90 schools in Region 7 to raise tuition; Rama lashes at Margot; Ma blamed for 1-year-old’s death–Cebu News Digest for May 24, 2016

This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, May 24, 2016.

HIGHER FEES. The University of Cebu is one of the 90 private schools that are requesting to increase tuition and other fees this year.
HIGHER FEES. The University of Cebu is one of the 90 private schools that are requesting to increase tuition and other fees this year.

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.

Read: Cebu Daily News: DepED approves 90 schools’ request to raise tuition.

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.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Mike, Margot clash over Cebu’s financial state.

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.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Ma’s drinking leads to 1-year-old’s death.

 

Other Cebu News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Provincial board approves resolution setting 10 p.m. curfew for minors

» Sun.Star Cebu: Rama asks for Digong’s help in protest vs. Tommy

» Sun.Star Cebu: Free checkup uncovers 19 cases of early cervical cancer

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cops suspect drug angle in strafing of Mandaue house

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cops still clueless on woman’s death

» Cebu Daily News: Pagasa sees more rains for Cebu

» Cebu Daily News: Commendador urges cops to resist bribery attempts

» Cebu Daily News: Mandaue cop tests positive in surprise drug test

» Cebu Daily News: Cop files charges against E-Bingo robbery suspects

» Cebu Daily News: Tom O’s plans on Inayawan landfill draw mixed reactions

» Cebu Daily News: LP to lose 2 Cebu solons to Duterte camp

Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Developer willing to push for water transport system in Mandaue

» Sun.Star Cebu: 2nd hand furniture store eyes 25 percent growth

» The Freeman: Increased in traffic boosts Mactan Airport’s revenue in Q1

» The Freeman: Wearable blanket now available in Cebu

Cebu Sports News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Renie, Teves win AVGCC’S View Invitational

» Cebu Daily News: Cebuano racer wins second title in Vios Cup

» Cebu Daily News: Phinma-SWU eyes second straight win in Partner’s Cup

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