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…

Lower budget expected in Sinulog 2021 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Sinulog 2021 should expect a lower budget compared to the past years as activities with be limited due to the pandemic.  According to Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama, fewer activities means lower…

Councilor to Labella: Prioritize pandemic response in 2021 budget

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Allocate funds for pandemic response.” This was the request of Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon to the city government’s executive department, which is headed by Mayor Edgardo Labella, for the 2021 city budget. …

Cebu City prepares budget for ‘future COVID-19 vaccine’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said the city is preparing funds for a vaccine against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) once it becomes available. Labella said that the city is prioritizing the allocation…

CHED: No new scholarships to be granted this year due to budget constraints

Katrina Hallare 05/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There will be no merit scholarships that the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will be granting this school year because of budget constraints in relation to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the commission head…

Healthy eating strategies that won’t hurt your savings

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 04/21/2020

With the recent events happening in the world today, we have no other option but stay at home and figure out how to deal with boredom. It’s no surprise that many people would be stress eating and…

COVID-19 gets big chunk off gov’t income, too

Rosalie Abatayo 03/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Even the government’s finances cannot be spared from the economic burden brought by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Cebu provincial government, for instance,  may need to “adjust their budget” accordingly as the provincial treasurer…

Rama to CHD and CDRRMO: Make a comprehensive plan to fight polio, dengue

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama is concerned with the recent rise of diseases in the city from the poliovirus presence in the Butuan River to the increase in the fatality rate of…

Capitol eyes P12 billion income for 2020

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/10/2020

CEBU City, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial government is targeting a P12-billion income for the year 2020. Lawyer Roy Salubre, Cebu provincial treasurer, said the estimated P12-billion target as income would be enough to cover the P12-billion…

Signing of 2020 budget set

Julie M. Aurelio 01/04/2020

President Duterte will sign the P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget on Jan. 6. Malacañang officials on Friday confirmed the expected signing of the budget into law, but did not say if the President would veto certain items in…

Duterte to sign P4.1 trillion 2020 budget on January 6

Nestor Corrales 01/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte would sign the P4.1 trillion national budget for 2020 on January 6, Malacañang confirmed Friday. “Yes,” Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) Secretary Adelino Sitoy said in a text message, adding that…

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