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Cebu traffic is bad, but not that bad; Teen injured in police shootout; Tom blocks SRP plan–Cebu News Digest for October 10, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 10, 2016.

WHAT IN A WORD. Business leaders say reports of Cebu having a traffic crisis may lead to loss of investments.
WHAT IN A WORD. Business leaders say reports of Cebu having a traffic crisis may lead to loss of potential investors.

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.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Business leaders acknowledge traffic problem, but cautions against calling it a crisis.

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

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Family of boy injured in shootout with cops deny charges.

Freeman: Cops to probe how minor got a gun.

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.

Read: Freeman: Tom opposes council’s move to have SRP area declared as economic zone

Other Cebu Stories.

 Sun.Star Cebu: City scholars got ket hike in grant if sale of SRP lot is revoked

 Sun.Star Cebu: Cops search for SUV in hunt for ex-cop’s killers

 Sun.Star Cebu: Blind students hope to get scholarships from capitol

 Sun.Star Cebu: Notorious bike thief in Duljo-Fatima falls

 The Freeman: Carmen residents oppose Capitol’s landfill project

 The Freeman: USJ-R students hope viral video can unite 97-year-old with family.

 Cebu Daily News: Cebu urges traffic officials to include LGUs in consultation

 Cebu Daily News: Barangay secretary, tanod nabbed in pot session in Pinamungajan

 Cebu Daily News: Landslide hits Manipis anew

 Cebu Daily News: LTO to process five-year licenses in Cebu starting Nov. 2

 

Cebu Business News

 Sun.Star Cebu; 60-year-old recalls humble start of food business

 Sun.Star Cebu: Owwa offers support to 2,243 OFWs displaced in Saudi

 Cebu Daily News: DTI to roll out MSME development plan

 The Freeman: Business consultant offers tips on becoming a millionaire

 

Cebu Sports News

 Sun.Star Cebu: Don Bosco, Ateneo nab top two spots in Cesafi football

 The Freeman: UV ends SWU’s win streak in Cesafi basketball

 Cebu Daily News: USJ-R beats SWU in Cesafi volleyball finals preview

 

Cebu Opinion

 Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: The importance of technology in today’s education

 The Freeman Editorial: The touch and go fight against Dengue

 Cebu Daily News Editorial: Duterte admin silencing media to submission

 Bong Wenceslao: Observations on a barangay assembly

 Bobby Nalzaro: Shocking revelations of Albuera town mayor

 Atty. Checking Searies: Duterte a serial killer? No way

 Anol Mongaya: 100 days of Duterte’s other war?

 Lloyd Suarez: Pasado si Duterte

 Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos: Where are we going?

 Korina Sanchez: Duterte burning an important bridge

 Jerry S. Tundag: Who cries for Leila?

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