P.D. No. 1 and regional development: What happened?

Fernando Fajardo 09/20/2018

On this day in 1972, Marcos issued Proclamation No 1081 putting the country under martial law. Three days later, Marcos issued P.D. No. 1 which approved and adopted as part of the law of the land the…

Court junks TRO vs dev’t of Kawit Island

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/28/2018

But Barug dads pin hopes on another case to block P18-B project The Cebu City government is now hopeful and confident that developing the eight-hectare Kawit Island in the South Road Properties (SRP) will push through smoothly…

COA: Bantayan underutilized close to P50M in dev’t funds

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 08/27/2018

  THE change in leadership in the municipality of Bantayan last year is the main reason why millions of development funds were underutilized, the town’s budget officer said. Government auditors earlier observed that at least P49.6 million…

Groundbreaking of Kawit Island development to push through

Morexette B. Erram 08/20/2018

Unless the court will grant a temporary restraining order (TRO) filed by the opposition camp, the Cebu City Government and the Universal Hotels and Resorts Inc. (UHRI) will push through with the groundbreaking of Isla Dela Victoria.…

COA questions P3.6 M Capitol spending from development funds

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/22/2018

THE Commission on Audit (COA) has asked the Cebu provincial government to explain the use of the P3.6 million from the Development Fund (DF) for the procurement of goods for office use, instead of development projects. According…

COA to Capitol: ‘Account development fund’

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/22/2018

The Commission on Audit (COA) has asked the Cebu Provincial Government to explain their utilization of the development fund amounting to P3.6 million. A COA report stated that Capitol spent the allocated fund for the procurement of…

Mandaue to ink deal with private firm for development of CICC

Norman V. Mendoza 07/20/2018

The Mandaue City Council is now finalizing a concession agreement between the city government and Millennium Pan-Asia for the development of the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) and its operation in the next 50 years. Mandaue City…

World Bank downgrades Cebu BRT’s Project Development Objectives

Morexette B. Erram 06/13/2018

Due to multiple delays it incurred over the past years, can the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) fully achieve its objectives in addressing traffic congestion in Cebu City? Findings from the World Bank’s (WB) Implementation Status and…

Fate of Kawit Island development uncertain

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/01/2018

Can the allies of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña in the city council reintroduce the resolution covering the P18-billion joint-venture agreement (JVA) for the development of Kawit Island in South Road Properties (SRP)? Opposition Councilors from Barug…

Garganera tells Filinvest: Explain city’s share in SRP development

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/26/2018

Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera yesterday asked real estate developer Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) to be transparent in providing updates about the joint venture agreement (JVA) that the company has entered with the Cebu City Government involving…

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