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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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Labella to bring back decongestion project

Labella to bring back decongestion project Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – October 12, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has promised to support the decongestion project for the Cebu City Jail (CCJ) in Barangay Kalunasan. The mayor admitted that the congestion problem in the city jail has worsened over the last three …

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DOTr: Ban development along BRT route

DOTr: Ban development along BRT route Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – October 12, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has sought a ban on construction and any further development along the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor.  Undersecretary for road transportation and infrastructure Mark Richmund De Leon has requested Cebu City Mayor Edgardo …

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Amid dry spell, defunct suppliers: Water shortagebound to linger

CEBU, Philippines — Cebuanos will have to brace for more lack of water supply as dry spell continues and two of Metropolitan Cebu Water District’s water suppliers are currently out of the distribution system. “Our lack of water to no water is now widespread. Mas widespread siya karon as compared pag summer,” MCWD spokesperson Charmaine Rodriguez-Kara told The FREEMAN. Kara …

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Firm to provide garbage bins

Firm to provide garbage bins Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – October 11, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — A local manufacturing company has pledged to provide garbage bins in public places and would support the beautification project, as a support to the city government’s goal to protect the environment. Mandaue Foam Home Store recently sent a letter …

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Rama on road clearing:National government must intervene

Rama on road clearing:National government must intervene CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama wants the national government to intervene in local efforts to clear Colon Street, the oldest street in Cebu and the Philippines, of vendors in a manner that would not compromise social justice. “They are part of the so-called katilingban. Therefore, we must go… …

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LTO-7 launches Malasakit Lounge

LTO-7 launches Malasakit Lounge Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – October 10, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) Malasakit Lounge, which is the first in the country, was formally inaugurated yesterday. LTO-7 Regional Director Victor Caindec said this Malasakit Lounge will serve the senior citizens, persons-with-disabilities, nursing women, pregnant women, lactating mothers, and OFWs …

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Police reopen probe into boy’s death

Police reopen probe into boy’s death Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – October 9, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Expressing dissatisfaction with the outcome of the investigation into the death of a 10-year-old boy who allegedly died of suffocation inside a fireman’s car in Balamban town over the weekend, Police Regional Office-7 director Debold Sinas has ordered …

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