Election ban hampers aid to drought victims; teacher in trouble for Facebook post; PNoy to visit Cebu anew – Cebu News Digest for April 26, 2016.

DRY SPELL. Cebu Province has declared a state of calamity due to the drought but it can't release financial aid due to Comelec restrictions. (Photo from

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, April 26, 2016. Comelec ban hampers Capitol aid for El Nino THOSE affected by the El Nino phenomenon in Cebu province will have to wait for aid as Cebu Province can’t give any, pending a clearance from the Commission on Elections. Due…

Cebu City issues notice of award for Cebu-Cordova Bridge

Cebu Cordova Bridge. An earlier iteration of the plan for the 3rd Cebu bridge.

Acting Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has issued the notice of award for the Cebu-Cordova Bridge Project to the Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corp. (MPTDC). With the notice, the company can now start processing the permits for the construction of the bridge.

Cebu News Digest: Jan. 11, 2015: Manny Pangilinan group proposal to build 3rd bridge approved; LTFRB okays P7 new minimum jeepney fare; Talisay, Tuburan win in Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan

MVP. Business Manuel Pangilinan leads the Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., whose proposal to build the 3rd Mactan-Cebu bridge was approved by Cebu City Hall. Pangilinan is shown above during a PLDT stockholders' meeting.

It looks like the 3rd Mactan-Cebu bridge project is moving in earnest after the groundbreaking at the start of the year with the Cebu City Government approving the proposal by the Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC). An in another bit of good news, the minimum fare in Central Visayas is now P7. In the battle…