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.
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.
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.
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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.
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