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Mandaue road repairs done by yearend: Luigi; Rama asked to spare trees – Cebu News Digest: July 16, 2015

Cebu 6th District Representative Luis Gabriel Quisumbing said the traffic congestion in Mandaue City will ease by yearend with the completion of major road repairs. Quisumbing said he wrote the Department of Public Works and Highways to ensure projects are finished within deadline. He said DPWH assured him they will be doing 3 shifts in the last weeks of the project so as to make work 24/7.

“There really has never been this level of contribution from the national government. The honest truth about it, it is the largest number of roadwork projects of infrastructure projects the national government has ever given the sixth district of Cebu.” — Rep. Luigi Quisumbing, according to The Freeman.

He said the funding of projects set aside for the district amounted to billions of pesos the past few years.

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MANDAUE TRAFFIC. Road works in Mandaue City has caused an unprecedented traffic gridlock in the city. (Screens from the Mandaue City Traffic FB page)

Rama asked to spare trees on center islands

Spare the trees, environmentalists and civic groups asked Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, who wants the center island on a stretch of Pope John Paul II Avenue cleared to ease traffic.

Members of the Movement for a Livable Cebu (MLC) and Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, however, asked Rama to look into options that will not involve uprooting the trees.

“Ï think everybody will agree with me that traffic in this area is tremendous. If we don’t address it now, then when and who will do it?” — Mayor Michael Rama, according to Cebu Daily News. “Yes, some trees will be affected. But we do not cut or remove anything without the consent of concerned agencies.”

Macaraig Canton, lead convenor of MLC, said among the things they agreed on during the meeting with Mayor Rama Tuesday night were:

  • removing only short segments of the islands (points like Ayala Access Road and Pope John Paul II)
  • for the group’s architects and engineers to propose designs
  • re-routing of PUJs and flaring of intersections

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Is Luigi Quisumbing planning to run for mayor?

Members of the Liberal Party offered hints that 6th District Representative Luigi Quisumbing may be running for a different post next year.

Members of the administration party gathered at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex Tuesday to celebrate Quisumbing’s 36th birthday.

“I hope you have good health and more birthdays to come and more blessings. And unta nga magkasinabot mo ni Mayor Jonas. Hapit na gyud tingali (you can come up a final agreement with Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes. Perhaps soon).” — Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III during his birthday greetings.

Sun.Star Cebu reported speculations that Quisumbing will run for mayor, while Cortes will replace him in Congress. Quisumbing is in his second term, while Cortes is on his last term as mayor.

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