This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 14, 2016.
Ronda vice mayor tagged as drug lord protector
RONDA Vice Mayor John Ungab is in the news again for the wrong reasons, again. Ungab, who figured in a highly-publicized marital spat that resulted to his wife banging the car of his alleged mistress with a baseball bat, was tagged as one of the protectors of Roland Espinosa. A complaint was filed against the vice mayor based on a list of personalities who allegedly receive protection money from the drug lord.
Ungab said his relationship with Espinosa was purely professional as he was one of his clients.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Police file charges against Ronda vice mayor for ‘protecting’ drug lord
Tomas urges CA justices: Visit dumpsite
CEBU City mayor Tomas Osmena wants the justices of the Court of Appeals to visit the Inayawan dumpsite to personally assess the situation. The CA recently deferred in issuing a temporary protection order and urged parties contesting the operation of the dumpsite to find a solution to the garbage problem in Cebu City.
I will invite the justices to make an inspection at the landfill. They have to see it for themselves. Mayor Tomas Osmena.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Despite CA request, Tomas remains firm on Inayawan dumpsite use
Davide asks DOH, help fight against dengue
AFTER the Department of Health said there is no basis for a declaration of a dengue outbreak in Cebu, Governor Hilario Davide asked the agency to help their fight against the disease instead of contradicting them. The Provincial Board declared an outbreak last Oct. 10 to help facilitate the release of funds in the fight against dengue, but the declaration was opposed by DOH.
Instead of contradicting, the DOH 7 should say let’s look at the dengue-stricken are so we can determine how we can help. Gov. Hilario Davide III.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Davide urges DOH 7 to help in fight against dengue
Other Cebu Stories.
Sun.Star Cebu: Flash flood damages 2 houses, 6 cars in Guadalupe
Sun.Star Cebu: Ammonia leak in Mandaue City kills worker
Sun.Star Cebu: UP Cebu students, teachers stage walkout against school policy
Sun.Star Cebu: Top cop in Cebu suggest ‘verbal judo’ against criminals
Sun.Star Cebu: DILG warns LGUs, put up drug councils or face lawsuit
Sun.Star Cebu: Man with links to drug trade killed at home
Sun.Star Cebu: Two pimps get 15-year sentences
Freeman: Australian Navy sends two ships to Cebu for training exercises
Freeman: Osmena wants cash aid to go directly to scholars, not schools
Cebu Daily News: Cops probe 94 deaths in police operations
Cebu Daily News: 3 wounded in singing contest
Cebu Business News.
Sun.Star Cebu: Despite anti-Europe tirades, EU committed to help PHL
Sun.Star Cebu: Manufacturers of food equipment drawn to Cebu’s culinary industry
Freeman: Supreme Court upholds PSLAM bidding over power plant
Cebu Sports News.
Freeman: UV Lancers, USC Warriors set up Cesafi finals rematch
Cebu Daily News: El President believes Fajardo can break his records
Sun.Star Cebu: Ayala holds Rookie Pintados Games
Freeman Editorial: Cebu City lacks long-term garbage solution
Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Lack of opposition in scholarship move led to charges
Cebu Daily News: A pattern of serial assault against critics