Cebu City to close Inayawan landfill again

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is willing to sit down with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to discuss a timetable for the closure of the Inayawan landfill. He told the Court of Appeals (CA) on Monday, October 24, that the City Government will shut down the landfill on January 1, 2017. Read

Mix of renewable and fossil-based energy needed

FOR Metro Cebu to sustain its growth, a balance between renewable and fossil-based energy sources in its energy mix is needed, an Aboitiz Power official said. Speaking to local stakeholders at the Mega Cebu Energy Forum yesterday, AboitizPower chief operations officer (COO) Luis Miguel Aboitiz talked about the opportunities in retail competition and open access

‘Can trees inside Tesda be moved?’

THE Cebu City Parks and Playground Commission (CPPC) wants the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to update the City Government on the status of the application of permit to earth-ball the trees inside the Tesda compound. The earth-balling of at least 20 trees inside the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) 7

Pedro image to tour Cebu, Leyte parishes

TO celebrate the first year since Pedro Calungsod became a saint, the Archdiocese of Cebu plans to bring his image to different parishes in Cebu and in Naval, Leyte starting tomorrow. After a 10 a.m. mass at the St. Pedro Calungsod Parish in the South Road Properties today, the image of the young Cebuano saint […]

Pedro Calungsod: Patron saint of the youth

I WAS in Cebu last Friday the 12th and the whole city was celebrating the countdown to the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod. All churches had novenas and the atmosphere was as festive as our MassKara preparations. I tried to join in the bandwagon of the euphoria. In Plaza Colon, they had this beautiful structural […]

San Pedro Calungsod chapel turns 1, holds fun run

THE chapel of San Pedro Calungsod at the South Road Properties in Cebu City will celebrate its first feast on Oct. 21. Part of the activities is the “Run for San Pedro Calungsod” at SM Seaside Complex, 4 a.m., on Sunday, Oct. 13. It will feature 3K, 5K and 10K categories. Read the rest of […]

Youth leader laments move

POSTPONING the youth elections is tantamount to abolishing the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), said SK Cebu City Federation John Phillip Po II.

The House of Representatives voted to postpone the SK elections from Oct. 28 this year to the last Monday of October 2016. There will be no holdover, which means the term for all SK representatives that are ex-oficio members of the Sanggunian will end. Read the rest of this entry

Davide ‘didn’t expect’ meeting with Garcia

Governor-elect Hilario Davide III thanked Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Tuesday for meeting with him and for her efforts in ensuring a smooth turnover this week.

Davide said the governor was “very, very accommodating” and assured him of her prayers as he takes over the office she has held for nine years. Read the rest of this entry

City: No more waterlogged ballot boxes soon

THE Cebu City Government’s P20-million warehouse, located at the South Road Properties (SRP), will be completed soon to provide proper storage for items like ballot boxes.

General Services Office Chief Rolando Ardosa said City Hall started building a 3,000-square meter warehouse last February. Read the rest of this entry

Batuhan files disqualification complaint vs Abellanosa

EVEN before he can assume office on July 1, Cebu City’s south district congressman-elect Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellanosa is facing a disqualification case before the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

He is accused of unlawful electioneering, vote buying and illegal use of publication or survey. Read the rest of this entry

Ex-mayor files protest vs. Quiño

FOR the second time, former Compostela, Cebu mayor Ritchie Wagas filed last May 24 an election protest against Mayor Joel Quino, who was proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as winner in the May 13 election.

Quino was proclaimed last May 15 after garnering a total of 12,460 votes against Wagas’ 8,859 votes, or a margin of 3,601 votes. Read the rest of this entry

1,000 BEIs have yet to get honorarium

OVER 1,000 board of election inspectors (BEI) of seven local government units in Cebu Province have not received their cash cards where their honorariums will be deposited.

These towns include Badian (114 BEIs), Asturias (138), Dumanjug (153), Catmon (78) and Sibonga (117) and the cities of Carcar (209) and Toledo (369). Read the rest of this entry