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Paglaum scholars to be assessed

Paglaum scholars to be assessed Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – October 16, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said provincial government will still assess the academic performance of Paglaum Scholars before deciding whether or not the students will continue to receive subsidy from the province. Garcia assured that the province will cover all payables …

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Vice governor ‘uncomfortable’ with outsourcing

Vice governor ‘uncomfortable’ with outsourcing Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – October 16, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Cebu Vice Governor Hilario Davide III admitted he is “not comfortable” with the outsourcing scheme for the staffing of district and provincial hospitals in Cebu. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has reintroduced the outsourcing of Capitol personnel which she started during her …

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In Cebu Province: PB declares traffic crisis

In Cebu Province: PB declares traffic crisis CEBU, Philippines — Local legislators have declared a traffic crisis in Cebu Province. This is stipulated in a resolution the Provincial Board approved during its regular session Monday. The Board passed the resolution in response to the heavy congestion of private cars and public utility vehicles in the multiple passage points connecting …

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Canadian evades hotel bills, nabbed

Canadian evades hotel bills, nabbed CEBU, Philippines —  A Canadian national was arrested by the Lapu-Lapu City police Thursday for allegedly skipping to pay multiple hotel accommodations across Cebu. Tony Anderson, 42, was arrested last at the Crown Regency Mactan after staying there for five nights but not paying a single peso for the accommodation. Police Staff Sergeant Jonar …

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DND asks CA: Stop demolition

DND asks CA: Stop demolition Apas lot row CEBU, Philippines — Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has asked the Court of Appeals to nullify an order of the Regional Trial Court that allows the demolition of structures on controversial Lot 937 in Sitio San Miguel, Barangay Apas, Cebu City. Lorenzana also asked the appellate court to …

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Mayor denies politics behind scrapping of post

Mayor denies politics behind scrapping of post Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – October 14, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Bantayan Mayor Arthur Despi has denied politics is behind the decision of the town council to dissolve the position held by supervising administrative officer Katrina Kowalik. Despi also denied singling Kowalik out. “Iya na interpretation. Nganong siya man? …

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Cebu City medium-compliant, not highly compliant in road clearing

Cebu City medium-compliant, not highly compliant in road clearing CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City was rated as “medium-compliant,” not highly compliant as reported earlier, in the 90-day nationwide operation to clear the streets of local government units. This according to the validation report of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) barely two days after DILG Undersecretary Martin …

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LGUs told: Enforce Solo Parent’s law

LGUs told: Enforce Solo Parent’s law CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-7 has continued its advocacy on solo parents’ welfare to cater to more beneficiaries in Central Visayas. Daisy Lor, DSWD-7 focal person on family, said in the weekly “Kapihan sa PIA” that the provisions of the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act or RA 8972 …

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