Cobonpue’s second term as RDC-7 head ends

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As his second term as chairman of the Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC-7) ends this month, Kenneth Cobonpue said he hopes that this would not be the last time that someone…

Rama awaits names of persons behind Odette financial aid anomalies

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The fact-finding committee of lawyers assigned to probe the Odette financial aid irregularities are wrapping up their investigations. Mayor Michael Rama said in a phone interview with reporters on June 22, 2022, that…

50 tons of blockage removed from Butuanon River

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/21/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government has cleaned up and unclogged the downstream of the Butuanon River at the boundary of Barangay Paknaan and Umapad in Mandaue City. Lawyer John Eddu IbaƱez, the chief of…

Dismissal await persons behind Odette aid ‘anomalies’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Heads will roll after this.” This was the warning of Lawyer Johnson Hontanosas, the city’s deputy resident ombudsman, who is investigating the possible involvement of some City Hall officials and offices in ‘anomalies’…

HRRAC optimistic of tourism bounce back by Q1 of 2023

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc.(HRRAC) is optimistic that the tourism sector can bounce back to its pre-pandemic state by the first quarter of 2023. HRRAC Vice President Carlos Suarez…

11 CPA maintenance and repair projects ongoing

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Maintenance and repair projects worth P236 million are now being implemented by the Cebu Ports Authority (CPA). Ongoing projects include the repair and rehabilitation of the causeway and roro ramp at the Port…

Charges await those behind Odette financial aid anomalies

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said the city government will prosecute those who will be proven to be behind the anomalies in the financial assistance for victims of Typhoon Odette. Rama told CDN…

P24 million repair of Pulangbato bridge up for bidding

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The repair works for the Pulangbato bridge in Cebu City is now up for bidding. Councilor Jerry Guardo, the committee chairperson for infrastructure said the Pulangbato bridge has been one of the badly…

Typhoon Odette-affected families in Bohol and Cebu receive Japan-donated rice

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) distributed a total of 6,666 sacks of Japan-donated rice to identified local government units (LGUs) in the provinces of Cebu and Bohol…

Rice farmers in region to receive financial assistance from DA

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/31/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Rice farmers in the region will receive financial assistance from the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) next month. DA-7 OIC Director Joel Elumba said about 93,000 farmers in the region will…

More aid for Odette victims to be released in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More Cebu City residents whose homes and other structures were damaged by Typhoon Odette will get financial assistance soon. The Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) said they are now waiting for…

MPTC’s management of CCLEX extended to 45 years — BMB

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) Bridge Management Board (BMB) has approved the extension of the concessionaire contract with Metro Pacific Tollway Corporation (MPTC) and its subsidiary, CCLEX Corporation (CCLEC), for another ten…

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