Dino: President’s statement on skyways, trains ‘support’ LRT, monorail bid for Cebu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A proponent of the Integrated Intermodal Transport System (IITS) for Cebu said the project’s implementation had seen light after President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement on Sunday, January 19, 2020, that the way for Cebu’s…

4th Cebu-Mactan bridge feasibility completed, now up for NEDA approval

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Hopes are now up for the realization of a fourth bridge connecting mainland Cebu and Mactan island.  Engineer Nonato Paylado, chief of the Planning and Design Division of the Department of Public Works…

Pernia sees at least 6.6% Q4 GDP growth

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/03/2020

The country’s chief economist on Thursday said the economy likely grew at a faster pace in the fourth quarter of last year and that the downscaled growth target of 6-6.5 percent for 2019 was achieved. Socioeconomic Planning…

Cebu City gov’t backs monorail project; Labella assures CCDC endorsement to Neda

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella expressed his full support to the monorail project, which the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has planned to be the backbone of the Integrated Intermodal Transportation System (IITS) in…

Tourism, economy among major concerns raised at Dagyaw 2019 dialog

Irene R. Sino Cruz 07/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Concerns ranging from security to economy were raised by various sectors during the Dagyaw 2019 Dialogue held Tuesday, July 9, at the Cebu Provincial Capitol Social Hall. Dagyaw 2019 refers to the Open Government and…

Carreon, Dino support plan to extend validity of business permits in Cebu City to 2 years

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Central Visayas director of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-7) has expressed his support on the proposal of Cebu City Mayor-elect Edgardo Labella to extend the validity of business permits issued…

Proposed monorail project for Cebu gets exec’s support

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Undersecretary Michael Dino, Presidential assistant for the Visayas, expressed his support for the monorail project proposed by a Davao-based entrepreneur. The Department of Transportation (DoTr) had granted the original proponent status to the…

Dino assures Garcia, Labella: President Duterte will fulfill promise on LRT

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With allies taking the executive seats of the Cebu Provincial government and the Cebu City government, Presidential Assistant to the Visayas, Secretary Michael Dino, is positive that the Light Railway Transit (LRT) will…

DOST pushes for the creation of Department of Culture and Arts

Futch Anthony Inso 01/22/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is pushing for the creation of a Department of Culture and Arts. “Pagkakaron, we are supporting a certain bill, debatehan pana, hopefully ma-pass and maybe…

RTWBP-7 to determine validity of new wage hike petition

Futch Inso 11/04/2018

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB-7) will discuss the P150 wage hike petition filed by Cebu Labor Coalition (CELAC) on Monday (November 5). Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7)…

Neda: PH to allow up to 100% foreign ownership in internet businesses

Inquirer.net 10/02/2018

THE Philippines will allow up to 100 percent foreign ownership in internet businesses as soon as President Rodrigo Duterte signs the proposed 11th Foreign Investment Negative List, the country’s chief economist said Tuesday. During the Senate finance…

Cabinet spouses to provide educational assistance

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio USJ-R Journalism Intern 09/17/2018

Four education students of the Cebu Normal University (CNU) will receive P50,000 worth of educational assistance per semester for two years from the Duterte Cabinet Spouses Association. Mrs. Elena Pernia, the wife of National Economic and Development…

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