Here are the top news stories today, March 7, 2016.
Another water crisis hits Cebu
CEBU faces another water crisis as the Buhisan Dam is now down to almost 25 percent of its daily capacity.
Metropolitan Cebu Water District production head Rebecca Husayan says Buhisan Dam, which use to produce almost 5,000 to 7,000 cubic meters of water daily, is now down to 1,400 cubic meters.
With the peak of summer approaching and with less rainfall, there’s no water to recharge the rivers. This means that Mananga River and the Buhisan Dam are drying up. There’s only a trickle of water in Mananga River. Rebecca Husayan, MCWD production head.
Read: Cebu Daily News: MCWD Cebu faces water crisis anew.
Related: Sun.Star Cebu: Pagasa says March 5 was hottest day in Cebu.
Partial solar eclipse in Cebu
Cebu City will witness a rare partial solar eclipse on Wednesday, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Cebu City will only see 64 percent of the sun get covered. Here in the Philippines, we can only view a partial solar eclipse. The southern part of the Philippines, though, can havea maximum view of 80 percent since it is near Indonesia, where the total eclipse of the sun can be seen. Engr. Alfredo Quiblat, Offier-in-charge of Pagasa Cebu.
Read: Cebu to witness partial solar eclipse on March 9.
P8.9 billion projects set aside for Cebu City
Cebu City will have P8.9 billion worth of projects that will be included in the national government’s budget for next year. The bulk of the projects, endorsed by the Department of Health, is for the improvement of barangay health facilities. Some P300 million will also be allocated for the widening of V. Rama Avenue to Gorordo Avenue.
This project is necessary to decongest the main thoroughfare parallel to this project. DPWH Cebu City District Engr. Nicmoedes Lenor.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: CDC seeks P8.9 billion project for Cebu City.
Cebu Daily News: CDC submits P9-billion proposal
Business leaders want next president to focus on infra
Business leaders in Cebu want the new president of the Philippines to focus on infrastructure development and telecommunications. They also want the new president to be honest, transparent, decisive and have the will power to deliver on their campaign promises.
All of the platforms are very good. The presidentiables will promise you the world, but I just hope whoever wins will do waht is best for the electorate. Philip Tan, CEO of WM Global Holdings and former president of Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Read: Leaders want status quo in ‘ease of doing business’
Other Cebu News:
Sun.Star Cebu: Ma stabs own 5-year-old daughter in front of priest
Sun.Star Cebu: City increases cash aid for PWDs to P12,000 from P5,000
Sun.Star Cebu: Women’s group backs BOPK over Team Rama
Cebu Daily News: Airport accident kills worker, injures two others
Cebu Daily News: Startup helps school to get online
Cebu Daily News: 2 die after electric post falls in Compostela
Freeman: Carcar City mayor faces admin raps for closing footwear stall
Freeman: Comelec extends deadline for local absentee voting to March 31 from March 7
Freeman: Church to celebrate San Pedro Calungsod feast day on March 19 instead of April 2
Cebu Business News:
Sun.Star Cebu: Depart of Tourism plans new campaign aimed at backpackers
Sun.Star Cebu: Gothong Group tries luck in housing business
Cebu Daily News: Franchise sector sees more room for growth in Region 7
Cebu Daily News: Local company eyes expansion through franchising.
Freeman: Expensive rooms, difficulties in booking hinder Cebu tourism.
Freeman: CCCI head says Cebu needs mass transit to spread development.
Cebu Sports News:
Sun.Star Cebu: 11 Cebuanos join national tryout for Jr. NBA.
Freeman: Cebuanos shine in 2016 Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 in Subic.
Cebu Daily News: DBTC teams bag two titles in CIS Cup.