Cebu City dads’ goal: 93-1 deal finalized by Oct. 2021

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City council’s committee on the 93-1 land swap deal has convened for the first time today, March 18, 2021, following the calls of the council members to hasten the deal which…

Cebu City to study return of 93-1 titles to Capitol

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will be studying the request of the Provincial Capitol for the return of the titles under the 93-1 land swap, which was signed in 2018 by the previous administration…

What made Cebu richest province in 2019?

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province was once again named as the richest province in the Philippines for the fiscal year 2019. The Commission on Audit (COA), in its Annual Financial Report for the local government unit…

Cebu wealthiest province for the 6th time

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province has once again topped the list of wealthiest provinces in the Philippines, according to the recent financial report from the state’s auditing body. In its 2019 Annual Financial Report, the Commission…

Criminal cases vs. Gwen, Capitol officials over CICC dismissed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The state’s anti-graft investigating body has dismissed the criminal cases lodged against Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and 11 others over the controversial Cebu International Convention Center (CICC). The Office of the Ombudsman, in…

P2.7 billion in SEA Games funds still unexplained

Julie M. Aurelio 12/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — More than 13 months after the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the country, the two nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) tasked with organizing the sports meet has still not liquidated the P2.767 billion taxpayers paid…

DepEd has over P1.9B balance in unliquidated cash advances — COA

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 10/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has accumulated an unliquidated cash advance balance of P1.9 billion as of yearend of 2019, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). In its annual audit report for DepEd…

COA: DPWH lost P1.3B to contractors

Julie Aurelio 10/24/2020

Amid allegations that lawmakers connived with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in projects with irregularities, the Commission on Audit (COA) said in a report that the agency lost some P1.331 billion in government funds…

Senators seek special audit of gov’t COVID-19 spending

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 07/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Several senators are urging state auditors to conduct a special review of all government COVID-19 spending under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act. Senator Risa Hontivers, along with five other senators, issued the…

COA flags Talisay’s 2019 landline, cellphone load allowance

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the Talisay City government’s allocation for cellphone load and telephone landlines for its employees in 2019 without the mechanism to monitor if the provisions were used…

COA tells Capitol to deduct excess in ‘overpriced’ Tuburan road project

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has asked the Cebu provincial government to deduct about P2.7 million from the remaining collectible of the contractor of a road concreting project in Tuburan town after it…

Capitol lost P3M in ‘unapproved’ lot sale — COA

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) said the Cebu provincial government lost about P3 million in disposing of a property in Barangay Capitol site for P5.3 million through negotiated sale. The property in question is…

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