CH opens one-stop shop for biz permit renewals

CH opens one-stop shop for biz permit renewals CEBU, Philippines —  The Cebu City government has launched a one-stop shop for the renewal of business permits this year. Located on the second level of SM City Cebu at the North Reclamation Area, the shop will open until January 31. Attorney Jerone Castillo, officer-in-charge treasurer of the city government, said …

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Night market spells hopefor displaced vendors

Night market spells hopefor displaced vendors CEBU, Philippines —  On the first day of December 2019, displaced sidewalk vendors in Cebu City were given the chance to sell their wares again. The city government launched the Cebu City Night Market Bazaar which accommodated at least 500 sidewalk vendors affected by the road clearings conducted by Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, …

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Infra must support economic growth: ‘Cebu’s challenge’

CEBU, Philippines —  Its ability to catch up with overwhelming expansion is the real challenge that Cebu must face in 2020 as the province is in danger of getting suffocated by its own growth, business leaders said. They believe that the province may suffer from urbanization doldrums with its laidback infrastructure as the main culprit. Philip Tan, past president of …

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Rama:Drug-free City Hall doable

Rama:Drug-free City Hall doable Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – January 2, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama believes that a drug-free City Hall is achievable with the continuing drug screening being undertaken by the City Office for Substance Abuse and Prevention (COSAP). Rama, who was tagged as drug protector by President …

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Firecrackers hurt dozens

CEBU, Philippines — Dozens were injured as the many across the country, including Cebu and Central Visayas, used firecrackers in their holiday celebrations, according to data released by the Department of Health yesterday. Eight more individuals have been injured by firecracker blasts a few hours before New Year’s Day, bringing the injury count to 62. The latest figure is 3 …

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On Capitol-MWCI water deal: PJ Garcia eyes House inquiry

On Capitol-MWCI water deal: PJ Garcia eyes House inquiry CEBU, Philippines — Manila Water Consortium Inc. (MCWI), developer and operator of a bulk water facility in Carmen, Cebu, saw its contract with Cebu provincial government terminated three weeks ago over a string of alleged violations. It now appears that its battle didn’t end with the termination. In another move …

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More than P2M shabu seized in drug busts

More than P2M shabu seized in drug busts (The Freeman) – December 31, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — More than P1 million worth of suspected shabu were seized in a buy-bust operation of the City Drug Enforcement Unit of the Mandaue City Police Office at Zone Luy-a, Barangay Paknaan, last Sunday night. Police Lieutenant Colonel Franco Rudolf Oriol, …

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Finding luck with 12 round fruits

Finding luck with 12 round fruits Romeo T. Limpangog (The Freeman) – December 30, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — If there’s one thing always present on the dining table of Flores family of Barangay Labangon, Cebu City on New Year’s eve, it is 12 types of round fruit. Despite the modern times, the tradition of preparing 12 round …

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