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Cebu News Digest for Jan. 11, 2016: Transformations, ‘fresh ideas’ win big in Sinulog Sa Kabataan; City to go after smokers, litterbugs during Sinulog; City Hall has unspent billions

Cebu City Hall reminded the public not to litter and to avoid smoking in public spaces during the week-long Sinulog Celebration. Cebu City Environmental and Sanitation Enforcement Team chief Grace Luardo said their office will implement the law strictly and catch those who violate the provisions.

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Here’s what you need to know today, Monday, January 11 2016:

Performances depicting transformations win big in Sinulog Sa Kabataan

TWO schools, which hired the same choreographer, won the Sinulog sa Kabataan last Sunday, as judges opted for new ideas.

Cebu City Central School depicted the transformation of a bird during their presentation to win their category, while Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School performed the metamorphosis of a butterfly.

“We have chosen the contingent with a fresh approach at yung mga backdrops ay may relevance talaga sa theme and sa dance at sa Sinulog.”

Josephina Guillen, chairperson of the Board of Judges.

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Sinulog Street Parade

Green Sinulog: smokers, litterbugs warned of fines, penalties

Cebu City Hall reminded the public not to litter and to avoid smoking in public spaces during the week-long Sinulog Celebration. Cebu City Environmental and Sanitation Enforcement Team chief Grace Luardo said their office will implement the law strictly and catch those who violate the provisions.

Those who will be caught smoking in public places will be fined P1,500, while those who litter will be made to pay a fine of P500.

Luardo said 7 teams will operate 24 hours a day in different areas of the city starting today to catch violators.

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Cebu City has unspent P2.5 billion in project funds

The Cebu City government has P2.5 billion worth of projects that was unspent for 2015. The bulk–P1.5 billion–is for the drainage system that was funded for the 2015 annual budget.

“I purposely did not touch it (funds ) because it needs a thorough study which we do not currently have any budget for. I am planning to ask the City Council to authorize us to use a portion of the budget for the study, but it has not been finalized yet.”
DEPW chief Jose Marie Poblete.

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Sun.Star Cebu: P2.5 billion left unspent

January 11 Cebu news headlines
CEBU HEADLINES. The front pages of Cebu’s newspapers today, January 11, 2016.

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Cebu Business News

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Cebu Daily News: PDIC files P1.8 billion claim vs. LBC Express

 

Cebu Daily News: PAG-IBIG wants lower rates, targets 8,558 housing units for Visayas in 2016

 

The Freeman: P-Noy says PHL cannot wean itself from coal power plants

 

The Freeman: DTI says traffic to remain a challenge for 2016

 

Cebu Sports Headlines

Sun.Star Cebu: First-time participants from Kenya win Cebu City marathon

 

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu marathon hopes to attract more foreign entries in 2017

 

The Freeman: DBTC wins two more titles in Sinulog Football Cup

 

The Freeman: Three share lead in Muslim-Christian chess tournament

 

Cebu Daily News: Tillor wins 4th Cebu City Marathon for Sto. Nino

 

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