Questions over APEC after costly summit failure

AFP 11/19/2018

With Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin absent and leaders unable even to agree on a joint statement, some critics are questioning whether the annual APEC summit is still worth the effort. “Expectations are low and probably won’t…

Drilon questions huge number of Chinese nationals working in PH

Inquirer.net 09/20/2018

Sen. Franklin Drilon expressed concern on Wednesday about the huge number of Chinese workers in the country, as he noted that their presence was depriving Filipinos of the opportunity to be gainfully employed. During the deliberation of…

COA questions collection of entrance fee at Kanlaob River

Jessa Mea O. Sotto 08/25/2018

State auditors are asking the municipality of Alegria to explain why it is imposing entrance fees to both local and foreign tourists who visit the town’s Kanlaob River for canyoneering activities. The Commission on Audit (COA) wants…

COA questions P6.7M unliquidated cash advances

Morexette B. Erram 07/30/2018

STATE auditors called on the Cebu City government to explain the failure of their officials to liquidate cash advances worth P6.7 million since November 2017. In their audit observation, the Commission on Audit (COA) found out that…

Magpale questions urgency in changing House leadership

Rosalie Abatayo, Zena Magto 07/24/2018

Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale expressed confusion as to the change of leadership in the Lower House on Monday (July 24). Majority of the congressmen voted to oust Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez as House Speaker. Alvarez…

COA questions P3.6 M Capitol spending from development funds

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/22/2018

THE Commission on Audit (COA) has asked the Cebu provincial government to explain the use of the P3.6 million from the Development Fund (DF) for the procurement of goods for office use, instead of development projects. According…

Death threats are honest questions

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/18/2018

THE death threats received by Land Transportation Office Regional Director Victor Caindec from troll accounts “are just honest questions from Cebuanos who deserve to know,” said Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. “It is he (referring to Caindec).…

COA questions hiring of Capitol consultants

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/15/2018

The Cebu Provincial Government has hired 37 consultants ahead of any authorization from the Provincial Board and even in the absence of Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) registration. In its annual audit report, The Commission on…

Duterte at it again, questions God’s fairness in Creation story

Inquirer.net 07/07/2018

This time, President Duterte is questioning God’s fairness for creating the concept of original sin when he let Adam and Eve partake of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. “They were shamed by God, they…

Questions on mass transport plans for Cebu

Editorial 07/05/2018

There are questions to be raised in the so-called “basket of solutions” mentioned by the Department of Transportation (DOTR) for Metro Cebu as contained in a press statement by the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the…

EMB chief to answer PB questions on San Fernando port project

Futch Anthony Inso 06/13/2018

The regional director of the Environment Management Bureau (EMB)-7 said he is willing to answer questions from the Provincial Board (PB) on the construction of commercial ports in Barangay Sangat, San Fernando town in southern Cebu. “It’s…

Councilor questions selection of Pamocor amid CDO against Aloguinsan landfill

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/13/2018

Cebu City Councilor Jun Alcover questioned the validity of making Pamocor as the winning bidder of the garbage hauling and disposal services of the city. Alcover said that Pamocor was selected despite the cease-and-desist order (CDO) issued…

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