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.
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.
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.
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