IOUs are personal, not a condition for RPT share

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/28/2016

Executing promissory notes by barangay officials for their incentives disallowed by the Commission on Audit is an undertaking for their personal obligations, and not as representative of the barangay. Cebu City Accountant Arlene Rentuza clarified there was…

NO STRINGS ATTACHED

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/27/2016

There should be no conditions attached to the release of the shares of the barangays in the real property taxes (RPT) of the Cebu City government, the Department of Interior and Local Government Central Visayas (DILG 7)…

DILG clarifies: Osmeña did not create Barangay Mayor’s Office

Nestle L. Semilla 11/26/2016

THE Cebu City Council raised issues regarding the creation of Barangay Mayor’s Office (BMO) by Mayor Tomas Osmeña. The Department of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7), however, when asked about their legal opinion on…

Ombudsman reminds DILG to enforce suspension order

Izobelle T. Pulgo 10/05/2016

THE Ombudsman-Visayas directed the regional Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-7) to enforce the one month suspension order against Tudela town Mayor Erwin Yu. Yu was ordered suspended by the Ombudsman on charges of simple misconduct…

Explorer Cousteau’s granddaughter urges Pinoys to protect Tañon, oceans

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/05/2016

A NATIONAL Geographic emerging explorer and the granddaughter of popular explorer and scientist Jacques-Yves Cousteau yesterday called for ocean conservation especially in the Tañon Strait Protective Seascape (TSPS) in the country. Alexandra Cousteau, who was in Cebu…

DILG to enforce LGU’s submission of peace and safety plan

Dominic Yasay 09/02/2016

To strengthen peace and order in all local government units (LGUs) amid the all-out war against illegal drugs, the Department of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) urged all local executives to craft a public…

Osmeña on leave, appoints 2 acting mayors

Nestle L. Semilla 07/25/2016

While it is stated under the Section 46 of the Local Government Code (LGC) that once the governor or mayor would take a leave of absence for official business or vacation, the vice governor or vice mayor…

Preventive suspension order coming for Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama

Eileen G. Mangubat, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/09/2015

A preventive suspension order has been issued for Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama in relation to the demolition of a center island in barangay Labangon in 2014. Cebu Daily News learned from official sources that the order…

12 City Hall employees testify in calamity aid case

Nestle L. Semilla 12/05/2015

AT LEAST 12 Cebu City Hall employees testified yesterday in the case about alleged irregularities in the P20,000 calamity aid released in 2013 to   Cebu City officials. The employees affirmed that they were indeed calamity victims of…

Calamity aid release ‘above board’

Nestle L. Semilla 11/12/2015

ACTING Cebu City accountant Mark Salomon yesterday testified that the procedure for the release of government funds was followed when the city government distributed P20,000 calamity aid to officials and employees. During the hearing at the Department…

DILG denies request to suspend hearing

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/09/2015

Cebu City officials have reiterated their request for the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to suspend the proceedings on the P20,000 calamity aid case. During the resumption of the hearings yesterday afternoon at the DILG-7…

CIDG-7 arrests gun shop owner, seizes firearms in Danao

Apple Ta-as 05/18/2015

The regional Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Central Visayas (CIDG-7) said it is intensifying their campaign against loose firearms in preparation for next year’s elections. In a mountain barangay in Danao City, northern Cebu, several firearms and…

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