This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, May 24, 2016.
Private schools raise tuition anew
NINETY private schools in Central Visayas will raise tuition and other school fees for next year, according to the Department of Education. The average increase is 10 to 15 percent, but one school is proposing a 40 percent increase. DepEd said the increase will go to the teachers’ salary.
They want to match the teachers’ salaries in public schools, Eduardo Omana, DepEd 7 quality assurance division.
Rama, Osmeña trade barbs over City’s financial health
OUTGOING Cebu City mayor Mike Rama, who is currently serving a suspension, lashed out at Acting Cebu City Mayor Margot Osmeña for saying the city is in financial disarray. Margot, who assumed office last May 17, is also asking for the city’s bank balances to determine if other money is placed on time deposit and who allowed the deposits.
“Is it really there? Is the money really on a time deposit?” Acting Cebu City Margot Osmena.
“As far as I am concerned, never was I told ever since that there is financial disarray. Maybe the one making that statement is the one in mental disarray.” Suspended City Mayor Mike Rama.
Tragedy in Lorega as child gets run over in accident blamed on mother
A 36-year-old mother is now on police custody after her neglect caused the death of her 20-month old son. A witness, Michelle Dungog, said Rebecca Ginoo let go of her child to receive a glass of liquor, and the child got ran over by a vehicle.
She was actually holding the boy, but she let go of him when she was told it was her turn to drink. Michelle Dungog.