This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 10, 2016.
Traffic problem yes, but no traffic crisis
BUSINESS leaders in Cebu support multi-sectoral solutions to the traffic situation in Metro Cebu but cautioned government against calling it a “traffic crisis” as it could lead to a loss of potential investors. Melanie Ng, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president and Dondi Joseph, the Cebu Business Club president, both acknowledge the problem but say “there is no crisis yet.”
There is indeed a major traffic problem in Cebu and in order for us to mitigate the worsening situation, we have to act fast…the problem is multi-dimensional and needs to be a ddressed with a traffic development plan that encompasses road and transport infrastructure development, enforcement and discipline. Melanie Ng, CCCI president.
Teen injured in shoot-out with police
A 15-year-old boy was injured in a reported shootout with police last Saturday but the boy’s family is denying the charges. He also denied owning a gun or being involved in the drug trade.
Our personnel stopped and declared that they were the police and suddenly the minor ran away….There was a brief chanse and when the police saw him lifting his hand with the gun, they returned fire. Chief Insp. Christopher Navida
Tom blocks council’s move on SRP
Mayor Tomas Osmena won’t agree to the Cebu City council’s move to register a 26-hectare mixed-use development in the South Road Properties with the Philippine Economic Zone as a special economic zone. The council approve the resolution last week allowing the consortium of Ayala, Cebu Holdings and SM Prime Holdings to make the move with PEZA.
Apparently, we had a major mistake approving these PEZA buildings because there’s abuse. Abuse comes in two forms. One they are not exporters, unsay ilang gi-export? Why should they get PEZA approval? Are they exporting something? Daghang buildings nga walay ka-parkingan, actually naa pero gamay kaayo. That will have an effect down the road so the answer is no. Mayor Tomas Osmena.
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