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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During certain hours of the day: Capitol to turn off aircon units

During certain hours of the day: Capitol to turn off aircon units CEBU, Philippines — To cut down on power consumption and avoid the mysterious disease from China that thrives in air-conditioning systems, the Capitol will now literally open its windows and switch off its aircon units during certain times of the day. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia relayed to reporters …

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Security preps in place for Cebu’s Fiesta Señor

Security preps in place for Cebu’s Fiesta Señor CEBU, Philippines — Around 6,000 police personnel from the region will be deployed in the city for the annual Sinulog festivity. The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño community, in coordination with the Police Regional Office (PRO)-7, Philippine Coast Guard-7 and other Law enforcement agencies, had laid down the final security measures …

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Capitol offers JO slots for doctors

Capitol offers JO slots for doctors Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – January 6, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — After months of yielding zero applicants, the Cebu provincial government has decided to hire medical doctors for its four provincial and 12 district hospitals on a job order basis instead of outsourcing them. That means the Capitol will now …

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NKTI expansion pushed

Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – January 6, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City is being eyed for expansion to cater patients from the Visayas and Mindanao. A bill proposing the expansion of the facilities and services of NKT) is now up for discussion by the House Committee on Health. Bohol …

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