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Cebu quarrying causes floods, says city council

The Cebu City Council has urged various City Hall departments to submit evaluation reports on areas affected by flooding, including infrastructure and drainage systems made as steps to mitigate the impact. This, as a council member disclosed that the alleged “unabated” quarrying in the upland barangays of the city is causing the flooding to low-lying areas in the city. North district City Councilor Mary Ann delos Santos in her resolution, stressed that while she is not against land development especially for the hinterlands, “the use and development of these particular areas should be made in such a manner that it does not adversely affect the natural flow of runoff water from the hinterland to the lowlands.” “Waters as high as five feet came rushing at the pressures that toppled retaining walls and similar structures,” she added. The resolution, which was adopted by the City Council directed the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, the Department of Engineering and Public Works, Office of the Building Official and Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office to provide evaluation reports. “The deluge not only caused hours of city-wide traffic, damage to property and injury to persons, but worse, it left an insurmountable fear and trauma upon the affected residents,” Delos Santos said. She also asked if developers of housing and quarrying projects in the mountain barangays submitted drainage impact assessment and strategies to the departments concerned, such as the DEPW, OBO and CCENRO. Delos Santos insisted that “an honest-to-goodness” study of the assessment results, as well as inspections were conducted before the projects started. The CCDRRMO had P450,331,161.40 budget allotment for 2023 for preparedness, prevention and mitigation infrastructure works. The post Cebu quarrying causes floods, says city council appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 28th, 2023

‘Leon’ brings floods in Cebu City

  BY MARTIN A. SADONGDONG     Dozens of people were forced to flee their homes as tropical storm “Leon” dumped heavy rains and caused floods in at least four barangays in Cebu City, officials from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Wednesday. Ramil Ayuman, officer-in-charge of the Cebu City […].....»»

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Intensive anti-bullying campaign in schools, universities pushed in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Educational institutions in Cebu City have been urged to intensify efforts to combat bullying and ensure students’ safety and well-being. This appeal was contained in a resolution authored by Councilor Lorenzo Abellanosa and which members of the Cebu City Council passed during their regular session on Wednesday, February 21. Abellana crafted.....»»

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Phase 1 of Cebu BRT project due for turnover in May or June

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Phase one of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) project is set to be completed around May or June this year, a local legislator confirmed. Councilor Jerry Guardo, chairman of the committee on infrastructure of the Cebu City Council, said that although the project was initially scheduled for turn over in.....»»

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Intensify efforts against child abuse – Cebu City dad

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A Cebu City legislator urged barangays to intensify efforts against child abuse like trafficking, online, and sexual exploitation. Cebu City Councilor James Cuenco penned a resolution requesting the 80 barangays of Cebu City through the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) to reconvene the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC).....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2024

Cebu City legislators want probe on unregistered motor bancas

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The privilege speech of Councilor Pastor “Jun” Alcover, Jr. during the council’s regular session on Jan. 24 led the other legislators to meet with the representatives of Naval Forces Central (Navforcen), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and Maritime Industry Authority (Marina). In Alcover’s privilege speech, he recalled the incident that happened on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2024

Cebu City Council slashes Rama’s proposed P100B budget to P25B

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama’s proposed P100 billion budget for 2024 was reduced to P25 billion by the City Council, which overrode the mayor’s veto. Councilor Jocelyn Pesquera, vice chairperson of the council’s Committee on Budget and Finance, confirmed the decision on Wednesday, Jan. 24, emphasizing that all provisions in the.....»»

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State of calamity pushed in Davao del Norte due to floods

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 January) – The Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) of Davao del Norte has recommended placing the entire province under a state of calamity due to the massive flooding caused by a shear line weather system that affected many parts of Mindanao. The recommendation was made during the emergency meeting Thursday […].....»»

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Overpriced pay parking fees? Report this to Cebu City Hall, says councilor

CEBU CITY, Philippines —A Cebu City councilor is urging the public to report to the city hall pay parking areas collecting overpriced fees.  Cebu City Councilor James Cuenco, the city council’s chairman of the Committee on Transportation, Councilor James Cuenco urged those with concerns of overpriced parking fees to contact his office and tell them the.....»»

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Magsayo punches his way into super featherweight top 10 world rankings

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former world champion, Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo is starting to make his presence felt in the super featherweight division after cracking into the world’s latest top 10 rankings.  Magsayo, the former World Boxing Council (WBC) world featherweight champion, is currently ranked NO. 7 in both the WBC and World Boxing Association (WBA). .....»»

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Cash donations for Lapu fire victims reach P14.4M

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — The Lapu-Lapu City Government has received a total of P14,454,876 in cash donations for the fire victims of Sitio Sta. Maria, Barangay Pusok. On Friday, January 5, 2024, the City Council during its special session approved the immediate disbursement of the said cash donations from the city’s trust fund account to.....»»

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Cebu City Council ‘mokoriher’ sa 2024 budget

Cebu City Council ‘mokoriher’ sa 2024 budget.....»»

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Cebu Daily Newscast: Cebu City’s 2024 budget slashed from P100 Billion to P20 Billion

Here are the day’s top stories in this Thursday’s edition of Cebu Daily Newscast: Cebu City’s 2024 budget slashed from P100 Billion to P20 Billion The proposed budget for Cebu City’s operations in 2024, initially set at an ambitious P100 billion, has been slashed to just over P22 billion. This was after the city council.....»»

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Cebu City councilor calls out ‘foul, unhygienic’ restrooms of establishments

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “Foul and unhygienic” comfort rooms in various establishments caught the attention of Cebu City Councilor Jun Alcover. In his privileged speech during the council’s regular session on Wednesday, December 20, he raised concerns about unsanitary comfort rooms in establishments in Cebu City. “Ako lang gusto ipaabot nga obserbasyon sa mga establishments.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2023

Cebu City’s 2024 budget slashed from P100 Billion to P20 Billion

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The proposed budget for Cebu City’s operations in 2024, initially set at an ambitious P100 billion, has been slashed to just over P20 billion. This after the city council approved the amended budget during the council’s regular session on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. The annual budget ordinance was authored by City.....»»

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Dondon Hontiveros launches ‘DH25 Foundation’ to help poor Cebuanos

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor and former basketball star Donaldo “Dondon” Hontiveros led the formal launch of his “DH25 Foundation” which aims to reach impoverished Cebuanos to help them earn access to free technical and vocational education.  Hontiveros, who also serves as the Cebu City Council’s scholarship committee chairperson, realized the importance of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2023

Mark Magsayo set for super featherweight debut vs Isaac Avelar

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—- Boholano former world champion Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo will debut in the super featherweight division on December 9, 2023, against Mexican Isaac Avelar at Infinite Reality Studios in Long Beach, California, United States. Magsayo, the former World Boxing Council (WBC) world featherweight champion, will end his nine-month hiatus by facing Avelar, a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2023

Proposed P7.4B Mandaue City budget approved on 2nd reading

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines –  The proposed 2024 annual budget for Mandaue City, amounting to P7.4 billion, was approved on the second reading without amendments during the city council session on Wednesday, Nov. 29. This budget includes the funding for the construction of a new government center at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC). Next year’s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2023

Cebu City dads pass ordinance that mandates creation of Animal Welfare Council

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The need to ensure animal welfare and wellness is now a must in Cebu City. This after the Cebu City Council passed on final reading during their regular session last October 25 City Ordinance No. 2526 that mandates the creation of an Animal Welfare Council. Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia, the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2023

Saavedra to appeal dismissal of cases vs Tomas, ex-city officials over Kawit Island deal

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Businessman and whistleblower Crisologo Saavedra is not yet giving up on the criminal and administrative complaints that he filed against former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena and his City Council on the controversial P18 billion Kawit Island deal. Saavedra said he will be filing a petition to ask the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas to reconsider its earlier decision to dismiss the criminal and administrative complaint that he filed. “I’ll file an MR (motion for reconsideration),” said Saavedra in an interview with CDN Digital. In 2018, Saavedra filed criminal and administrative complaints over the controversial P18 billion Kawit Island deal. The project paved the way for Gokongwei-owned Universal Hotel and Resorts Inc. (UHRI) to establish an integrated casino and resort in the South Road Properties (SRP). But acting Assistant Ombudsman for the Visayas Jane Aguilar, in a 21-page decision promulgated January 27, junked the criminal and administrative cases for ‘lack of substantial evidence’.  A copy of the decision was furnished to the media on Oct. 20. Osmeña’s co-respondents in the case were then Councilors Margarita Osmeña, Dave Tumulak, Sisinio Andales, Alvin Arcilla, Eugenio Gabuya Jr., Gerry Guardo, Joy Augustus Young, Mary Ann delos Santos and Franklyn Ong who approved the ordinance that allowed the Gokongwei-owned company to establish an integrated casino and resort in Kawit Island, SRP and UHRI executives Frederick Go, Lance Gokongwei, James Go, Robina Gokongwei-Pe and Patrick Henry Go. Saavedra insisted that Ombudsman-Visayas should look into the technicalities of how the city government awarded the P18-billion project in 2018. He mentioned City Ordinance No. 2154 as his basis, saying that members of the private sector, when entering into joint venture agreements with the government, must meet the “technical and financial qualifications” prescribed by law. “The private participants should have technical and financial capability. I never questioned the financial capability… It is the track record of the corporation, not of the individual offices,” Saavedra added. The Camp of Osmeña has since welcomed the decision of the Ombudsman. ALSO READ: Ombudsman upgrades Saavedra complaint against Tomas Osmeña, 9 others over Kawit Island deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2023

Teachers, non-teaching personnel in Lapu-Lapu City to get P2,000 World Teachers Day incentive

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Teachers as well as non-teaching personnel from DepEd Lapu-Lapu City Schools Division will receive a cash incentive worth P2,000 each on Thursday, October 5, 2023. This was after the city council approved an ordinance giving the cash incentive to teachers, in line with the upcoming celebration of World Teachers Day on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2023