This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, May 17, 2016.
Bars willing to implement liquor ban
PARTY goers in Cebu may have to adjust their lifestyle under the Duterte administration. Duterte announced a ban on liquour sales from 1 a.m., a curfew on un-escorted minors at 10 p.m. and a ban on smoking in public places.
Bar owners in Cebu requested a consultation before the ban could be implemented but also said they are willing to implement it.
If it will be implemented nationwide, the party goers will just have to adjust. Clubs and bars will have to follow rules, but it doesn’t mean that the partying has to stop. They can just adjust the time, party earlier…after dinner and to finish early…around 1 a.m. There is a plus side to this. When we party early, then go home early, our bodies recover faster since there would barely be any hangover and since we have rested well. The next day isn’t wasted. Kenneth Dong, CEO of Live Super Club.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Bar owners willing to implement Duterte’s liqour ban.
Rama accepts defeat, moves on
AFTER promising to hold daily protest rallies at Cebu City Hall, outgoing Mayor Mike Rama, who lost to rival Tomas Osmena by over 30,000 votes has finally conceded and is ready to leave City Hall. Rama also said he’s ready to return to the private sector and to join civic and chruch organizations after his term. However, he said the legal battle questioning the results of the polls will continu.
We can’t put the City of Cebu in jeopardy. Governance has to proceed and Team Rama will continue to be around, wa’y biyaay. Having our prayer rallies for days will no longer do good. But legal will have to proceed. Mayor Mike Rama.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: ‘Super Tommy’ ready to take over City Hall.
Cebu Daily News: Rama prepares to leave office, but vows to continue helping party.
Freeman: After 24 years of continued service, Rama to take first vacation.
Freeman: Tom sees no need for transistion team, says he can take over in two hours
Tomas offers P50K reward for every drug lord, robber killed.
INCOMING mayor Tomas Osmena says he is offering a P50,000 incentive for every drug lord, robber or criminal killed by the Cebu City Police Office in the line of duty. Osmena formed a crime-suppresion hunters team in his previous term but is leaving it to the police to form such team now.
If they can form that team, it can be their extra source of livelihood…I have a general message for the police: if you kill a drug lord in the line of duty, you get P50,000, basta legal or in the line of duty. Tomas Osmena.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Osmena dangles P50K reward for cops who kill drug lords in the line of duty.
Gov. Davide promises change in new term
GOV. Hilario Davide urged lazy workers in the province to change or leave. Davide, who beat Winston Garcia by a narrow margin in the last polls, said there will be changes to make the province’s services more efficient.
Gov. Davide and I are humbled. We are inspired. And with more enthusiasm, we will serve the Cebuano community. Vice governor Agnes Magpale.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Re-elected governor Davide vows better services in Capitol