VM Garcia files ordinance vs fake goods, illicit tobacco trade

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/26/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, filed an ordinance that would curtail the sale, rental, transfer, and distribution of pirated, counterfeit, or fake goods, and illicit tobacco…

Cebu City Council fails to override Rama’s veto

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/25/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, failed to override a mayoral veto of a proposed ordinance granting the council power to investigate “in aid of legislation” and power of subpoena…

Business permit application deadline extended in Cebu City

Wenilyn Sabalo 01/06/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Taxpayers in Cebu City will now have more time to process their business permit applications as the City Council agreed to extend the deadline from January 20 to January 31, 2023. The City…

Cebu City Council OKs P51.4B 2023 annual budget

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama now has a new working budget for 2023. This was after the Cebu City Council, on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 28, 2022, approved, with three objections and one abstention,…

Committee pushes staggered implementation of adjusted fair market value of properties in Cebu City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilors are in agreement on the need to already push for the adjustment of the fair market value of properties here, which is also the basis for the computation of real…

Cebu City Council stops marathon budget hearings for lack of time

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Citing a lack of time, the Cebu City Council decided on Monday to stop its marathon budget hearings for the proposed P50 billion annual budget for 2023. Cebu City Councilor Noel Wenceslao, head…

Dads defer action on proposed ‘Anti-gun Violence and School Safety Ordinance of Cebu City’

Wenilyn Sabalo 12/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Taking into consideration the admission of the police that they do not have enough personnel to secure all of the activities that will be held in the different schools and universities here, members…

Cebu City Council approves resolution requesting VECO not to immediately cut power supply of overdue consumers

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council approved on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, a resolution requesting Visayan Electric Company (VECO) to revisit their guidelines, processes, and procedures in disconnecting electrical power done by their subcontractor. Councilor…

DPS head wants to refer proposed garbage collection fee increase to city’s Solid Waste Management Board

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lawyer Jigo Dacua, Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) head, wants to refer first the proposed garbage collection fee increase by the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) to the Cebu City Solid Waste…

Councilor calls for crowd surge prevention measure ahead of Sinulog in 2023

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After the Halloween stampede in Itaewon, South Korea, which claimed hundreds of lives last month, a councilor in Cebu City is proposing a measure to help prevent the same incident from occurring in…

City Council adopts MGB-7 report, recommendation on Busay landslide

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City council has adopted the Geohazard Investigation Report and Recommendation of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) on the landslide incident that hit Sitio Garaje in Barangay Busay,…

‘Cebu City Registry of Barangay Inhabitants and Migrants Ordinance’ pushed

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Rey Gealon has proposed an ordinance establishing the registry of barangay inhabitants and migrants of Cebu City. Gealon filed the draft of his “Cebu City Registry of Barangay Inhabitants and…

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