This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, April 22, 2016.
Fight day traffic
The Cebu City Transportation Office is advising motorists to avoid Osmena Boulevard and nearby roads starting noon tomorrow as they will be partially closed due to the Nonito Donaire Jr. vs. Zsolt Bedak title fight at the Cebu City Sports Center.
CCTO chairman Jonathan Tumulak said parking on both sides of Osmena Boulevard will be allowed and they will close it should the crowd get bigger. Organizers expect 15,000 people to watch the fight, which is Donaire’s first fight in Cebu.
I’m five steps ahead, that’s what’s differet from then and now. I’m a student, I don’t consider myself a master. I’m constantly learning, that’s what’s different. Nonito Donaire Jr.
No budget for 3T teachers
With the May 9 elections getting near, the Cebu City government still has no budget for the 3,047 teachers who will serve as a board of election inspector. Each BEI will get P1,500 from the city, which needs P4.57 million for all teachers.
Acting City treasurer Diwa Cuevas said the honorarium is included in the P40 million election reserve for 2016, but the annual budget was revised and returned for the City Council for deliberation. The Cebu City councilors are locked in a debate for the passing of the P6.4 billion budget
We’ll wait for the approval of the annual budget. We are hoping it will be approved before the election. Acting Cebu City treasurer Diwa Cuevas.
Duterte’s new dare.
Still reeling from the backlash of his controversial remarks on rape, Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte dared the United States and Australia to sever diplomatic ties with the Philippines should he win as president.
It was not a joke when I uttered it (in 1989). They took it as a joke when I narrated it. These ambassadors are stupid. I was mad when I uttered it. When I narrated it, I was not angry any more. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
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