Operation Smile to return to Cebu

Operation Smile to return to Cebu Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – January 13, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Brighter smiles await children born with cleft lips and cleft palates in the Province of Cebu. Sugbo TV, the official news leg of the Cebu Provincial Public Information Office (PIO), reported that a meeting was held between the Mariquita …

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Around 4T workers receive P110M in benefits from settled disputes

Around 4T workers receive P110M in benefits from settled disputes Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – January 13, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Central Visayas has awarded over P110 million in monetary benefits to workers through its Single Entry Approach (SenA) program. At least 3,825 workers received P111,368,912 in benefits …

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Firecracker ban in Cebu proposed

Firecracker ban in Cebu proposed Alicia Chua (The Freeman) – January 12, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Eugenio Gabuya has proposed an ordinance that seeks to ban firecrackers and the use of pyrotechnic materials in public places. In the ordinance entitled Firecrackers and Pyrotechnic Ban Ordinance in Public Places in Cebu City, it seeks to …

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LTO-7 backs habalhabal regulation

LTO-7 backs habalhabal regulation Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – January 10, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office-7 is supporting the Cebu City government in its move to regulate the operations of motorcycle taxis or habalhabal because of insufficient public transport system. LTO-7 Director Victor Caindec said those who are against the regulation of habalhabal …

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Walks free after posting P30 thousand bail: Mayor Gica arrested for graft

Walks free after posting P30 thousand bail: Mayor Gica arrested for graft CEBU, Philippines — Dumanjug Mayor Efren Guntrano “Gungun” Gica was arrested yesterday over a 2016 case involving the hiring of Pinoy rock star Bamboo Mañalac for a town fiesta performance that did not allegedly go through the bidding process. Gica’s lawyer, his father Edgar Gica, however, told …

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Daluz may head MCWD board

Daluz may head MCWD board Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – January 9, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Former Cebu City councilor Jose Daluz III is groomed to be the next chairman of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District. However, Daluz said their appointments still have to be confirmed by the Local Water Utilities …

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Bohol cop slain in ambush

Bohol cop slain in ambush Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – January 8, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Twenty years after his own father was ambushed and killed, a policeman suffered the same fate while his wife was wounded after they were shot by armed men last Monday night in Maribojoc, Bohol Province. Police Corporal Arnel Bayot …

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Minor revamp at CH to improve services

Minor revamp at CH to improve services Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – January 8, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has appointed Atty. John Jigo Dacua, former head of the Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CCENRO), as the new officer-in-charge of the Department of Public Service (DPS) effective yesterday. Dacua …

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