This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, July 8, 2016.
Digong ups the ante, accuses Garbo of protecting triad
After naming five generals, President Rodrigo Duterte gave further details on their alleged involvement in the drug trade and accused retired police general Marcelo Garbo as the protector of controversial Cebuano businessman Peter Lim, alias Jaguar. Lim, who has been dragged in drug scandals in the past, was named as the head of the drug triad for the Visayas. Dutere also named the two other top drug lords as Wu Tian alias Peter Co and Herbert Colangco alias Ampang.
According to a briefing we received earlier, he’s (Garbo) a level five associate, protector. In short, coddler…Peter Lim is outside the country and the President has warned him that if he steps in NAIA, he will be killed. Solicitor General Jose Colida.
Other war against drugs news.
Tomas bars City lawyers from engaging in private practice.
Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena ordered all professionals employed by City Hall not to engage in their profession outside their work. However, Cebu City legal officer Joseph Bernaldez wants to meet with Osmena to clarify the order on the city hall lawyers who may want to practice their profession.
We may, however, ask for reconsideration nga tagaan mi og higayon nga maka engage og limited practice for reasons…kaning abogado, mura sad nig basketball player mosamot ka ka-maayo kun magsigeg practice. Mas maayo kon makapratice once in a while para ma continue ang ability sa usa ka abogado. Cebu City legal officer Joseph Bernaldez.
Apas to declare state of calamity due to garbage.
An Apas barangay councilor is planning to declare a state of calamity in the barangay so they can use calamity funds to pay for tipping fees in a private landfill in Consolacion. Apas Barangay Councilor Allam Mahait says they were not able to dump their garbage at the reopened Inayawan landfill because the backhoe their conked out, forcing them to go to Consolacion, which charges a tipping fee.
Problema gyod mi diri kay kaganiha kay ang among upat ka garbage trucks gipabalik kay wala kunoy krudo ug guba pa ang backhoe sa Inayawan. Apas barangay councilor Allan Mahait.
Other Cebu News.
Sun.Star Cebu: DPWH 7 gets back from Presidential Assistant for Visayas for P731 million flood control projects
Cebu Business News.
Cebu Sports News.