational Session with a full and…

Lapu-Lapu mayor eyes P100M for COVID vaccines

Futch Anthony Inso 01/07/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-lapu City government will allocate not less than P100 million in purchasing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said this in an interview with CDN Digital…

Lacson on DPWH budget: P83B infra funds ‘migrated’, P55B ‘disappeared’

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 12/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Over P83 billion worth of funding for infrastructure projects under the 2021 budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) “migrated to new areas” while appropriations worth P55 billion “disappeared,” Senator Panfilo…

Cebu City Council forms adhoc committee to help Labella with annual budget

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council is stepping in in the formulation of the 2021 annual budget proposed by Mayor Edgardo Labella. After two weeks of budget hearings, Vice Mayor Michael Rama, during a privilege…

Labella hits back at opposition councilors: ‘Where were you during the pandemic?’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella seems to have had enough of the criticisms from councilors of  opposition party Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) over the 2021 annual budget. Read: Labella eyes P10B for…

2021 Cebu City budget needs to source funds from SRP — Garcia

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s P10.8 proposed 2021 budget may be partly sourced from the proceeds of the sales from the 2015 sale of the lots in the South Road Properties  or the SRP. Councilor Raymond…

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