Cebu Province is now debt-free proclaims Gwen

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – With no existing loans or financial obligations from any institution, and with surging assets and increasing income, you can’t really blame Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to feel extra proud these days. Garcia announced…

Chan parades strong healthcare services, solid COVID-19 response in SOCA

Futch Anthony Inso 07/08/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan highlighted the accomplishments of his administration in the last two years during his State of the City Address (SOCA) on Thursday afternoon, July 8, 2021, at Gaisano…

Are we fair to our health care workers?

Ernesto M. Pernia - @inquirerdotnet 03/15/2021

One major issue that came out loud and clear with the coronavirus pandemic is how woefully we have underinvested in our health system capacity, both over time and compared with our Asean neighbors. This largely explains our…

Tuburan incurs millions in infra, agri damage due to ‘worst flooding’

Morexette Marie Erram 12/04/2020

TUBURAN, Philippines — The town of Tuburan in northwestern Cebu experienced its worst floodings last Wednesday, December 2, 2020. And the number of families affected, and the cost of damages on infrastructure and agriculture were feared to…

Typhoon Ulysses leaves P4.25-B damage to infrastructure –DPWH

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 11/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Damage to infrastructure caused by the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses has so far reached an estimated P4.254 billion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Friday. “Ngayon po meron po kaming preliminary…

Infra, defense budgets cut for COVID-19

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/08/2020

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) last month made additional cuts in this year’s budgets for infrastructure and national defense as it reallocated more funds for the government’s new coronavirus (COVID-19) response. DBM documents showed that…

Aboitiz Group readjusts capex to P47 billion

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Although the coronavirus 2019 pandemic has an adverse impact on the global economy, the Aboitiz Group plans to infuse P47 billion in capital expenditure (capex) for the year 2020 to help the country’s…

AEV, partners earmark P73B in capital expenditure for various projects in 2020

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. (AEV) and it partners will allocate P73 billion in capital expenditures (capex) for various projects involving power, infrastructure, and food in 2020. “The COVID-19 crisis created a lot of uncertainty…

Cebu City mulls JVA with private company for underground wiring pipeline for telcos

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is working on a joint-venture agreement (JVA) with a private company that would build underground electrical connections for telecommunication.  Councilor Jerry Guardo, council’s chairperson for the committee on infrastructure,…

Duterte tackles Cebu traffic, drugs during Sinulog speech at CCSC

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte covered two problems of Cebu as he addressed Cebuanos in a 20-minute speech at the Sinulog Grandstand at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) at past 7 p.m. on Sunday,…

2020 is banner year for ‘Build, Build, Build’ – DPWH chief

12/23/2019

SANTA ROSA CITY, Laguna, Philippines — Public Works Secretary Mark Villar has promised more road openings by 2020, calling it the “banner year” of the Duterte administration’s flagship infrastructure program. Villar, during the partial opening of the…

Infra projects, decentralization thrust to benefit Cebu’s office space sector

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The government’s infrastructure projects and decentralization thrust will benefit Cebu’s office property sector since Cebu is the largest business destination outside Metro Manila, according to Colliers International, a global leader in commercial real estate services. …

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