This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, July 21, 2016.
Good news for Cebu, Capitol to offer free WiFi access all over province
SIXTH district board member Thadeo Jovito “Jonki” Ouano wants Cebu Province to provide free WiFi access in all public places in Cebu. The proposed ordinance, which will get a P5 million funding if approved, hopes to establish free WiFi hotspots in areas owned by Cebu Province, including health centers, hospitals, state colleges, libraries, gymnasiums and terminals.
I see the need for it, especially now where most of us get our information from the internet, from the weather, traffic and news updates. Personally, I get 90 percent of the information that I need through the internet. Sixth District Board member Thadeo Jovito Ouano.
Mayor Osmeña says no to offer to head Metro Cebu board
Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña declined Liberal Party ally and Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III’s offer to head the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board, saying the post is too time consuming. The offer was Davide’s reaction to Osmeña’s announcement that he will have Cebu City pull out of MCDCB, saying the Mega Cebu program is a “waste of time and resources.”
I don’t want to be part of that. Six years, what projects have they done? I just want to tell you something that the biggest players in the Philippines responded because what I have to say make sense. What I see out of Mega Cebu is all dreaming. It’s a wish list. Floating in the Sky. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena.
Chinese tourist caught with shabu in Mactan airport
A Chinese tourist from Hunan City, on her third visit to Cebu since January this year, was caught with 11 packs of shabu worth P6.2 million in her luggagge. Speaking through an interpreter, Zhou Liming claimed she had no idea the drugs were in the luggage as a friend only requested that she bring it with her and hand it to a Filipino couple.
I think the challenge now is to strengthen the capability to detect illegal drugs for departing passengers. It’s easier to detect drugs from arriving passengers because of the Customs X-ray and PDEA k-9 dogs. Paul Villarete, MCIA general manager.
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