The Provincial Board (PB) approved a resolution that authorizes Cordova town to carry out a P138-billion reclamation project under a public-private partnership agreement.
The Cebu City Government’s Local School Board (LSB) seeks the National Government’s help—and funds worth almost P1 billion—for the full implementation of the K to 12 program starting next year.
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Here are the top stories for today, April 8, 2015:
‘Biggest’ recla project in the country
The Cordova reclamation project is moving forward with PB’s approval.
SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SMPHI), which reportedly came up with an unsolicited proposal, will be the private proponent that will finance the project.
SM will get 49 percent (735 hectares) of the total reclaimed area of 1,500 hectares while the rest will be shared by the Provincial Government, the Philippine Reclamation Authority and Cordova.
According to former Cordova mayor Arleigh Sitoy, it will be the “biggest” reclamation project in the country, or five times bigger than the South Road Properties in Cebu City, since it will connect Shell Island in the western part of the town to lighthouse all the way to Lava Island in the southern part of the town.
The P138 billion will be released in phases in the next eight years.
- Sun.Star Cebu: Country’s biggest ‘recla’ project in Cordova closer to fruition with PB approval
- Cebu Daily News: PB supports Cordova on international port project
- The Freeman: 1500 hectares PB okays Cordova’s reclamation project
Local School Board seeks more funds for implementation of K to 12
Cebu City needs almost 700 additional classrooms that will cost almost P1 billion to build. LSB’s P385-million Special Education Fund this year is not enough.
With the K to 12 program, the City’s north district will need 165 additional classrooms for senior high school (a new level) and 68 additional classrooms for kindergarten and Grades 1 to 6 pupils.
The City’s south district will need 181 additional classrooms for senior high school and 252
classrooms for kindergarten and elementary pupils.
One classroom alone will cost P1.2 million while a four-storey, 20 classroom building will cost P24 million.
LSB is seeking funds from the National Government through the Department of Education that has a school building program.
- Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City needs P1B for schools, appeals for help
- The Freeman: For K to 12: City school board wants P1B for new classrooms
6 towns, 5 cities in Cebu among top 10 CV destinations
According to the Department of Tourism-7, among the top destinations (municipality category and city category) in Cebu in 2014 based on the volume of tourists are:
- San Remigio, Cebu (2nd place)
- Sta. Fe, Cebu (3rd)
- Minglanilla, Cebu (4th)
- Moalboal, Cebu (6th)
- Cordova, Cebu (8th)
- Medellin, Cebu (10th)
- Cebu City (1st)
- Lapu-Lapu City (2nd)
- Mandaue City (5th)
- Bogo City (6th)
- Danao City (7th)
Other top Cebu News stories:
Sun.Star Cebu: 8 boys saved from 2 ‘pimps’
The Freeman: 33T Cebu City voters urged to validate their biometrics
The Freeman: Priest among finalists in 6th Triennial Awards
Cebu Business headlines:
Sun.Star Cebu: PLDT wireless units ‘set pace for postpaid revenue growth’
The Freeman: Mobile data is the new battleground for telcos