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8,000 join LP-BOPK rally; City Council rejects coal plant; Residents blasts JVR over demolition–Cebu News Roundup for April 28, 2016

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, April 28, 2016.

YELLOW ARMY. BOPK's Tommy Osmena addresses a crowd estimated at 8,000 during a rally at Capitol. (Photo from Tommy Osmena's official FB page)
LP CROWD. BOPK’s Tommy Osmena addresses a crowd estimated to be 8,000 strong during a rally at Capitol. (Photo from Tommy Osmena’s official FB page)

Supporters show up for LP, BOPK rally

SOME 8,000 supporters of BOPK and the Liberal Party trooped to the Capitol grounds yesterday for a political rally attended by President Benigno Aquino himself.

PNoy said voting for Mar Roxas means continuing the P34.8 billion infrastructure projects his administration has poured in the Cebu. On the other hand, LP bets Tom Osmena and Junjun Davide also vowed to finally settle the decades-old 93-1 issue with in six months should they be elected. Osmena also apologized for the traffic caused by the rally.

I only have one vote, I need your help. What the other candidates are still planning to do, Roxas has already done. President Aquino during LP rally.

Read: Freeman: PNoy, BOPK woo Cebu voters.

Sun.Star Cebu: PNoy says there are more than 17,000 job vacancies in Cebu.

Cebu Daily News: PNoy: Mar, Leni are the most qualified candidates.

Cebu City Council rejects coal plant

Environmentalists celebrated yesterday after the Cebu City council rejected the proposed 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant that Ludo Power Corp. planned to build in Barangay Sawang Calero. Some 2,000 other residents signed a petition against the plant, citing numerous health risks, and the Council’s committee on environment cited the lack of social acceptability for its refusal to approve the project.

While exceptions and variances on land uses may be allowed, granting exception to a coal-fired thermal power plant in a densely populated community presents a clear danger to the health of residents and the environment. Cebu City Council Committee on Environment.

Read: Cebu: Daily News: Residents celebrate as City Council rejects Ludo power plant.

Families cry: JVR, City Hall failed to help them

Relatives of the 22-year-old pregnant woman who died during a demolition in Barangay San Roque in Talisay blamed the local government, while those who lost their houses also claim Mayor Johnny delos Reyes did not help them in asking for a postponement of the demolition.

Delos Reyes denied the charge.

Jocelyn Deo died of a heart attack during the demolition and her sister Louela Delo said she was worried about losing her house just a month before she would have given birth.

We lost a loved one and our house was still demolished? Where will we hold the wake for our sister? In the streets? Loulea Delo.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Residents blame JVR, City Hall for demolition.

Other Cebu News

Sun.Star Cebu: Cops eye murder-suicide in Ginatilan couple’s death

Sun.Star Cebu: Cops, Military show up for local absentee voting

Sun.Star Cebu: DSWD hopes new center will distribute relief faster

Sun.Star Cebu: City Hall distributes water to 200 families in upland barangays

The Freeman: Davide to focus on tourism, economic activity in second term

The Freeman: Central Visayas still lacks close to 3,000 vote counting machines

The Freeman: Davide to risk lawsuit, will distribute El Nino aid sans Comelec approval

Cebu Daily News: Roxas challenges Duterte to disclose bank accounts

Cebu Daily News: Leni willing to work with president, whoever he, she will be

Cebu Daily News: Two mothers from Lapu-Lapu face cyber pornography charges

Cebu Daily News: Rama says no political discussion in meeting with cops in Rama compound

Cebu Business News

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu bankers assure public banking system still safe despite Comeleaks

Sun.Star Cebu: Megaworld says ‘vacant offices in Cebu’ won’t affect Mactan project

Sun.Star Cebu: Tourism industry touts PHL’s inclusion in Future of Food list

The Freeman: 7 Korean firms eye local partners for food products

The Freeman: Dole offers 17,000 jobs in pre-Labor Day job fair

Cebu Daily News: Business leaders open to ending contractualization of labor

Cebu Daily News: Concentrix opens new office in Mactan

Cebu Sports News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Dalaguete to host off-road duathlon

The Freeman: Nietes to make 9th title defense in hometown

Cebu Daily News: Gullas Cup honors Tabura, Pages in 21st edition

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