DICT eyes 88 free WiFi spots in Cebu; Expert urges LGUs to solve flooding; PRO 7 welcomes CHR probe–Cebu News Digest for July 28, 2016.

DICT to establish 88 free WiFi access points in Cebu by August

Internet users in Cebu can avail of the free WiFi access in key areas in Cebu by August, just a month after President Rodrigo Duterte promised free internet access in his SONA. Phase one of the project, which will be done by the Department of Information and Communications Technology, will cover the cities of Cebu, Naga, Bogo and Danao, covering 88 access points in plazas, public schools and science high schools.

The timeline will be, phase one must be up by the end of August. DICT regional director Engr. Antonio Edward Padre.

Read: Freeman–Gov’t to put up free internet access in four cities by August.

Implement flood measures or face more floods

A planning expert is urging LGUs in Metro Cebu to implement flood control measures or face more flood-related issues. Dr. Danilo Jaque said in a forum conducted by RAFI that existing flood control infrastructure in Metro Cebu can no longer handle heavy rainfall. Last July 1, when severe flooding hit Cebu, rainfall was measured at 97 mm per hour, almost double than the heaviest recorded six years ago at 59 mm per hour.

If we talk about the watershed approach, it should not be the responsibility of one, but all LGUs that host the watershed. Dr. Danilo Jaque.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu–Expert urges LGUs to solve flooding as rainfall projected to intensify in next 25 years

PRO 7: Who do you want dead? The criminals or cops?

Though he welcomes a probe on the death of suspects in police operations PRO 7 regional director Chief SUpt. Noli Talino thinks it is still better that it’s the criminals that end up dead than the cops pursuing them.

The police should get them first. We don’t want our policemen to die. Just like what the chief PNP said, when the smoke cleared, the one who should be down on the ground is the drug pusher, not the policemen. The instruction to us is very clear: if they fight back, we have to get them first. PRO 7 regional director Chief Supt. Noli Talino.

Read: Cebu Daily News–PRO 7 head on death of criminals, better them than us

Freeman: PRO 7 welcomes CHR probe on drug pushers’ deaths

Sun.Star Cebu: PRO 7 head reiterates, vigilantism is against the law

Other Cebu News

» Sun.Star Cebu: PRO 7 gets 147 new bikes from Crame

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cops arrest 6 in buy-bust operations

» Sun.Star Cebu: CPDRC puts up P30,000 reward for capture of escapee

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City VM asks DILG to probe Tomas’ order designating two acting mayors

» Cebu Daily News: Crame names new head of PRO 7 RSOG

» The Freeman: Partylist group asks Comelec to extend registration for SK election

» Cebu Daily News: VM Labella urges due process for criminals, not vigilantism

» Cebu Daily News: Peter Lim defers NBI’s request for drug test

» Cebu Daily News: PRO 7 starts hunt of Chinese’s drug mules local contacts

» Cebu Daily News: Samsam presents own thesis on LRT project

Cebu Business News

» The Freeman: Coffee stakeholders eye anti-poverty programs to boost industry

» The Freeman: DOT consultant says gov’t eyeing to improve marketing of PHL tourism industry

» Sun.Star Cebu: Local company eyes market for long-staying guests

» Sun.Star Cebu: DOE says Visayas grid to get additional 600MW

 

Cebu Sports News

» Sun.Star Cebu: 6 Cebuanos make national team for taekwondo

» The Freeman: Tapales stops Thai champion, earns WBO bantamweight title

» Cebu Daily News: Tabal starts to feel pressure as final week of Olympic training starts

 

Cebu Opinion

» Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Who will benefit in the ceasefire with rebels?

» The Freeman Editorial: Gov’t officials should stop acting like Duterte

» Bong Wenceslao: Philippine left now in ‘interesting period’ in Duterte admin

» Cheking Seares: Killing delivery boys and lieutenants in drug war isn’t winning

» Elias Espinoza: Duterte made the poor special in SONA

» Publio Briones: Waiting for LRT

» Aven Piramide: Does Duterte have time for non-drug related concerns?

» Atty. Josephus Jimenez: Don’t expect too much from Duterte admin

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