Gov’t eyes lower tariffs on meat, fish imports to address inflation

Inquirer.net 08/05/2018

SPEAKER Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the Duterte administration’s economic managers tackled the possible lowering of tariffs on meat and fish imports in a meeting to discuss measures to mitigate the impact of soaring inflation. “To cushion the impact…

Capitol must lower down planned 20-storey building

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 06/11/2018

Contrary to the first proposed design of the new Capitol building, the P1.5 million structure may be lowered to four storeys. Architect Melva Java, the heritage consultant of the office of Vice Gov, suggested lowering the planned…

Comelec Cebu: “Voters turnout in Barangay, SK elections lower than expected”

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 06/11/2018

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Cebu Provincial Election Supervisor Lawyer Lionel Marco Castillano said the voters’ turnout in the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections was lower than expected. Only 74.7 percent or 2,158,072 regular voters cast…

Fire raze 27 houses in Minglanilla

Raul Constantine Tabanao 05/09/2018

At least 27 houses were razed in a fire that hit a residential area in Riverside Lower Lipata, Barangay Lipata in Minglanilla town, Cebu past 10 a.m. on Wednesday (May 9). FO1 Fulbert Navarro of the Minglanilla…

Renewable energy initiative seen to lower power rates

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/20/2017

Consumers, particularly those on off-grid islands, can expect lower power rates once an initiative to expand the use of renewable energy resources in the country goes full swing by 2018. The National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) on…

‘Danger Zone’ expands

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/31/2017

The municipal government of Boljoon has expanded the areas affected by the landslide in Barangay Lower Becerril to three sitios and required all of its residents to abandon these places as it is no longer safe for…

City Hall to lower revenue targets

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/29/2017

With a smaller P6.3 billion proposed budget for next year, Cebu City Hall is less pressured to meet large target revenues to fund the proposal. The Local Finance Committee (LFC) of the executive department has decreased some…

Lower peace and order budget set for next year

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/26/2017

CEBU City’s executive department has lowered its s Peace and Order Program (POP) budget by P50 million, or from P191.2 million this year to P138.9 million in 2018. While most of their budget appropriations remain the same…

LANDSLIDE KILLS 2

Doris C. Bongcac, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/22/2017

The rain that fell most of Thursday has already stopped when Jun Rey Oyao, 30, heard a loud and deep creaking sound outside their home in Sitio Lower Ponce, Barangay Capitol Site in Cebu City. Upon opening…

4S drive tagged in lower dengue cases this year

Futch Anthony Inso 08/03/2017

THE 18 percent drop in dengue cases in seven months this year can be attributed to the effectiveness of the Department of Health’s 4S program. Dr. Shelbay Blanco, DOH-7 health officer, said that from January to June…

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