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…

Delos Santos: “house rules not followed during discussion of P18B development deal”

Morexette B. Erram 05/22/2018

Were the opposition councilors allowed to override the motion which would have authorized Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to sign the contract to enter into a joint-venture agreement (JVA) with the Gokongwei-led Universal Hotels and Resorts Inc.…

LYD office urges elected SK officials to attend training

Rosalie Abatayo 05/16/2018

Winning Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairpersons and councilors may not be sworn into office unless they attend the mandatory training course organized by the Local Youth Development Offices. Cebu City Local Youth Development Officer Jess Anthony Dela Cruz…

Development progeria

Fernando Fajardo 05/03/2018

Progeria is a rare genetic condition that causes a child’s body to age fast. When a poor country displays the economic structure of a rich and mature economy it is said to be suffering from development progeria.…

China giving P3.8B to PH, agrees to offshore oil development

Inquirer.net 04/11/2018

HAINAN, China — China is giving the Philippines another P3.8 billion in economic assistance, while the two countries also agreed to pursue offshore oil development during the meeting of President Rodrigo Duterte and President Xi Jinping on…

Osmeña: “Dino behind BRT reorganization”

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2018

Did the Office of the Presidential Assistant of the Visayas (OPAV) influence the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on reorganizing the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)? Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña believed…

Holistic tourism development

Editorial 04/03/2018

An urban planner’s opposition to plans by the government to set up a casino resort on Boracay Island should concern tourism stakeholders in both Cebu and Bohol which are competing for foreign tourism currency along with other…

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