Pasil opposes Cebu-Cordova bridge; DENR wants to regulate whale shark watching in Oslob; PNP chief urges Peter Lims to surrender–Cebu News Digest for July 18, 2016.

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WE NEED OUR SLEEP. Barangay Pasil released a resolution urging the transfer of the proposed Cebu-Cordova bridge because it will displace residents and the construction will disturb their sleep.

This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, July 18, 2016.

WE NEED OUR SLEEP. Barangay Pasil released a resolution urging the transfer of the proposed Cebu-Cordova bridge because it will displace residents and the construction will disturb their sleep.
WE NEED OUR SLEEP. Barangay Pasil released a resolution urging the transfer of the proposed Cebu-Cordova bridge because it will displace residents and the construction will disturb their sleep.

Pasil opposes P27-billion bridge because it will affect residents’ sleep, displace people

Barangay Pasil in Cebu City issued a resolution opposing the construction of the Cebu-Cordova bridge. The P27-billion, 8.25 kilometer bridge will use 7.5 meter of space in each side of the Guadalupe River and will displace residents in Barangay Pasil. One of the ramps that will connect to the bridge will be constructed at the South Coastal Road part of the Guadalupe River and that could displace people living in Sitios Lawis, Lawis Riverside, Concepcion Riverside and Tikaban Riverside. The council also said the construction of the mega-project could also disturb the sleep of the residents.

Barangay Pasil resists and defies the proposed construction of the third bridge that will traverse perpendicular along Guadalupe River. However, another venue will be more acceptable as a proposal. Barangay Pasil resolution.

Di man mi against sa improvement sa Guadalupe River, pero daghan lang gyud ang maapektaran. Dako kaayo na nga trabahoon. Madisturbo and tulog inig ka gabii kay saba na kaayo. Residential man ang naa sa coastal area. karon lang gani, madungog namo nang dagkong sakyanan gaagi sa SRP. Pasil Barangay captain Julius Guioguio.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Pasil wants P27-billion Cebu-Cordova bridge moved, says construction will disturb residents’ sleep, displace residents too

The Freeman: Tomas says Cebu-Cordova bridge project won’t displace residents.

Cebu Daily News: Pasil issues resolution against construction of Cebu-Cordova bridge.

 

Whale watch stakeholders meet in Oslob

DENR officials will meet with officials of Oslob and the Provincial Government to come up with guidelines to regulate the whale watching industry in the Southern town. The meeting hopes to come up with measures to identify which activities will be prohibited since the International Union of Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species recently included whale sharks as endangered. Oslob Mayor Jose Tumulak Jr. said the dialogue should not be limited to governement officials.

The drivers of motorcycle-for-hire and jeepneys, as well as the resort owners and the residents of Tan-awan who rely on the whale-watching activities may also be affected. Oslob Mayor Jose Tumulak Jr.

Read: Cebu Daily News: DENR wants to regulate interaction with whale sharks in Oslob.

Will the real Peter Lim please give up?

PRO 7 director Chief Supt. Noli Talino wants the other Peter Lims to follow what the first Peter Lim did, surrender to President Rodrigo Duterte to clear his name. Lim, the Cebu-based businessman who has denied involvement in the drug trade despite being publicly mentioned by Duterte, met the president in Davao City last Friday to clear his name. There are 4,000 Peter Lims in the country, including 110 in Cebu based on Comelec records.

Kung inaakala nila sila ang tinutukoy na Peter Lim mag-surrender na sila. PRO 7 Chief Supt. Noli Talino.

 

Other War against drugs news

Sun.Star Cebu: Cuenco says DOJ, PNP failed to help Congress in probe 2001 against drug lords.

Sun.Star Cebu: Carcar police chief discloses threat, says drug lords have put bounty on cops due to anti-drug ops.

Freeman: Lapu Lapu mayor wants drug surrenderees to get jobs at Mactan airport construction

Cebu Daily News: Peter Lim, Duterte stood as sponsors in Cebu wedding.

Other Cebu News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Rama urges Metro Cebu board to forget Tomas, invite VM Labella in meetings

» Sun.Star Cebu: Madrid-based NGO to donate 15 computers to Bogo school

» Sun.Star Cebu: DENR urges LGUs to catch rainwater to prevent flood

» Sun.Star Cebu: 27 senior citizens survive bus accident in Pit-os

» Sun.Star Cebu: New Talisay traffic chief orders enforcers to go after illegal tricycles

» The Freeman: COA questions Capitol’s P16.6M loans to unlisted coops

» The Freeman: 35 families lose homes to Sunday blaze in Tejero

» Cebu Daily News: Cebuano mother helps fellow HIV positive individuals

 

Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: BIR to close two shops for failing to pay right taxes

» Sun.Star Cebu: Architect urges officials to improve urban transport systems

» The Freeman: PHL external trade improves by 1.9 percent to $129.9 billion in 2015

» The Freeman: Survey shows problems of Philippine export industry

» The Freeman: PHL stock exchange to trade at 8,100 level this week

» Cebu Daily News:DOT wants PHL to be aggressive in hosting international events

» Cebu Daily News: New Zealand eyes Cebu’s education, tourism sectors

 

Cebu Sports News.

» The Freeman: ALA Boys whip foes in Idol 2

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cebuano bowlers ready to take on world’s best in World Youth Championships

» Cebu Daily News: USJ-R stuns UST to win Recoletos Cup

 

Cebu Opinion.

» Sun.Star Cebu: How will citizens deal with confessed addicts, pushers?

» Bong Wenceslao: Who is the real Peter Lim?

» Bobby Nalzaro: Peter Lim’s courage to face Duterte may help him

» Cheking Seares: Lim’s fate, guilty until proven innocent

» The Freeman Editorial: Our reward, in our 97th anniversary, is your story

» Bobit Avila: Cardinal Vidal scores PR coup after meeting Duterte

» Jerry Tundag: Column writing is instructive for both reader and writer

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