P8.9 billion: Cebu City eyes lower annual budget for 2022

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council committee on finance will begin weeks of budget hearing for the 2022 annual budget starting tomorrow, November 23, 2021, and the budget is surprisingly only P8.9 billion. This is…

Sta. Cruz barangay captain: We need help

Dyrecka Letigio 09/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sta. Cruz Barangay Captain Jerome Lim said the barangay coffers are running low after two major fires hit their village in the last three days. Lim said that because of the ongoing pandemic…

Cebu City barangays to get P143 million financial assistance

Dyrecka Letigio 08/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City barangays are set to receive their financial assistance in the coming weeks after the city government signed the guidelines for the release of the cash vouchers. Councilor Raymond Garcia said that…

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,…

Labella told: ‘Readjust’ P4.4B SB 1

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Approval of the P4.4 billion supplemental budget request by Mayor Edgardo Labella may take a little longer than expected. This after members of the Cebu City Council decided to return Supplemental Budget No.…

Long-time settlers in Cebu city-owned lots move closer to owning lots

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Families who have been long time settlers and living in Cebu City-owned lots in Barangays Lahug, Zapatera, and Luz, will finally get a chance to own the land they live in. This after…

Food is Cebu City’s biggest expense in COVID-19 response

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Food was the largest expense of Cebu City during the peak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response in 2020. Councilor Raymond Garcia, the City Council’s chairperson on the committee on budget and…

Labella insists on using SRP sales as source for 2021 annual budget

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has insisted on using the proceeds of the 2015 sale of South Road Property (SRP) lots as a source of funds for the 2021 annual budget. The mayor…

Penalty for Cebu City quarantine violators increased

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has amended for the second time the ordinance that details the penalties and charges against quarantine violators in the city. For this most recent amendment authored by Councilor Raymond…

Cebu City Council to tackle tax amnesty on Friday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will tackle the long-awaited tax amnesty to allow delinquent taxpayers of real property taxes (RPT) and business taxes to pay only 10 percent or 20 percent of their total…

Majority floor leader: SB 3 needs to be passed for P500M ECQ aid

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Council’s majority floor leader, Councilor Raymond Garcia, is asking his colleagues to pass the Supplemental Budget No. 3 (SB 3) on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. In a phone interview with CDN…

Cebu City Council approves P1 billion budget to fight Coronavirus

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 03/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council approved the P1 billion budget for the mitigating measures against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Coronavirus). Councilor Raymond Garcia, the majority floor leader of the council, said that the budget…

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