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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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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