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Cebu News Digest for March 14, 2016: Cebu Ocean Park project draws flak; Baker saves 6 in Mandaue fire; City Hall takes over garbage collection

CRUELTY. An online petition, decrying how wild animals will be caged for entertainment, has gathered more than 1,000 signatures against the Cebu Ocean Park.
CRUELTY. An online petition, decrying how wild animals will be caged for entertainment, has gathered more than 1,000 signatures against the Cebu Ocean Park.

Quezon City resident starts petition vs. Cebu Ocean Park

A proposed Cebu Ocean Park at the South Road Properties as drawn flak online, with netizens expressing concerns at how animals will be treated in the facility. The one-hectare facility is supposed to be finished in October next year but this early, an online petition against it has gathered 1,436 signatures.

As a concerned citizen….felt strongly about the issue. I felt that it was not right that wildlife be put in captivity for entertainment purposes and to make profit out of this form of abuse. Joan Clarice Caccam, Quezon City-based manager who started online petition against Cebu Ocean Park.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Online petition vs. Cebu Ocean Park gathers steam online.

Baker saves 4 kids in Mandaue fire

A 42-year-old baker lost his house to the massive fire that hit Mandaue City but now has the gratitude of many after saving the lives of six people, including four children. Danny Cabarsi saved six people in all but failed to retrieve any of his family’s belongings.

I forced the door open because the children were already screaming. There was a lot of smoke in the house. Danny Cabarsi

Read:

Freeman: Baker lose home after saving 6 people in Mandaue fire.

Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue City asks fire victims to let city re-block site.

Cebu Daily News: 11,000 fire victims need immediate help.

Cebu Daily News: Gwen says ‘neglected CICC’ could have provided shelter to fire victims.

City takes over garbage collection.

Cebu City will take over the garbage collection in 50 barangays to answer complaints regarding the city’s inefficient garbage collection. Mayor Mike Rama met 50 barangay captains, who signed a manifesto admitting they failed to efficiently collect garbage because of the closure of the waste transfer station in Barangay Inayawan among others.

After this consultation, we agree to abide by the centralized collection of garbage in the City of Cebu.” Manifesto signed by the barangay captains.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: City Hall takes over garbage collection.

Freeman: Rama wants Cebu City cleaned up for boxing event.

Cebu Daily News: City Hall to use 60 garbage trucks in taking over garbage collection.

P50-M colon project stopped.

Cebu City has stopped the implementation of a P50-million underground canal project by the Department of Education along Colon st. Tinago Barangay Captain Joel Garganera, the chairman of the Reduction of Danger Zones, said the canal is too big and the planned exit–Estero-Parian creek–is heavily stilted.

The water will become stagnant because it won’t be drained. You are just creating another problem. With the present siltation, the main creek is shallow. That is why I cannot recommend that project. Joel Garganera, Tinago Barangay Captain.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Cebu City stops P50-million canal project.

Other Cebu News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Velez College asks for update on law on tax break.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu to host summit by Asean info officers.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cops say they have video of Castro confrontation.

Freeman: Cebu City posts 80 percent increase in dengue cases.

Cebu Daily News: New generation of stay-at-home moms emerges.

Cebu Daily News: Cops look for driver who killed teen in SRP incident.

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: US ambassador encourages PHL to streamline business processes.

Sun.Star Cebu: Aboitizland set to complete 3 Luzon projects in time.

Freeman: US envoy urges competition in telco industry for better Internet services.

Cebu Daily News: Capitalist eyes support for two Cebu-based businessmen.

Cebu Sports News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Friends conquer 50-KM Awum together for the second straight year.

Freeman: Paypa dethrones Concepcion, wins WBO Oriental super bantamweight crown.

Cebu Daily News: Don Bosco beats Ateneo for Cebu Liga crown.

 

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