This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, August 22, 2016.
Inayawan dumpsite brings trouble to residents
Residents in Inayawan have reported the unusual presence of large flies and repulsive smell since the dumpsite was reopened. The smell, the residents suspect, may be due to the reaction of the garbage to the chemicals dumped in the area.
It is extremely unpleasant and hurts my nostrils every time I breath. It was like someone poured painful acid through my nose and throat. It really hurts and sometimes, it can trigger headaches. Inayawan resident Cheryl Oquimas.
We all know that the landfill has reached its maximum capacity, so why still throw our garbage there? I’m really worried about the halth of people living nearby, especially the children. Angie, Inayawan resident.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Residents cite health hazards in reopening of Inayawan dumpsite.
Cebu Daily News: Inayawan odor drives away clients of restaurant in SRP
Despite blanket dismissal, regional heads of LTFRB, LTO want to stay
AFTER President Rodrigo Duterte issued a blanket dismissal on all presidential appointees, especially in the LTFRB and LTO, the regional heads are hoping the steps they have undertaken to fight corruption is enough to keep them in their jobs. Duterte called out the two agencies as the most corrupt and said all appointees should consider themselves fired.
For transactions like franchise renewal, we now strictly require the operators themselves to personally file their applications. If they are unable to do so, only their immediate family members or legal counsel may represent them. Lastly, we are tightly monitoring the individual performance of our personnel to ensure that they comply with office rules and regulations on punctuality and efficiency. LTFRB 7 head Ahmed Cuizon.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: LTO and LTRFB regional heads hope to keep jobs.
Cebu Daily News: Defiant ‘corrupt’ agencies earn Digong’s ire.
Freeman: LTFRB 7 head waits for order regarding relief.
Confusion leads to delayed cash aid
Confusion over the distribution of cash aid led to 160 PWDs failing to get their cash aid from City Hall during the distribution last Sunday. Duljo-Fatima Gender and Development officer Reynate Langi said most of the PWDs in their barangay lined up as early as 5:30 a.m. but failed to get their cash aid.
If it weren’t for the news, we’d never know. We were told that the barangay mayor’s office is in charge now. Duljo-Fatima GAD point person Reynante Langi.
It’s the barangay personnel who told the PWDs that the activity was cancelled. They misled the PWDs because the point person is no longer incumbent. You already know why. DSWS officer-in-charge Lea Japson.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Change in distribution delays cash aid to PWDs.
Cebu Daily News: DSWS head accused Duljo Fatima official of sabotaging aid for PWDs
Other Cebu News
» Sun.Star Cebu: San Nicolas fire destroys homes of 32 families
» Sun.Star Cebu: PUJ drivers who will be displaced by BRT to get free training from Tesda
» Sun.Star Cebu: Local congressmen differ on postponement of SK elections
» Sun.Star Cebu: Cebuanos differ on Ninoy’s legacy
» Sun.Star Cebu: Lapu-Lapu cops nab 4 with P2.3M shabu in bust
» Sun.Star Cebu: Minglanilla warns of heavy traffic in fiesta celebration
» The Freeman: Residents discover headless corpse in Lapu-Lapu
» The Freeman: Peter Lim denies link to Kerwin Espinosa, blasts Albuerta cop chief
» The Freeman: DOH 7 to open drug rehab program in September
» Cebu Daily News: Lapu cop hunts shabu supplier who escaped bust
» Cebu Daily News: Rough sea delays vessel’s docking by 3 hours
» Cebu Daily News: Slain drug lord, partner laid to rest
Cebu Business News
» Sun.Star Cebu: DOLE hopes half of contractual laborers in PHL will become regular employees at the end of 2016
» Sun.Star Cebu: Montebello eyes P100 million expansion
» The Freeman: Expert say PHL stock exchange to trade near 8,000 this week
» Cebu Daily News: Presidential assistant says Visayas flights’ transfer to Clark is certain
» Cebu Daily News: Cargo forwarders see growth with more flights to Cebu