You can expect additional vehicular traffic soon in areas near the tunnel on the Cebu South Coastal Road, which will be temporarily closed for repairs.

Not far from the tunnel, the world’s largest floating bookstore will return to Cebu on May 5 and will be docked at the Malacañang sa Sugbo berth in Pier 1.

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Here are the top stories for today, April 30, 2015:

Public told to expect traffic congestion with SRP tunnel closure

Since parts of the tunnel’s asphalt-overlaid surface are uneven, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Cebu City will be concreting its entry points at the South Road Properties and at S. Osmeña Blvd.

However, there is no schedule yet when this road concreting project will start because, according to DPWH, there is no final scheme yet on how to go about the project.

The Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom), though, said that the project will be undertaken by Virlo Construction Development Corp. It was scheduled to begin last night and will last for five months.

“Five months? Wa sila kuyapi? (Are they serious?) They will close it for five months? Come on…As of now, do not proceed until we talk about it. Tonight (last night), no civil works will be done until we will have a meeting.” — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama

As a result of this project, Citom told the public to expect traffic congestion soon on M.J. Cuenco Ave. and Plaza Independencia, especially during peak hours. It will advise motorists to take alternative routes such as the M.J. Cuenco Ave. or Legaspi St.

There is already an ongoing road widening construction by DPWH on nearby Palma St. and a road concreting project on Martires Road.

MV Logos Hope. (Creative Common photo on Wikipedia)

MV Logos Hope. (Creative Common photo on Wikipedia)

Floating bookstore to return on May 5, will be opened to public for a month

MV Logos Hope will arrive on May 5. IT will be docked at the Malacañang sa Sugbo berth in Pier 1 until May 29.

It will be open to the public on May 6 from Tuesday to Saturday at 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. On Sunday, it is open from 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Ticket is at P20 per person. Children under 13 years old and senior citizens may enter for free.

The floating bookstore, which is operated by German charity group GBA (Good Books for All), carries about 5,000 titles at affordable prices that covers a wide range of subjects.

Visitors can do the following inside MV Logos Hope:

  • Buy books
  • Interact with 400 crew members from 60 countries
  • Enjoy a short movie and interactive displays
  • Buy ice cream, drinks and snacks in the International Cafe

Other top Cebu News stories:

Sun.Star Cebu: ‘Keep praying for Mary Jane’

The Freeman: City gov’t to restore V. Rama Avenue sidewalk

Cebu Daily News: Davide asks employees to call off strike plan

Sun.Star Cebu: Lack of sleep behind 6-vehicle smash-up on Gen. Maxilom Ave.

Cebu Business headlines:

Sun.Star Cebu: Right time to invest in the Philippines, with the economy poised to grow

Sun.Star Cebu: More Filipinos now hold bank accounts

The Freeman: 43,000 jobs up for grabs on Labor Day – DOLE 7

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