This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, May 25, 2016.
Capitol eyes two-month suspension of canyoneering activities.
THOSE who missed out on canyoneering activities this summer may have to wait some more to get into the latest thrill to hit Cebu as Vice Governor Agnes Magpale wants the Capitol to regulate canyoneering in Southern Cebu after the reported death of three thrill-seekers last March.
Magpale, who won a fresh term, wants guides to have adequate training and some of the activities regulated, while the Provincial disaster office wants a two-month ban so they can come up with guidelines.
We are not yet ready for this type of high-risk tourism. Vice governor Agnes Magpale.
Joavan Fernandez gets 50-year sentence.
THIRTY-TWO year old Joavan Fernandez will spend the rest of his life in jail after receiving a 50-year sentence for illegal possision of a grenade and a gun. He was meted the maximum 40-year term for illegal possession of an explosive and another 6 to 10-year term for violating the 2013 election gun ban. He is already facing a 36-year term for the mauling and detaining of two shop workers in 2009. Judge Soliver Perlas said Joavan failed to present proof that the arresting officer had ill motive and hatred to frame him of the crime.
It is the opinion of this court that the search on the person of the accused made by PO1 Campomanes after accused Fernandez was arrested, was valid. Executive Judge Soliver Perlas.
Cebu City has more than P8 billion.
The Bureau of Local Government Finance said Cebu City has P8.48 billion after a two-day cash audit of the Cebu City Treasurers Office. Based on the reporter, the City has P2.7 billion for its general fund, P402.9 million for special accounts, , P164.8 million in trust funds and P15.8 million from the Priority Development ASsistance Fund.
They had doubts that the daily cash report submitted to them would not reconcile with the bank and cash balances. That the figures would be bloated. Now, it is proven that the money is there. Acting Cebu City treasurer Diwa Cuevas.
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