This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories that came out today, July 20, 2016.
Cebu City council authorizes Labella to attend Mega Cebu board meetings.
A privilege speech by Councilor Raymond Garcia led to the Cebu City council voting, 11-6, to authorize Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella to attend the Metro Cebu Development Coordinating Board meetings. The speech was a reaction to Mayor Tomas Osmena’s announcement that he doesn’t want Cebu City to be a part of Mega Cebu. The resolution will authorize Vice Mayor Labella to represent the council and not Cebu City.
If we do not attend such discussions, then I fear that we will be left out in important discussions and plans outlined for our great city…No man is an island and in like manner, no city can solve its problems by itself. Cebu City Councilor Raymond Garcia.
Strong winds batter boat
Sudden strong winds sank a passenger boat in Lapu-Lapu City an damaged a cargo ship and other pump boats in the City of Naga. Eleven passengers and three crew members of the Nathan Express, which conked out at 2:05 p.m, was just five meters away from the shore when it was hit by big waves.
Kusug gyud kaayo ang hangin ug dako ang bawod. Naghinay-hinay ug sulod ang tubig mao tong nitikyaob ang pump boat. Ug wala unta to namatay ang makina, maka-maneuver ra unto to. Dili to masudlan ug tubig. PO1 Marlou Bretania of the Mactan Police Station.
War vs. drugs update: Lim confident of clearing name.
Cebuano businessman Peter Lim, publicly named by President Rodrigo Duterte as a drug lord, is confident of clearing his name from the accusation. Lim, who met Duterte last week in Davao, said he will comply with the president’s instructions in submitting himself to an investigation.
Yes, I will go to the NBI (Manila) to comply with the president’s instructions to have myself investigated so they could help me clear my name…so I’m submitting myself freely to the NBI. Peter Lim.
Read: Freeman: Peter Lim says Sen. Tito Sotto identified real Peter Lim the drug lord in 1997 privilege speech.
Sun.Star Cebu: New Cebu City police chief vows zero tolerance for erring cops.
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