This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 17, 2016.
Death ends family’s dream
The family of the 42-year-old laborer who died when the wall in a construction site collapsed, is mourning the death of the family bread winner. Elvin Bongo died 25 hours after he was rushed to the hospital. He left behind a 42-year-old wife Marissa, who just recovered from a rare disease, and four kids, Marvin (24), Alvin Mark (16), Elmarie (12) and Christian Jay (9). Elvin received a salary of P300 per day, which is less than the P352 minimum wage mandated by law. During weekends, he would return home to continue the construction of his own home.
Hapit na gyud niya mahuman ang bungbong. Iya na gud tong gipamiltan og mga gamit para matapakan. Marvin Bongo, son of Elvin.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Laborer’s hospital bill reaches P151,000.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Construction accident ends life of family breadwinner.
Sun.Star Cebu: Dole 7 cites numerous violations in construction cite
Typhoon Karen leaves passengers stranded
Thousands of passengers were stuck at the Cebu port as Typhoon Karen hit Luzon last Sunday. The passengers were waiting for clearance from the Philippine Coast Guard to allow their vessels to sail.
They are just sleeping in the cots inside the ship. They cannot leave until the typhoon signal is cleared. PCG Commander Agapito Bibat.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Storm leaves 2,000 passengers stranded in Cebu ports.
CCPO chief says cops validated complaint vs. Ronda vice mayor
Cebu City Police Chief says police usually validate the complaints and investigate if a person is accused of being in the drug trade. This was his reaction to the statement of Ronda vice mayor John Ungab, who denied being a coddler of Roland Espinsa. Ungab said the payments listed in his ledger was for his professional fees as a lawyer.
When we receive complaints against the accused, vina-validate muna natin yan and follow a process of investigation. Unless the accused is caught in the act, ipapa-investigate muna natin yan. CCPO chief Joel Doria.
Read: Cebu Daily News: CCPO chief vets complaint vs. Ronda vice mayor.
Other Cebu News.
➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Suspected Nubain vials turn out to be harmless
➤ Sun.Star Cebu: 3 years after quake, Mandaue still waiting for new market
➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City to pay Iglesia ni Cristo P33 million for road expansion
➤ The Freeman: DepEd to hold early registration for Grade 11 students
➤ The Freeman: Provincial Board backs emergency powers for Duterte
➤ The Freeman: Body of man who jumped off ship found in Mandaue
➤ Cebu Daily News: Gunmen on bike shoots pusher in Alcantara
➤ Cebu Daily News: Bamboo trade slowly dying