Senate OKs bills declaring special holidays in Cebu, four other provinces

Inquirer.net 09/03/2018

  THE Senate approved on third and final reading five bills seeking to declare special non-working and special working holidays in several provinces to commemorate local significant events. Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on…

Villar: Coco levy fund bill gets bicam OK

Inquirer.net 08/01/2018

THE congressional bicameral conference committee has approved a bill that would create the coconut levy trust fund, Senator Cynthia Villar said on Wednesday. “Na-adopt ang Senate version and then it will be managed by a reconstituted PCA,”…

Tomas not OK to replace mayors with police chiefs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/29/2018

IN AREAS WITH HIGH CRIME VOLUME Although he welcomed past initiatives by President Rodrigo Duterte to curb criminality, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña expressed reservations on the former’s plan to replace local chief executives with police chiefs…

Infinite City to become Mandaue City’s new landmark if $300-M project gets OK

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/15/2018

A NEW landmark will soon rise at the run-down Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) in Mandaue City. This developed as the Mandaue City government considers to approve a public-private partnership with Millenium Pan-Asia Hotel and Resort Inc.…

OK TO BE UNDERDOG

Glendale Rosal 05/03/2018

Sultan believes all pressure is on champ Ancajas during All-Filipino world-title showdown For Jonas “Zorro” Sultan of ALA Boxing Gym, there’s no problem being the underdog. Sultan is pegged the underdog in his world-title showdown against fellow…

Davide backs BRT, LRT projects, hopes BRT gets NEDA-ICC OK

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 04/26/2018

Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III wants the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects to be implemented in Cebu. Davide said he was supporting both projects because they would benefit Cebuano commuters. Davide’s…

Labor group: Office romances OK, but gov’t should issue guidelines

Inquirer.net 02/13/2018

ON TUESDAY, a day before Valentine’s Day, the Associated Labor Unions – Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) came out with a statement assuring employees who fall in love with their bosses that no government policy…

Cebu City cops, firemen to get new equipment with P6.7M budget OK

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/07/2017

NEW bulletproof vests and helmets and fire pumps are among the equipment that the Cebu City government will provide to the city’s police force and fire department. This developed after the Cebu City Council approved a P6.7-million…

Biz permit OK in 30 days bill gets business heads support

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/04/2017

  Local business leaders backed the bill mandating automatic approval of business permit applications after 30 days of inaction as it gains ground in Congress, saying it has been a long time coming for such measure. While…

Cebu officials ok postponement

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Morexette B. Erram 08/08/2017

BARANGAY ELECTIONS THE president of the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) – Cebu Federation, Celestino Martinez III welcomes the postponement of this year’s barangay elections to May next year as this would give village officials a “second…

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