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Capitol acquires P49.3 million equipment

Capitol acquires P49.3 million equipment CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) has acquired at least P49.3 million worth of new disaster response equipment in the last quarter of 2018. This includes a six-wheeler boom truck, a backhoe loader, a dump truck, and two units of rescue trucks. On top of this, the …

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More cars, narrow roads blamed for traffic woes

More cars, narrow roads blamed for traffic woes Jean Marvette A. Demecillo (The Freeman) – January 1, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The worsening traffic situation of Cebu City is blamed on the increasing volume of private cars and the inadequate road infrastructures to compensate it. “Definitely, nagka grabe gyud ang traffic (traffic has worsened). Every year, pila …

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City to hold bidding for 10T sacks of rice

City to hold bidding for 10T sacks of rice Odessa O. Leyson (The Freeman) – January 1, 2019 – 12:00am To aid Angkas, habalhabal drivers CEBU, Philippines — While waiting for the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) response, the Cebu City’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) is set to schedule a public bidding for the procurement of 10,000 sacks of …

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Cebu to host National Youth Day

Cebu to host National Youth Day CEBU, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu will join the entire Catholic nation next year in the observance of the Year of the Youth, which is part of the nine-year journey leading to the Jubilee Year in 2021 that will also mark the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the country. …

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11T kids enjoy free rides, food in Lapu-Lapu City

11T kids enjoy free rides, food in Lapu-Lapu City Christell Fatima M. Tudtud (The Freeman) – December 31, 2018 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — At least 11,000 children enjoyed the two-day Kiddie Land, a treat for kids initiated by the Lapu-Lapu City Government in Hoopsdome. Some magic shows, free rides such as karting, pony rides, and different kinds of …

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SFI to recognize Sinulog founders

SFI to recognize Sinulog founders CEBU, Philippines —  The Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) will be honoring individuals and institutions that have served the festival since its inception 39 years ago.   City Councilor David Tumulak, who also sits as Executive Committee chairman of SFI, said the recognition will be done during the Sinulog Launching Parade on January 11. “We …

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Task Force on biz permits to continue operations in 2019

Task Force on biz permits to continue operations in 2019 Odessa O. Leyson (The Freeman) – December 28, 2018 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City’s Task Force on the Inspection and Investigation of Business Permits (TFIIBP) will continue its function to check business establishments in the city next year.   This after Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has …

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7 killed, 20 arrested in simultaneous raids

7 killed, 20 arrested in simultaneous raids CEBU, Philippines —  Seven people were killed while 20 others were arrested, including two barangay officials in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, during a simultaneous police operation against all forms of criminal activities across the region yesterday.   Operatives of the Provincial Intelligence Branch of Cebu Provincial Police Office killed Dexter Rabago, 43, …

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