Labella gets council’s nod to attend MDCB meetings; boat sinks off Mactan shore; Peter Lim vows to clear name–Cebu News Digest for July 20, 2016

This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories that came out today, July 20, 2016.

SPEECH. A privilege speech by Councilor Raymond Garcia led to the Cebu City council voting to authorize Vice Mayor Edgar Labella to attend the Metro Cebu Development Board meetings. (Photo from Raymond Garcia's Facebook page)
SPEECH. A privilege speech by Councilor Raymond Garcia led to the Cebu City council voting to authorize Vice Mayor Edgar Labella to attend the Metro Cebu Development Board meetings. (Photo from Raymond Garcia’s Facebook page)


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.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City Council authorizes VM Labella to attend Metro Cebu Board meetings.

Cebu Daily News: Gov. Davide urges Tomas to reconsider stance vs. Metro Cebu board.


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.

Sun.Star Cebu: Pump boat sinks five meters off shore due to strong waves.

Cebu Daily News: Strong winds uproot tree in Talamban.

Freeman: Heavy rains point to presence of La Nina


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.
Related News.
Sun.Star Cebu: New Cebu City police chief vows zero tolerance for erring cops.

Sun.Star Cebu: Reshuffling sees 29 Central Visayas cops getting combat assignments.

Cebu Daily News: PNP Chief reassigns relieved cops to lead fight against Moro rebels.


Other Cebu News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Capitol fire razes 70 houses

» Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue City postpones issuance of fines against plastic ban violators

» Sun.Star Cebu: Talisay Swat officer in trouble after alleged mauling

» Sun.Star Cebu: Talisay City creates committee to solve traffic problem

» Cebu Daily News: Davide urges PNP chief to name mayors, cops involved in drug trade

» Cebu Daily News: Dr. Duterte returns as CCMC head

» Cebu Daily News: Council questions Tomas’ order creating Barangay Mayors Office

» Cebu Daily News: 26 of 27 journalists test negative for drugs


Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Plastic ban raises demand for bags for fish, meat products

» Sun.Star Cebu: AppleOne Properties to venture into low-cost housing

» The Freeman: Asian Development Bank predicts slowdown of PHL growth for rest of 2016

» Cebu Daily News: Report shows spike in number of Chinese tourists to Cebu


Cebu Sports News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cebuana Olympian thankful for increase in allowance for Rio

» The Freeman: PHL out to reclaim overall title in Wekaf Championships

» Cebu Daily News: Prodigal Lancer wants to return, UV boss says no


Cebu Opinion

» Sun.Star Cebu Editorial. PHL’s favorite tag team—Rody and Bato

» Orlando Carvajal: Tomas Osmena’s alarming actions

» Bong Wenceslao: Tomas is angrier than ever

» Bobby Nalzaro: Tomas is as vindictive as before

» Januar Yap: Amend the 10 commandments

» The Freeman Editorial: Peter Lim episode is the new narrative

» Jerry Tundag: Change should also come in sports







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