February, 2018


Gridlock in south: Cebu City to impound 2 trucks

THE Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) will impound for 30 days the cargo trailer truck and another truck that figured in an accident that caused a traffic gridlock on the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) yesterday. CCTO Operations Chief Francisco Ouano said the truck will be impounded because of the driver’s negligence and the inconvenience that the mishap caused. Online, some early-morning commuters said they were stuck on the coastal road for two hours and ended up late for work. Source: Local News

With or without underpass, Mandaue to reroute

MANDAUE continues to prepare for a traffic rerouting, whether or not an underpass of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will push through, said City Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing. Quisumbing said he and his officials are just waiting for a final update from the DPWH so they can start talking about how to adjust transport routes once construction work will start. Source: Local News

Bridge builder’s lease at SRP starts today

THE Cebu City Government can expect to benefit more from the contract of lease that it entered into with Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV), which will rent a portion of the South Road Properties (SRP), an official said. Allan Alfon, president and general manager of Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp. (CCLEC), said that aside from the lease contract price of nearly P100 million, all the permanent improvements the contractor will build on its SRP site will be donated to the City after the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project is completed.Read More

DOTr hopes inter-agency council, with LGUs, can fix traffic faster

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) will create a regional Inter-Agency Council for Traffic by that will compel several government agencies and local governments to serve as one traffic authority. DOTr Assistant Secretary Mark De Leon, who visited Cebu yesterday, said that various government agencies and local government units (LGUs) will be included in the council, so that traffic management and traffic enforcement can be coordinated. Source: Local News

Ex-town councilor fined for delayed settlement of cash advances

A FORMER councilor of Medellin town, Cebu was ordered to pay a fine of P6,000 for his delayed settlement of his cash advances amounting to P20,300 in 2008. The Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Medellin-Daanbantayan-San Remigio convicted Dioscoro Suan, the former town councilor, of violating Art. 218 of the Revised Penal Code (failure to render accounts). Suan’s conviction came after he entered the guilty plea during his arraignment. The case stemmed from Suan’s failure to properly liquidate his cash advance of P20,300. Source: Local News

Police company guarding CPDRC denies there’s shabu lab in the facility

A POLICE company assigned to guard the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) denied there is a shabu laboratory inside the jail. An official of the Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) made the statement after receiving reports that a tour guide who was caught selling drugs during a buy-bust in Badian was reportedly getting his supplies from CPDRC. Officials of the Municipal Government of Badian said that the tour guide, who was caught in Barangay Matutinao last Monday, was not registered nor accredited by the town. Source: Local News

Mingla police catch CPDRC inmate who tried to escape

AN inmate of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) who attended a hearing in Talisay City yesterday attempted to escape from the jail guards who accompanied him. He was arrested by local police. Cresencio Nadera Jr., who is facing charges for illegal possession of firearms and explosives, just came from the sala of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 66 Judge Jacinto Fajardo in the Talisay City Palace of Justice when he and the jail guards decided to take a break for lunch in one of the carenderias outsideRead More

Province, Globe to build 106-bed drug rehab center

SIX months from now, a 106-bed drug rehabilitation and treatment facility will rise at the Dr. Jose Maria Borromeo Memorial Hospital in Pinamungajan, southern Cebu. Globe Telecom partnered with the Cebu Provincial Government for the project. The drug rehabilitation facility will be the first of its kind in Cebu, said Patrick Gloria, Globe Telecom’s external affairs head for Visayas and Mindanao. Gov. Hilario Davide III and Gloria led the groundbreaking ceremony for the project in Pinamungajan yesterday. Source: Local News

LTFRB: Jeepney modernization long overdue

THE chairman of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) yesterday said that the modernization of jeepneys in the country is overdue. For a long time, Assistant Secretary Martin Delgra said, there was no modernization program for public utility jeepneys (PUJ), which is a large sector serving a huge number of commuters. “This particular sector, compared to other denominations, are less likely to assume the same role as that of the bus operator so the government has to come in to address that social need,” he said. Source: LocalRead More

Drug test pushed for CSBT vendors, porters

IT’S not just bus drivers and conductors who are required to undergo drug test before they are allowed to do business inside the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT). At least 80 vendors and 30 porters inside the terminal are now also required to be tested for illegal drug use and provide a police clearance before they can operate inside the CSBT. CSBT security head Jonathan Tumulak told SunStar Cebu that like the bus companies’ workers, vendors and porters need to submit their drug test results and police clearances today, MarchRead More