Monday, August 21st, 2017

 

Palace seeks update on mayor's cars case

THE Office of the President is asking the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas to update them on the case filed against Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña over two high-end cars that were allegedly donated to the City Government. That way it can facilitate the resolution of the new complaint that Apas Barangay Captain Ramil Ayuman filed against Osmeña over the same vehicles. Source: Local News


Rally staged for Kian

CAUSE-ORIENTED group Akbayan yesterday staged a rally and a candle-lighting ceremony over the death of 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos in Caloocan City. Delos Santos was killed after he allegedly fought back during a One-Time Big-Time operation of the Caloocan police last Wednesday night. The group was protesting the killings committed in the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. Justine Balane, one of the protesters, said they empathize with the plight of Kian, who was a student like them. Source: Local News


P21.8M raised for CCMC project

THE Cebu City Government has some P21.8 million generated from the “Piso Mo, Hospital Ko Program” deposited in one of its depository banks, according to the City Accounting Office. Months after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake heavily damaged the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) in 2013, then mayor Michael Rama launched the program to raise some P1.5 billion for the construction of a new hospital building. Source: Local News


Man faces extortion charge

THE Office of the Cebu City Prosecutor indicted a man who allegedly extorted money from Atty. John Tanagho, International Justice Mission Cebu Field Office director. Tanagho filed the complaint against Jerry Flores, who allegedly threatened to harm him and his family if he refused to give the latter money. Prosecutor Genevieve Tanada-Lawas found evidence to charge Flores with grave threats under Art. 282, paragraph 1, of the Revised Penal Code in relation to Republic Act 10185, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. Source: Local News


Cebu drops in national competitiveness ranking

CEBU Province dropped to the 45th spot in this year’s list of Most Competitive Cities, Municipalities and Provinces by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC). Last year, Cebu was in 31st place. The criteria for this year’s NCC competitiveness list are economic dynamism, infrastructure, government efficiency and resiliency. The top 10 competitive provinces in the country are Rizal, South Cotabato, Cavite, North Cotabato, Laguna, Sarangani, Davao del Norte, Batangas, Bukidnon and Camiguin. Cebu’s overall score was 32.7. Source: Local News


Province drops 13 places in nat'l competitive list

CEBU Province dropped to the 45th spot in this year’s list of Most Competitive Cities, Municipalities and Provinces by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC). Last year, Cebu was in 31st place. The criteria for this year’s NCC competitiveness list are economic dynamism, infrastructure, government efficiency and resiliency. The top 10 competitive provinces in the country are Rizal, South Cotabato, Cavite, North Cotabato, Laguna, Sarangani, Davao del Norte, Batangas, Bukidnon and Camiguin. Cebu’s overall score was 32.7. Source: Local News


PH sweeps golds in SEA Games triathlon

TWO more endurance athletes made their presence felt for Team PHL as they snagged two gold medals following the win of Cebuana marathoner Mary Joy Tabal in the 29th Southeast Asian (Sea) Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Triathletes Nikko Huelgas and Kim Mangrobang gave Team PHL its third gold medal in the biennial meet after winning the men’s and women’s triathlon event at the Water Sport Complex in Putrajaya, Malaysia yesterday. Source: Local News


PHL sweeps golds in Seag triathlon

TWO more endurance athletes made their presence felt for Team PHL as they snagged two gold medals following the win of Cebuana marathoner Mary Joy Tabal in the 29th Southeast Asian (Sea) Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Triathletes Nikko Huelgas and Kim Mangrobang gave Team PHL its third gold medal in the biennial meet after winning the men’s and women’s triathlon event at the Water Sport Complex in Putrajaya, Malaysia yesterday. Source: Local News


Councilor wants Cebu City to give Tabal P500,000

CEBU City Councilor Jerry Guardo has authored a resolution that will grant Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medalist Mary Joy Tabal a cash incentive to refund some of her expenses during her preparation for the biennial meet. Guardo will present the resolution in the next session. The City Government of Cebu will shell out P500,000 cash to the Barangay Guba, Cebu native Tabal if it is approved. Source: Local News


Guardo wants Cebu City to give Joy P500K

CEBU City Councilor Jerry Guardo has authored a resolution that will grant Southeast Asian (Sea) Games gold medalist Mary Joy Tabal a cash incentive to refund some of her expenses during her preparation for the biennial meet. Guardo will present the resolution in the next session. The City Government of Cebu will shell out P500,000 cash to the Barangay Guba, Cebu native Tabal if it is approved. Source: Local News