Councilor Hontiveros dismisses overpricing claims in 2024 Palaro procurements

Pia Piquero 05/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – City Councilor Donaldo Hontiveros debunked allegations of overpriced procurements for the 2024 Palarong Pambansa. Hontiveros is the overseer of the national multi-sport event to be hosted in Cebu City. The city won its…

Cebu City’s Office for Senior Citizens seeks additional P48M to bridge budget deficit

Pia Piquero 05/15/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office of Senior Citizen Affairs (OSCA) here has recognized a shortfall in its budget allocation for the needs of the elderly and requested additional funds to supplement its annual budget this year.…

DILG-7 on Rama suspension: Still no orders from Central Office, Ombudsman

Niña Mae Oliverio 05/09/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The office of the Department of Interior and Local Government here (DILG-7) is still waiting for the orders from the Central Office regarding the preventive suspension order imposed by the Office of the…

Tom Osmeña on call for halt of Cebu BRT civil works: ‘We have leaders acting like spoiled brats’

Pia Piquero 03/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña lambasted several Cebu government officials following the call to halt the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) civil works. Osmeña called out officials, particularly City Councilor James Cuenco,…

Gov’t debt stock rose to P14.79 trillion as of Jan

Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral 03/02/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s outstanding debt rose in January due to a weak peso and after the Marcos administration borrowed more from local creditors than what it paid for its maturing liabilities, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr)…

Mayoral candidate Yogi Filemon Ruiz aims to make Cebu City the ‘best city’

Pia Piquero 03/01/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Visayas (PDEA-7) regional director Yogi Filemon Ruiz, the first to announce his interest in running as a mayoral candidate for the 2025 polls, revealed that he has already…

Tommy Osmeña to run for Cebu City Vice Mayor in 2025 elections

Pia Piquero 02/29/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — (UPDATED) Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña announced his plans to run for Vice Mayor in the 2025 midterm elections if his preferred mayoral candidate accepts his endorsement. Osmeña made the announcement in…

House approves bill granting 5-year validity to PRC IDs  

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 02/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill making all Professional Identification Cards (PICs) from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) valid for five years. Congress, during a session on…

PH still among countries perceived to have corrupt governments

Julie Aurelio 02/04/2024

The Philippines remained among Asian countries perceived to have corrupt governments, but the “slight improvement” in the country’s ranking should be seen as “a challenge to do better and a reason for hope that the country is…

Cebu City traffic: Why is it a perennial problem?

Pia Piquero 12/20/2023

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – The perennial issue of traffic congestion has plagued Cebu City over the years. It has sparked various attempts for sustainable solutions. However, it still often falls short of addressing every factor contributing…

Marcos approves service recognition incentive, gratuity pay for government employees

Luisa Cabato 12/12/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.  approved administrative orders (AOs) that will grant government employees service recognition incentive (SRI) and gratuity pay for the fiscal year 2023. AO Numbers 12 and 13 were signed on…

Probe on Pastor Apollo Quiboloy’s Kingdom of Jesus Christ sought in Senate

Maila Ager 12/11/2023

  MANILA, Philippines — An investigation, this time, against Pastor Apollo Quiboloy’s Kingdom of Jesus Christ  (KOJC) has been sought in the Senate. Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros filed on Monday Senate Resolution Number 884, directing the Senate…

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