This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today September 2, 2016.
Stinky dumpsite leads to 60 percent drop in sales
RESIDENTS, students and workers near the reopened Inayawan landfill are complaining of the foul smell of the dumpsite. With Cebu City councilors still debating on the dump site operations, members of the business community have sought the help of Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino, who will raise the matter with the Department of Environment. Businessmen reported a 60 percent slide in sales when the dumpsite reopened.
I know it’s really bad. But you know, the anapog (limestone) will help. But the council is sitting on that because the council wants us to spend P20 million a month to help the Consolacion dumpsite. I will not help them. We’re not going to clsoe it. We’re going to try to mitigate the smell. They will spray it. Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena.
I will probably deliver a privilege speech or I will file a reso immediate closure of the landfill but I’ll give them 15 days to look for another alternative kung aha ilabay. Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Tomas blames Council for sitting on ‘anti-stench’ solution for stinky dumpsite.
Sun.Star Cebu: Osmena cites P20 million monthly expenses in reopening of Inayawan dumpsite.
Freeman: UC students wear masks to battle Inayawan stench.
Dawn fire leaves three dead in Mandaue City
Tragedy struck three members of the Ouano family in the first day of September as a dawn fire in their ancestral house killed three members. The fire, which started at 5:30 a.m., killed Nestor Ouano, Maria Lyn-Ouano King and 16-year-old May Crislyn Ouano-King, who were trapped inside the house.
Nestor tried to save himself by hiding inside the bathrrom. We believed that he died due to suffocation. SFO2 Cirpriano Codilla Jr.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Three members of Ouano family die in dawn fire.
Freeman: 30-minute blaze kills 3, injures 1 in Mandaue.
Cebu Daily News: Quisumbing promises aid to Mandaue City fire victims.
Davide fights back at Garcia, points out ex-gov’s lapses
Gov. Hilario Davide said former governor Gwen Garcia’s threat of a house probe in the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center could trigger a backlash. Garcia, who is now a representative, said in a speech in congress of the “troubling and frustrating developments” at the jail and requested for a congressional inquiry.
Itug-an nako didto sa congreso nga ilang gihimong gatasan ang CPDRC sa dihang si Gwen ug Byron pa ang gaduma sa prisohan. Itug-an nako didto nga ang problema sa drogas nakaugat na kana sa panahon pa sa mga Garcia. Gov. Hilario Davide III.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Davide willing to face house probe on provincial jail.
Sun.Star Cebu: Davide reminds Gwen: 133 inmates died under your watch.