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,…

Councilor Alcover hopes death of Sison will also lead to death of ‘violent communist ideology’

Wenilyn Sabalo 12/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the death of Jose Maria Sison, founder and chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), Cebu City Councilor Pastor Alcover Jr. said he hoped that the latter’s death…

Rama seeks return of P50B budget proposal to Office of the Mayor

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he will be asking for the return of his draft 2023 budget of P50 billion to the Office of the Mayor. Rama said he wanted to have…

Fines for violators of Anti-Vandalism Ordinance increased  — Lapu-Lapu City councilor

Futch Anthony Inso 12/02/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Council has amended their Anti-Vandalism Ordinance to impose higher fines against its violators. This was confirmed by City Councilor Annabeth Cuizon on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. The fines were increased…

Rise of HIV cases in Cebu City worries city dad

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Rey Gealon has expressed concern over the increasing number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in the city. Quoting a national report, Gealon said that Central Visayas has 8,407 newly…

Rama seeks P1.2B supplemental budget for Christmas bonuses, seniors aid among others

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — This early, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama wanted a P1.3 billion supplemental appropriation passed to cover the allocation for Christmas bonuses of government officials and employees and the cash aid for senior citizens…

Vice Mayor Sitoy: Lapu-Lapu council did not OK 4th bridge construction project 

Futch Anthony Inso 10/14/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Vice Mayor Celedonio “Celsi” Sitoy clarified that the City Council had not yet approved the construction of the 4th bridge that would connect the city and Mandaue City. Sitoy said that…

Lapu-Lapu City Council to DSWD: Help 4,000 retrenched MEPZ workers

Futch Anthony Inso 10/01/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Council has requested the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to provide assistance to 4,000 retrenched workers from the Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ). In a resolution that was…

Mandaue City Council may review, revise TEAM Clearance Ordinance

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/22/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Council may review and revise the city’s TEAM Clearance Ordinance. This is after City Councilor Lawyer Joel Seno recommended to the City Council the review of the ordinance. Seno said…

Move to give free vitamins, vaccines to Lapu-Lapu garbage collectors pushed

Futch Anthony Inso 09/22/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan welcomed the move of the city council in providing free vitamins, anti-tetanus vaccine, and pneumococcal vaccine to garbage collectors in the city. On Wednesday, September 21, 2022,…

Lapu-Lapu City Council invites MECO exec to shed light on power rate increase

Futch Anthony Inso 08/27/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A representative of the Mactan Electric Company (MECO) will appear before the Lapu-Lapu City Council on September 1, 2022, so that he can explain the increase of electric rates of the power distribution…

Mandaue plans to regulate selling, reselling of medicines in sari-sari stores

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/26/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The dispensing, selling, and reselling of pharmaceutical products in sari-sari stores and other related outlets here will soon be regulated. This is after the proposed ordinance of city Councilors Joel Seno and Nerissa…

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