This is the roundup of stories that appeared in local publications today, April 27, 2016.
Roads leading to Capitol closed at 3 p.m.
TRAFFIC in Cebu City is going to be heavy than usual with the closure of the two major roads for a political activity. Escario St. from Don Gil Garcia up to Juana Osmena will be closed from 3 p.m. until evening, while Osmena Boulevard from Escario St. up to M.P. Yap will also be closed. President Benigno Aquino III will attend a political rally at the Capitol together with local allies. The rally will also feature street dancing from five Sinuog Continents.
We have an agreement with Sinulog Foundation that once there will be a lot of vehicles trapped in the intersection, the street dancers will stop and give way, so we can clear the jam. CCTO executive director Rey Gealon.
Lapu roads to be closed too at 7 a.m.
SOME roads in Lapu-Lapu City will be closed today for the 495th annivesary of the Battle of Mactan. The reenactment of the Battle of Mactan, which will have actors Ejay Falcon as Datu Lapu-Lapu, Matt Evans as Magellan and Bela Padilla as Reyna Bulakna, will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Liberty Shrine.
Officials said the road leading to Barangay Punta Engaño will be closed starting 7 a.m. Those headed there will need to pass Quezon National Highway then proceed to Asangil Road, which connects to the Punta Engaño Road.
The Battle of Mactan is among the significant events in Philippine history and serves as testimony to the rich cultural and historical heritiage of the Filipinos. It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Lapu-Lapu be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion. Proclamation 1251 on declaring April 27 as special non-working day in Lapu-Lapu City.
Barili politico’s brother evades cops in drug bust
The brother of the Association of Barangay Councils president in Barili evaded cops during an operation at dawn last Tuesday by jumpion out of the window. Excel Gingoyon, the brother of Nelson Gingoyon, who is the barangay captain and an ex-officio member of the Barili municipal council, is at large after his escape. The police are also probing whether Nelson, who is running for councilor in May, knew about his brother’s illegal activities.
The suspect’s neighbors knew he was dealing drugs, what more his brother? Supt. George Ylanan, RSOG Chief.