Mandatory helmets for e-bikers and e-scooter users pushed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council is reviewing an ordinance that would make it mandatory for electronic bikers and electronic scooter users to wear helmets when traversing the streets. Councilor Jerry Guardo, the proponent of…

Labella to City Council members: Attend session, pass SB 3

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has asked the Cebu City Council members to attend the regular sessions and officially hold a quorum so that the council may decide on important matters of the…

Cebu City Council wants remaining asymptomatic patients in Luz isolated

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has issued a resolution asking the Cebu City Health Department (CHD) to immediately isolate the more than 30 asymptomatic patients of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from highly affected…

Cebu City Council to hold sessions online

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will be conducting their sessions online following the declaration of a state of public health emergency in the country. This declaration carries with it an advisory to practice social…

Anti-trafficking body’s chief appeals to public: Protect women, kids from abuses

Futch Anthony Inso 12/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Respect other people’s rights and protect women and children who are vulnerable to abuses.” This is the appeal of Fernando Gubalane, regional prosecutor and chairperson of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) in…

RPOC tackles insurgency, crimes for last quarterly meeting in 2019

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Peace and Order Council in Central Visayas (RPOC-7) discussed issues about insurgency in the region for its last quarterly meeting in 2019. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, RPOC chairman, who presided…

Vice Mayor Rama calls for resumption of Cebu City night market

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/20/2019

CEBU CITY—Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, called on the executive branch to resume the downtown night market here. The vice mayor noted that it has already been six months since the…

MCWD Board explains side to Cebu City Council

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only four of five members of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) faced the Cebu City Council on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, during the council inquiry on the…

Bohol governor heads province’s tripartite industrial peace council

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bohol Governor Arthur Yap now heads the province’s Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC). Yap took over as chairman of the Bohol TIPC, replacing former governor Edgar Chatto, according to a press statement of…

Garcia to invite judges, prosecutors in peace and order council

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebu provincial government is contemplating to include judges and prosecutors as members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC). Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in an interview on Thursday, July 11, said she planned…

Comelec proclaims Guardo as newest addition to Cebu City Council

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has proclaimed Councilor Jerry Guardo as the newest addition to the Cebu City Council representing the city’s north district. He will replace former Councilor Alvin Arcilla whom Comelec has…

Barangay Mambaling allocates P112M for fire victims

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After months of political dispute, elected Mambaling Barangay Captain Gines Abellana finally conducted a successful barangay session and declared a state of calamity in the barangay on Monday, June 3. In an interview…

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