This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, March 10, 2016.
DENR: Mactan beaches are safe.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources finally spoke up and said the beaches in Lapu-Lapu City are safe. William Cunado, the chief of the Environmental Management Bureau, said the presence of colifrom bacteria does not mean an area is polluted. Last year, some beaches registered above normal colifrm levels for certain months but Cunado said this is due to the high volumne of people flocking to the beach.
If the level is above normal from January until December, then it is polluted, but if it spikes for a certain month only, then it’s not polluted. William Cunado, DENR 7 EMB chief.
Castro faces trial.
Controversial prosecutor Mary Ann Castro faces two counts of direct assault and malicious mischief for her stunt Monday night at the PRO 7. Castro, with six others, tried to destroy the door of a police office where the live-in parter of her estranged husband was staying. She was released after posting P34,000 bail and promised to file counter-charges against the police, who accused her of biting one officer. Castro filed libel charges against her husband’s live-in partner after the latter accused her of stealing a vehicle in an Facebook post.
Instead of protecting the complainant, they are protecting the accused. Cebu City assistant prosecutor Mary Ann Castro.
Cebu City to hire street dwellers.
The Cebu City Government and DSWD 7 will team up to give jobs to street dwellers in the City. The program, aimed to hire 2,000, will give the street dwellers a regular salary, overtime pay and free accommodation.
With or without experience, everyone can apply. They don’t necesarily have to be the one to do the construction work, they can just assist. This way, these street dwellers will not have to sleep on the sidewalks. Betty Ganub, Cebu City Anti-Mendicancy Office head.
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