Cebu News Digest for Feb. 10, 2016: Commuters face traffic hell in Mandaue; Metro Cebu eyes help in senate; Rama wants trees off in Mabolo.

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Published on February 10, 2016
Traffic authorities on both sides of the bridge will be busy monitoring the situation caused by the repair of the first Mandaue-Mactan bridge.
Traffic authorities on both sides of the bridge will be busy monitoring the situation caused by the repair of the first Mandaue-Mactan bridge.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today Feb, 10, 2016.

Traffic hell on earth

COMMUTERS who found new ways to curse traffic last Tuesday will have to endure more bad news after the contractor for the repair of the Mandaue-Mactan bridge said the project would take longer than usual.

The problem is due to the pipes owned by MCWD, which said it coordinated with the contractor for the project design for the main water distribution line as early as November last year.

It is only now that they tell us that they are not capable of undertaking the pipe-support project. Charmain Rodriguez-Kara, MCWD spokesperson.

Read: Freeman: Mandaue eyes two-way traffic in bridge for light vehicles.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City VM’s one-hour trip takes four hours due to bridge repair.

Sun.Star Cebu: Traffic gridlock in Mandaue causes numerous accidents.

Other bridge traffic news:

Cebu Daily News: Trapped commuters opt to walk.

Cebu Daily News: Leave four hours early to make your flight

Cebu Daily News: Company to field 8 ferries to save commuters from Mandaue traffic.

Metro Cebu eyes backer from Senate

NINE congressmen from Cebu are looking for a senator to sponsor the Mega Cebu Development Authority Bill once it reaches the upper house.

The MCDA is similar to the Metro Manila DEvelopment Authority but has a wider scope, more powers and a longer vision that extends until 2050.

We need one body to address problems in Metro Cebu, like flooding, traffic, pollution and waste management. MCDCB chairman Gov. Hilario Davide III.

Read:

Sun.Star Cebu: Mega Cebu eyes Sen. Osmena’s backing in senate

Rama wants trees off Mabolo.

Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama wants to remove the trees on the center island along Pope John Paul II ave., and the opening up a of a new road that would connect F. Cabahug St. to Cebu Country Club.

The earthballing of the trees was supposed to be done before the 51st International Eucharistic Congress but was postponed.

I do not know why DENR is not coming out with quick help and coordination. Why so much technical requirements when we’re talking now of serving the general welfare. Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama.

Other Cebu News:

Sun.Star Cebu: Comelec to start removing ‘illegal campaign posters.’

Sun.Star Cebu: LTRFB urges public to file complaints vs. overcharging drivers.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City to greet seniors Happy Valentines with P2,000 cash gift.

Freeman: Catholics mark Lenten season with Ash Wednesday.

Freeman: City Hall wants NTC to deactive cell towers in Apas.

Freeman: PNP top brass tells PRO 7 to secure elections.

Cebu Daily News: Gov’t nurse axed for tampering with OR

Cebu Daily News: OFW’s family approves autopsy to determine cause of death.

Cebu Business News:

Sun.Star Cebu: Sun Life exec says PH economic fundamentals remain strong.

Sun.Star Cebu: Franchisers want malls to prioritize local brands, seek local support.

Freeman: Mactan Rock offers alternatives to help water districts fight El Nino.

Freeman: Aboitiz sets P54.8B for capital expenditure in 2016.

Cebu Daily News: Financial exec tells investors to pick mutual funds.

Cebu Daily News: PNoy Oks merger of DBP and Landbank.

Cebu Sports News:

Sun.Star Cebu: Bohol takes lead in Day 2 of Cviraa.

Freeman: SM2SM run attracts 4,000 runners.

Cebu Daily News: PBA Commissioner’s Cup opens today.

 

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