This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, July 14, 2016.
Cesafi fines 2 schools P110,000 for high school brawl
Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy meted a record P110,000 fine on 22 high school players from the University of the Visayas and Don Bosco Technological Center after they figured in a free-for-all in a pre-season game in Cordova. The 22 were also ordered to render four hours of community service each at the Cebu City Sports Center before they could suit up for Cesafi.
“There was a bench-clearing brawl between UV and DBTC high school players. Based on the incident report of (deputy commissioner Danny) Duran and (referee Jebrel) Calma, 10 players form UV and 10 players form DBTC are suspended for the rest of the tournament.” Felix Tiukinhoy in his letter to DBTC and UV.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Cesafi fines brawling UV, DBTC players P110,000.
Cebu Daily News: Pre-season game in Cordova erupts into chaos.
Cebu Daily News: Gullas issues additional penalty to UV high school team.
Freeman: UV team manager blasts own players, say they violated principles and values of the school.
Borromeo family eyes multi-billion complex in Escario
While other companies and developers are putting up buildings in the outskirts of the city, the Borromeo family will develop a multi-billion complex right at the heart of the city. After being left idle for close to four decades, the family is planning a multi-purpose complex that will have a supermarket, residences, offices centered on the P2.2 billion Vibo Place along Escario St.
“My father wanted to make sure that everything will be in place the old school way…It was a long process. It took us time to develop …however, because of further studies, our consultants told us that we should have a different concept and we should not be competing with other big players.” company president Gerardo Borromeo.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Borromeo family eyes multi-billion complex along Escario St.
Cebu Daily News: Borromeo firm reinvents Escario complex.
War against drugs update: Major revamp
PRO 7 underwent another major revamp, and four new police chiefs will head Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu City and Cebu Province. Mayor Tomas Osmena was disappointed about the changes and blasted the PNP for changing personnel in the middle of the “war against drugs.”
“Why don’t they relieve me also? I don’t understand the logic. It’s very simple. It’s like you have a basketball team that is winning and you’re going to change the players?” Mayor Tomas Osmena.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Four police chiefs in Cebu re-assigned.
Cebu Daily News: Major revamp continues in PNP Region 7
Freeman: PNP continues to clean ranks, four police chiefs in Cebu get axed.
Other news on the war against drugs:
Sun.Star Cebu: Former reality-TV star Jay-R Siaboc surrenders to cops, admits he’s a drug user.
Sun.Star Cebu: Eight job-order employees in Lapu-Lapu City fail drug test.
Sun.Star Cebu: Drug suspect in Mandaue city killed in shootout.
Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City plans to susidize rehab of drug users.
Sun.Star Cebu: Samsam Gullas assures public, no LGUs in first district are into drugs.
The Freeman: Alleged drug protect Loot denies he plans to leave the country.
The Freeman: Siaboc’s wife denies report husband is into drugs.
Cebu Daily News: Suspect killed in Mandaue shootout.
Cebu Daily News: Mandaue City Hall employee nabbed in pot session.
Cebu Daily News: 136 surrenderees in Mandaue City join cleanup drive.
Other Cebu News
» Sun.Star Cebu: After firing workers, Tomas sets eye on senior citizens
» The Freeman: Twin teachers accused of child abuse cry harrassment
» The Freeman: Barok falls ill in jail
» The Freeman: Tomas to cut allowances of seniors citizens, and judges
» Cebu Daily News: Cebu businessmen, officials have mixed reaction on Unclos decision
» Cebu Daily News: COA reminds Capitol officials to liquidate P24M advances
» Cebu Daily News: COA report shows Capitol’s bank deposits has P154-million discrepancy
» Cebu Daily News: Five more environment officers of Capitol face probe for extortion
Cebu Business News
» Sun.Star Cebu: Economist says push for tourism to sustain economic growth
» Sun.Star Cebu: Global expert says sales of men’s personal care product on the rise
» The Freeman: Local delivers elated over plan to review real estate law
» The Freeman: Businessmen welcomes move to ease check-clearing system
» Cebu Daily News: 2015 saw P20 billion worth of real estate projects
Cebu Sports News
» Sun.Star Cebu: Pacquiao won’t take leave from senate, yet
» The Freeman: Redemptorist to spear head run for Mary
» Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: What’s the real reason behind Osmena’s plan against CCUVA?
» Publio Briones: Victory in Unclos means time for pragmatism
» Bong Wenceslao: Let’s not belittle effect of Unclos ruling
» Cheking Seares: Duterte should let Senate do its work
» The Freeman Editorial: Allow China to save face
» Cherry Ballescas: PHL vs. China is David vs. Goliath
» Atty. Joseph Jimenez: Gov’t cannot abolish contractualization
» Korina Sanchez: Award-winning film Ma Rosa is a perfect picture of present society