This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 13, 2016.
Pag-asa warns LGUs, act now vs floods
PAG-ASA Mactan officer-in-charge Engr. Alfredo Quiblat is urging LGUs to fast-track their drainage projects as more rains–like the ones that induced flooding in recent days–are expected for the next few months. Heavy rainfall affected the towns of Cordova, Consolacion, Lilo-an, Compostela, Minglanilla and Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu and Talisay cities. Quiblat said Cebu is expected to experience “near to above normal” from October until March.
Downtown Cebu was hit by heavy flooding during recent days and the solution of mayor Tomas Osmena is to hire a technical staff to study putting up a five-storey catchment basin under the Cebu City Sports Center football field and Fuente Osmena.
We have to hire a technical staff to study it. That place is, my best guess,to meet our objectives, which includes saving on right of way cost, which will be the costliest part. Mayor Tomas Osmena.
CA urges Cebu City officials to talk anew and find solution to Inayawan dumpsite
The Court of Appeals urged parties fighting over the Inayawan landfill issue to talk and come up with a win-win solution. CA Cebu executive justice Gabriel Ingles deferred in issuing a Temporary Environmental Protection Order to pave the way for both parties to find a common ground.
The Court’s viewpoint on this issue is also impelled by the concern that any precipitate issuance of a TEPO would have far-reaching consequence on the collection of garbage in the entire city. It would certainly be counter-productive if by issuing a TEPO to close the Inayawan landfill, it would then be the whole of Cebu City that would suffer as a result due to the lack of an alternative solution to the waste disposal problem. Court of Appeals resolution.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: CA urges contesting parties in Inayawan dumpsite to find solution.
Corruption still rampant in Cebu
AN SWS survey on businessmen showed that corruption is still rampant in Cebu, with the Bureau of Customs identified as one of the most corrupt. The survey was conducted in the closing months of President Aquino’s term. However, Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Glenn Soco is hopeful the new administration can end the corrupt practices in the public sector.
We are optimistic that he can do it because of his no-nonsense and strong-willed approach. MCCI president Glen Soco.
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