This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, July 29, 2016.
Construction sector to boost Central Visayas’ growth.
NEDA says Central Visayas, the fourth largest economy in the country, will grow with as the Duterte administration promised to increase spending in infrastructure, and the agriculture and manufacturing sectors expected to rebound. Central Visayas’ growth rate dropped from 7.8 percent in 2014 to 4.8 percent in 2015.
The Central Visayas economy is expected to continue to be the fourth largest economy, with a rebound in manufacturing, exports, construction and increased public sector in infrastructure under the new administration. Neda Central Visayas director Efren Carreon.
Rise in drug killings signal return of vigilantes.
The Cebu City Police Office is looking into the entry of vigilante groups after three suspected pushers were shot by motorcyle-riding men last Thursday in Labangon, Mambaling and Lorega. Aside from the vigilante angle, the CCPO is also investigating the possibility that drug pushers are killing each other to cover their tracks.
We are not encouraging them. Abi pa lang ni-tolerate mi nila. Dakpon gihapon sila. CCPO deputy director for administration Supt. Artemio Ricabo.
Dole 7 to help teachers displaced by K12.
College teachers who lost their jobs due to the K12 program will get assistance from the Department of Labor. In Region 7, 1,994 teachers are expected to be displaced, including an additional 744 non-teaching personnel. Dole is eyeing three to six months financial support to the displaced personnel.
Those who can avail of our services will generally be all displaced HEI personnel, regardless of tenure and position. Dole Region 7 director Exequiel Sarcauga.