Mandaue City’s P2.4B budget for ’19 passed with no cuts

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 12/17/2018

Senior citizens P8K aid, teachers’ incentives, SK scholarship assured Senior citizens of Mandaue City will have their promised additional P2,000 in next year’s financial assistance increasing their yearly cash aid from the city government from this year’s…

CSWS may have to cease implementation of some programs with budget cuts

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 12/07/2018

Left with no other choice, Mandaue City Social Welfare, and Services (CSWS) Head Jessie Perez said they will have to make adjustments in their 2019 appropriation following cuts in their allocation. Opposition councilors approved only P25 million…

Fuel price cuts should be seen in fare, service fees

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/13/2018

BIZ LEADERS WELCOME PRICE ROLLBACK Transportation and logistics costs should follow after major price rollbacks on fuel and oil products, business leaders in Cebu say. The major oil price rollback implemented by companies starting yesterday (Tuesday) may…

US cuts tech exports to China firm on security grounds

AP 10/30/2018

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has imposed restrictions on technology exports to a state-supported Chinese semiconductor maker, citing national security grounds amid a mounting tariff battle. The controls imposed Monday on Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. reflect…

NGCP: Ompong cuts power in 7 provinces

Inquirer.net 09/15/2018

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Saturday said seven provinces hardest hit by typhoon “Ompong” are experiencing “total power outage.” Affected provinces with total power outage include Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Kalinga Apayao,…

MCIA cuts short weekend runway closure to accommodate diverted flights

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/15/2018

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) closed its runway for only an hour on Saturday instead of the usual four-hour closure to provide enough parking space for diverted aircrafts. In a press statement, MCIA management said they…

Fuel subsidy, budget cuts to affect police capability

Rosalie Abatayo and Benjie Talisic 08/05/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s decision to cut the maintenance budget for city-owned vehicles issued to the city police will seriously compromise their capability to keep the peace in the city. “That’s very childish. When we talk…

DUTERTE CUTS ENDO’S TAIL

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/01/2018

LABOR DAY ORDER Some labor groups call the EO just an ‘initial victory’ since certain forms of contractualization will still be allowed President Rodrigo Duterte had waited until Labor Day to sign, in front of hundreds of…

Budget cuts

Editorial 10/24/2017

What to make of the reduced funding for barangay officials and employees in next year’s Cebu City budget? Of course, opposition officials will complain that the administration is trying to pressure the former’s allied barangay officials to…

Tomas O. cuts allowances of city’s barangay workers

Inna Gian Mejia, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/29/2017

POOR PERFORMANCE CITED Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has ordered the suspension of the incentives given by City Hall to the barangay workers of all the 80 villages in the city. Osmeña cited the poor performance of…

Patafa cuts Tabal

Brian J. Ochoa, Inquirer 05/31/2017

Cebuana Olympian says  ‘I just want to run for PH’ The Philippine Track and Field Association (Patafa) has excluded Rio de Janeiro Olympian Mary Joy Tabal from its athletes roster for the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala…

Digong cuts tax liabilities of some power producers

Inquirer.net 05/04/2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has reduced and condoned the real property taxes and penalties assessed on the power generation facilities of certain independent power producers (IPPs). Executive Order 19 reduces the 2015 and 2016 liabilities for real property…

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