Capitol wants 2-month suspension on canyoneering; Court sentences Joavan to 50 years; After two-day review, team says Cebu City has P8 billion–Cebu News Digest for May 25, 2016.

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Published on May 25, 2016

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, May 25, 2016.

Capitol eyes two-month suspension of canyoneering activities.

TWO-MONTH BAN. Capitol wants canyoneering activites in Southern Cebu suspended for two months so they can come up with proper guidelines to ensure the safety of tourists.
TWO-MONTH BAN. Capitol wants canyoneering activites in Southern Cebu suspended for two months so they can come up with proper guidelines to ensure the safety of tourists.

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.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Capitol eyes guidelines for canyoneering activities, wants two-month suspension starting June 1

Cebu Daily News: Province says some canyoneering tour guides lack equipment, training.

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.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Joavan, serving 36-year sentence, gets another 50-year term.

Sun.Star Cebu: Fernandez gets 50-year sentence for weapons charge

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.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Audit shows enough cash in City Hall coffersCebu Daily News: City treasurer admits Rama not aware of City’s financial status.

Other Cebu News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Civil Service urges politicians to appoint competent staff

Sun.Star Cebu: Rama allies leave City Hall posts

Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue City fails in Anti-Red Tape test

Sun.Star Cebu: 10 from Cebu make top 10 in CPA exam

Sun.Star Cebu: Despite voucher from DepEd, parents prefer public high schools than private senior high

Sun.Star Cebu: Tomas’ P50K reward to create a ‘bounty hunter’ culture

Sun.Star Cebu: Cops rescue 11 street kids in Mabolo

Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue impounds 40 bikes, destroys 103 noisy mufflers

Cebu Daily News: Mandaue reiterates offer to buy CICC

Cebu Daily News: Cops fence Mabolo bridge to prevent street kids from using it as hideout

Cebu Daily News: Margot refuses to extend deadline to return City-issued vehicles

Cebu Daily News: Capitol supports Duterte’s curfew for minors

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Local businessmen laud creation of DICT

Sun.Star Cebu: Sale of school supplies still low

Sun.Star Cebu: Negosyo Center streamlines business name registration to 15 minutes

Cebu Daily News: Metro Retail Group opens 49th store in Quezon City

Cebu Daily News: Parkmall to open West Strip in final quarter of 2016

Cebu Daily News: Mazda unveils new-look showroom

Cebu Sports News.

Sun.Star Cebu: 4 Japanese coaches to hold baseball clinic in Balamban

Sun.Star Cebu: Better Arthur Villanueva in Pinoy Pride 36

Cebu Daily News: Gullas says UV won’t stop Manzo, Santillan from leaving

Cebu Daily News: SWU dumps USPF by 10 in Partner’s Cup

 

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