Cebu jail has in-house doctor

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/10/2016

THE Cebu Provincial government has now assigned an in-house doctor for the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC). Acting Provincial Health Officer Dr. Rene Catan also said that there will be additional health and medical improvements…

PB okays incentives for Capitol employees, other projects

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/09/2016

THE Cebu Provincial Board (PB) has approved a P51-million Supplemental Budget (SB) 5 for the provincial government. The bulk of the amount is for the collective negotiation agreement (CNA) incentives for all Capitol employees and elected officials…

PB approves P5.2-M supplemental budget for office, vans

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/28/2016

A P5.2-MILLION supplemental budget was approved by the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) that will cover the salaries and other benefits of newly appointed officials as well as the acquisition of 10 meat vans. Half of the amount…

PB approves P48M for payment to contractor

Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/25/2016

THE Cebu Provincial Board (PB) approved a P48-million supplemental budget yesterday to pay off the province’s balance to a contractor for infrastructure projects undertaken in the previous administration. Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said the budget was supposedly…

BO-PK councilors seek dismissal of budget case

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/12/2016

TEN Cebu City councilors requested the court to dismiss the case filed by former councilor Jose Daluz III in relation to the proposed P2.8-billion first supplemental budget in 2015. The legislators, all of whom belong to the…

Rama’s bid for seniors’ vests hit; SB1 meets another delay

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/04/2016

Why is the Cebu City government giving vests to over 69,000 senior citizens in the city? The P24.15-million proposed budget for the vests, which has been included in the proposed Supplemental Budget 1 (SB1) submitted by Mayor…

NEW SB 1

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/02/2016

Mayor Rama wants to again pay the SRP loan in full Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is making another attempt to get the opposition-dominated City Council to bend to his will that the South Road Properties (SRP)…

SRP loan payment due in 9 days, still no budget

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/11/2016

Nine days from now, Cebu City Hall has to pay around P180 million to the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) as amortization for the city’s loan on the South Road Properties (SRP). But the problem is…

P30K BONUS ‘TOO MUCH’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/07/2015

Cebu City Council okays P201.7-M supplemental budget The Cebu City Council approved in a special session yesterday the supplemental budget that includes the P30,000 cash incentive for all officials and employees. The amount will be distributed in…

Council approves SB2

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/07/2015

THE Cebu City Council approved the P201 million Supplemental Budget 2  in a special session this Monday afternoon. The bulk of SB2 includes the P30,000 across the board cash incentives for employees. Councilors Mary Ann De Los…

Court asked to dismiss petition against SRP lot payments

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/11/2015

CEBU City Hall’s legal office asked the Regional Trial Court (RTC) to dismiss the case filed against the City Council over the sale of the two lots in the South Road Properties (SRP) last October 5. In…

Politicized budget dispute

Editorial 10/10/2015

Who is holding Cebu City residents hostage by deferring approval of the P2.8 billion Supplemental Budget 1? Mayor Michael Rama posed this question  to frame  the stubborn refusal of the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK) bloc to approve…

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