Cebu City Council passes telemedicine ordinance

Dyrecka Letigio 09/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has passed an ordinance that would provide telemedicine, or virtual medical consultation, services to residents. In the ordinance authored by Councilor Alvin Dizon, a system of telemedicine services will be established…

Carbon Alliance: Fight continues despite City Council’s plan to amend JVA on Carbon market project

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/02/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Carbon Alliance will continue its fight to make null and void the joint venture agreement (JVA) between the Cebu City government and Megawide Construction Corp. over the Carbon Market modernization program.…

Divided Cebu City Council agrees to make changes in Carbon Market JVA

Dyrecka Letigio 09/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council agreed to draft a supplementary memorandum of agreement (MOA) to the Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) for the Carbon Modernization project between the city government and Megawide Construction Corp. This…

Rama: Carbon project needs more scrutiny

Dyrecka Letigio 08/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said the joint venture agreement (JVA) the city went into with Megawide Construction Corp. for the Carbon Market modernization program would need more scrutiny. In a statement…

Cebu City Legal: Passing of Supplemental Budget 1 legitimate

Dyrecka Letigio 08/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Legal Office (CLO) said the passing of Supplemental Budget No. 1 (SB1) is legitimate through the voting of a simple majority. Councilor Franklyn Ong, president of the Liga ng mga…

Visayan Electric urged: No disconnections, allow staggered payments for MECQ

Dyrecka Letigio 08/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is appealing to Visayan Electric to avoid disconnections to any consumer during the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). In a privilege speech to the City Council, Dizon said electricity…

Grab PH bans over 100 delivery drivers in Cebu City for availing ‘promo’

Dyrecka Letigio 08/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Grab PH drivers in Cebu City has sought the help of the Cebu City Council on their loss of livelihood after they were allegedly banned by the food delivery application. A group of…

Rama to NBI, Ombudsman: Probe alleged ‘plunder’ on garbage management in Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio 08/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council wrapped up its investigation of the garbage collection and expenses dilemma of the city government, which started when the Department of Public Services (DPS) sought a supplemental budget of…

Cebu City Council grills MCWD proposed subsidy program

Dyrecka Letigio 08/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The water subsidy program for households consuming less than 30 cubic meters of water is in limbo. The Cebu City Council is apprehensive of granting a P200 million yearly financial assistance to the…

Increase basic pay for nurses, Cebu City Council appeal to private hospitals

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has appealed to private hospitals to increase the basic pay for nurses. The council members including Eugenio Gabuya, Jr., Eduardo Rama, Jr., and Alvin Dizon have raised concerns about…

Cebu City Council passes almost P4.5 billion supplemental budget on divided house

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The long-awaited almost P4.5 billion Supplemental Budget No. 1 (SB-1) proposed by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella was finally passed by the City Council on Wednesday evening, July 28, 2021. After a grueling,…

Cebu City Council scrutinizes contract with Inayawan transfer station contractor

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council is not impressed with the current contract of the city government with the Inayawan Transfer Station contractor, DOCAST, amounting to P404 million for one year. The Council held a…

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